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Texas laboratory helps plan new Kodiak pier
On Wednesday, the sun beat down on College Station, Texas, sending temperatures to 83 degrees in brilliant sunlight. In Kodiak, the thermometer barely topped 40 as rain squalls and wind washed over the island. And while the home of Texas A&M University is degrees apart from Kodiak, work will soon begin there on a project critical to Kodiak’s future. Within the Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory, engineers will ...
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City council officially delays sales tax hike decision
The Kodiak City Council officially voted Thursday night to postpone its decision on a proposed sales tax increase, but that didn’t keep plenty of Kodiak residents from testifying against any increase in taxes. “Kodiak is not a cheap place to live, and fewer and fewer of us are paying for your frivolous spending,” said Kodiak resident Jack Mann. City staff has repeatedly stated that the city has already eliminated ...
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Grant will help jig fishermen improve fish sale prices
A $90,000 grant will help Kodiak jig fishermen get better prices and opportunities when they catch Pacific cod and rockfish. The Alaska Marine Conservation Council received the grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on April 30. The grant is one of 18 awarded from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Fisheries Innovation Fund. In total, $1.55 million was awarded to different organizations to s...
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Kodiak borough assembly starts budget talk tonight
Kodiak Island Borough residents will get their first glimpse of the 2013 borough budget at a work session tonight. The borough assembly meets at 7:30 p.m. in the borough building on Mill Bay Road, and the budget is at the top of its agenda. The borough’s fiscal year begins July 1. For several months, discussion has focused on the amount of the borough’s contribution to the Kodiak Island Borough School District. A ...
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Kodiak Police Department seizes heroin mailed to Kodiak man
A Kodiak man has been charged with intending to distribute heroin into Kodiak by bringing it to the island through the mail, Kodiak police said. Jacob Hilsinger, 35, was arraigned in the Kodiak Superior Court on Monday and charged with second-degree drugs misconduct, a class A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a maximum $250,000 fine. Hilsinger went to the post office on April 25 and picked up an e...
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Second annual 5K raises money for Congolese women
Kodiak mothers and families can help support mothers on the other side of the world in the second-annual Run For Congo Women 5K on Sunday. Last year Patty Delate brought the run to Kodiak. Delate was doing her motherly duty researching the Democratic Republic of Congo, where her daughter Elisha was working through the Mercy Corps, when she stumbled across Lisa Shannon’s book “A Thousand Sisters.” The book details ...
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Little School of Dance hosts spring shows this weekend
The Little School of Dance puts on two big shows this weekend as it presents “Snow White and Rose Red” to what’s sure to be a packed Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. When the shows kick off at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., school director Molly Brodie said Kodiak should be ready. “My whole school is in it, and I have about 200 students,” she said. “Some of these kids that are graduating from high school have taken ballet since t...
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Kodiak College holds open house
Kodiak College hosted its annual open house Tuesday evening, giving Kodiak residents a chance to check out the college's latest work and what's coming up. In the college library, Kodiakans got a close look at the Kodiak Room, soon to become the home to the college's collection of local Alaskana. Nearby, April Counceller showed off the new Alutiiq Language Lab, which will feature prominently in the college's new Al...
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Kodiak City Council will postpone decision on sales tax increase
City Council member Charles Davidson called it “Round 2.” But as the Kodiak City Council ventures into the budget boxing ring over a proposed sales tax increase, the final bell is a ways off. During a work session Tuesday night, the city council agreed to postpone a final vote on the proposal until mid-June, though council members suggested the increase could change radically before then. “It’s a very difficult jo...
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Kodiak man arrested in connection with theft of five firearms
A Kodiak man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing five firearms from fishing vessels in St. Paul Harbor, Kodiak police said. Andrew Horning, 20, has been charged with five counts of second-degree theft and two counts of first-degree burglary. The burglary charges are class B felonies, while the theft charges are less serious class C felonies. Two rifles, a revolver and ammunition were stolen from the fishing...
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