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Borough manager interviews continue
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly spent two and a half hours Tuesday continuing its interviews with candidates to become the borough’s top unelected official. Rick Gifford left his job as borough manager in June, and since then the role has been filled on an interim basis by community development director Bud Cassidy. Six candidates are on the assembly’s shortlist, and on Tuesday it was the turn of Old Harbor tri...
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Helen Simeonoff honored with mask burning
The Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers and Anchorage’s Imamsuat group honored Sugpiaq artist Helen Simeonoff on Friday with dances and a mask burning, marking the first time in modern memory that a woman was honored with a traditional Honoring Ceremony. A plank mask carved by Simeonoff friend Perry Eaton represented Simeonoff, who died last year. The mask was decorated in watercolors, commemorating the medium Simeonoff used i...
Sep 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough assembly interviews final six candidates for borough manager
The Kodiak Island Borough’s long search for a new manager is nearing an end. On Monday night, the Kodiak borough assembly began its final series of interviews, grilling the first of its last six candidates with two hours of questions. Former Ketchikan Gateway Borough manager Roy Eckert; Bethel city manager Lee Foley; Old Harbor tribal administrator Fred Brooks; former Menominee, Mich. City manager Eric Strahl; for...
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Researchers find more chicks in rare Kodiak seabird nests
Data collected during a summer study by the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge may help put the Kittlitz’s Murrelet, a rare black-and-white Alaskan seabird, on the endangered species list. Over the summer the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge sent a team of four people to the southwest part of Kodiak Island to study the nests of the birds for two months. This is the fifth year the Refuge has studied the species. The pr...
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Vandal smashes another liquor store window
Both windows of the Marine Way Safeway liquor store are now boarded up after separate vandalism incidents. A Kodiak man allegedly threw a rock through the store’s window on Friday evening. The other window was already boarded up from an August incident when a Kodiak man threw a nearby Anchorage Daily News stand through it. The business had to replace the window in July for the same reason. Safeway manager Mike Mur...
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Borough starts land trade talks with Leisnoi Inc.
Relief is coming to frustrated beachgoers and fishermen on the Kodiak road system. It just might take a while. The Kodiak Island Borough has officially begun negotiations with Leisnoi Inc. on a land trade that would exchange about 800 acres of timbered borough property for a to-be-determined amount of beachfront and riverfront land. “They could have sold the timber, they could have sold the land … but the borough ...
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Leftover money causes conflict in parks board
Tension was in the air at the Thursday night Parks and Recreation meeting as the advisory board discussed how to use $1.9 million allocated by the Alaska Legislature for the Baranof Park Improvements Project. Much of the Legislature’s grant has been spent, but almost $2 million remains to make improvements. The board was tasked with making a recommendation to the Kodiak City Council, and after a heated debate, the...
Sep 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers arrest man for meth possession and weapons misconduct
A 30-year-old Kodiak man was arrested on suspicion of drugs misconduct on Wednesday. Jeremy Smith was arraigned Thursday and charged with two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct, one count of fifth-degree drug misconduct, one count of third-degree weapons misconduct and two counts of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor. The incident started when an Alaska State Trooper went to the house where Sm...
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Kodiak hospital unveils innovative emergency water system
In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina brought the full force of its winds down on New Orleans, the lights went out at Memorial Medical Center. As temperatures skyrocketed, there was no fresh water. When rescuers reached the hospital after the disaster, they carried away 45 corpses. On Thursday night, Stan Thompson, facilities director at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, told the Kodiak City Council how the ...
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Kodiak College starts renovation of student services building
Kodiak College’s campus center has a new look this fall as workers begin a renovation project in the smallest of the college’s buildings. The project is only beginning this week, but it’s already having an effect as the college’s student services department has moved across the hall. A computer lab has been similarly displaced to the building’s second floor. Contractors are expected to be on the job until November...
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