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Tsunami Preparedness Week is this week
This week is National Tsunami Preparedness Week, and local emergency planning officials are reminding people to be prepared for the next big wave. “It’s a week to give more attention to being prepared for tsunamis for those folks that live in a tsunami zone,” said Kodiak Fire Department chief Rome Kamai. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Alaska Broadc...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak snowfall close to average
Sunday’s snowstorm dumped half a foot of snow on Kodiak, but according to long-term averages, it’s nothing but normal. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service Station at Kodiak State Airport, 2.1 inches of snow fell before midnight Saturday night. On Sunday, as snow continued off and on through the day, another 4.2 inches were recorded, generating a storm total of 6.3 inches. Kodiak’s snow ...
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Generator fire highlights Ouzinkie’s power problems
A generator fire left the city of Ouzinkie without power for a day. The fire started around 8 p.m. Thursday when the city’s main diesel generator caught fire. “Basically our main generator caught fire and it looks like it’s completely destroyed,” Ouzinkie mayor and assistant fire chief Dan Clarion said Friday afternoon. Ouzinkie’s fire chief was out of town, but the city’s volunteer firefighters jumped into action...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Landfill project needs $4.7 million more
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has approved a new budget for the borough’s landfill expansion project, but the project needs almost $5 million more. In a brief meeting Thursday night, the borough assembly signed off the first reading of modified budgets for the landfill and the new borough-owned nursing home now under construction. The vote will be followed by a second in early April and is largely a formality...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Few attend runway extension project meeting
In 2007, Kodiak residents loudly protested a plan to extend Kodiak State Airport toward the mouth of the Buskin River. On Thursday evening, with the plan modified to avoid the Buskin, only a half-dozen people showed up to a new meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration. “It’s a remarkable improvement over the first meeting that we had,” said Pat Holmes, one of a handful of Kodiakans who testified in the Kod...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman sentenced in Trident Seafoods embezzlement
A second woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in a scheme that embezzled almost $500,000 from Trident Seafoods. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney Karen Leoffler announced in a press release that Anne Wilson, 31, of Kent, Wash. was sentenced to 16 months in prison for two counts of wire fraud by U.S. District Court judge Ralph Beistline. Wilson cashed 28 checks totaling $289,660. Wilson was one of five people f...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police, Troopers and ADF&G kill bothersome bear that wandered near school
Alaska State Troopers, Kodiak police and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game killed a 4-year-old grizzly sow Thursday morning on Larch Street, ending a week of close encounters in the city of Kodiak. While the shooting is a tragedy for bear-lovers, bear experts and law enforcement said it was unavoidable after the animal lingered near Main Elementary and refused to budge from some of Kodiak’s most densely popul...
Mar 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man accused of pointing a gun at people and shooting at an unoccupied vehicle
A Kodiak man is accused of pointing a gun at two people and shooting an unoccupied vehicle. Marcus Goelz, 30, faces one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony), two counts of fourth-degree weapons misconduct (class A misdemeanors) and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief for property damage (a class A misdemeanor). According to court documents, a fight occurred at the Fir Terrace Apartments just a...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Akhiok still searching for fixes to water and sewer woes
When people in Akhiok want a glass of water, it’s not as simple as turning on the faucet and filling a glass. Akhiok’s water treatment system doesn’t meet any of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory drinking water requirements, which means filling a glass involves a trip to the stove or a flight to Kodiak for bottled water. “People are upset with it,” said Dan McCoy, vice-mayor of Akhiok and supervisor...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sportfish hatchery looking to expand
The Pillar Creek fish hatchery plans to expand, but first it needs to downsize. On Wednesday night, the Kodiak Island Borough’s planning and zoning commission recommended approval of a land swap between the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association and the Kodiak Island Borough. Under the terms of the swap, KRAA — acting as an agent for the state-owned hatchery — will give up 19 acres of property to gain 2.61 acres ...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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