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Teachers, school district reach deal
The Kodiak Island Borough School District and the Kodiak Borough Education Association have agreed upon a new three-year contract with Kodiak teachers. The contract calls for a 1 percent increase in teachers’ base salary each year for three years. In a special school board meeting Monday night, the school board ratified the agreement, finalizing the negotiations reached in June. “This is a difficult time for publi...
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Council will vote on double parking fines
A proposal to increase parking fines from $10 to $20 is moving toward adoption by the Kodiak City Council. The proposal, which comes as part of an overhaul of Kodiak’s “Rules of the Road,” received no comment at Tuesday night’s city council work session. The revised parking rules will receive a public hearing and vote at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night during a regular city council meeting. The city is revising its parki...
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Sun'aq hosts subsistence meeting
Subsistence hunters and fishermen will gather tonight at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to prepare a defense of their rights. Alaska’s federal subsistence board is considering changes to the regulations that define a rural community. Because rural communities get preference harvesting subsistence fish and game, that definition is more than an academic question. If Kodiak were to be considered a...
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Barge dock could come to Pasagshak
A new barge dock and boat ramp will be built in Pasagshak Bay if plans by the Alaska Aerospace Corp. come to fruition. According to a permit application filed in August, AAC is considering construction of a nose-in barge dock “to streamline delivery of incoming aerospace-related cargos to the Kodiak Launch Complex.” The new dock would be an integral part of the complex’s planned Launchpad 3 expansion, said AAC chi...
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Papa Murphy’s offering delivery to Kodiak
Kodiak has plenty of choices for pizza. If you’re downtown, you can stop by Sparrows or Angelo’s To-Go. In Midtown? Stop by Big Al’s. Out on the road system? Hit Road’s End. Now there’s another option: airplane delivery. If you’ve checked your mailbox lately, you might have discovered a menu for Papa Murphy’s. Kodiak isn’t getting a Papa Murphy’s franchise, but it is getting access to Papa Murphy’s pizza as Zac an...
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Fisheries group prepares for NPFMC meeting
The Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group met Monday morning to discuss the Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management discussion paper released last Friday by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The paper addresses eight proposals written by industry stakeholders regarding the council’s development of a catch share program for trawl groundfish, an item on the council’s October agenda. Fisheries advi...
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Charges rise after pants fall at airport
A 31-year-old Californian who allegedly mooned troopers at Benny Benson Kodiak State Airport is facing a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. Charles Helzer was originally accused of two counts of disorderly conduct, one for allegedly challenging someone to a fight and one for “intentionally exposing his buttocks to another person with reckless disregard for the offensive or insulting effect the act could have o...
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State supreme court settles Icicle worker’s comp case
The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld an Alaska Workers Compensation Appeals Commission decision in a dispute between a former Icicle Seafoods employee and his former employer. As a result of the decision Hugo Rosales may not pursue more than the $200,000 already paid to him under a workers compensation settlement. In 2007, Rosales was injured after a 54-pound tray of frozen fish hit him in the back of the head aboa...
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State starts path to new Tusty
The Alaska Marine Highway System has begun looking for a consultant to design the ferry that will replace the Tustumena. The estimated cost of a ship to replace the 49-year-old Tustumena is between $175 million and $210 million. While getting a replacement for the Tustumena is a priority, AMHS will not be rushing the design process. It is estimated that the design of the new ferry will take around 18 months. “The ...
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ITN and volunteers clean up Tugidak Island
Island Trails Network staff and volunteers have returned from Tugidak Island after removing thousands of pounds of marine debris from four and a half miles of beach. The goal of the two-year Tugidak Island cleanup project is to remove 40,000 to 80,000 pounds of marine debris from an 11-mile beach on the south side of the island, which is located at the southern end of the Kodiak archipelago. The final weight of th...
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