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Police chief: No ticket quotas for officers
Kodiak drivers might not like speeding tickets, but at least they’re not being targeted. Drivers in another Alaska city can’t say the same. On Tuesday, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner revealed that police in that Interior city are now required to make at least eight traffic stops per week. In an internal memo, Fairbanks police chief Laren Zager said the quota its based on the idea that traffic stops can reduce “ris...
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Marine Highway System unveils summer 2013 schedule
Old Harbor isn’t on next summer’s ferry schedule, but residents don’t need to be alarmed — the Alaska Marine Highway System hasn’t forgotten them. “They aren’t on the schedule, even though they will see service,” said marine highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. “They were left off because … we’re still working on the details on that.” The marine highway on Tuesday released the details of next summer’s schedules, and ...
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Women's shelter holds annual memorial service
The Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center held its annual memorial service Monday, using St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church to hold a candlelit prayer service in memory of Alaskans killed by domestic violence in the preceding year. The ceremony has been held every year since 1992 in Kodiak and serves as the opening event of domestic violence prevention month.
Oct 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Trident Seafoods bookkeeper accused of embezzling $500,000
A Kodiak woman is accused of leading a scheme to embezzle almost $500,000 from the Trident Seafoods plant in Kodiak. Isairis Wolfe, 32, Jeremy Smith, 30, and Jamie Fathke, 28, of Kodiak were indicted on wire fraud charges on Sept. 18 along with Valerie Olivares, 34, from Corpus Christi, Texas and Anne Wilson, known as Anne Sorio, 31, from Kent, Wash. Wolfe worked as bookkeeper for Trident Seafoods in Kodiak from J...
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Polls open at 7 a.m. today for Kodiak's municipal election
When Kodiak polls open at 7 a.m. for today’s municipal elections, voters will not see anything new except the names on the ballot. Polling places have not changed, and neither have voting procedures. Behind the scenes, however, election workers have instituted new rules for write-in candidates and ordered additional ballots. “We did order more ballots in light of Anchorage,” said city clerk Debra Marlar. In Anchor...
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In first week of higher Kodiak sales taxes, taxicabs evade increase
Monday was the first day of Kodiak’s new 7 percent sales tax, and while shoppers at fast food restaurants and furniture stores are paying more, one Kodiak business is still paying the old rate. Thanks to an oversight in the sales tax ordinance, Kodiak taxicabs are paying only 6 percent, a rate mandated by the city’s taxi fee schedule. “I imagine they’ll be given some kind of grace period,” said city manager Aimee ...
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Opera singing takes Kodiak woman to the world
A woman born and raised in Kodiak has become an international opera singer. Soprano Rebecca Cloudy will sing in Anchorage this week in the opera “Mrs. President.” Cloudy has performed in Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica and various places across the U.S., but she credits Kodiak as the place where she got her musical start. “Kodiak is one of the most beautiful training grounds in the world to get started in any arts, bein...
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First snow of the season hits Kodiak
Record-low temperatures brought the first snow of the season to Kodiak over the weekend even as heavier amounts fell across the Anchorage area. On Saturday morning, the thermometer dipped to 27 degrees at Kodiak State Airport, breaking the record of 28 degrees, set in 1996. While snow fell throughout the week at higher elevations, the record cool temperatures at sea level brought the snow down to the water for the...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assemblywoman Chris Lynch comes under fire for dealings with borough
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will examine the borough’s code regarding conflict of interest and restrictions on employment for assembly members after a contentious Thursday night work session. During the work session, assemblyman Tuck Bonney brought to light the fact that assemblywoman Chris Lynch, working under her company Kodiak Construction Services, has quietly been providing consulting services to the b...
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Three names, but only two choices on borough assembly ballot
Tuesday’s race for two seats on Kodiak Island Borough Assembly should be a simple vote for Kodiakans, but there’s still a chance for the unexpected. Sitting assembly member Jerrol Friend applied for re-election but withdrew his name from contention for personal reasons. That withdrawal came after the deadline for printing ballots, however, and borough clerk Nova Javier said Friend’s name will appear on the ballot ...
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