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Assembly rejects lighting district plan
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously failed an ordinance to place the creation of a street lighting district for Otmeloi Way on the fall ballot. Assembly members cited concerns over a lack of communication and clarity with residents. Two residents of the area spoke at the Thursday night special meeting. One said he hadn’t seen design plans and the other said he had unanswered questions about future costs...
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Tunes warm up August night
The Kodiak Lions’ annual music festival comes back, Saturday at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds, for its 21st year. With bands including Good Lieutenants, Joey Houck Band, White Twang and Ellamy Tiller, and Bev Cole, the Warm August Nights lineup will stretch until shortly after midnight. “We’ve had more people raise their hand to want to sing then we actually had time scheduled for,” said Lions member Jerimiah Myer...
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School break-ins suspect arrested in Ninilchik
A Kodiak man who had been released from jail to a drug treatment facility was arrested last week in Ninilchik after failing to appear in court. Richard Knagin, 26, had been staying at the Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge Alaska Campus, a Wasilla facility offering alcohol and drug addiction recovery services, prior to his failure to appear, according to court documents. Those documents indicate the court ...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Father, daughter take different view of games
This week’s column almost didn’t get written in the midst of Olympic mania. Enthusiasm for Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team is going strong in our house. When the Olympics started last week, I let the kids know they could watch as much Olympics as they like. I’m going to ride this wave of Olympic television coverage in these final weeks of summer. Fully surrendering to this large ...
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Kodiakan tops in Marine officer class
General Robert B. Neller, 37th commandant of the Marine Corps, spoke to the Corp’s newest officers during the largest OCS Graduation Ceremony since 2009 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, on Aug. 6, according to a Marine release. “If you take that commission, and wear the gold bar of a second lieutenant, there are Marines that are going to wait for you to walk out in front of them,” said Neller. For Sgt....
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City votes on $25K to ‘influence election’
The Kodiak City Council will vote tonight on a $25,000 appropriation for public information campaigns concerning city employee unionization and borough and city government consolidation. The ordinance up for vote says the campaigns can include “without limitation information that may influence the outcome of the election.” Discussion of the allocation ordinance was not listed on Tuesday’s work session agenda, but ...
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KPD chief to explain terminating body cams
Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace will give a statement to the city council today on the decision to stop using police body cameras. Wallace confirmed to KMXT last week that the Kodiak Police Department no longer requires officers to wear the cameras on their uniforms. Within the past year, KPD body camera footage has been at the center of two lawsuits against the city. In November, Kodiak Public Broadcasting file...
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State’s local health job may remain unfilled
The position of environmental health officer in Kodiak hasn’t been filled in nine months, and it could wind up a permanent victim of budget cuts. After the position became vacant in November 2015, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation tried to hire a new officer. “Despite multiple attempts to recruit for this position, both at local and national levels, we were unsuccessful in finding a qualified app...
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City may nix inspection ties with borough
A Kodiak City Council vote on termination of a memorandum of agreement between the city and the Kodiak Island Borough is scheduled for the council’s regular meeting tomorrow. Should the motion fail, the option will be off the table for a year. Currently, the city’s building department conducts inspections throughout the borough. The borough and city codes matched until June, when the KIB Assembly voted to revert b...
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Wait for state on pot regs, lawyer advises city
A lawyer advising the city of Kodiak on marijuana regulations recommended holding off on drafting city regulations until the state takes action on issues surrounding transportation to and from marijuana testing facilities. Under state law, any marijuana sold by a retail business would first need to be tested for potency and microbes in a licensed testing facility under the oversight of a scientific director. So fa...
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