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School bus service gets more expensive for Kodiak
KODIAK — The traditional yellow school buses students ride as they return to school this week are getting more expensive for the school district. The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education approved a budget Monday with school bus route increases ranging from 25 to 40 percent, adding more than $300,000 to transportation costs from a year ago. “We took on a (request for proposals) this spring where...
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Kodiak's Alaska Waste manager reacts to company's sale
KODIAK — Alaska Waste’s Kodiak site manager Rick Vahl hasn’t had long to digest the news that the company he works for has been bought by Waste Connections, but from what he has learned about the buyer, the acquisition could be good for Kodiak. “If you were going to forecast the next five years, what needs to get accomplished here in Kodiak — our resources, our expertise, weren’t quite there,” Vahl said. “When we ...
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Kodiak Island Housing Authority starts to reap benefits of stimulus-funded solar project
KODIAK — For the past year, Kodiak Island Housing Authority has been looking to the skies for an answer to rising fuel prices. The authority has turned to solar power to cut costs at several of its living complexes on Kodiak Island, using federal stimulus money to pay for solar panels to supplement hot water heaters. While it might sound strange to rely on the sun on rain-shrouded Kodiak, housing authority executi...
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Annual Kodiak silver salmon derby starts Friday
KODIAK — They’re not quite sure how long they’ve been running it, but organizers of this year’s Kodiak silver salmon derby are excited all the same. “We think this might be our 45th year,” Lions Club member Becky Lickfield said. The annual contest, which begins Friday and runs through Sept. 30, pits fishermen against each other to catch the largest silver salmon on the island, and all proceeds benefit the Lions Cl...
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Alaska Waste is sold to California company
KODIAK — Alaska Waste, the largest privately owned solid waste company in Alaska, has been sold to Folsom, Calif.-based Waste Connections, that company announced in a press release Tuesday evening. Waste Connections operates garbage collection facilities in 30 states — Alaska would be the 31st — and has not previously operated in the state, said Waste Connections CEO Ronald J. Mittelstaedt. Still, Mittelstaedt sai...
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Kodiak entrepreneurs send homegrown fish Outside with traditional recipe
KODIAK — A new business on Shelikof Street is providing a fresh artery to deliver Kodiak seafood to gourmet restaurants and stores across the United States. Pickled Willy’s, at 328B Shelikof, has been operating for just five weeks, but it was almost a year and a half in the making, said co-owner Barbara Hughes. Hughes said she got the idea for the business from her uncle, Bill Alwert, a commercial fisherman who, l...
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Kodiak College invites public to homecoming
KODIAK — Kodiak College will celebrate its first homecoming today, an event college director Barbara Bolson hopes will become a tradition. While the college doesn’t have a sports team to schedule homecoming events around, it is focusing on a welcoming event for new students and an open invitation for former students or anyone with a connection with the college to hear about new projects on campus this academic yea...
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Kodiak City Council gets update on new library
KODIAK — The new Kodiak Public Library could be ready in less than two years, new project manager Roe Sturgulewski told the Kodiak City Council at its Tuesday work session in the borough building. “If everything happens right, in about 24 months from now, it’ll be an opportunity for people moving into the library,” he said. The comment came as Sturgulewski and members of the Kodiak Public Library Association updat...
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Alaska Department of Fish and Game discovers 'stealth' crab rule for guides
KODIAK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reminding fishing guides about a new regulation passed last winter, but not listed online or anywhere in print. “It’s kind of a stealth regulation right now. The public can’t find it,” said fisheries biologist Matt Miller. According to the regulation, lodge or guide employees are no longer allowed to give clients king crab or tanner crab caught with personal-use o...
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Kodiak man charged with sex assault on 14-year-old
KODIAK — The Kodiak Police department has announced the arrest of 22-year-old Patrick Sweeney, who has been charged with first-degree sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and first-degree burglary. According to the police department, Sweeney broke into a home and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl on Saturday. Police arrested him three days later with the help of the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service an...
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