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Volunteer wins 4-H leadership service award
Kodiak 4-H volunteer Barbara Zimmerman Hoedel has received a top regional award for her 34 years of volunteer service with 4-H. 4-H is a youth development program that focuses on agriculture, science and home economics. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service announced Hoedel will receive the 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award. Hoedel, who serves as president of ...
Mar 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak police add two new officers
Two new police officers will soon be patrolling the streets of Kodiak. Officer Todd Hubert was sworn in February as the 169th police officer in the history of the Kodiak Police Department, and officer Matthew Graber was sworn in as the department’s 170th officer in March. The KPD started looking for two new officers after one officer announced his retirement and another announced he was moving away. Hubert and Gra...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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CG will endure $295 million in budget cuts
The music has stopped for the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard band is the latest casualty of almost $300 million in federally mandated cuts that encompass oil spill response programs, housing aid and even everyday operating expenses for the service’s ships and aircraft. “It’s true the challenges we face are real, and like everyone in our government we may be asked to do less with less, or at least do the same wo...
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Tsunami Preparedness Week is this week
This week is National Tsunami Preparedness Week, and local emergency planning officials are reminding people to be prepared for the next big wave. “It’s a week to give more attention to being prepared for tsunamis for those folks that live in a tsunami zone,” said Kodiak Fire Department chief Rome Kamai. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Alaska Broadc...
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Kodiak snowfall close to average
Sunday’s snowstorm dumped half a foot of snow on Kodiak, but according to long-term averages, it’s nothing but normal. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service Station at Kodiak State Airport, 2.1 inches of snow fell before midnight Saturday night. On Sunday, as snow continued off and on through the day, another 4.2 inches were recorded, generating a storm total of 6.3 inches. Kodiak’s snow ...
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Generator fire highlights Ouzinkie’s power problems
A generator fire left the city of Ouzinkie without power for a day. The fire started around 8 p.m. Thursday when the city’s main diesel generator caught fire. “Basically our main generator caught fire and it looks like it’s completely destroyed,” Ouzinkie mayor and assistant fire chief Dan Clarion said Friday afternoon. Ouzinkie’s fire chief was out of town, but the city’s volunteer firefighters jumped into action...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Landfill project needs $4.7 million more
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has approved a new budget for the borough’s landfill expansion project, but the project needs almost $5 million more. In a brief meeting Thursday night, the borough assembly signed off the first reading of modified budgets for the landfill and the new borough-owned nursing home now under construction. The vote will be followed by a second in early April and is largely a formality...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Few attend runway extension project meeting
In 2007, Kodiak residents loudly protested a plan to extend Kodiak State Airport toward the mouth of the Buskin River. On Thursday evening, with the plan modified to avoid the Buskin, only a half-dozen people showed up to a new meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration. “It’s a remarkable improvement over the first meeting that we had,” said Pat Holmes, one of a handful of Kodiakans who testified in the Kod...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman sentenced in Trident Seafoods embezzlement
A second woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in a scheme that embezzled almost $500,000 from Trident Seafoods. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney Karen Leoffler announced in a press release that Anne Wilson, 31, of Kent, Wash. was sentenced to 16 months in prison for two counts of wire fraud by U.S. District Court judge Ralph Beistline. Wilson cashed 28 checks totaling $289,660. Wilson was one of five people f...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, Troopers and ADF&G kill bothersome bear that wandered near school
Alaska State Troopers, Kodiak police and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game killed a 4-year-old grizzly sow Thursday morning on Larch Street, ending a week of close encounters in the city of Kodiak. While the shooting is a tragedy for bear-lovers, bear experts and law enforcement said it was unavoidable after the animal lingered near Main Elementary and refused to budge from some of Kodiak’s most densely popul...
Mar 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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