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Woman threatens man with knife
A Kodiak woman faces a felony assault charge for allegedly threatening a man with a knife. Melody Christiansen, 45, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Monday for one count of third-degree assault, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum $10,000 fine upon conviction. According to court documents, the Kodiak Police Department was dispatched just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday to an apart...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mountain goat season opens today
Mountain goat season opens today, but as hunters head into Kodiak’s hills, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking them to imitate Santa and check twice. This summer, ADF&G and the US Fish and Wildlife Service attached bright orange radio and GPS collars to 15 goats scattered across the island. The collars will track the goats and help biologists determine their range and what areas they prefer. “The firs...
Aug 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cause of fish plant fire unknown
Investigators are still working to determine the cause of a Friday fire at the Kodiak Fishmeal Company plant. The Kodiak Fire Department was dispatched just before 1 p.m. Friday, to the plant in Gibson Cove for a report of a fire in a hopper unit. The hopper unit is a large piece of equipment that turns fish bones into a powder. The product is then transferred to a dryer unit where it goes through other processes....
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Kodiak Police Department announces promotions
The Kodiak Police Department promoted four from within department ranks Monday, with three people moving up to sergeant and one sergeant moving to lieutenant. Earlier this summer the department lost four members, who all held leadership roles and served 20 years or more with the department, to retirement. Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said the department searched for candidates internally first, where he found ca...
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Election candidates announced, borough will see new mayor
The Kodiak Island Borough will have a new mayor after the municipal elections on Oct. 1. Thursday was the final day for candidates to sign up to run for open seats on the Kodiak City Council, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, Kodiak school board and service area seats, and borough Mayor Jerome Selby’s name was not on the list. Selby decided not to file for reelection after serving in the role for 24 years, but plans...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Project wants to know why you love salmon
A Kodiak woman is leading a study to find out why Alaskans love salmon. The Salmon Project, still in an exploratory phase, aims to find out about the deep connections Alaskans have with wild salmon. “We wanted to understand how it relates to people’s lives and what values were associated with salmon fishing, salmon viewing or salmon eating,” project organizer Erin Harrington said. Harrington is leading the investi...
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Navigation lesson for Kodiak High School

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Voters will pick contract conflict rules
A proposition on the Oct. 1 election ballot will take conflict of interest rules to the voters. The question asks borough voters whether Proposition No. 1, an ordinance regarding conflict of interest, should be added to the borough code. The ordinance would add a new section that begins: “Simultaneous employment or personal service contracts by mayor and assembly members prohibited.” The ordinance goes on to say t...
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough rejects computer contract
An incensed Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously rejected a $979,000 sole-source contract with a Palmer company for computer hardware to be used in the Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project. "The problem is that it's horrible pricing," declared assemblyman Aaron Griffin in an impassioned speech. The $979,000 contract would represent almost half the high school project's $2 million budget for fu...
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City's sales tax reaches into borough
As a small business owner, Judi Kidder is used to paying taxes. But when she audited her latest home phone bill, she found something unexpected — a sales tax. Kidder doesn’t live within city limits, but as she discovered after combing through years of bills, she’s been paying city sales taxes on each bill. “I’m going to raise merry hell,” she said after discovering the charge. Kidder isn’t alone. After posting her...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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