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Former Alaska Aerospace employee sentenced
A former Alaska Aerospace Corporation employee has been sentenced to two years of probation and a $5,000 for violating conflict of interest laws. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler's office, U.S. District Court judge Sharon Gleason sentenced Jodi Ann Andres, 48, of Anchorage on July 22. U.S. Attorney Retta-Rae Randall prosecuted the case and presented information in court that revealed ...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seventh annual relay held at Woody Way Field
On Friday and Saturday, more than 200 people on 24 teams showed up at Woody Way Field to participate in Kodiak’s seventh annual Relay for Life. This year Kodiakans raised more than $47,600, donated before and during the 24-hour event, for the American Cancer Society. The first Relay for Life event was held in 1985, and the event is now held in more than 5,200 communities in 20 countries every year. At Woody Way Fi...
Jul 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foggy future for Kennicott and Tustumena
On Saturday, the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Kennicott dropped its mooring lines and disappeared into the fog off City Pier 2. For the ferry system, the fog is metaphorical as well as physical. Communities across southwest Alaska spent the weekend trying to discern their uncertain future after the ferry system announced that the Tustumena, the main ferry serving southwest Alaska, will remain in dry dock ind...
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City council confirms 7 percent sales tax
The Kodiak City Council has voted to erase the sunset date for a portion of the city’s 7 percent sales tax. On Thursday night, the council voted unanimously to delete a portion of city code that called for the tax to drop from 7 percent to 5 percent on Jan. 1, 2014. The tax drop was included in a 2003 ordinance that allocated portions of the sales tax to particular enterprise funds within the city budget. “The 200...
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No damage reported after Friday's quake
No damage has been reported from a mild earthquake felt in Kodiak just after noon Friday. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered in Marmot Bay, 30 miles northeast of Kodiak city. The magnitude 4.3 temblor struck at 12:37 p.m. and was felt across the road system. Shaking was equivalent to a hard door slam or a large truck driving by, according to those who felt it. The quake was the firs...
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Soil and water district working to remove Bohemian knotweed
The Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District is working to remove Bohemian knotweed, an invasive species, from Kodiak Island. Last week, the soil and water district partnered with the Alaska Plant Materials Center in Palmer for a large invasive plant and erosion prevention project on Natalia Way. The Bohemian knotweed is a cross between Japanese knotweed and giant knotweed and has a hollow stem with leaves that...
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Coast Guard helps grant New Jersey boy’s wish to visit base
Braeden Hahn’s dream is to become a Coast Guard helicopter pilot. This week, Hahn, a New Jersey resident, got one step closer to his dream as he spent two days touring Coast Guard Base Kodiak and meeting the people who work there. The Alaska chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation paid for Hahn, 12, his parents Lou and Becki and his sister Cassi, 15, to travel to Kodiak and fulfill Hahn’s wish to visit the place whe...
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outage blamed on cable link
Blame the cable. When a thin underground link of copper and insulation broke Monday, it sparked a chain of cascading problems that led to Kodiak’s most significant power outage for several years. Kodiak Electric Association CEO Darron Scott said the electric cooperative’s investigation has prompted tough lessons in how the utility addresses future outages. “We spent a lot of time and lessons learned on this,” he s...
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tustumena's return delayed until October
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Tustumena will not return to service before October, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski told the Kodiak City Council in a surprise announcement Thursday night. The news came as the council prepared to vote on a resolution that asks Gov. Sean Parnell and the Alaska Legislature to "develop a long-term solution immediately to ensure the Kodiak region receives scheduled and uninterru...
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fisherman, 44, is second Kodiak drowning this week
Three days after a 14-year-old boy drowned in a Kodiak lake, Alaska State Troopers report that a 44-year-old fisherman has drowned in Stockholm Bay. Dana Lounsbury was reported dead just after midnight by a fishing boat that radioed the Coast Guard to report the accident in a small bay near the entrance to Olga Bay at the southwest end of Kodiak Island. Troopers were unable to immediately respond and confirmed Lou...
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