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School board discusses high school project
The Kodiak Island Borough will hold a sit-down meeting with bidders this Thursday as planning moves ahead rapidly for the Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project. The meeting, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., was one of the first items of discussion during Monday evening’s regularly scheduled school board meeting. Tony Yorba, the project’s architect, said high school planning remains on course. “From every ind...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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No reports of crab trouble from Kulluk
Three weeks after it ran aground near Sitkalidak Island, the drilling rig Kulluk is still moored in Kodiak waters with no timeline for removal. While Tanner crab fishing boats are now working near the Kulluk, moored in Kiliuda Bay, no conflicts have been reported to the unified command monitoring the rig. On Monday, ship tracking services showed the Kulluk surrounded by an entourage of nine ships. “There are calls...
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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IPHC talks halibut quotas
The International Pacific Halibut Commission opened its annual meeting on Monday with a new attitude of openness, but fishermen are likely to see the same old bad news when catch recommendations are approved later this week. Commissioners from Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48 are meeting in Victoria, BC to approve halibut quotas for 2013, but initial presentations given Monday continued to outline the case for a qu...
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Armed teachers may already be legal in Alaska
Since the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, debates have sprung up nationwide about the role of armed guards in schools. In Alaska, Rep. Bob Lynn, an Anchorage Republican, has proposed House Bill 55, which would allow school districts to permit teachers to carry firearms in the classroom. According to at least one interpretation of Alaska law, however, school district administrators already have that power. In Decem...
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber approves 2013 budget
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce approved its 2013 budget without much discussion during a noon meeting Monday. The chamber's 2013 budget estimates $578,900 in expenses and revenue, less than a 1 percent decrease from $582,200 in the 2012 budget. The $3,300 difference between the 2012 and 2013 budget was spread out across different areas of the budget. The majority of the chamber’s net income comes from gaming reven...
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stevens introduces bill to expand marine transportation board
A new bill in the Alaska Senate could give Kodiak a greater say in the advisory board that directs the Alaska Marine Highway System. On Friday, Sen. Gary Stevens introduced Senate Bill 24, which would expand the Alaska Marine Transportation Advisory Board to 12 members; the new seat would represent Southcentral Alaska including Homer, Kodiak, Seldovia and Kodiak’s rural communities. “It wouldn’t necessarily be a K...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Espresso broken into
A rash of business break-ins continued Sunday morning when an unidentified man smashed the rear window of Island Espresso on Mill Bay Road. Caught on surveillance cameras, the man turned himself into police less than eight hours later, after his picture was circulated on Facebook. “I did happen to see the post myself,” said Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai. “It was a pretty good image, and we had a good feeling that...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charges pile up against man in restaurant theft
More charges have piled up against a man linked to the Noodles Restaurant burglary. Casey Brennick, 22, was arraigned on nine felony charges in front of Kodiak district court judge Steve Cole on Friday. Brennick faces one count of second-degree burglary, four counts of second-degree theft, two counts of first-degree vehicle theft, one count of third-degree criminal mischief and one count of tampering with physical...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shell helps fly food to Larsen Bay
Royal Dutch Shell PLC continued to aid Kodiak’s rural communities by helping deliver food from the Kodiak Island Food Bank to Larsen Bay last week. Larsen Bay received around 1,200 pounds of food from the food bank on Friday. This is the second time Shell has helped deliver to one of Kodiak’s villages. The food bank’s director, Alex von Tsurikov, asked Shell earlier this month to deliver to Old Harbor because he k...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police arrest man for restaurant theft
The Kodiak Police Department arrested a Kodiak man on Thursday who is accused of being connected to the Noodles Restaurant theft. Casey Brennick, 22, faces one felony theft charge for possession of stolen property. On Monday morning, Noodles Restaurant reported someone broke into the building and stole two TVs, alcohol and a set of golf clubs. Two motorcycles from a trailer behind the building were also reported m...
Jan 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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