Borough may look for new attorney At a Thursday night work session, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed putting out a request for proposals for a new attorney.
The contract with Wohlforth, Johnson, Brecht, Cartledge & Brooking expires this year, and while it could possibly be renewed for three additional one-year extensions, the assembly has the choice to look at other options.
Assemblywoman Louise Stutes asked for the item to be put on ...
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Fish Factor: Research center studies crabs Did you know that red king crabs are cannibals and eat their babies, but blue king crabs do not? Or that deep water golden king crabs along the Aleutian Islands are almost indestructible and appear to resist the effects of ocean acidification?
Those are just a few of the secrets being revealed at the nation’s top king crab research lab in Kodiak. Scientists at the Near Island center handle the yearly Bering Sea k...
ComFish opens for business ComFish kicked off on Thursday, and event planners said the annual fishing trade show might be getting too big for its bowl.
This year’s show packs 43 booths into the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center, but the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event, says that wasn’t enough space for vendors interested in participating. The event draws attention from fishermen, vendors and industry organizations.
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Island Flavor: Near Island Coffee hits stride in Kodiak I suppose the mark of one’s maturity is how one adapts to change.
Things happen. Opportunity knocks. Challenges confront. External events, even positive ones, poke at our good nature.
I was thinking about my own reaction to change this week when a moving van delivered the last bits of my Colorado household to my new address in Kodiak.
“New” is a relative term. I’ve lived at this particular address since July 200...
Valley to run at Boston Marathon It’s never too late to start running.
Kodiak’s Howard Valley is proof of that.
Valley didn’t run his first mile before he was 60; it’s not like he didn’t try sooner, because he did.
“I tried before, but I couldn’t make it,” Valley said. “I used to live across from a track in Anchorage in my 20s and I tried a couple of times to make a run at four laps.”
Four laps is now just a warmup for Valley. The 64-year-old...
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Special ed takes biggest hit under school budget plan Budget cuts will mean 16 fewer teachers in Kodiak schools next year and seven fewer support staff, but those numbers don’t tell the whole story, said schools superintendent Stuart McDonald.
In a three-hour meeting Wednesday night, McDonald and other school administrators told teachers and parents that the district must make its programs fit its new, smaller staff list.
“There are so many pieces to this,” McDonald ...
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Parks and Rec: April 12-April 19 City of Kodiak
Parks and Recreation
April 12 – April 19 , 2013
Soccer Weather Hotline: Please call 486-8669 after 3 p.m. on the assigned game or practice day to receive field and weather updates for that day.
Schedule: Following is this week’s schedule; games are preceded by their time and field number. Everything is at Baranof Football Field.
Saturday, April 13
Practices at Baranof Football...
Coast Guard Blotter: April 12 April 11
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a boater from a 31-foot sailing vessel in the Gulf of Alaska.
The helicopter crew safely hoisted the man from the deck of the Etak, 200 miles northwest of Sitka, and transported him to Sitka to be met by emergency medical personnel. The boater activated his registered emergency position indicating radio beacon when his vessel lost powe...
Public Safety Blotter: April 12 Saturday, April 6
• At 12:10 a.m., a caller reported being woken up by neighbors playing loud music. Officers told the neighbors to turn the music down.
• At 1:35 a.m., a man received a citation for no brake lights.
• At 2:21 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way.
• At 2:32 a.m., a man left a property when an officer asked him to.
• At 10:44 a.m., an officer found an illegal campsite that was unoccupie...
In the Courts: April 12
One count of third-degree assault against Oscar Fajardo, 64, was dismissed April 9.
Christian Diesta, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree theft. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail (360 days suspended), and was fined $2,000 ($2,000 suspended). Diesta will be on probation for four years.
Caleb Sterns, 27, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 360 days...