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KPD faces mass retirement
In his first two months after being hired by the Kodiak Police Department in 1990, Lt. Kyle Valerio was a TV star. The young officer was featured on an episode of “Cops” for arresting a few local inebriates at a Kodiak bar. “It was a classic Kodiak moment,” he said. Valerio is one of three longtime Kodiak Police Department officials retiring this month. Valerio, Det. William Pyles and Sgt. Daniel Olson have all wo...
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Bird fears overblown in Kodiak
From California to Cape Cod, spinning blades are swiping across the sky, generating cheap and clean electricity. According to a new study, however, America’s wind turbines have a hidden toll — an estimated 888,000 bat and 573,000 bird deaths per year. Those figures are alarming, but according to local birders, Kodiak isn’t contributing to the toll. In the four years since the first wind turbine began spinning on P...
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Animal control scheduled to return to borough
Kodiak residents outside city limits will soon have access to regular animal control patrols — if the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approves $85,000 to restore a service that ended in 2011. On Tuesday night, borough manager Bud Cassidy told a joint meeting of the Kodiak City Council and borough assembly that the borough’s draft FY14 budget includes money to restore a joint animal control arrangement with the city...
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Under a microscope, Kodiak bridges make the grade
Rust streaks its surface, and its road deck is dotted with potholes, but Kodiak’s Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge is still standing strong, 27 years after it was built. In fact, Kodiak bridges are better than average when compared to their counterparts across the state. Of the 25 highway bridges maintained by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in the borough, only the Zharoff Memorial Bridg...
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Crab Festival 2013 (Slideshow)
Enjoy this gallery of images collected during the 2013 Kodiak Crab Festival. More will be posted Thursday.
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City and borough forge ahead with plans for permanent composting plant at landfill
The city and borough of governments Kodiak are working hard on a plan to build a permanent sewage sludge composting plant at the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. The news came Thursday night during a joint meeting of the Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough assembly. “In the short term, what we’re looking to do is extend the license agreement (for landfill space),” city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. Sinc...
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Fisheries group prepares for NPFMC meeting
The Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group met Tuesday morning to discuss Chinook salmon bycatch in non-pollock trawl fisheries, an item on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s June agenda. The council is expected to take final action on proposed management measures for all non-pollock trawl fisheries in the Central and Western Gulf of Alaska. The issue has been in development for over a year and a...
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Koniag gets a new board member
Margie Bezona has been replaced by Daniel C. Nielsen on the Koniag Inc. board of directors. The move was announced Friday by Koniag, which stated that Bezona — elected at the corporation’s annual meeting in October — had resigned. Koniag is the regional Native corporation for the Kodiak archipelago and has approximately 3,400 original shareholders. Nielsen, vetted by the board’s nominations committee and confirmed...
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Courthouse partners with high school art class
The Kodiak Courthouse has partnered with Kodiak High School students for artwork to make the courthouse brighter and friendlier. Law clerk M’Leah Woodard started a push last August to bring more art to the courthouse, since going to court is often a stressful experience. “I’m looking to make this place a little softer,” she said. “It’s very institutional.” In January, the courthouse added two pieces from the Alask...
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Landslide blocks Shelikof Street
A small landslide has blocked one end of Shelikof Street and slowed work on an ongoing project to improve sidewalks along Kodiak’s Cannery Row. The slide happened May 20, a few days after contractors excavated a portion of the hillside next to North Pacific Fuel. At 10 p.m., the hillside gave way, said city engineer Glenn Melvin. “It looked like there was probably eight to 10 truckloads of material,” he said at Th...
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