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City council members stipends increase
The Kodiak’s city mayor and city council members will receive higher stipends for their work under an ordinance passed during the council’s regular meeting Thursday. At the revised rate city council members will get $400 per month and the mayor will get $500 per month, doubling the previous rates. The new rates go into effect Nov. 1, after the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 7. Only the terms of council member...
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Rocket complex still off limits
Civilian agencies still do not have access to the Kodiak Island site of an accident where a rocket carrying an experimental Army weapon delivery system exploded shortly after liftoff on Aug. 25. “We’ve been working with the Army there,” Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation program specialist Jade Gamble said. So far that work has taken place by teleconference, she said. ADEC personnel will visit the sit...
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Wells ordered to pay $1.4 million - Civil suit awaits trial date
Convicted murderer James. M. Wells has been ordered to pay $1,483,475 to the estates of victims Richard Belisle and James Hopkins. Federal Judge Ralph Beistline handed down the order after a restitution hearing Wednesday in the District of Alaska Court. Wells was convicted in April of the 2012 killing of Belisle and Hopkins, his coworkers at the U.S. Coast Guard Communication Station Kodiak. Restitution of $770,47...
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Bears look to end skid against Stars
One team is playing its first Northern Lights Conference game of the season, while the other team is playing its last. Talk about an unbalanced schedule. That is the scenario Saturday when Kodiak’s football team finishes NLC play by hosting top-ranked Soldotna — playing in its first NLC game — at 2 p.m. at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “I’m not happy about a lot of things with how the schedule was put together, but y...
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NOAA ship under way to Seward
A research ship that spilled diesel fuel into Womens Bay around noon Tuesday got under way on Thursday, headed to Seward for repairs. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier had refueled at the Coast Guard fuel pier and had moved to the nearby cargo pier when the spill was noticed, according to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation program specialist Jade Gamble. Absorbent boom...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cimiyuq - Cilrayuk - Dragonfly
Cilrayuk - Dragonfly Cilrayuk alingtaakait. - They used to be afraid of the dragonfly. Did you know that Alaska has an official insect? In 1995, the state’s school children awarded the dragonfly this special honor. The four-spotted skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata) took the prize. Like the other 30 species of dragonflies in Alaska, this insect can eat up to 600 flies or mosquitos a day and it is a spectacular fli...
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Playbook: Sept. 12
Friday, Sept. 12 Cross Country: Kodiak at the Frank Dieckgraeff Invitational at Seward High School. Junior varsity girls, 2 p.m.; JV boys, 2:45 p.m; varsity girls, 3:30 p.m.; varsity boys, 4:15 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Homer at the Kodiak Community Pool, 5 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 Football: Kodiak vs....
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 12
Aug. 11 • At 12:16 a.m., a caller reported loud music coming from a house on Larch Street. • At 3:03 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Shelikof Street. • At 8:02 a.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Mission Road. • At 11:50 a.m., an officer found a bike. The bike was placed into evidence for safekeeping. • Around 12:10 p.m., five bar checks were conducted downtown. • 12:49 p.m., a driver on Mill Bay Ro...
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Parks and Rec: Sept. 12-19
Joe Floyd Track and Field and Baranof Field — the baseball field — are state of the art facilities. With such outstanding facilities comes a responsibility to maintain and protect the investment of the City of Kodiak and Community. These rules and regulations are set in place to increase the lifespan of our facilities. Below are the rules and regulations in which the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation will be req...
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Prep picks: Picking is for the dogs
I’m about ready to give this space to my dog Gizmo — he might actually do better at picking high school football games than me. Gizmo is a 3-year-old Japanese Chin who sits at home all day watching sports. Some days I leave the television on the MLB Network, while other days I spoil him with ESPN. On the ESPN days he greets me at the door with a doggie toy in his mouth. He hasn’t quite got the concept of football,...
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