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Blizzard lighter than expected; few problems
Kodiak’s first large winter storm arrived Wednesday, but National Weather Service predictions of up to 16 inches of snow did not appear to be coming true by Tuesday evening. As of 4 p.m., the weather service measuring station at Kodiak State Airport reported 3 inches of snow since midnight. The peak of storm was expected in late evening, said Rich Courtney of the weather service. He predicted a storm snowfall tota...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Shipyard still running big deficit
Kodiak's city-owned shipyard lost more than $300,000 in the last fiscal year, and new shipyard rate increases are needed to balance the 3-year-old shipyard's books, the Kodiak Port and Harbor Advisory Board (PHAB) agreed Tuesday. An official recommendation will be voted upon during the committee's January meeting, but during a Tuesday meeting the mood appeared to be clearly in favor of higher costs for shipyard us...
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KIBSD signs off on audit
The Kodiak Island Borough school board formally signed off on the school district's 2012 audit during a fast-paced meeting Monday night. The meeting included a performance from the Kodiak High School chamber orchestra and a presentation on the status of the small wind turbine installed next to the school district offices this fall. The audit, discussed at a school board work session earlier this month, found no si...
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Horizon Line changes schedule for holiday
The holiday season will mean fewer Kodiak stops for Horizon Lines freighters. Horizon Lines, which operates Pier 3 in Kodiak, has announced it will bypass Kodiak on a handful of regularly scheduled routes between Tacoma, Wash. and Anchorage. According to Horizon Lines, there will be no Kodiak stop on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. There will be a stop on Dec. 27 and one Jan. 3 but none on Jan. 7. Horizon will resume its regu...
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Ice Rink reopens after arson attack
Four months after an arson attack, the Baranof Park ice rink is back to slick operation. On Monday afternoon, Colby Herron and Mark Schneider put the finishing touches on the rink’s red line before park maintenance supervisor Roger David wheeled out the Zamboni to polish the ice for skaters. “It’s back open and we’re happy about that,” city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. Metal frames still stand empty, awaiting n...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak braces for today's blizzard
A major blizzard is expected to hit Kodiak today with up to 13 inches of snow and wind gusts of up to 60 mph. At 4 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service in Anchorage issued a formal blizzard warning, saying in part, “This weather system will bring deep moisture while Arctic air spills down from the north. This looks to produce areas of moderate to heavy snowfall.” The warning takes effect noon today and will l...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man arrested for dealing heroin and meth
A 47-year-old Kodiak man has been arrested and accused of dealing black tar heroin and crystal methamphetamine. According to court records, Edwin Cagaoan was arraigned Friday on two count of fourth-degree drugs possession and one count of third-degree drugs possession with intent to deliver. Police arrested Cagaoan on Thursday after a search of his clothing allegedly uncovered a small amount of heroin and methamph...
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Coast Guard cutter keeps mascot tradition running on four paws
Dogs, like many other types of domestic animals, have been a part of the armed forces for centuries as companions and mascots. In the Coast Guard, the most famous of these is the mixed-breed canine Sinbad, who was adopted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cambell in 1937. While working dogs inspect boats for drugs, mascots usually can be found at small-boat stations or other land based Coast Guard units. Lt. C...
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DHS adds new immigration fee
New immigrants to the United States will soon find permanent residency costing a little bit more. On Feb. 1, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — a division of the Department of Homeland Security — will begin charging a fee of $165 on immigrant visa packages. The new fee is in addition to the State Department’s existing visa application processing fee. State Department fees range between $405 and $220, depe...
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Cassidy begins negotiations to become borough manager
The Kodiak Island Borough will have a familiar name in its top job. On Thursday night, the borough assembly held a special meeting to declare interim borough manager Bud Cassidy its choice for borough manager. The assembly voted unanimously to order borough staff to begin contract negotiations with Cassidy, who will take the interim title off his role. If negotiations are settled quickly, it would be an unexpected...
Dec 17, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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