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Troopers warn public about panty thief
Lock up your underwear. The Alaska State Troopers are warning Kodiak residents to secure their homes and be aware of their surroundings in light of a rash of recent burglaries that involved the theft of women’s underwear. The Public Service Advisement from the troopers Wednesday said in the past week, the troopers have received burglary, criminal trespass and theft reports from people in Kodiak. “AST believes the ...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legion and VFW hold Veterans Day services
The event failed to attract throngs of people, but persistent rain didn’t discourage local Veterans of Foreign Wars: They did not fail to honor those who’ve served. During a short ceremony at the American Cemetery on Tuesday, veterans offered prayers, taps and the reading of a 1961 John F. Kennedy Veterans Day address. About 15 people showed up, including, Raymond Stobniski, the commander of VFW post 056, and Dewe...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Horizon and Matson announce merger
Horizon Lines and Matson announced a merger agreement Tuesday where Matson will buy Horizon’s stock for $69.2 million, according to a joint press statement. Matson, a Hawaii-based transportation company offering services in the Pacific, did not operate in Alaska before the agreement. Horizon has a big presence in Kodiak, providing twice weekly sailings from Tacoma, Washington and Anchorage to Kodiak, as well as a ...
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Artist teaches metalworking at museum
A dozen people learned metalworking while making a piece of jewelry at the Alutiiq Museum on Saturday. Jim Miller, an artist from Port Graham, which is close to the tip of Kenai Peninsula , taught the class. He’s taught woodworking before, but never metalworking. “I couldn’t resist a trip to Kodiak,” Miller said. “I wanted to let people just get some hands-on, get the feel of it if it’s something they like or if i...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough begins meeting live stream
The Kodiak Island Borough tested the advantages of digital technology with a new video live stream at Thursday’s assembly meeting. It was a soft rollout, and there was a glitch. The stream lagged by about 30 seconds early in the meeting. Assembly member Carol Austerman, who had been watching the stream, observed near the end of the meeting that it lagged by two minutes. That might cause difficulties with people vi...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough assigns committees, honors Ouzinkie School student
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved fire and rescue mutual aid agreements and honored an Ouzinkie senior as student of the month. The assembly approved two mutual-aid agreements, specifying that the City of Kodiak and the borough’s Bayside Fire Station and Womens Bay Fire Station will help each other during emergencies. The borough also unanimously voiced no opposition to the transfer of Safeway’s two liqu...
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly approves new contract with lobbyist
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly unanimously approved a new two-year contract with its legislative lobbyist Thursday and, after considering inflationary adjustments, decided to increase his fee by $5,000 per year. Hickey and Associates has represented the borough for almost 14 years and the increase is warranted, according to borough manager Bud Cassidy. The borough’s current two-year contract with Hickey and As...
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drama club to “cut footloose”
The Kodiak High School Drama Club will “tear up this town” tonight and all weekend in a production of “Footloose.” The musical is about a high school student from the city adjusting to life in a small town when he decides to challenge the town’s law against dancing. This is the third drama club production directed by Alyssa Haig, a teacher at the high school, and it’s the largest. “We have 25 kids in this producti...
Nov 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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State troopers identify remains of missing kayaker
It didn’t take long for the Alaska State Troopers to link two items: A kayak and some gear were found in June and remains were found on a beach in September. In a press statement Wednesday, the state police agency identified the remains as Francois Guenot, 35, a French national from Maiche, France. On June 20, the National Park Service found a broken kayak and gear that were identified as belonging to Guenot, whil...
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Marine Highway makes changes to minors traveling
The Alaska Marine Highway System has changed its minor travel policy, now requiring most children under 18 to be accompanied on board by a parent, guardian or someone with a notarized authorization, according to a statement sent on Wednesday. The new restriction does not apply to those under 18 who are legally married, emancipated or traveling with a chaperoned youth group, such as girl or boy scouts, school or sp...
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