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City may nix inspection ties with borough
A Kodiak City Council vote on termination of a memorandum of agreement between the city and the Kodiak Island Borough is scheduled for the council’s regular meeting tomorrow. Should the motion fail, the option will be off the table for a year. Currently, the city’s building department conducts inspections throughout the borough. The borough and city codes matched until June, when the KIB Assembly voted to revert b...
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Contractor suing KIB over costs for new high school
The company that built the new Kodiak High School is suing the Kodiak Island Borough over change orders the borough denied and problems with the plans. In a complaint filed in the Anchorage courthouse on July 29, Watterson Construction alleges they are owed $252,000 for denied claims of proposed change orders and unspecified damages to be determined during a trial. During the course of construction, Watterson aske...
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Wait for state on pot regs, lawyer advises city
A lawyer advising the city of Kodiak on marijuana regulations recommended holding off on drafting city regulations until the state takes action on issues surrounding transportation to and from marijuana testing facilities. Under state law, any marijuana sold by a retail business would first need to be tested for potency and microbes in a licensed testing facility under the oversight of a scientific director. So fa...
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HEALTHY KODIAK: Beware the burp that never comes to be
A few weeks ago, our topic was a review of some common causes of upper abdominal pain. There are several things that can cause pain of the upper abdomen. One of those things is the gallbladder. The gallbladder is what I’d like to share information with you about today. The gallbladder is an organ we usually don’t think about unless it’s causing problems. It lives in the upper right side of the abdomen, often almos...
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Launch test could happen this fall
A new launch vehicle-development company has announced it will launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska as soon as this fall. Vector Space Systems CEO Jim Cantrell confirmed the start-up company will perform a test launch from Kodiak’s PSCA, calling it “as definite as things get definite.” Kodiak’s PSCA complex is “pretty key to our plans,” he said. The launch is part of a 21 launch agreement between Vecto...
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Sea Stories: Michael Healy, captain of the Revenue Cutter Bear
In 1999, the Coast Guard commissioned a new cutter, the Healy, a 420-foot icebreaker, and named it in honor of Michael Healy, the famed U.S. Revenue Service captain who served in Alaskan waters in the late 19th century. The Coast Guard proudly claims the cutter is named for the first African American to command a revenue cutter, but like much of the history of race in America, Healy’s story is more complicated tha...
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Widows of CG shooting sue US govt
The widows of two men shot dead at the Coast Guard Communications Station in 2012 are suing the United States of America for wrongful death. Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and civilian employee Richard Belisle, a retired member of the Coast Guard, were killed by their co-worker, civilian employee James Wells on April 12, 2012. Wells was found guilty of the murders in April 2014, and is currently serving fou...
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Karluk chapel seeks to improve roof
The Russian Orthodox chapel in Karluk is on the list of the 10 most endangered historic properties in Alaska for 2016 in hopes of raising awareness and potentially funding for it’s damaged roof. The Ascension of our Lord Chapel in Karluk has made the Alaska Association of Historic Properties list five times, according to Allegra Hamer, administrator with AAHP. “It has to do with its roof, that the roof failed insp...
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KIB lobbyist: Ask for cutters, fed refuge funds
In an update to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly on Thursday, Washington, D.C., lobbyist Brad Gilman told the assembly to consider sending a letter asking the Coast Guard command to base some of the new cutters now under construction in Kodiak. “What we would do is draft a letter to the commandant that kind of makes the case for why Kodiak has the capacity for national security cutters and offshore patrol cutter...
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One Otmeloi vote ordinance passes, one postponed
Service Area 1 voters and Otmeloi Way residents will choose whether to expand the service area and take over ownership of the road, but whether voters will choose to create a lighting district for Otmeloi will wait another week for a decision. The two vote ordinances are both related to planned upgrades including paving and adding sidewalks and lighting to Otmeloi Way. The state currently is responsible for the ro...
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