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Superintendent faces emotional group in Q&A session
Kodiak Island School District superintendent Stewart McDonald faced a civil but emotional group of more than 50 parents and teachers, Tuesday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium choral pod. The question and answer session brought out repeated talk of low morale among district employees and frustration about communication with the school board and administration. McDonald appeared receptive to complaints, countering...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear wounded after raiding chicken coop
A bear raiding a chicken coop in the Woodland Acres subdivision was shot and wounded late Monday evening. “It came into a chicken coop and one of the homeowners in the area shot it and the bear ran off and came back a little while later and (the homeowner) shot it again,” Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Nate Svoboda said. The bear fled the scene and Svoboda said fish and game and the Alaska W...
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Three elected to KEA board
Ron Acarregui, Clifford Ford and Cecil Ranney were elected to three-year terms on the Kodiak Electric Association Board of Directors, Monday at KEA’s annual membership meeting. According to a KEA release, the vote totals were 743 for Acarregui, 624 for Ford, 708 for Ranney and 586 for Ben Millstein. There were three open seats. On Tuesday, the board elected Cliff Davidson as chairman, Acarregui as vice chairman an...
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City may not look far for new harbormaster
City manager Aimée Kniaziowski hinted at the probable identity of Kodiak’s next harbormaster during a meeting of the Port and Harbors Advisory Board Tuesday. “I don’t anticipate having to recruit from outside,” she said. The city made an internal announcement seeking a successor to Marty Owen, who will retire May 10, and may advertise for outside applicants after Thursday. Owen said deputy harbormaster Lon White, ...
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Daquioag pleads guilty to sex abuse
Kodiak resident Michael Daquioag, 56, pled guilty on March 26 to sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, a class B felony. Alaska Superior Court Judge Steven Cole accepted the change of plea and set a sentencing date of Aug. 4. Daquioag faces a prison term of five to 15 years, according to court documents. He was ordered held in custody pending sentencing. Daquioag is well known as the leader of the Kodiak I...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drug bust largest in KPD history
The Kodiak Police Department arrested a suspected drug dealer who was staying at a hotel in downtown Kodiak on Saturday and seized about 25.3 ounces of methamphetamine and 1.8 ounces of high-grade heroin. Eric R. McDaniel, 44, was arraigned Sunday and was charged with second and third degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, felonies with possible maximum sentences of 20 and 10 years. According to a rel...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board adopts $51.25M budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education adopted a $51.25 million budget for fiscal year 2015 on Monday, even while the state Legislature continues to discuss what funding formula Alaska’s school districts will have to work with. “We’re still teetering between several possibilities,” superintendent Stewart McDonald said, calling the unusually drawn-out process “not ideal.” The Senate passed its...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge rejects 5 witnesses in Coast Guard murder trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal judge on Monday rejected five witnesses in the Coast Guard double homicide case on Kodiak Island, ruling that defense attorneys had not established that their testimony was relevant. One witness appeared in handcuffs after authorities say he tried to carry a handgun past the security checkpoint at the Anchorage federal building. All five spoke outside the presence of the jury about Jason...
Apr 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard rescues 3 after wave knocks Copacabana
The Coast Guard said on Monday it was completing a mission to medevac three injured seamen off of a cargo ship some 300 miles south of Kodiak after being pummeled by a large wave in high seas. Three men on the Liberian-flagged cargo vessel Copacabana were out on deck at the time of the impact, receiving multiple injuries to their legs and arms, while one man also had facial injuries. “At the time when the event wa...
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Walker ready to challenge Gov. Parnell as an independent
After his 2010 Republican Party primary challenge of Gov. Sean Parnell failed, attorney and former Valdez Mayor Bill Walker decided to bypass that stage in 2014 and run as an independent for the state’s top job. “It’s a better fit for me,” Walker said while in Kodiak Friday. “I can fix Alaska much better if I’m not attached to one party or another.” Walker criticized the incumbent for failing to meet with Presiden...
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