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Council gets grant for new 911 system
The Kodiak City Council accepted funds for a much-needed upgrade to the city’s E911 system at Thursday’s council meeting. The almost $400,000 re-appropriation from the State of Alaska legislature will pay for a system that can accept not only 911 calls but also video calls, texts and photos. The city’s current system is more than 20 years old and has had many glitches. “We’ve experienced unexpected failures,” city...
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Kodiak woman faces 17 counts of fraud
A Kodiak woman faces 17 counts of forgery in the second degree and one count of theft in the second degree after police said she forged checks from September 2013 to March 2014. Janelle Brenteson, 43, allegedly wrote 17 checks, 16 of which she cashed, according to a KPD officer statement. The checks were for mostly small amounts ranging from $100 to $500 and totaling $3,760, according to Brenteson’s indictment. In...
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Master plan proposes sewer, water upgrades in Kodiak downtown area
A plan for sewer and water renovations in downtown Kodiak could begin in 2017 and include aesthetic changes in the area, a consulting firm told the Kodiak City Council. During Tuesday’s work session, Dowl HKM presented to the council a draft master plan that analyzed the downtown area’s existing water, sewer and storm drain utilities. Dowl HKM proposed improvements, including replacing all of the water main in dow...
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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State issues warning about shellfish poisoning
A recent Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning incident in Southeast Alaska caused the State of Alaska’s epidemiology section to issue a bulletin about the disease. On Dec. 28, a middle-aged man in the southeast reportedly ate butter clams from a local beach and had tingling in his lips for three hours. The clams were reportedly found to have high concentrations of saxitoxin, which is what causes PSP when it is ingested. ...
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A tour of the new Kodiak High School
Sophomore Michael Ramos calls the new Kodiak High School building beautiful. “I like it because everything is covered,” he said. He was talking about the roof. In the northern Philippine school where he came from five years ago, he said, the basketball court had no roof. KHS started the spring semester Tuesday with a brand new look — classrooms, a library and workspaces. The sparkling new tower is part of the $80 ...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here's one to tweet about: Kodiak birders count in record numbers
Kodiak birders participating in the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count turned out in record numbers and saw an Alaska-high number of bird species on Dec. 14. Eighty-five people, a Kodiak high, observed 13,560 birds in 81 species on Dec. 14. An additional six species were seen during count week, the three days immediately preceding count day and the three days immediately afterward. Kodiak currently holds ...
Jan 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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First Kodiak 2015 baby born on Saturday
Kodiak’s first baby of 2015 was born on Saturday, a little boy born a week early. Rayu Geovan Hernandez weighed six pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long when he was born at 12:26 a.m. on Saturday at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Rayu was due on Jan. 5, said his mom, Gembee Hernandez. His father is Rogelio Hernandez. Rayu is the third child in the Hernandez family. He has two older sisters: Gianna Ra...
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Coast Guard aids fishing vessel
A helicopter from Air Station Kodiak delivered a pump to a fishing vessel after the boat reported it was taking on water on Friday. The crew on the St. Nicholas, a longliner homeported in Homer, originally reported to Coast Guard that they were taking on water on Friday morning. The boat was located about 60 miles southeast of Kodiak, according to a Coast Guard news release. The boat’s pumps kept up with the water...
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Icy conditions cause Boxing Day rollovers
Kodiak saw three rolled vehicles the day after Christmas, all three encountering black ice conditions on roadways around the Emerald Isle. All three accidents were very similar with drivers losing control of the vehicle and running into a ditch before the vehicles turned over. In all three accidents, the drivers and passengers reported no injuries. In two of the accidents, the drivers and passengers reported weari...
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The legend that didn’t belong in Alaska
Like a Miss Universe beauty contest winner, she captured everyone’s heart. During her younger years, everybody wanted her snapshot. Writers would often describe her as America’s second most-photographed object after the Statue of Liberty. Her name is Kalakala. Today, the Art-Deco ship once marketed as the world’s most beautiful ferry is corroding, saddled with controversies and shackled by a reputed curse that sup...
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