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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...
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Temperature is new driver of Kodiak power use
As more Kodiak residents switch from fuel oil to electric heat, the Kodiak Electric Association is seeing bigger swings in power use, KEA CEO Darron Scott told the cooperative's board of directors on Thursday. According to a report released Thursday, Kodiak power use is down 7.36 percent in the first three months of 2013 when compared with the same months in 2012. While electrical sales were below budget, the coop...
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stacy Studebaker releases new children's book about living in bear country
Kodiak resident Stacy Studebaker took an idea in hibernation for nearly two decades and turned it into a children’s book. Her inspiration for her latest book “Hey Bear Ho Bear,” which hit Kodiak bookshelves last week, came from a song her band Waterbound wrote twenty years ago. “Hey Bear Ho Bear” was a song on the band’s CD, “Alaska Animal Tales and Tunes.” “A lot of people know it and know the song,” she said. “W...
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Coast Guard rescues Fish and Game employee
Matthew Dias sang “99 bottles of beer” over and over again Monday night as he sat alone on a small grassy ledge 100 feet off the ground, waiting for help to come. When Dias, 35, left the Alaska Department of Fish and Game herring observer camp at Saltery Cove on Monday afternoon, he was just hoping to explore a neighboring cove. He told a coworker he was going for a hike and left the camp around 1 p.m. Dias walked...
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City to vote on employee pay hikes
The Kodiak City Council will decide tonight whether the city’s 120 full-time employees will see a little extra in their upcoming paychecks. On tonight’s city council agenda is the final vote for an overhaul of the city’s wage and job description tables. The new system is streamlined and more efficient than the existing structure, but it comes with a cost — $504,000 more per year to cover pay and benefit increases....
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard Auxiliary announces poster winners
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary honored twelve young artists from area schools during the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education meeting Monday, with Main Elementary School first grader Darlene Luzano earning the overall grand prize. The 2013 Kids Don’t Float poster contest sponsored by the Auxiliary’s Kodiak Flotilla garnered more than 180 entries from children in kindergarten through fifth grade...
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Chaplain stays on front lines
Navy Cmdr. Michael Williams, a chaplain from Kodiak, risks his life every day in Afghanistan. He doesn’t carry a rifle, but to Marines who need counseling or spiritual guidance, he’s a lifesaver. Williams is serving a one-year tour as an overseas chaplain for Regimental Combat Team 7 in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. This is Williams’ second overseas tour in a war zone — he served in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 — and ...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board passes thinner budget
Following four and a half months of debate and behind-the-scenes work, the Kodiak Island Borough School District has a budget for 2014. On Monday night, the school board unanimously approved a $48.7 million budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The budget is thinner than this year’s by more than $600,000 the result of cost-cutting measures that came in the wake of federal budget cuts. The budget is not yet final —...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KEA presents green energy success for Earth Day
On Earth Day, the Kodiak Electric Association turned in a report that would make even a Berkley environmentalist happy. At the cooperative's annual meeting, 250 Kodiak residents learned that 95.7 percent of their power over the previous year was generated from wind or water. That mark means Kodiak has met its long-term goal: generate 95 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. "The environment's ...
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two men found dead on Kodiak waterfront
Two men were found dead on separate boats in St. Paul and St. Herman harbors on Friday. Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said the cause of the deaths is unknown, but foul play is not suspected. “There was no obvious indication of foul play, and beyond that we really don’t know enough to say,” he said. Police said 44-year-old David Babarovich was found dead on the fishing vessel Alaska Patriot at 2:22 a.m. Friday in ...
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