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KPD warns people to lock doors as thefts increase
A string of thefts and burglaries in Kodiak has prompted the Kodiak Police Department to remind people to lock their doors. “People need to be diligent to make sure they’re locking their cars, homes and businesses, and not leaving things with value out,” Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said. The Kodiak Police Department is investigating a series of thefts from vehicles parked on Rezanof Drive. Three firearms were r...
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KEA seeks board nominations
Nomination packets for the Kodiak Electric Association board of directors are available for pickup. Three of the seats on the nine-member board are up for election. Each seat is for a three-year term. Eligible candidates must be a member of KEA. This year, the seats held by directors Linda Freed, Gordon Gould, and Jay Johnston are up for election. Completed packets must be received by 5 p.m. March 13 at the KEA of...
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Kodiak man faces drug charges
A Kodiak man is facing a felony drug charge for his alleged involvement with a drug trafficking operation. Jeffrey Miranda, 28, was arraigned in Kodiak superior court on Jan. 9 on one count of second-degree drugs misconduct, a class A felony. According to court documents, Miranda is accused of drugs misconduct for possession of oxycodone. Miranda was indicted in connection with Sabino Abrego, 28, who faces a slew ...
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School district wary of plan to allow teachers to carry guns
As the Alaska Legislature begins its session today, one of the items on its agenda is House Bill 55, a measure introduced by Rep. Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage) that would allow teachers to carry concealed weapons into schools “for defensive use.” In Kodiak, school district officials said they’re wary of the proposal. “It’s a tough one; I have mixed feelings,” said school board president Melissa Borton. “My gut feeling is...
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Fisheries group approves letter to NPFMC
The Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group has approved the final draft of a letter addressing the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s plan to create a catch share program to limit bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska. Over the last couple of months, the fisheries group has been drafting a letter asking the North Pacific council to explore a range of options for a catch share program. Half a dozen communit...
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Shell helps deliver 1,300 pounds of food to Old Harbor
Royal Dutch Shell PLC helped deliver more than 1,000 pounds of food from the Kodiak Baptist Mission Food Bank to Old Harbor last week. Alex von Tsurikov, director of the Kodiak Baptist Mission Food Bank, loaded a vehicle with 1,344 pounds of food and drove it to Island Air Service, which flew the food to Old Harbor Thursday morning. "It was a natural fit and the right thing to do," Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Sm...
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Borough to vote on ordinance addressing transparency in awarding contracts
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly heard from borough attorney Cheryl Brooking about attorney-client privilege during its Thursday night work session. In its meeting this week, the assembly is scheduled to vote on an ordinance addressing transparency when awarding borough contracts. The ordinance does not specifically address a controversial 2012 contract with Kodiak Construction Services. Assemblyman Mel Stephens...
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Port and Harbor board recommends increase in shipyard rates
The Kodiak Port and Harbor Advisory Board plans to put the Kodiak Shipyard finances back into the black with several years of rate increases. On Friday, the board voted to recommend a 40 percent increase in shipyard rates and lay days in the first year of changes and an additional 20 percent increase the second year changes are put into effect. The rate increases must be approved by the Kodiak City Council before ...
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No estimate on when Kulluk will be moved
Survey crews have completed their work aboard and beneath the Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling rig Kulluk, but there is still no estimate on when the wayward rig might move from Kiliuda Bay. With Tanner crab season set to open Tuesday, focus has shifted to ensuring recovery of the formerly grounded rig won’t interfere with fishing, said spokeswoman Rochelle Touchard. While the rig is in a portion of Kiliuda closed t...
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Kodiak has best commute in United States
A new analysis of data collected during a 2011 U.S. Census Bureau survey has found Kodiak has the best commute of any city in the United States. G. Scott Thomas, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based blogger for bizjournals.com, broke down the data collected by the Census Bureau and found 73.5 percent of Kodiak residents have a commute of 14 minutes or less between work and home. Pierre, S.D. was the No. 2 city on the census list...
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