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Bear shot on Selief may be injured coop raider
A rash of bear sightings over the weekend is making bear experts a little wary of a possible lone and increasingly brazen bear. Several sightings — quite possibly of the same bear — were reported on May 18. Police were called on four occasions. The first report, in the wee hours of the morning May 18, described a bear on Selief getting into garbage. Police were called and chased it off into the woods. Next, a bear...
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Kodiakians deployed to Australia
Two Kodiakans are taking part in a space-tracking project in a place possibly even more far-flung than Alaska. Try far-western Australia. Master Sgt. John E. Swearingin and Tech Sgt. Abigail Olivares, both graduates of Kodiak High School, are part of a 34-person detachment from Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th wing sent to relocate 75 tons of space-surveillance equipment to Fort Holt, on the western tip of Austra...
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Fish group hears about CFA
The joint borough-city Fisheries Work Group heard about a rough draft proposal for a Community Fishing Association, a topic that may come before the North Pacific Fishery Management Council later this year. At a meeting chaired by borough assembly member Chris Lynch Monday morning, Theresa Peterson and Alexus Kwachka presented the proposal intended to help “build a construct that will protect the community into pe...
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Meeting on replacing Tustumena set for Wednesday
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said it was scheduling a public meeting in Kodiak for its input on the Tustumena Replacement Reconnaissance Report later this month at meetings. The meeting is slotted for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Kodiak Public Library multipurpose room. It will also be teleconferenced to Port Lions, Ouzinkie and Old Harbor. To participate by teleconference, dial 1-800...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Waite criminal trial on hold until fall
Alaska Superior Court Judge Steve Cole delayed the criminal trial of Skyler Waite to make room for a late expert witness addition by the defense. Waite’s jury trial was scheduled to begin last week, but after the defense added a new expert witness, the judge allowed the case to be continued to Oct. 22. The Waite case, made famous by a viral YouTube video showing her arrest by Alaska State Troopers on April 29, 201...
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Records tumble in hot, dry spell
Kodiak broke another record high on Saturday with the possibility of a monthly dry record. But is that a harbinger or a mirror opposite of the forecast for later this week during CrabFest? “Yesterday (Saturday) was a big record — 77 degrees. The previous record was 68 in 2002,” said Craig Eckert, station chief for the National Weather Service in Kodiak. “The forecast high for today (Sunday), 70. So the forecasts a...
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Book donations from Murkowski hit Kodiak
Kodiak elementary students benefited from a National Book Week using substantial donations from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski this week donated her 9,500th book to Alaskan schools, libraries, tribes and nonprofit agencies that request materials. Peterson Elementary School children made a large thank you card for the senator and sent her a photo of them displaying it with many of the books they received. “So ...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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High temps almost reached, beautiful weekend ahead
Kodiak approached more record highs on Wednesday and, according to forecasters, could possibly break some over another bright and sunny coming weekend. The National Weather Service reported that Kodiak’s high of 71 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday edged close to a 73-year-old high of 74 degrees. “The climate record period is 1949 to 2014 and yesterday’s record high was 72 set in 1968. And we hit 71. The more extens...
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LGBT film fest screens Saturday
Films promoting lifestyle diversity hits the screen on Saturday as the Kodiak High School Gay-Straight Alliance hosts its first film festival. The free event happens on Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m., at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. “It’s a series of short films that aims to educate the community of the different identifies of the LGBT community,” said Sarah Lind, an advocate for the Gay-Straight Alliance. “This is ...
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Borough passes school funding levy, employee pay raises
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a minimum tax levy for school funding for fiscal year 2015 at 9.16 mills with a 4-1 vote during a regular meeting Thursday. Borough finance director Karleton Short said that rate, equal to a bill of $2,748 on property valued at $300,000, would generate $10.1 million for the school district in fiscal year 2015. The borough also uses motor vehicle license fees to fund school...
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