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Assembly looks to loosen chicken law
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved zoning changes associated with a future land sale and moved forward an ordinance to stop enforcing chicken prohibitions in some zoning areas. The assembly wants to sell several plots of land in the Monashka Bay area, on Spruce Cape and near Island Lake. Thursday, members gave final approval to rezone all the plots from public use to residential. The assembly also approve...
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CG opens 20 new housing units on Base Kodiak
The Coast Guard officially opened 10 new duplexes on Base Kodiak, marking the end of a two-year, $19.5 million project. Families have already moved into nine of the 20 units. The rest will fill as more service members with dependents move to Kodiak as transfer season comes to a close and families in other housing grow. The addition of housing on base doesn’t correspond to an increase in personnel in Kodiak. “With ...
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Main break muddies water
A major water main break is responsible for discolored water reported in some Kodiak households. The break happened in the early morning hours Sept. 9, said city public works director Mark Kozak, who was on vacation at the time. The break from an 8-inch main caused water to gush from the site at a rate of 4,000 gallons per minute. Communitywide water flow skyrocketed from 4,300 to 8,300 gallons per minute, Kozak s...
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Burglary suspects change plea in exchange for reduced charges
Two men charged with multiple counts of burglary in February changed their pleas for reduced charges Thursday. Justin Isadore, 19, and Shay Monkiewicz, 21, both pleaded guilty to a single charge of burglary in the first degree, a consolidated charge that includes burglaries of nine residences. During their change of plea hearings at the Kodiak courthouse, Judge Steve Cole went over some of the terms in the propose...
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Womens Bay council back in action
Gathered around two folding tables pushed together, the Womens Bay Community Council on Wednesday discussed a Halloween event, Red Cross training, and the upcoming election for the local service area board. The seven-member council revived after being defunct for several years to support the installation of new playground equipment at Panamaroff Creek Park. Three years ago, it put on the first Trunk-or-Treat, a Ha...
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NTSB: Float plane tried steep turn
The National Transportation Safety Board released results from its preliminary investigation into a Friday airplane crash at Uganik Lake, 35 miles west of the city of Kodiak. According to the report, witnesses said the Island Air DHC-2 Beaver crashed into the water shortly after a westward takeoff from the lake. To avoid rising, tree-covered terrain ahead, the pilot made a leftward turn, first gradually and then b...
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Kodiak couple celebrates 70-year love story
By MARCILEE JONES Special Report Once upon a time in the little village called Los Angeles in the state of California, there was a boy named Harold Jones and a girl named Marcilee Hanna. Now, on a certain Sunday these two people just happened to attend an open house at Pepperdine College before it was called a university, Harold as an alumnus and Marcy as a future student. Harold was on leave from the Merchant Mar...
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State law OKs unions, exemptions
On Oct. 4, Kodiak residents will decide whether to extend to city employees the right to unionize for collective bargaining. An affirmative vote on city Proposition 1 would end the city’s exemption from the state’s Public Employment Relations Act. Adopted by the state Legislature in June 1972, PERA recognizes public employees’ right to organize. According to the statute, “Public employees may self-organize and for...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Byler’s new trial motion unsealed
The court has unsealed Wild Alaskan owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial, in which the former strip club operator alleges an investigating agent tampered with evidence and committed perjury. Byler was convicted in late 2015 of illegal dumping from the former crabbing vessel converted into a floating bar, grill and strip club and making false statements. In a response to the motion, the U.S. government dismi...
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Week in Words: A charitable view of deplorable lung ills
Deplorable” just might be the word of the week. This weekend, referring to the unprecedented slate of white supremacists, misogynists and bigots who have voiced their support for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton labeled this group “a basket of deplorables.” “Deplorable” joined the English language around 1610 from the French word of the same spelling, which derives directly from the Late Latin ”deplorabilis.” The bas...
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