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Former KHS football star takes over defense
The first time Kodiak High School’s football team made the playoffs and reached the small-school state championship game was in 2006. Ben Watkins was a star defensive player for that team, which ended up losing 28-20 to Soldotna in the title game and finished with a program-best 8-2 record. Ten y...
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State’s local health job may remain unfilled
The position of environmental health officer in Kodiak hasn’t been filled in nine months, and it could wind up a permanent victim of budget cuts. After the position became vacant in November 2015, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation tried to hire a new officer. “Despite multiple a...
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GUEST OPINION: ‘Pursue the idea’ language too vague
This past Thursday’s borough meeting was both pleasant and productive. A committee report by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center noted they completed their JCAHO (national hospital accreditation agency) evaluation and received both the highest rating and for the longest period before they mus...
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City may nix inspection ties with borough
A Kodiak City Council vote on termination of a memorandum of agreement between the city and the Kodiak Island Borough is scheduled for the council’s regular meeting tomorrow. Should the motion fail, the option will be off the table for a year. Currently, the city’s building department conducts in...
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Contractor suing KIB over costs for new high school
The company that built the new Kodiak High School is suing the Kodiak Island Borough over change orders the borough denied and problems with the plans. In a complaint filed in the Anchorage courthouse on July 29, Watterson Construction alleges they are owed $252,000 for denied claims of proposed ...
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Wait for state on pot regs, lawyer advises city
A lawyer advising the city of Kodiak on marijuana regulations recommended holding off on drafting city regulations until the state takes action on issues surrounding transportation to and from marijuana testing facilities. Under state law, any marijuana sold by a retail business would first need ...
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Alaska Science Forum: Flood control project saving Fairbanks heaps
MOOSE CREEK DAM — For the 13th consecutive day, four plates of steel in a framework of concrete have quietly saved Fairbanks. Heavy rains in the basin of the Chena River, the waterway that spawned Fairbanks, have swelled the river to where motorboats can’t squeeze beneath downtown bridges. Dam-te...
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FISH FACTOR: Sockeyes, pinks tell season story
Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: sockeyes save the day and colossal pinks. A larger than expected sockeye salmon catch that has topped 50 million will salvage a summer that has seen lackluster catches of other salmon species, notably, those hard-to-p...
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