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Borough assembly says farewell to mayor Jerome Selby after 35 years of service
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and a crowd of well-wishers said farewell to borough mayor Jerome Selby on Thursday night as he ended almost 25 years of service to the Kodiak Island Borough. "I wish you all well to serve the people of the Kodiak Island borough, and remember, we are here to serve and not to be served," Selby told incoming Mayor Jerrol Friend and new assemblyman Frank Peterson Jr. after summarizi...
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Woman receives two years in forgery case
A Kodiak woman accused of stealing more than $46,000 by writing forged checks has been sentenced to two years in prison for second-degree theft. Maria Drinkwine, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony, on Sept. 18. She was sentenced to 60 months in prison (36 months suspended) and was fined $10,000 ($10,000 suspended). Drinkwine was also ordered to pay restitution to the man she s...
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ADF&G cancels Tanner crab season
There will be no Kodiak Tanner crab season this year. Citing low levels of harvestable crab, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game formally canceled the Tanner crab fisheries in the Kodiak, Chignik and South Peninsula districts for the first time since 2000. “We’ve seen a decline in legal-sized male crab, which is what the (quotas) are based off of,” said shellfish management biologist Mark Stichert. While Kodiak...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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KTUU and GCI temporarily resolve dispute
The deadline came, but the shutdown didn’t. This shutdown didn’t come from Washington, D.C., but from Anchorage, where NBC affiliate KTUU-TV and GCI have been locked in negotiations over carriage fees. Earlier this month, GCI threatened to stop broadcasting KTUU to Kodiak and eight other rural locations after midnight Wednesday morning. Both sides were prepared to stop broadcasting, but shortly after 1 a.m. Monday...
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Coast Guard sends helicopter to Cold Bay for winter
The Coast Guard is ready, even if the crab fishing fleet isn’t. On Monday, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew to Cold Bay to help area fishermen with emergency situations this winter. The Coast Guard uses forward operating locations to allow for faster response times to mariners in distress. Kodiak crews were deployed to Cordova and the Arctic over the summer during the busy f...
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State sues federal government to open refuges
The state of Alaska has sued the federal government to open Alaska’s wildlife refuges to hunters, fishermen and tourists. On Wednesday, state attorney general Michael Geraghty followed up on a promise by Gov. Sean Parnell: If the Department of the Interior didn’t reopen Alaskan refuges by the end of business Tuesday, the state would act. They didn’t, and the state did. Under 1980’s Alaska National Interest Lands C...
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Trees come down as city cemetery grows
On a grave decorated with flowers and a single pink flamingo, there was a small plaque: “Where gardens grow, God walks.” Until Monday, that grave and plaque were shaded by towering green spruce trees. No more. Tree-cutters have brought down most of the trees that dominated the northern half of the Kodiak City Cemetery, an effort that comes as the city of Kodiak attempts to open more space for graves on Hospital Hi...
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Man faces burglary, theft charges for taking carts of food from Safeway
A Kodiak man is accused of stealing more than $300 in groceries from Safeway by bagging them to make it look like he had paid for them. Danilo Camama, 59, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Saturday on one count of third-degree theft, two counts of second-degree criminal trespass, one count of fourth-degree theft and two counts of second-degree burglary. The burglary charges are class C felonies punishable ...
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Maple's commander is relieved of duty
The commander of the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple has been relieved from command after reports of trouble on board. On Monday, KCAW-FM in Sitka reported that Lt. Cmdr. Fred Seaton was reassigned to Air Station Sitka on Oct. 1 after the Coast Guard received reports of “poor command climate” aboard the cutter. Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow told KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz that he was not permitted to discuss t...
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Government shutdown crimps Alaska flyers
Some things can’t be fixed with a hammer and duct tape. When one of its planes suffered a mechanical mishap, Andrew Airways had a solution — lease another plane. Unfortunately for the Kodiak airline, the government shutdown did what nature couldn’t. One day before its new plane was certified to fly, the federal government shut down. “They initially looked at it in Anchorage, got it three-quarters of the way done …...
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