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Demolished home still causing issues
The house is gone, but problems remain. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council voted unanimously to place a lien on 1118 Mission Road, former site of a condemned home the city demolished last fall. According to city records, more than $27,000 in taxpayer money was spent demolishing a home considered dangerous as far back as 2001. During the meeting, owner Dolores Padilla-Kairaiuak testified by phone from Ancho...
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Observer program leaders say first year was successful
Spectators observed a calm scene Thursday morning as fishermen and fisheries managers met to discuss the progress of the new federal fisheries observer program. The tone of the meeting was a far cry to contentious debates that preceded implementation of the program last year. “Overall, it looks like the fishermen and the agency seem to be working pretty well together,” said city councilman and Terry Haines, who at...
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KIVC takes team to Anchorage
The nine ladies on the Kodiak Island Volleyball Club team traveling to Anchorage this weekend have become expert bakers. The group organized numerous bake sales to pay their way to Saturday’s tournament put on by the Midnight Sun Volleyball Club. “Some of them are getting there,” coach Merissa Koller-Williams said about her team’s cooking skills. Kodiak is the only squad flying to the competition, as the field inc...
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Kodiak unlikely to join suit over mandated school funding
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is suing the state over mandated school funding, but Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members say Kodiak is unlikely to join the fight. The Ketchikan Daily News reported that on Monday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough filed a lawsuit against the state over required school funding. Alaska requires organized boroughs to provide set portion of property tax funds collected to the local school...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Alphabet
Aapit; Aapitniiq – Alphabet Nutaan Alutiit aapit liitapet. – Now we are learning the Alutiiq alphabet. An alphabet is a system of characters used to represent the sounds in a language. By seeing a character, a reader can reproduce a sound without hearing it. In essence, alphabets store sounds. There are different kinds of alphabets. English speakers use the Latin alphabet, a phonemic alphabet that represents sound...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 17
Talent competition tonight Kodiak Idol, a contest featuring high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for adults. Admission prices will be cut in half for people who also bring two canned food items each. Volunteering in Bhutan Paul Zimmer presents a lecture on his trip to the Himalayan nation of Bhutan at 7 p.m. tonight at Kodiak C...
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Kodiak wrestlers prepares for final regular-season meet
A week after claiming the Robin Hervey Tournament title, Kodiak’s wrestling team puts their winning streak on the line at the Glen Vandergaw Invitational in Anchorage. This is Kodiak’s final regular-season tournament. The Northern Lights Conference Championships begin Jan. 31. “We are looking to finalize our technique. Our technique should be coming to where we are confident and comfortable with it,” Kodiak coach ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 17
Wednesday, Jan. 15 • At 2:28 a.m., officers made sure a drunken man got home safely. • At 6:07 a.m., a man left a Mill Bay Road property when an officer asked him to. • At 9:59 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle had been on his property for almost a week. It was private property. Officers said they would try to contact the registered owner. • At 11:25 a.m., a woman came into the station with a fraudulent email she ...
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Trouble at home leads to trouble in court
A Kodiak man is facing felony a felony criminal mischief charges for allegedly destroying more than $1,000 of property in a woman’s home. Brian Dougherty, 29, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Monday, for one count of third-degree criminal mischief, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. According to court documents, on Sunday, a woman called 911 to report a case of dom...
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Berean youth pastor teaches kids Christian apologetics
A lot of church kids lose their religion when they get out into the world, says Berean Baptist Church youth pastor Juston Lantrip. With that in mind, Lantrip is teaching courses in apologetics — using rational argument and information to preserve the faith. The message Lantrip hopes will be embedded in the hearts and minds? “The Gospel is completely and utterly sufficient,” he said. “People try to add all sorts of...
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