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Small quake rattles Kodiak
Late sleepers were roused from their beds Sunday morning after a magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook the Kodiak road system at 10 a.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located about 3 miles north-northwest of Pasagshak, at a depth of 21.9 miles. Shaking was felt throughout the Kodiak archipelago, with residents posting on Facebook from as far away as Port Hobron, Larsen Bay and Ouzinkie. No damage...
Feb 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough assembly approves long-term hospital care facility
After a tidal wave of testimony and more than an hour of debate, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved construction of a new long-term care facility next to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. In three different 5-2 votes, the assembly acknowledged concerns with care facility's proposed lease and construction schedule but said those concerns are not enough to stop progress on what a majority saw as the ...
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly votes against releasing confidential emails — read them here instead
There are no skeletons in this closet. On Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly voted 5-2 against releasing eight confidential emails containing conversations between interim borough manager Bud Cassidy and borough attorney Cheryl Brooking about the hiring of borough assemblywoman Chris Lynch by the borough last summer. In January, assemblyman Mel Stephens asked the borough to waive that privilege and...
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New public radio station coming this fall
This fall, a new radio station will begin broadcasting in Kodiak, but one important question remains to be answered: What will the station broadcast? On Thursday, public radio station KMXT-FM launched an online listener survey asking Kodiak residents what they’d like to hear when KODK-FM 90.7 begins broadcasting. “Right now, we've got the grant for equipment and all that kind of stuff that goes with it,” said Meri...
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Burglar steals $300 from business
A burglar stole around $300 in cash from Honda Marine Sales and Service, during the seventh reported business break-in since the start of 2013. The business discovered the cash missing before opening on Tuesday morning and reported it to the Kodiak Police Department, which determined the burglar broke a window and entered the building. KPD said there is no suspect at this time. The business did not have security c...
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Analysis: Care center lease is matter of balancing risk
The deciding vote comes tonight as the Kodiak Island Borough assembly decides whether or not to commit the borough to a $15.375 million nursing home next to the borough-owned hospital on Rezanof Drive. The borough will build and own the facility, formally called a long-term care facility, while Providence Alaska will operate and lease it. The core document in this agreement is a 20-year lease between Providence an...
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sharp ocean brains head to Seward’s ‘Tsunami Bowl’
Five students from Kodiak High School will travel to Seward today to compete in the 16th annual Tsunami Bowl. The Tsunami Bowl is an annual regional ocean sciences competition in Alaska, which is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The bowl begins on Friday and runs through Sunday. Each team of students was required to prepare a 20-page research paper that was submitted in December, and will be required to g...
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report: Three in four seafood workers nonresident
A new state report has found three in four Alaska seafood processing workers are not Alaska residents, the highest percentage of any Alaska industry. Last month, the Alaska Department of Labor released its annual “Residency of Alaska Workers” report, which showed 20.1 percent of Alaska’s 414,000 workers don’t live in the state. That percentage is the highest since 1997, when 20.3 percent of the state’s workers wer...
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cavaness killer gets 13 years in prison
Anchorage Judge Fred Torrisi traveled to Kodiak on Tuesday and sentenced Joshua Erickson to 13 years in prison with two years suspended for his involvement in the death of Darrell Cavaness in January 2008. Erickson, 33, was one of two men who beat Cavaness to death. In January 2008, Cavaness was found unconscious and bleeding at an apartment in Kodiak, and was taken to an Anchorage hospital, where he died one week...
Feb 06, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting opens
The North Pacific Fishery Management council opens its February meeting at 8 a.m. today in Portland, Ore. On its weeklong agenda: habitat issues, Bering Sea crab and a paper discussing a groundfish catch share plan for the Gulf of Alaska. According to the council’s agenda, the catch share discussion — likely the top topic for Kodiak fishermen — will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday in Portland’s Benson Hotel. The groundfi...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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