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Visiting futurist says Kodiak should look at approaching tide of automation
A professional futurist visiting Kodiak on Monday advised residents to look toward automation as the 21st century continues. Garry Golden, who advises companies and organizations on how to plan for the future, is trained in futurism from the University of Houston. During a Monday night presentation, he talked about what futurism can do for a community or company, explained how it works, and predicted that Kodiak’s...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man faces meth charges
A Kodiak man is accused of possessing methamphetamine and missing a court date. Dennis Vargas, 38, faces two new felony charges, possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Both are class C felonies. According to court documents, officers arrested Vargas for a warrant for not appearing in court for previous charges. Back in May, Vargas was charged with fourth-degree assa...
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After equipment failure, concert goes on the move down the street
The music was thumping and the crowd was jumping, a few steps short of a mosh pit — and then the amplifier blew. At Friday night’s Baby Bash hip hop concert, the electrical malfunction stopped the music halfway through the first set but led to one of the most unusual concerts in Kodiak history as the show packed up — musicians, audience and all — and moved from the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center to the Mecca Loun...
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safeway scuffle leads to charges
A Kodiak man has been accused of stealing deli food items and assaulting a Safeway manager. According to court documents, Jason Ray, 37, faces charges of fourth-degree assault and fourth-degree theft. Both are misdemeanors. The incident allegedly took place on Aug. 11 when a customer observed Ray taking items and preparing to leave the store. The customer informed store management, who attempted to detain Ray unti...
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Bus company holds open house for new Kodiak riders
Parents and children calmed their fears about school buses at the First Student open house on Saturday. First Student, the bus company that runs Kodiak’s school buses, held the open house to give riders a chance to explore the buses. The event was targeted for preschoolers and kindergartners, but kids new to Kodiak or new to riding the bus also attended. “A lot of these kids have never been on a school bus before,...
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Salmon run peaks above 2011's high point
This year’s Kodiak salmon run has peaked above 2011 numbers, according to the latest statistics from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. More than 4.6 million salmon have been harvested in the past week, almost 200,000 more fish than were taken during the same week in 2011. Using five-year averages, last week was the peak of the pink salmon run. Since the salmon season opened June 9, 17.7 million salmon have b...
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Jail sentence handed down after drunken forklift theft
A Ouzinkie man will spend 30 days in jail on a criminal trespassing charge. Nineteen-year-old Pete Muller Jr. pled guilty on Tuesday to one count of first-degree criminal trespassing and one count of second-degree vehicle theft. The case started on April 23 when Muller was accused of stealing a forklift and a truck while under the influence. He caused over $1,000 in damages to the vehicles. Muller stole a Caterpil...
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A look at the progress of the new Kodiak public library
For now, the walls of the new Kodiak public library are made of spray paint and imagination. “And this is where the main entrance will be,” said Carl Brinkerhoff, the superintendent of the project going up on Borough Hill. As he stretched out his arms, only empty air and an orange spray-painted line on wet black gravel showed what he was gesturing at. A sign at the entrance to the site shows the ultimate goal: a m...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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State reverses on Bells Flats polling station; Fire Hall will remain voting site
The state of Alaska has reversed itself on the location of the Womens Bay polling site. On Wednesday, the state’s elections office informed borough clerk Nova Javier that the polling site will not move to Nemetz Gazebo and will instead remain in the Womens Bay fire hall. The move was publicized at a July 26 Kodiak island Borough Assembly work session, when Javier informed the assembly that the elections office had...
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Kodiak borough assembly OKs budget modifications
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly met Thursday night to approve final changes to last year’s borough budget, but the technical alterations didn’t pass without comment. Assemblyman Mel Stephens and Assemblywoman Louise Stutes each objected to the new budget, which erases cost overruns. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to, after the fact, amend your budget so none of your departments run over budget,” Stephens said....
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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