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Zero tolerance for marijuana on Coast Guard bases
Voters legalized marijuana in Alaska in 2014, but the substance remains illegal federally and the military has a zero tolerance policy for use by service members. Capt. Jeffrey Westling, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Kodiak, said active duty and reserve and civilian employees can’t use or possess any controlled substances, including marijuana, wherever they are. “It’s a condition of employment, if you wil...
Mar 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Patriots, tribes bringing it home
Over the past week, news stories about the sovereignty and dignity of native tribes, nations, and their citizens have made headlines. This week, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that tribes have authority over child support orders, and that a state has an obligation to enforce those orders. (The Parnell administration tried to weasel the state out of that responsibility.) And the McGill family saga recently reached ...
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Students renovate dumpsters
Kodiak High School welding and art students turned regular dumpsters into bear resistant ones and decorated them with bear aware messaging. Nate Svoboda, area wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, approached the Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, Alaska Waste and Kodiak High School with the idea. He said other communities have done similar things. “It’s a community issue and so I thought it’d be mo...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education got an update on their budget at Monday’s meeting. Business manager Sandy Daws said the budget advisory committee meeting has held five meetings so far, and they plan to deliver recommendations to the board at the April 4 work session. Individual departments looked at up to a 10 percent cut in their budget, not including personnel and benefits, Daws said...
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Jackson Park residents question $0 assessment
A Jackson’s Mobile Home Park resident expects more appeals to a 2016 borough property assessments of $0 on mobile homes still in the park. Judi Kidder, a resident and spokesperson for a Jackson’s resident group, said the assessment felt like a “punch in the gut.” Borough assessor Bill Roberts said he is aware of only one appeal from Jackson’s residents so far. The deadline for appeals of assessment value is March ...
Mar 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ash not headed for Kodiak
The eruption of Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula about 400 miles from Kodiak released ash up to 37,000 feet and cancelled flights. Dave Schneider, a geophysicist at the Alaska Volcano Obsertvatory in Anchorage, said the ash has been following a northerly trajectory, and as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, the amount of ash coming out of the mountain had fallen over the past few hours. “Currently, the ash is not coming n...
Mar 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wild Alaskan sentencing postponed
Sentencing for the owner of a former crab vessel for illegal dumping was postponed until May 9, according to court documents. Darren Byler, 55, was found guilty by a jury in December 2015 of violating the Refuse Act and making false statements while running the converted crab vessel Wild Alaskan as a floating strip club in St. Herman Harbor. He was indicted in 2015 for dumping sewage from the Wild Alaskan into Kod...
Mar 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sanders wins Kodiak
Sen. Bernie Sanders swept Kodiak, District 32 and the state in a resounding victory over rival former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Alaska Democratic caucus Saturday. At Fisherman’s Hall in Kodiak, a line stretched nearly to the sidewalk as residents waited to check in or submit voter registration forms. In total, 201 democrats participated in Kodiak, with 175 casting a vote for Sanders and 26 for Clin...
Mar 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Head lice reported at East Elementary
Head lice has reportedly spread amongst students at East Elementary School in recent weeks. The tiny bugs can cause itchiness, they spread easily through physical contact, and it takes quite a bit of work to get rid of them. “They don’t jump,” said Charissa Gregory, a registered nurse at Kodiak Community Health Center, debunking a popular myth. “You have to actually have physical contact.” Lice is more prevalent i...
Mar 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Application filed for local pot growing
Kodiak’s first application for a commercial marijuana business is currently being advertised to give public notice. The application is for a cultivation, or marijuana growing, operation. Janiese Stevens applied for the license under the business name Three Sisters Co-op, for a business at 2180 Mill Bay Road, next to the police station. “It’s something my family and I have been looking at and interested in for awhi...
Mar 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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