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Assembly OKs emergency generators for schools
At their July 17 meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinance to fund emergency generators for four Kodiak schools and moved forward an ordinance to allow voters to decide whether the borough will issue bonds to finance repairs on school facilities. As the first item under new business, the assembly unanimously authorized a contract for emergency generators for the Port Lions, Karluk, Old Harbor...
Jul 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor’s plan is smoke and mirrors
To the Editor, The state has not done an audit on the oil companies since 2007. The governor does not want to have the state do an audit because it would expose the fact that the free billions of dollars he is giving away is all going out of state. None of it will be spent in Alaska. The money the oil companies’ are spending now in the oil fields was planned a number of years ago and has nothing to do with the fre...
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Wait and see on decorum rules
Letter to the Editor. Mr. Stewart makes good points. The expectations of decorum highlighted in the ordinance (re: avoiding ad hominems, questioning motives, etc.) are already a part of Robert’s Rules, which the Assembly adopted, so those prohibitions are superfluous, as I, too, suggested. Which is, admittedly, part of my confusion, too: opponents to the ordinance disagree with this language, but it has already be...
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Local sells 1948 Indian Chief motorcycle
A local Kodiakan recently sold his classic 1948 Indian Chief motorcycle in its original condition.  Byron Pierce, 64, bought the Chief about eight years ago, he said. He brought it to Kodiak after buying it from a guy in Homer who bought it from a guy in California, who was the original owner.  Pierce has only ridden it in and around Kodiak, reserving riding for beautiful days.  “I only rode it when it was 70,” Pi...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man stabbed during assault
A man was stabbed in the leg after assaulting another man at St. Herman Harbor early this morning, according to a Kodiak Police Department report. The police received a 911 call at 2:19 a.m., and the caller, Johnan Dechance, 22, said Dillon Hildebrand, 29, had stabbed him. Police responded and found Hildebrand near the public restrooms at the harbor. Hildebrand said the stabbing was in self-defense because Dechanc...
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KEA clears trees to make way for new power line
Kodiak Electric Association has cleared a path for a new power line along Monashka Bay Road, looking ahead to expected greater demand at Pier 3 next year. “It just connects our existing power lines,” KEA president and CEO Darron Scott said. The new line will take some of the load off a line at a Pillar Mountain substation so that more power can go to the Shelikof Street area, Scott said. “It’s planning primarily f...
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Residents attempting to repeal decorum ordinance
Several Kodiakans again spoke against the decorum in debate ordinance that the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed at its July 3 meeting. Four people spoke up at the meeting, using the three minutes allotted during public comment time. Three of them had also spoken on the topic at a July 10 work session. “I can understand why this body would pass such an ordinance,” said Aaron Williams. “I don’t believe someone ...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 splits doubleheader with Fairbanks
Kodiak Post 17 split an American Legion varsity baseball league doubleheader with Fairbanks 11 Wednesday in Anchorage. Offense was showcased in both games. Kodiak took the opener, 22-11, while Fairbanks stole the second game, 16-6. The split left Kodiak with an 8-6 league record and in fourth-place in the eight-team National Division with 38 points, a point ahead of Kenai. Post 17 trails Chugiak (53 points), Eagle...
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Giantism evolves in Ocean Depth and Cold
I have never heard of Werner Herzog before. However, when I was looking for a fitting quote to start this article with, it was his quote I found best suited: “What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.” I do not usually refer to any ocean creature as a monster, because I think that every life form has evolved to succesfully suit its habitat. I am always fas...
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St. James priest is ‘citizen of the world’
Liz Simmons, St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church pastor, considers herself a citizen of the world, and since moving to Kodiak, her world has gotten bigger. “My soul feels more alive here than any other place I’ve lived,” she said. “I’m loving the diversity of Kodiak.” She also loves Kodiak’s natural beauty – the wooded trails and the water, which she enjoys even more when she travels in her new kayak. Within ...
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