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Stutes announces state House bid
Former Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Louise Stutes announced her candidacy as a Republican for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 seat on Friday. Kodiak, now part of District 35, will join Cordova, Seldovia, Tyonek and other Gulf of Alaska coastal communities in District 32 when redistricting takes effect for the 2015 legislative session. Kodiak’s current representative, Alan Austerman, has no...
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Community comes together to keep Kodiak clean
About 25 volunteers scoured the territory off Larch street south of Lily Lake Saturday, hauling away tons of unsightly trash including bottles, cans, car parts and furniture. Deanna Cooper, a resident of the Larch Street neighborhood, helped organize the event. She said she had the idea for a cleanup while walking along the street during the warm winter. “There was no snow so the trash was obvious,” she said. Coop...
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City awards contract for Pier 3 rebuild
The Kodiak City Council approved a bid for the rebuild of Pier 3 at its regular meeting Thursday night. Seattle, Wash.-based Pacific Pile and Marine was awarded the contract at $25,841,720, making it one of the biggest projects the city has ever undertaken, mayor Pat Branson said. Council members Richard Walker, Terry Haines, Charles Davidson, John Whiddon and Gabriel Savaria all approved the bid. Randall Bishop w...
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Deadlines loom for Obamacare, PFDs
Deadlines to buy a healthcare plan under Obamacare and to file for the 2014 PFD happen on Monday, with penalties looming for the uninsured and state payouts for on-time filers targeted for Oct. 2. On March 31, under the Federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, open enrollment ends for 2014 to purchase a plan in the health insurance marketplace. With a few exceptions, most people will have to show that...
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Coast Guard double murder trial to begin Monday
The trial of James Michael Wells, charged in the tragic double homicide of two fellow Coast Guard colleagues in 2012, begins next week, with a number of government witnesses, Wells’ wife’s blue SUV, a missing murder weapon, the integrity of the government’s witnesses, and a fateful flat tire is expected to take a prominent role in the case. The prosecution has said that it will not seek the death penalty against W...
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Evacuation run/walk is Saturday
Kodiakans will get an opportunity to follow the evacuation route that was used during the Good Friday Earthquake on Saturday. A run/walk will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. The race begins at the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak building downtown and finishes at the Kodiak Public Library. The course will follow the same evacuation route that people used to reach high ground in 1964. “It will be fun, but also show the se...
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Chamber to end economic development service to governments
Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will end its annual contracts to provide economic development service to local governments on April 30. The chamber sent a letter earlier this month to the Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak invoking the contracts’ early termination clauses, rather than continue to the June 30 end. Chamber executive director Trevor Brown said the chamber board decided on the change at its March 17 ...
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Kodiak named one of the healthiest communities in Alaska
Kodiak is among the healthiest communities in Alaska, according to a County Health Rankings report released Tuesday. The fifth annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute listed Juneau and Sitka as the other healthiest places in the state. Western Alaska continues to have the poorest health outcomes, according to the study. “Alaska’s data are br...
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Could a big earthquake strike again?
Fifty years ago today, on Good Friday in 1964, Alaskans experienced the second-largest earthquake in modern times. One overarching question regarding the 1964 Earthquake is could this kind of earthquake, which killed hundreds, caused millions of dollars in damage, destroyed entire villages, and changed the face of Alaska happen again? The answer is yes, but probably not in our lifetimes or those of the next few ge...
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Kodiak man assaults girlfriend with tomahawk
Kodiak resident Kenneth Michener, 29, was charged with third-degree assault following an incident Sunday night in which he allegedly brandished a tomahawk and a gun. According to an Alaska State Trooper, Michener’s girlfriend said he had come home from a bar and became violent, eventually getting out a tomahawk and damaging some furniture. She said he then took out a loaded gun and left their Briggs Court residenc...
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