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Tustumena passengers report stolen wallets, cash
Two passengers aboard the M/V Tustumena on Wednesday reported that their wallets and cash has been stolen from their purses while they were asleep in the forward observation deck of the ferry, the Alaska State Trooper said. The M/V Tustumena had left Homer and sailed to Kodiak through the night. Troopers received a call about the theft at around 2:12 a.m. The trooper report said a case worth about $700 was stolen ...
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing Trident worker found dead at Akutan
The body of a 30-year-old woman who worked for Trident Seafoods was found in Akutan a day after a village public safety officer reported her missing, the Alaska State Troopers said. No foul play was suspected, a trooper report said. Yuliana Zazueca, of Bakersfield, California, was reported missing on May 26 after she failed to report for work for her scheduled shift at Trident Seafoods. Trident employees and repre...
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Borough talks more plans with Jacksons
Kodiak Island Borough staff will be contacting the state of Alaska regarding potentially declaring an emergency about Kodiak residents who may become homeless when Jackson Mobile Home Park closes in May 2016. During the assembly’s work session on Thursday, assembly member Larry LeDoux pushed for the borough to hire a person to coordinate efforts to find a solution for the residents of Jacksons and potentially havi...
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Baranov Museum to record history of Kodiak’s West Side
During the next few months, the Baranov Museum will be documenting Kodiak’s history on the west side of the island through its new project, West Side Stories. The museum’s curator of collections, Anjuli Grantham, will travel throughout the West Side of the island with a photographer during summer to document the lives of the setnetters who live and work there. The idea for the project came from Grantham, who spent...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Expect more Kodiak construction this summer
The end of spring means the beginning of construction season in Alaska. But for Kodiak’s city and borough officials, four words define the season: roadwork and pothole repair. Within the city, Manager Aimée Kniaziowski said officials intend to continue rehabilitation efforts on Mill Bay Road, which is showing extreme wear and tear. Last summer, the city repaired the areas with the worst issues, milling down the hu...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wells Fargo unveils Kodiak mural
Wells Fargo officials unveil a new 6-foot-wide by 8-foot-high community mural at its downtown Kodiak branch. The mural celebrates Kodiak’s rich history and cultural diversity, depicting cannery workers from the 1940s, Alutiiq men engaged in starring, a salmon seiner and Kodiak’s designation as an official Coast Guard City. It is Wells Fargo’s first community mural in Kodiak and the ninth such mural installed in Al...
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Trail upgrades coming this summer
Work will be taking place on two Kodiak trails this summer in an effort to improve access and make them safer. The Island Lake Trail and Saltery Cove and Portage Bay trail will see improvements this summer. Island Trails Network is working on the improvements, which is paid for with a $200,000 state grant. “They’ve been out and have done their initial stock take of the trail and got some good plans,” said Neil Hor...
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writing class pitches inner voice
“Find your writing voice, or get your money back” the online writing class ad read. It was one year ago, and I had been casually scanning for distance-writing courses that could fit my schedule. My first thought upon reading this sales pitch was “I didn’t know I had or have a writing voice. Did I ever have one? What did it sound like? “Perhaps I saw  glimmers of my writing voice, but it was a very shy voice, which...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly OKs reduced school budget
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a budget presentation and approved an initial KIB School District funding with a reduction in funding. The school district had asked for $10.9 million, the same amount of funding as they had received last year. The assembly approved $10.32 million. Both amounts are based on the mill rate with one mill equaling $1.2 million in property tax, according to finance director K...
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Borough assembly amends mobile home tax code
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly amended code dealing with how mobile homes are taxed while delaying changes to boat tax. The assembly also approved a six-month extension to the borough manager’s contract. The mobile home real property tax code amendment originally clarified the definition of a mobile home and required mobile home park owners to provide the borough with a list of homeowners to help the borough i...
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