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Ouzinkie man accused of stealing forklift and pickup
A Ouzinkie man was accused of stealing a forklift and a truck while under the influence on Monday. According to court documents, Pete Muller Jr., 18, stole a Caterpillar RT80 forklift owned by the city to pull another vehicle out of a ditch. The forklift was stolen from the city’s generator building and found with the stuck Ford Ranger in a ditch at 5th and F streets. Ouzinkie village public safety officer Travis ...
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Kodiak City Council considers 1 percent sales tax hike
The Kodiak City Council will vote on a 1 percent sales tax hike and the raising of the sales tax cap during its regular Thursday meeting. The tax hike was discussed during a work session Tuesday night after it was presented as the best way to fix a budget imbalance that has slowly drained the city’s reserve, its fund balance. “I understood this problem five years ago,” said council member Gabriel Saravia. “Everyth...
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Study: Harbor rates should go up
On Tuesday night, the Kodiak City Council learned that if the city’s harbor fund is to stay ahead of rising materials costs, moorage rates will have to rise. The bad news was delivered by Alexus Bond of Northern Economics, who presented the results of a monthslong analysis of fees levied on cruise ships and boats in Kodiak harbors. “We can tell you what the costs are going to be over time … but how you cover those...
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Ferry Tustumena visits Old Harbor on trial voyage
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Tustumena made its inaugural visit to Old Harbor Monday, and while the weather was rainy and gray, the town’s transportation future looks bright. The Tustumena’s visit was intended to pioneer a ferry route to Kodiak’s largest rural settlement, and while data is still being analyzed from the “fit test,” things look good. “It was really nice,” said Old Harbor tribal administrat...
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KHS sends five to NYO games
Last year, Kodiak High School’s Brandy Berg got a taste of what it is like to compete at the Native Youth Olympics. She was one win away from reaching the final rounds in the Indian stick pull. Now, as a senior, she has a year of experience to help her at this year’s NYO games, which begin Friday at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. “I’m not hoping to win, but it would be nice,” the senior said during Monday’s pra...
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Kodiak track set for 3 days of meets
Kodiak’s track and field team will be busy for three days. On Thursday, the Bears will split their team, with runners competing at a tri-meet in Anchorage while the throwers are in Palmer. After that, the team heads to the Kenai Peninsula for the Skyview Invitational Friday and Saturday. Three consecutive days of competition is somewhat unusual for high school track. “We have done it before,” Kodiak coach Marcus D...
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Kodiak business spotlight: A lot of miles on little road
When it comes to transportation on Kodiak Island, there are more than a few night riders but only one kit. That’s KIT — Kodiak Island Taxi — which turns one year old this week. The service, started by Kodiak resident Bonnie Marie, began as a taxi dispatch service and evolved under changing city codes into a general taxi company. “I’m an acronym nut,” Marie said. “We went through a bunch of names … once we picked K...
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For Alaska gun owners, Rep. Don Young talks about a new federal fear
Alaskan Second Amendment activists have been riled by a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives effort to copy gun store records, but that program hasn’t reached Kodiak yet. On Wednesday, Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, stated that he has sent a letter of complaint to BATFE, demanding an explanation for why agents have visited Alaska gun dealers and asking for copies of gun sale records. While those records ...
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Kodiak sets temperature record
On Wednesday, Kodiak set a high temperature record as the National Weather Service office at Kodiak State Airport reported a high of 59 degrees. The old record was 57 degrees, set in 1990. The high record for Thursday is 60 degrees, also set in 1990. Wednesday's record followed one set Friday, April 20, when temperatures hit 56 degrees. That mark topped the old record of 55 degrees, set in 1936.
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Russian Ridge is top topic at first trails summit
Hikers, bikers and ATV riders came together for the first trails summit meeting held by the Kodiak Island Borough Parks and Recreation Committee. A twice-annual trails summit was called for by the trails plan, a document that outlines all trails in the road system of the Kodiak Island Borough and advises steps to improve and maintain them. The trails plan took almost a decade to write and was completed last year. ...
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