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Restitution, counseling ordered in $1,000 Kodiak domestic violence vandalism case
A Kodiak man was ordered last week to pay restitution and attend counseling for a domestic violence outburst that destroyed more than $1,000 in property including framed artwork a table and a front door. Brian A. Dougherty, 30, was sentenced Jan. 23 after pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief. Dougherty was charged in Jan. 2013 after a woman reported Dougherty was damaging her...
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Minor earthquake felt in Kodiak
A Magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon about 37 miles northeast of Kodiak, according to U.S. Geological Survey preliminary data. The temblor was reported at 12:20 p.m. and was 28 miles below the surface of the ocean. The epicenter was near Marmot Island. It was felt in Kodiak. There were no immediate reports of damage. The quake was the first felt in Kodiak City since Dec. 7, when a 5.5 temblor w...
Jan 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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At 30 percent mark, Kodiak High School project is on schedule
The man monitoring the Kodiak High School renovation project says construction is on budget and on time, but there are some signs of concern. "Completion for the project is still scheduled for Nov. 2015, and to date we have issued no change orders extending that deadline," said Bruce Walter of Wilson Engineering, which has been hired to oversee the project. Walter presented his report to the borough assembly durin...
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Kodiak man sentenced for 2011 parking lot rage
A Kodiak man has been sentenced to a 5 1/2-year jail term for fracturing bones in a man’s face following a 2011 argument about a midtown Kodiak parking spot. Noriel M. Carino, 32, was sentenced Jan. 3, following a 10-day trial last summer. The jury convicted him on charges of first, second and third-degree assault. It acquitted him on another first-degree assault charge. The assault followed an argument between th...
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Women’s show Saturday at convention center
The Kodiak Women’s show is back this year with new organizers. Booths from about 20 businesses are scheduled to set up Saturday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center for the third annual show. Nineteen businesses have confirmed reservations, and up to five more may show up. The event is billed as a show “put on by women, for women,” and includes goods and services including clothing, fitness, food and beauty prod...
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Gardeners discuss ideas for community plots
Gardening is hard. Building a garden is even harder. On Tuesday night, 17 Kodiak growers gathered at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to discuss plans for the city’s first community garden. “There’s a lot of excitement over this project,” said Joe Dinnocenzo, district manager of the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District, which is leading the garden project. Enthusiasm isn’t the only thing t...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young bear spotted near North Star Elementary
Students at North Star Elementary School are being warned to take precautions after a young adult bear was spotted near the school. According to a report filed with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the bear was seen Tuesday morning on Otmeloi Way. Students were given warning messages at school Wednesday and told to give them to their parents. The bear is believed to be the same one that has raided garbage c...
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Power projects miss the cutoff for state grants
There’s a downside to success. Last week, the Alaska Energy Authority named the best new renewable energy projects in Alaska. None were from Kodiak. AEA’s ratings are important because the Alaska Legislature uses them to prioritize state grants: The higher you are on AEA’s list, the better your chance to get state money. Without state money, local ratepayers shoulder more costs. Gov. Sean Parnell has proposed spen...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak schools face $2.5 million shortfall
Kodiak schools face another big budget shortfall. This year, the Kodiak Island Borough School District will be asked to balance a $2,458,000 gap between revenue and expenses. “It’s where we are right now,” schools finance director Lisa Pearce said Tuesday night. “We don’t know what we don’t know — there’s so many things that may come down the pike in terms of legislation.” At the start of 2013, the school district...
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For men’s hair, new shop offers a Twist
Jennifer Smith’s husband laughed when she came up with the name for her new barber shop. A twisted whisker, as it turns out, is something he’s all too familiar with. “He said anyone who has a beard or moustache knows all about it when they wake up in the morning,” Smith said. Smith, who has been in Kodiak since 1986, has operated the Coast Guard Base Kodiak barbershop and worked at Vizhunz salon, but Twisted Whisk...
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