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Drillers test the ground for new Pier 3
For the past two weeks, the landing craft Polar Bear has been moving cautiously around Pier 3 as hosts drillers punch holes into the seafloor below. Samples taken from those holes will be analyzed in an Anchorage lab, and the results will determine key aspects of the design of a new multimillion-dollar Pier 3. “This is probably pretty much one of the last physical visible things on site that will occur prior to mo...
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Salmon Camp program feels the pinch
Salmon Camp at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge has been gutted by federal budget cuts, but the popular summer kids program isn’t the only thing feeling the knife this year. From bear biology to basic maintenance, almost every area of refuge operations has been affected by a 5.1 percent budget cut at Kodiak’s neighborhood wildlife refuge. Another 2 percent cut could be coming down the road, but even without tha...
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Kodiak College sociology class and Renaissance fair team up for food drive
A Renaissance fair and a college sociology class decide to work together. This isn’t the setup to a joke — it’s how two wildly different Kodiak groups came together to collect food for local food banks. Brendan Doyle fights with swords in his spare time, but he also studies at Kodiak College, where he’s a student in Thia Falcone’s sociology course. That class focuses on problems and how to fix them. “We’re studyin...
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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 ...
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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...
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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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