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Kodiak rape suspect pleads guilty to coercion and attempted assault
A Kodiak man accused of rape has pleaded guilty to coercion and attempted assault in the first degree, avoiding trial and sidestepping the possibility that the sexual-assault victim might be required to testify in public, District Attorney Steve Wallace said Wednesday. As a result of the deal, Robert Zoellner Jr., 32, will be sentenced on April 27. He faces up to 15 years in prison, to be served consecutively, wit...
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P&Z struggles finding new hearing venue
After what was by many accounts the biggest turnout for a city or borough meeting in Kodiak history, the Planning and Zoning Commission is struggling to find a bigger venue for hearings on the proposed updates to three sections of the island’s borough code. Almost 70 people testified at Monday’s hearing in the KIB assembly chambers, over the phone and in person before the 11 p.m. end of meeting deadline, and unoff...
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Kodiak’s roads bear brunt of incessant rain
A heavy dose of rain hammered Kodiak during the past couple of months, triggering small landslides, flooding out a road and puncturing asphalt, officials said. The effect is easier to notice on Mill Bay Road, which has deep grooves and even potholes worn into the pavement from the estimated 12,000 trips by vehicle tires on the road per day. Mill Bay Road repairs top the city’s capital improvements program list, a ...
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Fun stems from coding and technology
Austin moved around the Kodiak classroom with ease. But he wasn’t in the classroom. Austin’s classmates also roamed the room Tuesday while asking Kodiak Middle School students a few silly questions: “Is it cold in Alaska?” “Do you think it’s all beachy and sunshine in California?” Austin and his classmates were in Barstow, California, 3,960 miles away. But they were virtually in the Kodiak class, thanks to a robot...
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Hundreds of irate residents pack borough code meeting
Hundreds of area residents overflowed the assembly chambers and packed the Borough Building corridors Monday evening, nearly prompting the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission to cancel or postpone its meeting to seek a larger venue. “This is the fullest I have ever seen the place,” acting P&Z chairman Alan Schmitt said. “It says a lot for the issues we’re trying to deal with.” The commission agend...
Jan 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local organizations receive funding from foundation
Eleven local organizations received funding totaling more than $40,000 on Friday from the Alaska Leader Foundation. The 15-year-old foundation was formed by fishermen to benefit local projects and nonprofits. Both Bristol Bay and Kodiak organizations can apply for funding. Almost 70 applicants, mostly from the Bristol Bay area applied this year. Although some of the Bristol Bay applicants were unable to be funded,...
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Borough adopts CIP list for city and villages
By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly adopted a capital improvements program list of projects identified for funding by the communities in the borough at Thursday’s meeting. Topping the City of Kodiak’s list is Mill Bay Road rehabilitation improvements coming in at $3.5 million. The other cities with their top priorities include: • Akhiok — completion of sewer upgrades at $1 million. •...
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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City OKs museum contract, changes to compost contract
The Kodiak City Council moved forward to public hearing changes to the contract with Quayanna Development Corporation for producing compost. The council also renewed contract with the Kodiak Historical Society for the operation of the Baranov Museum. At a previous council work session, QDC owner Peter Olsen requested additional money for operating the city’s compost facility at the Kodiak Island Borough landfill, ...
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Man killed after roommate’s ‘ninja moves’ had ‘heart of gold,’ says co-producer of ‘Deadliest Catch’
Dennis Fathke, the Kodiak man who died when his roommate showed him some “ninja moves” while playing with a large curved knife, “acted tough, but had a heart of gold,” one of the original producers of “Deadliest Catch” said. Doug Stanley said Fathke, 59, was among the first characters on the hit reality TV series when it was still called “America’s Deadliest Season” during its first airing. Fathke, then onboard th...
Jan 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Joe Floyd schedule released
Get ready for a marathon of basketball. Kodiak High School released an updated schedule for the 48th Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament with 11 games over the next two days. The Kodiak's girls start the frenzy at 1 p.m. today against Mt. Edgecumbe. It will be the Bears' first game of the tournament. KHS had to tear up the original schedule because five teams could not travel to the island o...
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