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Fires flare in dry conditions
Kodiak’s fire departments had a busy weekend as they responded to a boat fire, a car fire and a grass fire in dry and windy conditions. The Kodiak Fire Department responded to smoke coming from a boat docked at the Petro Marine fuel dock at 10:53 p.m. Friday. When firefighters arrived, they determined the smoke was from a fire in the engine room of the 86-foot fishing vessel Bering Beauty. It took eight firefighte...
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KHS expansion begins this week
Before the show, the stage must be set. On Monday, workers cut poles and prepared to string fencing around Kodiak High School. This week, construction trailers will arrive and be filled with plans, equipment and staff, all in preparation for the groundbreaking of the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. “It’s about to happen. It’s really here,” said schools superintendent Stuart McDonald. A groundb...
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School district plans to stretch blanket of teachers between KHS and KMS
Kodiak will hit 16 hours of daylight next week as the sun peeks above the horizon at 6 a.m. Late risers will stretch the covers over their eyes, pulling their blankets up and letting their feet poke out. As spring turns to summer, the Kodiak Island Borough school district is doing some stretching of its own, and like those early risers, it’s finding its blanket a bit too small. On Friday, Kodiak High School reveal...
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Fisheries work group discusses group’s scope and upcoming NPFMC meeting
The Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group met Monday morning to continue discussion about a joint resolution defining the group’s scope and authority. The work group has started to reevaluate its role as the group has grown and become more involved in fisheries issues. “This has been discussed at length, to really define the roles and responsibility of the work group,” city councilman John Whiddon said. “We...
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First draft of borough budget includes property tax cut
Kodiak homeowners may see a lighter tax burden next year if a draft plan presented to the borough assembly Thursday night is approved. During a regular work session, borough finance director Karl Short told the assembly that the borough-assessed tax rate could fall from 9.03 mills to 8.75 mills without affecting borough revenue. Rising real estate values mean current tax rates would generate “$316,000 more in prop...
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Legislation causes parking enforcement problem
Police officers in Kodiak are no longer allowed to leave parking tickets on vehicle windshields. A statewide law enforcement paperwork change that went into effect in April now requires Kodiak’s police officers to personally issue citations. APRN reported that a bill carried through the legislature three years ago by Rep. Mike Hawker is responsible for the change. While similar versions of the rule have been on th...
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Arlo Guthrie to perform on Tuesday
Folk music legend Arlo Guthrie will bring his voice and his guitar to the stage of the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium on Tuesday night. Guthrie, best known for songs like “Alice’s Restaurant” and “Coming into Los Angeles,” is doing a solo tour to honor the centennial year of his father, Woody Guthrie, which was 2012. His tour, “Here Comes the Kid,” celebrates the contributions his late father made to shape American f...
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Ferry service cancels more sailings to western Alaska
The “trusty Tusty” has seemed more like the “rusty Tusty” lately. On Friday, the Alaska Marine Highway announced it has canceled all June sailings for the ferry Tustumena, which has been drydocked in Seward since the fall. The cancelations affect hundreds of passengers who had booked trips to Kodiak, but the state’s announcement is worse news for Kodiak’s rural communities and those along the Alaska Peninsula who ...
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City council OKs pay hikes for public employees
If you're a city employee, you're smiling today. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council voted unanimously in favor of a new public employee pay scale that includes raises and benefit increases, bringing the city up to market averages for pay. "This puts us in a much better position, and it's still reasonable, and I do believe it's a sustainable increase," said city manager Aimee Kniaziowski. The new pay scale ...
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Push is on to bring state’s best track athletes to Kodiak
Kodiak High School track coach Marcus Dunbar has planned a meet that will bring the best track athletes in Alaska together, but the planning is the easy part. He now needs $30,000 to get the teams to Kodiak. The Brian Young Invitational Track and Field Meet will be held on the city’s new track on May 24-25 during Crab Fest. Dunbar came up with the idea for the meet after Brian Young, a strong supporter of Kodiak t...
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