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KHS activities director may drop to part-time
For more than a week, Bryan Ferris thought his time as Kodiak High School activities director would end after this school year. Ferris said KHS principal Phil Johnson told him the Kodiak Island Borough School District was abandoning the AD position in favor of a districtwide athletic administrator and that the district had offered him a teaching position for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Stewart McDonald...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walters upbeat on launch complex
In the shadow of across-the-board cuts in state spending, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation Board of Directors held a quarterly meeting in Juneau Thursday to discuss the future of the state-owned company that operates the Kodiak Launch Complex. “We’re not worried,” said board member and Kodiak resident Tom Walters, who took part in the meeting by telephone. Over the weekend the Alaska House of Representatives passe...
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Four vie for KEA board
Four candidates are vying for three Kodiak Electric Association board of directors seats. According to a release from KEA, incumbents Ron Acarregui, Ben Millstein and Cecil Ranney and newcomer Clifford Ford are battling for the three three-year open seats. The four candidates will appear on the ballot to be mailed to KEA members on March 27. Completed ballots will be due by April 18 and results will be announced a...
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Anniversary of ’64 Quake to be lionized
The victims of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami that killed 20 people on the island and wrecked several Kodiak villages will be honored with a bronze plaque and a ceremony downtown. If all goes to plan, the “Good Friday Quake” memorial will be nested atop a granite block in time for the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake, the second-largest in history. The event organizer, the Li...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough revises strategic plan
Members of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly devoted most of their Thursday work session to revising a draft strategic plan for the borough, a much more streamlined document than the one adopted in February 2013. Among the points to guide the borough the plan lists island-wide transportation, financing public employee retirement, economic development, solid waste management and consolidation of services. Regardin...
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High school project puts socks on the homeless
Tasked to do a high school project, Jonni Myers was stumped on what to do. Advice from her teacher pushed the Kodiak High School senior in the right direction. “She told me to choose something that was important to me,” Myers said. Since Myers’ mother works at the Brother Francis Shelter, she decided to do a sock drive for the homeless. “She taught me a lot about homeless people and what they go through,” Myers sa...
Mar 13, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Contractor decision on Pier 3 could be made next week
An outside consultant in charge of the city’s rebuild of Pier 3 has narrowed the field of potential construction contractors down to three companies, with hopes of project completion next year. “Pacific Pile, American Construction Company, and Manson Construction Company are the three that we are negotiating with,” project manager Roe Sturgulewski told the Daily Mirror. “We’re discussing some of the scope elements...
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Coast Guard searches for overboard mariner
A mariner reportedly fell overboard in the Bering Sea Wednesday morning. According to a Coast Guard release, the mariner fell overboard from the fishing vessel Seeker 10 miles northwest of Unimak Island. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew deployed to Cold Bay and several good Samaritan vessels were searching for the mariner Wednesday afternoon, while the Cutter Alex Haley was en route to assist. The weath...
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North Pacific Seafoods pleads guilty of dumping ammonia
North Pacific Seafoods pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Anchorage on Tuesday to a charge of illegal dumping of ammonia into the Kodiak city sewer. The Seattle, Wash-based corporation was sentenced to three years of probation and $205,000 in criminal penalties, $55,000 to be given to the City of Kodiak for hazardous waste response training and equipment for sewer and fire department employees. Chief United Sta...
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man caught with 34.2 grams of heroin
A Kodiak man is accused of possessing 34.2 grams of tar heroin. Casey Eads, 39, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Sunday for one count of misconduct involving a controlled substance. Second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance is a class A felony punishable by up to 20 years in jail and a $500,000 fine. According to court documents, the Alaska State Troopers were notified from the Kodiak Poli...
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