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FBI asks Alaskans' help as it seeks Coast Guard murder weapon
The FBI has not been able to locate the weapon used in last month’s Coast Guard murders, and it is turning to the public for help. On Tuesday afternoon the Anchorage FBI and U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service announced they are looking for information about the transfer of specific guns connected to the April 12 double homicide the Coast Guard communication station. Investigators are looking for information fr...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Construction crews start on Pillar Mountain Road extension, first phase of wind project
When Brad Oliver woke up Saturday morning, he wasn’t smiling at the snow. The project manager for Kodiak Electric Association’s Pillar Mountain High Penetration Wind Project has a tight deadline, and the foot of flakes that fell at the summit of the mountain wasn’t helping matters. “We tried coming up here, but the visibility was just nothing,” he said Tuesday afternoon as heavy equipment growled in the background...
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Business spotlight: Adventures on the Ayakulik
Kodiak Island’s Ayakulik River is well known as a rearing ground for young bears. When Amy Fredette saw four cubs with a sow in 2010, she didn’t think anything of it beyond the family’s rarity. Most Kodiak bears have at most two cubs per year. “Twice in my 20 years I’ve seen that,” Fredette said. As the summer went on, Fredette encountered another bear family, one slightly older. That sow’s two cubs were in the ki...
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Friday deadline to comment on parking rules, B&B regulations and more
The deadline for public comments for the Kodiak Island Borough’s code revision project is quickly approaching. The 60-day public review and comment period closes Friday. The code revision project makes revisions to Title 16 Subdivision, Title 17 Zoning and Title 18 Borough Real Property, which dictate things like how many rooms a bed and breakfast can have and where livestock grazing is allowed. Two consultants fr...
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Kodiak Middle School hosts a rodeo on two wheels
On Saturday, young Kodiak bike riders including Krista Simpler and Hiromi Kageyama got lessons and maintenance tips as part of a “bike rodeo” at Kodiak Middle School. The rodeo was put on by Island Trails Network and Kodiak Safe Routes to Schools, which distributed helmets along with the advice. Members of the Alaska State Troopers and Bayside Fire Department volunteered their time, as did Kodiak Boy Scouts.
May 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drifting fly swatters slap Kodiak shores
Sports memorabilia is popular around the world, but most people don’t go to the beach to find it. During the past week, dozens of fly swatters bearing logos of collegiate and professional sports teams have washed up on Kodiak beaches, and beachcombers have set out to collect them. Kodiak resident Todd Anderson even created a page on Google Maps to track when and where the fly swatters are found, and the team logos...
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Chef Gil Turturici heads north to compete in Alaska seafood cookoff
Six of Alaska’s best chefs whipped up their finest seafood dishes Monday in Anchorage during the first Great Alaskan Seafood Cook-Off. And while he didn’t win, chef Gil Turturici of Kodiak’s Chart Room Restaurant can still count himself among the state’s best. The competition, hosted by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, took place in the train depot at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The winner,...
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Borough Assembly still undecided on schools funding
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will decide this week how much to fund area schools, but a work session last week provided little insight into how the assembly will act. In its budget proposal, the school district asked for the maximum local money allowed under state law. Early this year, the assembly indicated it was willing to give about $450,000 less. The borough has about $400,000 available in undesignated ...
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Gov. Parnell signs budget without vetoing Kodiak projects
Gov. Sean Parnell signed state budgets totaling $12.1 billion Monday after making $66.6 million in vetoes, the smallest cuts of his term and a figure he attributed to lawmakers sticking to a spending limit he had set. None of the vetoes came from projects designated for House District 36, which encompasses the Kodiak archipelago. The district will receive $132.4 million for dozens of projects, ranging from the Kod...
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Kodiak College honors 62 at Friday commencement
When Tristina Chya dropped out of high school at age 16 to have her second child and get married, attaining a GED seemed impossible. On May 11, nearly four years later, Chya received her GED in front of around 250 people at the Kodiak College graduation. “I feel like I actually accomplished something because my life has been on hold for so long, and I finally got something done,” Chya said. Chya was one of 15 Kodi...
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