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City Council approves 6 percent cut in FY14 budget
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the city’s FY14 budget on Thursday night, approving a fiscal note that calls for a 6 percent cut in overall spending. While the $37 million budget is smaller than one approved last year, savings were balanced by rising costs, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. “The city, like everyone in the community, continues to face rising costs.” The city is expected to have the ...
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Kodiak man accused of rape now faces sexual assault charges for a second case
A Kodiak man accused of raping a woman at the Buskin River State Recreation Site last year now faces charges in a second sexual assault case. Robert Zoellner Jr., 33, was arraigned Tuesday in superior court at the Nesbett Courthouse in Anchorage for three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault. His bail was set at $150,000 and a court-approved third-party custodian. Acc...
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City Council approves 6 percent cut in FY14 budget
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the city’s FY14 budget on Thursday night, approving a fiscal note that calls for a 6 percent cut in overall spending. While the $37 million budget is smaller than one approved last year, savings were balanced by rising costs, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. “The city, like everyone in the community, continues to face rising costs.” The city is expected to have the ...
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Tapestry: Norton was processing ‘laureate’ of the fishing industry
The salmon are in and the fishermen are out. When returning salmon are caught by hard-working gillnetters and seiners, cannery crews are hard at work as well. Even though their jobs don’t seem as robust and invigorating as the fish catchers’, the cannery workers nevertheless live an unpredictable summer as they fall lock step with the rhythm of the fleet. What would the industry do without them? Hats off to the ca...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 14
Tuesday, June 11 • At 12:01 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated man was trying to direct traffic. He wasn’t when officers arrived. • At 12:22 a.m. and 12:49 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:19 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Hillside Drive. • At 2:42 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 6:08 a.m., a man received a citation for studded tires. • At 6:18 a.m...
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Third volcano starts acting up
A third volcano has begun erupting in Southwest Alaska, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. On Thursday, the observatory announced that Veniaminof, a volcano 38 miles west-southwest of Chignik may have begun erupting. Clouds have prevented scientists from confirming the eruption, but “elevated surface temperatures observed in satellite images of Veniaminof Volcano this morning … indicate an eruption at th...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Gold
Suulutaaq : Gold Kulutka suulutanek canamauq. : My ring is made of gold. The bedrock underlying the Kodiak Archipelago formed about seventy million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. Geologists believe that Kodiak’s slates and greywackes developed on the South Pacific sea floor before rafting north on the earth’s crust to their current location. During this process, deposits of quartz were literally squi...
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In the Courts: June 14
Dismissals Two counts of concealing the identity of a vehicle, one count of unlawful abandonment, one count of no motor vehicle insurance, and one count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance against Christopher Bowen, 52, were dismissed May 24. Drugs misconduct • Christopher Bowen, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was se...
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Parks and Rec: June 14-June 21
June 14-June 21 MORNING PROGRAM Morning Program starts June 17 for youths entering kindergarten through sixth grades. Activities held at Main Elementary include swimming, group games in the gym and arts and crafts in the commons. Sunny day activities may include games at Baranof Park, tidepooling at Northend Park, and visits to the touch tank at the Fisheries Research Center. Children will also be participating in...
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Around Kodiak: June 14
Harborside Fly-By hosts teen open mic night 7-9 p.m. tonight for kids in grades six through 12. No parents are allowed, but chaperones will be present. 40 Miles of Road will play its last show in Kodiak this weekend before one of the band members leaves the island for good. The show starts at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at Tony’s Bar. Kodiak Christian School hosts an eighth-grade rummage sale fundraiser from...
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