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Quick decision needed for replanting in Chiniak
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is considering options for what to do with borough-owned land in Chiniak after logging of the burned parcel ends. Resource manager Duane Dvorak said the borough budgeted $315,000 out of the expected proceeds of the timber sale for reforestation. He said the borough needs to take action to reforest next year, and trees must be ordered a year in advance for fall or spring planting....
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City voters will decide on unionization
A petition to place city employee unionization on the municipal ballot has been certified by the Kodiak city clerk. City employees are currently prohibited from unionizing for the purpose of collective bargaining under a 1988 municipal ordinance exempting Kodiak from Alaska’s Public Employment Relations Act, which asserts the right of collective bargaining for public employees. On May 31, city employees began circ...
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Injured girl in serious condition
The girl who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday is in serious condition at a Washington hospital, University of Washington Medicine media relations representative Brian Donohue said Monday. Independent sources reported one of the girl’s hands was severed in the accident. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, “The ATV landed on the driver’s left arm causing major injuries.” The driver was ...
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Police Blotter 7/19/2106
May 20 At 1:06 a.m., police received a report of a neighboring residence in the 300 block of Marine Way playing loud music. Patrolling officers were advised. At 8:42 a.m., a person in the 3000 block of Mill Bay Road reported items stolen from their vehicle. It’s under investigation. At 9:07 a.m., a person in the 500 block of Alimaq Drive reported things were stolen from his vehicle. They wanted it logged for insur...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Changing tactics to keep up with ocean
For most of my 40 years on Kodiak, great halibut fishing was almost a sure thing, with lots of fish and big fish if you wanted them. With the decline in halibut populations throughout their range in recent years, that has all changed. You have to work harder and longer for your halibut, and get acquainted with new locations when old hot spots sputter or fail. Last year was downright rotten. Sure, you could catch h...
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Births 7-19-2016
Julia Boado Bungay was born at 1:25 p.m. on July 9, 2016, to Welfred and Rhodora Bungay. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at the U.S. Postal Service, and the baby’s father works at Petro Marine Services. Also welcoming him to the family are Nathan James and Welfred Bungay Jr. Grandparents are Os...
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Another record
Sunset paints the sky over Island Lake Road, Saturday. On Sunday, Kodiak was the warmest it has ever been on July 17, according to the National Weather Service. At 78 degrees Fahrenheit, the high temperature bested by a solid margin the old record of 75 set in 1979. This is the second daily heat record Kodiak has broken this summer. The first was on June 8, at 72 degrees.
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Serious injury on Chiniak Highway
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 17-year-old girl injured while operating a four-wheeler near Mile 37 on the Chiniak Highway, Sunday, according to the Coast Guard. An independent source reported one of the victim’s hands was severed. Three other passengers were less seriously injured. The Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced the ATV rider and transferred her to awaiting emerg...
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A night at the races
The victory lap was the only thing that was able to stop Craig DeHart Satur1day at the Kodiak Island Raceway. After picking up the 25-lap hobby stock main event, DeHart, while driving in reverse, crashed into the Turn 3 guardrail on his victory lap. His No. 77 car came to rest alongside an oversize tire used as a barrier. The car stayed there and almost took a beating during the two-car demolition derby that follo...
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Borough reopens nonprofit funding
After an hour and a half of public comment in which 26 nonprofit leaders, members and supporters spoke, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly directed staff to open the nonprofit funding application and try to find extra funds to mitigate a 40 percent cut. Kicking off the discussion, assembly member Larry LeDoux pushed for finding extra funds somewhere in the budget after saying he made a mistake when he supported th...
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