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Kodiak vets reflect on Bergdahl release
As Kodiakans observed Flag Day, Kodiak war and army veterans weighed in on the handling of Bowe Bergdahl, the recently freed prisoner of war in Afghanistan whose release has sparked controversy. Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban in 2009, arrived back in the United States late last week. He is now undergoing reintegration treatment at a medical facility in San Antonio. At the same time, the U.S. Army is cur...
Jun 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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City accepts grants to move along pump house and Aleutian projects
At the June 12 council meeting, the council accepted grant money to help complete the Monashka Bay pump house and the Aleutian Homes water and sewer project. The council passed a resolution accepting a $2,955,792 grant from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for the Aleutian homes water and sewer replacement project. "That's a sizeable grant. As you all know, this is an expensive project," said ci...
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Library eyes building on Flag Day traditions
The Kodiak Public Library held its first-ever Flag Day commemoration on Sunday, bringing the tally of Flag Day events up to two. Organizers of both events hinted that a more coordinated approach may happen in coming years. The Elks held a longer, more orchestrated flag ceremony featuring a color guard, a history lesson on flags, songs and sandwiches afterward. The Elks have been commemorating Flag Day for more tha...
Jun 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq campout: Fun in another language
A two-day campout presents students with the opportunity to get immersed in Alutiiq culture, language and history. The Alutiiq museum and Kodiak Island Borough School District host a campout in Alutiiq language and culture on Monday at Holiday Beach starting at 10 a.m. It runs through Tuesday. People can also take part in the events without staying overnight. There will be Alutiiq speakers and elders there who wil...
Jun 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business owners not worried about minimum wage ballot
Kodiak’s small business owners expressed confidence on Thursday that the minimum wage increase initiative to be voted on this fall will not affect their businesses. Alaska’s minimum wage is currently $7.75 per hour, 50 cents more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25. If the initiative passes, the minimum wage would increase to $8.75 on January 1, 2015 and to $9.75 on January 1, 2016. After that, it would be adju...
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Roll carts, bad trash habits bear scrutiny around town
Kodiak likely has a single bear causing concern around town that has brought into question sloppy trash disposal habits, the use of curbside roll carts and “persuading” bears to keep away from human-populated areas. This bear might also have been shot twice after raiding a chicken coop and a dumpster in recent weeks, but continues to stay in town because of easy meals, experts say. “We have probably one bear that’...
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KPD Chief: Links between drugs, crime and gang elements in Kodiak
While Kodiak many not have any actual gangs operating within its limits, the city’s criminal landscape exhibits many characteristics of gangland-type activity. As Alaska State Troopers on the island reported yet another drug bust, city Chief of Police Ronda Wallace spoke to the Kodiak City Council a second time about partnering with the FBI to deal with the city’s growing criminal and drug trade. “We have guns. We...
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Speeding stop nets another bust for troopers
The latest in a string of drug busts saw two people arrested on charges of possessing of methamphetamine and heroin, among other substances. It began on Wednesday morning when Alaska State Trooper Eric Olsen pulled over Dylan Froehlich, 20, for reportedly going 54 mph in a 45 mph zone on Rezanof near Sharatin Road Drive at 8:15 a.m., a sworn statement from Olsen said. When Olsen asked for Froehlich’s license, regi...
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Salmon catch increased for Buskin and Ayakulik rivers
Sport fishers can now catch and keep five salmon from the Buskin River, and 10 from the Ayakulik River. For the Buskin, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game increased the daily fish limits of 20-inch or longer sockeye salmon caught to five fish per day, with five allowed in possession, beginning today, June 12, at 12:01 a.m. Catches of sockeye salmon less than 20 inches remain at the current limit of 10 fish per...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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City session hears PANDA and parks on snack shack
Representatives from a local advocacy group came en masse to the Kodiak City Council on Tuesday to voice support for a resolution against a federal act they say infringes upon public liberty. Nearly 20 visitors supporting a fledgling local chapter of People Against the National Defense Authorization Act – popularly known as PANDA -- came to a council work session for public comments to promote a resolution they se...
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