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Tire expert testifies in Coast Guard murder trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The nail found in the truck tire of the man charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak Coast Guard facility likely was inserted mechanically, not picked up along a roadway, a tire expert said Monday. The weathered nail, about 3.5 inches long and bent 7 degrees, was perpendicular to the tire tread, Gary Bolden testified. The head of the nail showed no abrasions that would have indicated it had...
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School budgets wait for Legislature
The Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education hopes lawmakers are zeroing in on budget numbers Alaska schools can depend on as the legislative session draws to a close. “It’s the school budget cycle,” superintendent Stewart McDonald said during the board’s work session Monday. “Who would have ever, ever built this on purpose?” McDonald said the rapid changes funding bills going through in Juneau have been hard to t...
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Monashka pump house bids come in high; council to examine
High bids on the Monashka Bay pump house upgrade could create late-game planning adjustments prior to the project’s approval — seen as “critical” to Kodiak’s water supply — next week. Public Works Director Mark Kozak told the Daily Mirror bids were “higher than the engineer estimates” and city officials were busy examining them. “We’re still trying to evaluate where we can go with the Monashka pump house project. ...
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Grass fire burns hill at White Sands Beach
Bayside Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire near White Sands Beach at 4:10 p.m. Thursday. According to a release from Bayside, the fire was on a steep hillside next to the parking area at the end of Monashka Bay Road. It measured about 100 feet by 100 feet when responders arrived and grew to about 200 feet by 500 feet before being extinguished. Three units and eight firefighters responded. There we...
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Assembly returns from Washington D.C.
A delegation from the Kodiak Island Borough government lobbied in Washington, D.C., last week to push an agenda including Karluk Lake fertilization, leachate water treatment and Coast expansion in the Arctic. Mayor Jerrol Friend, borough manager Bud Cassidy and assembly members Carol Austerman and Dave Kaplan met with the Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, senior staff from Sen. Mark Begich’s office and federal ...
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City OKs nonprofit funding measures, travel money for city employees
The Kodiak City Council on Thursday approved one-time increases above current nonprofit funding caps as well as increases of travel funds for city employees. In a speedy regular meeting punctuated by pleasant weather outside and sunny moods within the borough chambers, the council voted unanimously on all seven items introduced. The city updated its policy statement on nonprofit funding caps, enabling one-time fun...
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Investigators testify in Coast Guard murder case
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Coast Guard investigator testified Thursday that the suspect in a double homicide at a Kodiak Island communication station would have had time to commit the crime and drive home within a period when security cameras spotted his pickup on the road. Special Agent Aaron Woods testified in the trial of James Wells, 62, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Petty Offi...
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Children's Fair to take over the library on Saturday
The noise level at the Kodiak Public Library might rise above normal from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday while families visit the 27 booths of the Kodiak Children’s Fair. “It is a wonderful opportunity to use that new community space,” event organizer Velma Vining said. Previously the fair has been held in the Kodiak High School commons, but Vining, a child development resource specialist with the Coast Guard Work-Life...
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ADFG sets restrictions for king salmon fishing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sport Fish Division announced emergency restrictions Wednesday affecting anglers going after local king salmon. Because the biological escapement goal for the Ayakulik and Chigkin rivers were not reached in 2013, the seasons there will start with a bag and possession limit of one fish 20 inches or more long and an annual limit of two fish. According to a release from ADFG, “R...
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Kodiak Middle Schooler wins state Geo Bee
Gray Harver felt some nerves when the final few questions of State Geo Bee rolled out. The critical question, Harver remembers, was about a whaling station. “The way the announcer said the question, it sounded like it was northern,” Harver said. He scrawled “Canada” on the paper. The other finalist wrote “Norway.” Harver was right. And with it, the seventh grader at Kodiak Middle School won the State Geo Bee, held...
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