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Old Harbor native honored with Top 40 Under 40 award
Cynthia Berns of Old Harbor was honored Friday as one of the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s 2014 Top 40 Under 40 in a ceremony at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. Berns, vice president for corporate affairs for the Old Harbor Native Corp. in Anchorage, is the daughter of Rick and Wilma Berns of Old Harbor. “Growing up in a small rural village there was always a string sense of community where f...
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Coast Guard releases Kulluk grounding results
More than 15 months after a towing accident that left an oil rig grounded on Sitkalidik Island, the U.S. Coast Guard has released the results of a marine casualty investigation blaming “inadequate assessment and management of risks associated with a complex vessel movement” during an Alaska winter. The parting of the towline connecting the tug Aiviq to the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk led to a dramatic re...
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Walker running for state House
With the official declaration last week by Kodiak City Council member Richard Walker, the field of candidates to represent Kodiak in the Alaska House of Representatives rose to three. Kodiak Island Borough assembly member Carol Austerman and former assembly member Louise Stutes announced their bids for the seat for District 32 in March. Kodiak’s current representative, Alan Austerman, has not announced a re-electi...
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Debate on retroactive pay hike postponed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has stalled an ordinance calling for retroactive pay hikes and other compensation and personnel-related issues for borough employees pending further review. The three-part proposal, calling for adopting and implementing a new employee classification and compensation plan, revising the borough’s personnel manual and updating position descriptions was introduced at the assembly on ...
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Assembly OKs land sales
Sighs of controlled elation and relief punctuated the air Thursday as the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a much-sought land sale. “All right -- we have a land sale!” Borough Mayor Jerrol Friend proclaimed after a truncated assembly voted 5-0 to approve the proposal, with a few alterations. The assembly overcame restrictive language on one tract and took a few lots off the auction block because of sewer issu...
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Hazmat crews converge on Kodiak
If you walked near St. Paul Harbor on Thursday, you might have noticed crews in white spacesuit-like outfits disposing of an unknown powder from a devastated chemicals lab. Orange no-go barriers warned onlookers that a disaster was present. Nearby a human form was lying on the ground in front of several downed drums marked “POISON” while crews struggled to contain the spilled liquid. There was no certainty about w...
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Native language bill picking up steam
A bill that would grant official status to Native languages including Kodiak’s Alutiiq has apparently overcome pushback from some members of the Alaska House State Affairs Committee after heartfelt testimony from Tlingit and Haida speakers. “Things have taken a more positive turn in the last few days,” said April Counceller, who teaches Alutiiq at Kodiak College. “I think we might actually have a chance of this pa...
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Ouzinkie dam suffers serious damage
A new breach in Ouzinkie’s Mahoona Lake dam has officials scrambling to get work started earlier than planned on a replacement. The dam the Spruce Island village depends on for power and drinking water suffered serious damage in late March following heavy rains. Ouzinkie Mayor Dan Clarion said the reservoir was drained to relieve pressure. “We’re forced to run our big generators,” he said. “It’s pretty expensive.”...
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Pathologist testifies at Kodiak shootings trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Two Coast Guard employees killed while on the job were shot multiple times, a pathologist said during testimony Thursday in the trial of a man charged with murder for their deaths. James Wells, 62, is accused of killing Petty Officer First Class James Hopkins and civilian Richard Belisle at the Kodiak Island Communication Station in 2012. Hopkins died from a shot to the face, Dr. Meredith Lann con...
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Monument for Good Friday Earthquake victims to be uncovered Saturday
A ceremony honoring the victims of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami will be Saturday at St. Paul Harbor. A 10,000-pound white quartz monument bearing the names of the Good Friday Earthquake casualties will be uncovered during the ceremony that is being organized by the Lions Club. The St. Innocent’s Academy choir will perform, while all the names of the victims will be read. The event begins at 2 p.m. Contact the D...
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