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Police report lacking about man accused of prowling police chief’s house
Questions about the existence of a police report involving a Kodiak man accused of prowling the police chief’s residence might make it difficult for prosecutors to prove their case, officials said Tuesday. Public defender Emily Jura, who is representing Hayden Fredrickson, 19, told Judge William Morse she wished to have a copy of the police report before filing a “motion to suppress.” “I inquired of the state and ...
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Murkowski backs craft brew bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced Friday she is cosponsoring S.375, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act to promote local job growth, clear the way for these small businesses to expand, and level the playing field for Alaska’s small breweries by restructuring the tax rates paid by small brewers, according to a release from Murkowski’s office. As co-chair of the Senate...
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Companies unite to develop Alaska-based TV productions
ANCHORAGE — KTUU-TV and Piksik LLC announced Tuesday the formation of a joint venture, dubbed Alaska Media House LLC. The new venture will develop and produce Alaska-based television content for national and international distribution. The group, which has several productions in development, will focus on telling Alaska stories across a variety of genres. Piksik is a wholly owned subsidiary of NANA Development Cor...
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Borough discusses strategic plan
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed its strategic plan and the formation of a special committee to facilitate land sales. In January, the assembly held an all-day work session centered on strategic planning. The resulting drafts have been condensed down to a list of four overarching goals and several steps to achieve each goal. The strategic plan is intended to govern the borough for the next five years. ...
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Alutiiq Museum to offer instructor education
The Alutiiq Museum is hosting a free three-day workshop for instructor skills training to grow cultural education for the future. The workshop, offered in part by the Cook Inlet Region Inc. Foundation, the Kodiak Island Borough School District and Kodiak College, is Feb. 25 through 27. The first day, participants will “explore best practices and philosophies of cultural arts education,” according to a news release...
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Kodiak breaks rain record
A week after the winter’s first blizzard, a storm saturated the island with a record amount of rain. The National Weather Service recorded 1.25 inches of rain Sunday at the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, breaking the Feb. 15 record of .66 inches set in 2012. As of 2 p.m. Monday, Kodiak had received 1.20 inches of rain, .25 inches short of the 2010 record. For the year, 15.59 inches of rain has been recorded, w...
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New fire chief sworn in
Kodiak’s new fire chief was sworn in on Thursday, and the Kodiak City Council adopted a federal priority list. “This is a real humbling event honestly,” new chief Jim Mullican Jr. said at the meeting in front of a crowd of his firefighters after he was sworn in. “It’s the culmination of a career to make chief and more importantly, it’s my honor to lead this group of gentlemen and lady in their endeavors to respond...
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Kodiak gets top presentation award at Tsunami Bowl
The Kodiak High School team received the top presentation award at the 2015 Tsunami Bowl for the second year in a row. At the Tsunami Bowl, teams of five students compete in three separate areas: quizzes, the research paper, and a presentation about the research, all on the subject of ocean size. Kodiak’s five-person Arctic Asteroids team was comprised of senior Annie Looman, juniors Devin Shannon-Aguirre and Lanc...
Feb 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposals sought for changes to subsistence regulations
The Department of the Interior is seeking proposals for changes to the regulations governing federal subsistence hunting and trapping. Proposals are accepted until March 25, according to a department announcement. Proposals must include answers to questions such as, “What regulations do you wish to change? Include management unit number and species. Quote the current regulation if known. If you are proposing a new...
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Subsistence office looking to change rural determination process
The Office of Subsistence Management is working on changing how Alaska communities are determined as rural or non-rural as it relates to subsistence harvest of fish and game. Only communities classified as rural are allowed to harvest animals under federal subsistence rules on federal public lands such as the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Currently, to determine whether a community is rural, the Federal Subsist...
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