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Man gets one year for 2015 hit-and-run
The man who hit a pedestrian in early 2015 causing serious injuries pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and will serve one year in jail, according to court documents. Alexander Rice, 43, pleaded guilty to leaving an accident without assisting the injured with charges of tampering with evidence, no insurance, assault in the third degree, and driving with a cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited license dismissed. ...
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No agreement on assembly role in fish politics
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed its role in fisheries politics during a Thursday work session and came to no consensus. The assembly is involved in two fisheries boards: the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group and the Kodiak Fisheries Advisory Committee. The FWG is entirely made up of government representatives from the city of Kodiak and the borough, while the recently revitalized KFAC has one borough and on...
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Assembly, council ask questions about pot
At a joint work session held Wednesday, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council members asked questions ranging from what happens if the city and borough make different decisions regarding marijuana sales to if someone can have pot while driving on a public road through military land. Cynthia Franklin, director of the state Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, gave an overview of marijuana regulati...
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Speakers to give info on state budget
Kodiak residents wanting to know more about Alaska’s budget crisis and the options for addressing it can attend an informational event Saturday. The State of the Alaska State Budget community presentation will offer Kodiakans more information on the governor’s budget proposal and other options available to address the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit. Several local organizations met with Gov. Bill Walker during...
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TAPESTRY: ‘Strong’ advocate for compassion, treatment
Jonathan Strong has memorized a call to action spoken passionately by William Booth, the British Methodist minister who founded the Salvation Army in the mid-1800s. Recorded in the early 20th century, the message resonates with Strong’s own philosophy about helping the down-and-out, even those who have brought misery upon themselves. Putting a Kodiak twist to the appeal, Strong begs his audience to remember the dr...
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Dancers hit the stage Saturday
Leaping across the stage, kicking high above their heads, swinging their arms to the beat, the Kodiak High School dance team and several dance classes rehearsed numerous routines on Tuesday for their upcoming annual dance concert on Saturday. Guest artists and the Alutiiq Dancers will be joining in for some routines. For seniors and co-captains Cadee Coombs and Kerrigan Skonberg, this dance concert will be their l...
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Hospice, doulas help at end, beginning
In the past month there have been several well-known celebrity deaths, including David Bowie and Alan Rickman, both of whom leave artistic legacies in their musical and cinematic talents. Here in Alaska, we said goodbye to Eva Saulitis. Eva was a scientist, teacher and writer who lived in Homer and passed away at her home after a long bout of cancer. Eva shared her journey of preparing for death in her writing; he...
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Harbor cameras coming on line
The Kodiak harbormaster’s office continues to install cameras in St. Paul Harbor in hopes of catching and deterring crime. Cameras now silently watch over the parking lots and the harbor office building. “We’re still in the process of installing cameras on the floats themselves,” said deputy harbormaster Derrik Magnuson. “It has been more difficult than we thought with cable runs.” Right now, the harbor staff is w...
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Manager sees hope in U.S. highway bill
As the Alaska budget crisis imperils state spending on infrastructure, Kodiak city manager Aimée Kniaziowski hopes last month’s passage of a federal highway spending bill means possible funding for long-awaited city road projects. Kodiak City Council members broached the topic during a work session Tuesday as they reviewed a draft of proposed 2016 federal capital needs. According to the draft, Kodiak faces “a numb...
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Changes observed in PWS whale, fish habits last year
Surveys over just more than one year revealed changes in herring and whales in Prince William Sound, according to a report in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Quarterly Research Reports and Activities for Fall 2015. “During our December 2014 and April 2015 surveys, we observed shifts in whale and Pacific herring behavior that may have been a prelude to ecosystem changes observed across the Gul...
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