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Pier 1 construction rescheduled
Construction on Kodiak’s Pier 1 has been temporarily suspended to allow the state to get a marine mammal permit from the National Marine Fisheries Service, according to a statement from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Construction should resume next fall and be completed by summer 2016. “The work stoppage was necessary to ensure that state ferry service to Kodiak will not be disrupted by an...
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School Board gets high school update
The Kodiak Island School District Board of Education received a Kodiak High School renovation project update and revised part of the district’s bylaws at Monday’s regular meeting. The district’s director of facilities, Greg Hecker, gave an update on the progress of the Kodiak High School renovation. Hecker said there has been lots of finishing work in the school. He said the project reached a milestone this week w...
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Bernard: No criminal intent in fatal stabbing
Lucien Bernard believes there was no criminal intent involved when a Kodiak man with a history of criminal charges ended up fatally stabbing another with a 12-inch curved knife. Bernard, a disabled Vietnam War veteran who has lived in Kodiak for 20 years, said the two men were part of the Second Chance for Men, a local program to celebrate and promote recovery. In an interview with the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Bernard...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Captain charged with DUI after grounding incident
The 134-foot freight landing craft Polar Bear is moored at a downtown Kodiak pier and its captain charged with driving under the influence after a Sunday grounding incident. Edward Dyer, 50, has also been charged with reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault, according to a news release from the Kodiak Police Department. Dyer was not onboard when the Polar Bear ran aground again Monday afternoon about a mil...
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Ferry system delays unaccompanied minor policy changes
The Alaska Marine Highway System announced that their new unaccompanied minor policy originally intended to take effect on Thursday will be delayed. “In reaction to the policy announcement, numerous Alaskans contacted [the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities] expressing their concerns of the difficulties that the policy would create for families that have already scheduled travel, particularl...
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Banya fire injures two
A Chiniak banya exploded and injured two people Tuesday after a user of the sauna-like building accidentally used fuel oil instead of water to create steam, according to the Alaska State Troopers. A man and a woman were treated at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for their injuries, trooper spokesman Eric Olsen said. The woman was going to be flown out of Kodiak due to her injuries, but was unable to be flo...
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Underwear bandit caught, admits brief crime spree
“He just told me right now, ‘I’m sorry mom. I don’t know why I did it. I’m not gonna do it anymore,’” Cornelio’s mother, Resie, said in a phone interview with the Kodiak Daily Mirror, moments after visiting her son in jail.
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man stabbed dead, suspect arraigned
The blue house with a white picket fence and a well-manicured lawn strikes its neighbors as the classic definition of the American Dream. But those neighbors said they had no clue that the pretty house at the corner of Ole Johnson Avenue and Simeonoff Street was the scene of a fatal stabbing Sunday. Teila Tofelogo was arraigned in Kodiak on Monday afternoon before Judge Dawson Williams on manslaughter and assault ...
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Assembly hears about energy
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a presentation on the Kodiak Regional Energy Plan from a Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference representative at their Thursday work session. The regional plan is the first step in a planning process that is part of an effort by the Alaska Energy Authority to ultimately reduce the cost of power and dependence on fossil fuels across the state. The plan identified alternat...
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Council approves new skate park ramps
The Kodiak City Council awarded a bid for two new skate park ramps for Baranof Park at Tuesday’s meeting. City Manager Amiée Kniaziowski said the ramps to be purchased will replace the two large ones at the park. The Parks and Recreation Department maintenance crew has rebuilt the small ramps at the park, and the medium-size ramps are not in as bad of shape as the large ones. A three-phase replacement schedule has...
Nov 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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