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Borough assembly approves legislative wish list
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved its legislative wish list Thursday night, setting a new wastewater treatment plant at the borough landfill as its top priority. The wish list, formally known as the Capital Improvement Projects Priority List, lets the Alaska Legislature and Gov. Sean Parnell know what the borough's priorities are when it comes to the state budget. While the assembly reached consensus on ...
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Baranov Museum acquires 1888 map of Alaska
The Baranov Museum recently added a rare 125-year-old map of the Alaska Commercial Company’s trading districts to its collections. Museum executive director Tiffany Brunson said the map is significant because Kodiak served as the headquarters for the Alaska Commercial Company for many years. The company provided people in Kodiak and other parts of rural Alaska with access to items like mail, canned food and clothi...
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Coast Guard fisheries patrols dwindle amid budget cuts
The Coast Guard continues to search for the missing and save the drowning, but according to the service’s own accounting, fisheries patrols are being sacrificed to make that happen despite budget cuts. Each year since 2009, the number of at-sea safety boardings has dropped in Alaska waters. The amount of C-130 flight time devoted to fisheries patrols has declined every year since 2011, and the number of major cutt...
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Long-vacant airport terminal gets new tenant
After 18 years, the old MarkAir building at Benny Benson State Airport has a new tenant. By the end of the month, the Navigator Lounge will open in the old green building that once housed a vibrant regional airline. “The reason we’re doing this is convenience,” said Patricia Altmeter, co-owner of the new business with George Gatter. “Kodiak has a lot of delayed flights, and there’s just not a lot of room in that (...
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Troopers search for vehicle arsonist
Alaska State Troopers are searching for the person responsible for setting a vehicle on fire and abandoning it on a beach near Spruce Cape. According to a trooper dispatch report, Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle fire around 3:42 a.m., on Sept. 25. The vehicle had been pushed off a cliff onto a beach near the Spruce Cape helipad, Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Eric Olsen said. It was fully engulfed in flam...
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City releases latest sales tax revenue figures
One year after the city of Kodiak implemented a 7 percent sales tax, city revenue is only slightly less than pre-increase forecasts. According to reports from the city’s finance office, the city of Kodiak is collecting almost $450,000 more on average each quarter when compared with 2012. The city increased its sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent starting on Oct. 1, 2012, and this week the city released revenue d...
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School board approves teacher contract in brief meeting
The Kodiak Island Borough school board met Wednesday for a brief special meeting to confirm a new teacher contract and OK a vendor list for the district’s correspondence program. The school board approved the hiring of Pamela Henderson as a special education teacher in the autism support classroom at Peterson Elementary School. Henderson comes to Kodiak from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, where she worked as the spe...
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Monday raid involved two additional homes
On Monday, the Kodiak Police Department raided four homes, seizing illegal substances, stolen weapons and around $27,500 in cash. On Tuesday, police stated they visited two homes. On Wednesday, KPD revealed that they searched more homes on Mill Bay Road, for a total of three homes on Mill Bay Road and one on Ismailov Street. Police officers, Alaska State Troopers and federal agents served warrants to the four home...
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Police raid 2 homes, seize drugs
The Kodiak Police Department and other officers seized illegal substances, stolen weapons and cash totaling around $27,500 from a home during a raid on Monday evening. Lt. Ray Ellis, interim chief of police, declined to say what type of drugs or weapons were seized at the residence, as the investigation is ongoing. On Sept. 24, KPD detectives intercepted a package containing 33.9 grams of tar heroin. The street va...
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Voters approve Prop. 1 by big margin
By almost a 2:1 margin, Kodiak voters have approved a rule forbidding the borough mayor and assembly from working for the borough while they serve as elected officials. Proposition 1, which states in part, “simultaneous employment or personal service contracts by mayor and assembly members (is) prohibited,” received 848 votes out of almost 1,300 cast in Tuesday’s municipal election. That compares to 462 votes cast...
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