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Debate on retroactive pay hike postponed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has stalled an ordinance calling for retroactive pay hikes and other compensation and personnel-related issues for borough employees pending further review. The three-part proposal, calling for adopting and implementing a new employee classification and compensation plan, revising the borough’s personnel manual and updating position descriptions was introduced at the assembly on ...
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Thomet zooms into new season
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet zoomed into the 2014 track and field season with a career-best time in the 3,200-meters at the Big C Relays at the Dome in Anchorage. The junior clocked a 9-minute, 9.96-second time to win Friday’s eight-lap event by 40 seconds. Thomet’s previous-best time was 9:11.30. Thomet, last year’s 1,600 and 3,200 state champion, joined forces with Levi Fried, Andrew Caballa and Anthony Rubina to claim ...
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Assembly OKs land sales
Sighs of controlled elation and relief punctuated the air Thursday as the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a much-sought land sale. “All right -- we have a land sale!” Borough Mayor Jerrol Friend proclaimed after a truncated assembly voted 5-0 to approve the proposal, with a few alterations. The assembly overcame restrictive language on one tract and took a few lots off the auction block because of sewer issu...
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Student backs Farm to School program
My name is Dylan Wallace and I am 16. I am a youth delegate for Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA). The Farm to school Program budget item under this legislature’s consideration needs to be approved because it provides the opportunity for children to learn about farming and creates a healthy future for generations to come. The program provides grants to Alaskan schools to visit farms and learn about wher...
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Garden Gate: Take care removing mulch
It’s spring and as the sap is rising in the garden and in gardener. This is the time to resist the mounting feeling of panic. When spring arrives, you can feel like the plate is already full. Don’t let thoughts like, “What happened to getting the winter projects done?” and “There’s so much to do before summer!” invade your peace of mind. Take a deep breath, pour a cup of tea and relax. Today I’ll share a few tips ...
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Hazmat crews converge on Kodiak
If you walked near St. Paul Harbor on Thursday, you might have noticed crews in white spacesuit-like outfits disposing of an unknown powder from a devastated chemicals lab. Orange no-go barriers warned onlookers that a disaster was present. Nearby a human form was lying on the ground in front of several downed drums marked “POISON” while crews struggled to contain the spilled liquid. There was no certainty about w...
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Kodiak baseball opens season with four games against Chugiak
Second-year coach James Arnold is counting on experience to carry Kodiak High’s baseball team through the season. He has a bundle of experienced players to lean on. The Bears return eight starters from last year’s squad that finished fifth in the state with an 11-5 record. “I’m just really excited, not so much for myself, but for the players,” Arnold said. “We have a really experienced group.” Returning starters a...
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Ouzinkie dam suffers serious damage
A new breach in Ouzinkie’s Mahoona Lake dam has officials scrambling to get work started earlier than planned on a replacement. The dam the Spruce Island village depends on for power and drinking water suffered serious damage in late March following heavy rains. Ouzinkie Mayor Dan Clarion said the reservoir was drained to relieve pressure. “We’re forced to run our big generators,” he said. “It’s pretty expensive.”...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 4
Tuesday, April 1 • At 12:04 a.m., a male on Thorsheim Street was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 12:31 a.m., a male on Thorsheim Street was arrested for a bench warrant. • At 2:14 p.m., a caller reported a parking offense on Shelikof Street; all vehicles were moved by their owners. • At 4:34 p.m., officers were unable to locate a driver in a hit and run accident on Mill Bay Road. • At 7:06 p.m.,...
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Pro-Build bowling tourney is Sunday
The island’s most anticipated — and lucrative — bowling tournament is Sunday. The fourth Pro-Build Championship Tournament begins at 11 a.m. at Tropic Lanes. The tournament showcases a pair of oil patterns used on the Professional Bowlers Association tour, which offer more of a challenge than league oil patterns do. The bowler who best figures out the lanes will capture a first-place prize of $1,000, although that...
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