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KIB lobbyist: Ask for cutters, fed refuge funds
In an update to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly on Thursday, Washington, D.C., lobbyist Brad Gilman told the assembly to consider sending a letter asking the Coast Guard command to base some of the new cutters now under construction in Kodiak. “What we would do is draft a letter to the commandant that kind of makes the case for why Kodiak has the capacity for national security cutters and offshore patrol cutter...
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Council to discuss consolidation
The Kodiak City Council has a full schedule for Tuesday’s work session, which includes discussions on borough and city government consolidation and the fate of a memorandum of agreement between the city and borough for building inspection services. Council will discuss an initiative that placed Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak government consolidation up for a public vote in the next election. Last week, t...
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Restored searchlight comes home to Kodiak
A World War II searchlight, lovingly researched and restored by state park volunteers arrived Thursday at the Kodiak Military History Museum. Retired machinist and tool-and-die maker Chuck Meitle and retired teacher Nancy Meitle have volunteered with Alaska State Parks for seven years and at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park in Kodiak for five. They found the searchlight in a field of searchlights in Oregon, ...
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Assembly asks voters whether to pursue consolidation
With a unanimous vote, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved submitting a question regarding consolidation to the borough voters at the upcoming election. Borough voters will see the question, “Should the Kodiak Island Borough pursue the idea of consolidating the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak into a single unit of government?” on the October 4 ballot. No one commented during the public hearing...
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Trailer park evictions hearings continue
Evictions hearings for some Jackson Mobile Home Park residents continued Thursday. Three residents appeared before the magistrate, who served as a master in the hearings. A master hears evidence and makes a recommendation to the judge based on that evidence. Another hearing was held July 19. In total, the court has heard 10 eviction proceedings since the May 2 mov- out deadline stated in a notice served to tenants...
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In the Courts: Aug. 5
Jennifer Laurel Christian, 25, pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance IV. She was sentenced to 180 days jail with 150 days suspended. She is on probation five years. James H. Smith 3rd pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to jail five years with three years suspended and fined $5,000 with $2,500 suspended. He will be on probation five years.
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Refuge marks 75 years since FDR signed
As we sit quietly on a grassy slope overlooking the river, a wildlife drama unfolds below. A mother bear with two cubs scampers up to a safe perch, nose twitching and eyes narrowed. Another mother bear approaches the water, her cubs rollicking along behind, intent on the smell of a thousand migrating salmon. Across the river, a large female bear snorkels, putting her face under water and waiting for the perfect mo...
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Assembly postpones contract for Chiniak seedlings
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly postponed the $120,000 purchase of seedlings for replanting borough-owned land in Chiniak. Borough manager Michael Powers told the assembly at their Thursday meeting that additional review time was needed. “The contract just came back in last night, and we did not get that out to you,” Powers said. “Accordingly, we did have some changes by the attorney, and we would like to recom...
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TAPESTRY: Potters lose boat, still have life and ambition
Engulfed by the eerie, watery silence, Corey Potter was confronted with the possibility that he and other crewmen would never make it to the rescue boat that was within 100 yards of their reach. Just moments ago Corey was in the wheelhouse of his boat, the Ambition. His mind was going a million miles a minute, flooded with a million questions. How can we keep everybody safe and save the boat? How long do I stay on...
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Teeing Off: An end to the season
I’m back. You probably didn’t even realize I was gone. Kudos to Drew Herman for doing such a bang-up job while I played taxi driver to 11 teenage baseball players in Anchorage. I’m now ready for a vacation to recoup from vacation. The dogs — Gizmo and Pepper Jack — certainly knew I was gone. They missed their extended walks during the 10 days I was out-of-town finishing up the American Legion baseball season. This...
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