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Assembly talks federal lease, manager hiring
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly discussed options for leasing the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, the building occupied by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and a quicker timeline for hiring a new borough manager. Borough manager Bud Cassidy said the federal entity is seeking to save money and create a new lease and occupy a smaller area although the current lease doesn't expire until 2018. Am...
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Trees blow down, damage cemetery
About 20 trees blew down in the City Cemetery on Rezanof Drive during last week’s high winds. Corey Gronn, director of the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation department, said Parks and Rec personnel and Public Works personnel took three to four days to remove the trees. For one of the larger trees, they had to hire an outside professional vendor. While observing the last tree being felled, Gronn said he expected ...
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Reporter's Notebook: Plunge into new life, year
In May, I packed my Corolla with only what I considered necessities and left West Virginia, the only place I had ever lived, to traverse the 4,500 miles to a new home in Kodiak. To many, a move to Alaska seemed extreme, but to me it was an opportunity to live life with no regrets. I had created a bucket list of things I wanted to experience years before, and it was sitting with far too few checkmarks. It was time ...
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Video shows police encounter with autistic man _Updated (3 Videos)
Police body camera footage released Thursday by the city of Kodiak shows part of what happened during a Sept. 16 encounter between three officers and Steller Way resident Nick Pletnikoff. Following public records requests from media including the Kodiak Daily Mirror and a Dec. 22 order from Superior Court Judge Steve Cole, the city released footage from police body and dashboard cameras, police officers’ reports, ...
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SWAB: Don’t use roll carts near Pillar
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly heard recommendations from the Solid Waste Advisory Board including leveling fees for residential customers, removing roll carts from three roads that see a high number of bears, and adding a reuse center. The recommendations come as the borough’s contract with Alaska Waste, which began in 2010, approaches its 2017 expiration. One of the recommendations from SWAB was to renegotia...
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Stevens sees further cuts on the way
State Sen. Gary Stevens foresees deeper cuts to Kodiak services as lawmakers attempt to bridge Alaska’s budget gap in the upcoming legislative session. In just over two weeks, lawmakers will convene in Juneau and confront a $3.5 billion budget deficit. Without the political will to increase taxes or cut public distributions of the Alaska Permanent Fund during an election year, Stevens said that this year will like...
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Man sentenced in 2011 sexual assault case
A Kodiak man convicted in 2014 for a sexual assault from 2011 will serve 10 years in jail. Christopher Panamarioff, 23, was sentenced to 17 years in jail with seven suspended on Dec. 2 by Judge Steve Cole. Panamarioff was originally charged with two counts of sexual assault in the first degree, penetrate without consent, but he was found not guilty of the first count during a jury trial in December 2014. As part o...
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Justice to be pressing matter next year
A year has come and gone. But “year” has not always meant the 12 months in the Julian calendar. While today we spell “year” with a y, it has changed from the Old English “gear” (though pronounced nearly the same), which derives from the Proto-Germanic “jeram.” The Proto-Indo-European root “yer-o” means, more broadly, “season.” The Greeks transformed “yer-o” into “hora,” which could mean any part of a year, day, or...
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Pletnikoff footage to be released Thursday
The city of Kodiak will make police body camera footage and other records related to a controversial Sept. 16 response by Kodiak officers available for viewing on Thursday, according to a city announcement. In a suit brought by the Kodiak Public Broadcasting Corp., Court Judge Steve Cole ruled on Dec. 22 that the city must comply with public records requests for the material. The corporation, the Kodiak Daily Mirr...
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Fierce winds expected in Kodiak
Forecasted “hurricane force winds” cancelled the state ferry Tustumena’s trips between Homer and Kodiak on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. A sailing from Homer to Kodiak is rescheduled for Thursday. The National Weather Service Alaska issued a warning on its Facebook page for aviators, advising caution due to high winds expected not ...
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