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New Kodiak Public Library opens to acclaim
“I think it’s congratulations to just about everybody here,” Kodiak Public Library Association treasurer Erin Harrington said. By the end of the evening, everyone believed it. In a ceremony short in length but long on thanks and praise, the city of Kodiak opened the doors of its new public library to the general public. The building replaces the A. Holmes Johnson Public Library, an aging structure built in the yea...
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Light show back for third year
If you’re in need of a little holiday joy, head over to Otmeloi Way to check out Kodiak’s biggest Christmas light display. Kodiak resident Andy Crawley has continued his spectacular Christmas lights tradition, which is now on display every night until the holiday. This is Crawley’s third year putting on the show, which has consistently backed up traffic on Otmeloi Way for the last two holiday seasons. He held his ...
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Coast Guard sends helicopter to Cold Bay for snow crab season
Members of Air Station Kodiak just returned from Cold Bay, where they stood by to help ailing mariners during the red king crab fishery season. Now they’re back in the small Alaska Peninsula town to help with the snow crab season. On Saturday, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to the forward operating location in Cold Bay to stand by for fishermen in Southwest Alaska during the w...
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Board of Fisheries changes little in Chignik
The Alaska Board of Fisheries is making few changes in Chignik-area fisheries after a two-day meeting in Anchorage. Only two of eight proposals submitted by Chignik fishermen were approved by the seven-member fish board last week. The accepted proposals determine when a seine has stopped fishing and allow fishery managers flexibility when deciding whether to open the Chignik River commercial salmon fishery. The se...
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Assembly approves raise for SAB No. 1 chairman
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has approved a $1,200 raise in the stipend paid to the Service Area No. 1 chairman. In a 4-3 vote Thursday evening, the assembly approved paying chairman Scott Arndt $400 per month, up from $300 per month. The suggestion for the raise came from the Service Area No. 1 board, which voted unanimously in favor of the proposal. “If the board doesn’t feel it’s out of line, I don’t feel...
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KTUU-GCI dispute deepens
There’s even more static in Alaska’s cable TV picture. On Saturday, the dispute between cable provider GCI and broadcaster KTUU-TV deepened as GCI cut KTUU broadcasts to Juneau, Sitka and other Southeast Alaska locations. Southeast is the latest casualty in a fee battle that has already blocked KTUU from 7,000 GCI customers in Kodiak and other rural Alaska locations. KTUU and GCI appeared near a deal on Nov. 22, b...
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Pair of quakes rattle Kodiak
A pair of mild earthquakes were felt across the Kodiak Archipelago and Alaska Peninsula on Friday and Saturday. According to the US Geological Survey, a Magnitude 5.4 earthquake was centered just southwest of Alitak at 10:36 p.m. Friday. A Magnitude 5.5 temblor was recorded southeast of Chignik at 5:44 a.m. Saturday morning. No damage was reported, and no tsunami warnings were issued. In the city of Kodiak, the fi...
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Wanted man arrested for drugs
An anonymous tip led Alaska State Troopers to a Kodiak man who was wanted for weapons misconduct and drug charges. On Thursday, troopers arrested Brandon Timpke, 23, for his $500,000 outstanding warrant. Around 3:37 p.m. Thursday, Troopers received a Kodiak Crime Stoppers tip that reported Timpke inside a trailer on the 800 block of Jackson Lane. According to court documents, Timpke’s girlfriend Erin Phillips, 18,...
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Spike in hay prices puts the pinch on horse owners
Winter is adding a new challenge for Kodiak’s horse owners. Accustomed to wet, cold weather, Alaskan livestock owners are now confronting skyrocketing hay and straw prices, the consequences of a poor harvest in Interior Alaska. “Every time I go in, it seems like the price is always different,” said Rebecca Garcie, who offers riding lessons through Midnight Sun Equestrian. On Thursday afternoon, she stood in the ra...
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Borough, contractor argue over $50,000 bill
If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, how much is the bush worth? The Kodiak Island Borough and a construction contractor are tussling over that issue, and at stake is $50,000 owed to Red Hook Construction as part of the first phase of the $80 million Kodiak High School project. “I’ve never had an issue like this,” said Dayton Wandersee, manager of the small Kodiak company. In Dec. 2011, Red Hook signed ...
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