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Kodiak businesses volunteer for Sitka’s Prom Princess program
Three Kodiak women played fairy godmother to students at a boarding school in Sitka by turning the girls into princesses for prom. Deb Eggemeyer of Deb’s Nails and Tans, Emily Salter of Emily’s Alterations and Designs and Summer Wood of Summer’s Spray Tans traveled to Sitka in late March to volunteer with the Prom Princess program. The program was started in 2009 by Terri Bogren of Alaska Airlines in an effort to ...
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Road service areas debate contracts
If words were tangible things, there would be no lack of paving material for the 2.48 miles of road in the Monashka Bay Road Service Area. For the past month, that service area and others outside Kodiak city limits have been caught in a debate over contracts. For the first time in almost 30 years, Road Service Area No. 1 — the largest of Kodiak's suburban road maintenance districts — is redrawing its contract and ...
Apr 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard will pick up derelict dock
The derelict dock beached on Zaimka Island will be moved on Wednesday if all goes to plan. Coast Guard Base Kodiak announced on Monday that it would develop a plan to remove the derelict dock, which is on Coast Guard property. “The Coast Guard endeavors to be a good steward of federal lands and a good neighbor to the borough and other land owners in the region,” said Capt. Jerald Woloszynski, commanding officer of...
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Man will serve six months for third-degree assault
A Kodiak man will serve six months in prison after pleading guilty to third-degree assault. Walter Hok, 34, was sentenced to 24 months in prison (18 months suspended), and was fined $3,500 ($2,000 suspended) for one count of third-degree assault. Hok fired six rounds from a semiautomatic handgun in a home during a domestic dispute, scaring a woman inside the home. When police arrived on scene, they found Hok intox...
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Assemblyman defends self against allegations of financial rule-breaking
Kodiak Island Borough assemblyman Mel Stephens defended himself before the Alaska Public Offices Commission on Monday, saying a complaint against him by borough Mayor Jerome Selby is groundless. “I think that’s just absurd,” Stephens said about claims that he concealed payments for a case in which he represented a Kodiak woman in her lawsuit against the Kodiak Island Borough. While commission staff have agreed wit...
Apr 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Jail houses record number of inmates
The Kodiak Jail reached a record capacity of 26 inmates on Thursday. By Friday, the number had dropped to 24 inmates, but the jail was still over its maximum capacity. “We had 26 in there and I think that’s the largest number we’ve ever held, certainly in the new jail,” Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said. The Kodiak Jail has enough beds to accommodate 22 adults, and anything more is considered to be over capacity...
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Woman accused of stabbing husband with kitchen knife
A woman in Kodiak allegedly stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife after she found nude pictures of another woman on his phone. Ariana Miller, 29, faces one count of first-degree assault (a class A felony) and one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony). The class A felony is punishable by a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison, and the class C felony is punishable by up to five years in prison....
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On volcano observatory’s 25th birthday, fears of budget trouble
The Alaska Volcano Observatory celebrated its 25th anniversary on Monday with cake — but no candles. After all, there’s a budget crunch. The agency that keeps a wary eye on the state’s volcanoes is heavily reliant upon funding from the federal government, but that money is hard to come by in an era of steep budget cuts. The University of Alaska, which operates the observatory with the U.S. Geological Survey and th...
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Kodiak College opens renovated student services office
Kodiak College’s student services office has a new look designed to make the office stand out to new students looking for help. The new look is the result of a six-month renovation project on the 2,200-square-foot first floor of Campus Center. The college has a new student services center that includes three offices and a reception area. College director Barbara Bolson said the upgrades were necessary because peop...
Apr 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renewable power project’s budget is in the green
After years of work, Kodiak Electric Association’s grand renewable energy effort is scheduled to wrap up this summer — right on budget. According to records presented Thursday to KEA’s board of directors, the Pillar Mountain High Penetration Wind Project will end up with a cost of $38.9 million, only 0.37 percent over budget. Making matters better for Kodiak residents, better-than-expected interest rates and extra...
Apr 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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