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State offices move to old Fish and Game building
Correction: The Kodiak Job Center will be providing services in its current location at 305 Center Street on Friday, May 24. Clients can access services in the new location at 211 Mission Road beginning 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. The job center is closed on Monday for the Memorial Day Holiday. Some of Alaska’s state agencies will become Kodiak neighbors as they move into the old Fish and Game building on Mission R...
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With no snow forecast, cleanup set to go Saturday
After snow postponed last weekend’s community cleanup, Kodiak is ready for a second try. At 9 a.m. Saturday, volunteers will gather at Kodiak High School to pick up trash bags and assignments for the annual project to spruce up Kodiak. “We normally go unless it’s blowing 40 (knots),” said Kodiak Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown. Last weekend, it was three-quarters of an inch of snow, not wind or rain, tha...
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North Star principal retiring after 31 years
When North Star principal Janel Keplinger retires this year, many of her students will remember her, but not for her 31 years with the Kodiak Island Borough School District. They will remember her because of a tradition she started that gave each student at North Star the chance to eat a special lunch in the principal’s office. Keplinger came up with the idea when she first took over as principal, and it stuck. “W...
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Harbor deaths caused by heroin overdose
More than two weeks after two men were found dead on separate boats in St. Paul and St. Herman harbors, the deaths were declared heroin-related by the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage. David Babarovich, 44, was found dead on the fishing vessel Alaska Patriot at 2:22 a.m. April 19, in St. Herman Harbor, and 12 hours later police received a call reporting the death of Thaddeus Zdobylak Jr., 41, on the fi...
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Borough will discuss employee pay and benefits
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly will tackle the issue of employees’ pay and benefits at a work session beginning 7:30 p.m. tonight. Assembly members will hear from Fox Lawson & Associates, which will present the results of a study measuring whether or not public employees’ pay is competitive with market averages. Preliminary results of the study, posted on the borough’s website, indicate the borough is competit...
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Kodiak 4-H Emerald Isle equestrian team qualifies for nationals
On April 25, seven young women, their chaperones and head coach traveled to Fairbanks to compete in the 2013 Alaska State 4-H Horse Contest. The Kodiak 4-H Emerald Isle Equestrian team consisting of Madison Moir, Amanda Blott, Taylor Nicklas, Astrid Schick, Ali Kostelecky, Mallory Arnold and Sydney Mutch, aged 13 to 17, had been preparing for months studying horse knowledge (hippology) and horse judging with their...
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Crab festival without crab
Call it the Surimi Festival. The 55th annual Kodiak Crab Festival will not live up to its name. With time running out to register for space at the festival, no vendor has announced intentions to sell crab. There will be plenty of salmon and halibut, but no snow crab, no Tanner crab and no king crab. Kadie Walsh, a Crab Festival planner for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, said even with the late date, there’s still...
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Navy SEALS request use of state land
The U.S. Navy is planning to land on Kodiak Island. According to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the Navy’s special warfare center at Spruce Cape has requested permission to conduct brief training exercises on state land throughout the Kodiak road system. “The sites will be used for Navy SEAL training purposes up to six times per year,” the request form states. The Navy has long mounted training missio...
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Local groups receive recognition for recycling efforts
Island Trails Network and Main Elementary have been honored by Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling for their recycling efforts. ITN received ALPAR’s most prestigious award, the 2012 Joe Gulley President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award is named for longtime ALPAR supporter and president Joe Gulley, who passed away in 2008, and is awarded to an organization or individual for outstanding servic...
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Oil leak into Lilly Lake stumps officials, residents
The origin of an oil leak on Lilly Lake has state and local officials puzzled. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has been receiving reports about a sheen on the lake intermittently for the past month and sent someone to Kodiak to investigate last weekend. Jade Gamble of the DEC spent all day Friday investigating the sheen. She interviewed neighbors and walked the shoreline from Kodiak Municipal A...
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