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Woman accused of repeated felony stalking
A Kodiak woman convicted last year of felony stalking and theft now faces new charges. Karen Young, 47, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Friday on one count of first-degree stalking, a class C felony. She also faces two misdemeanor charges for violating a domestic violence protective order and unlawful contact. Last year, Young pleaded guilty to second-degree theft and second-degree stalking for harassing...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough assembly takes steps to increase rural representation
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly is planning to step up its rural outreach. In an effort to better represent borough residents living away from the Kodiak road system, borough assemblymen Frank Peterson and Aaron Griffin are backing a proposal that would have each of the assembly’s seven members travel to remote communities twice per year. The trips would include overnight stays and would be paid for by the Kodi...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Koniag picks new CEO
Koniag Inc. has named Elizabeth Perry, formerly of SWCA Environmental Consultants, its new CEO. The Native corporation for the Kodiak archipelago has been led by board chairman Ron Unger and interim president Tom Panamaroff since March, when President/CEO Will Anderson resigned amid dismal financial news. Koniag posted a $5.9 million loss in fiscal year 2013, which ended March 31. According to Koniag’s annual repo...
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Man accused of hitting pregnant woman in face
A Kodiak man is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly hitting a pregnant woman in the face. Nick Malutin, 38, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Friday on one count of third-degree domestic violence assault, a class C felony. According to court documents, Alaska State Troopers were notified that a caller had reported a possible domestic violence incident on Wednesday between Malutin and a pregnant 21...
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Fisheries group broadens search for analyst
The city and borough fisheries work group will continue operating without a fisheries expert until it finds a qualified candidate. In a Monday morning meeting, the city and borough fisheries work group decided to reissue a request for proposals (RFP) instead of hiring one of the three candidates who submitted applications. The search for a new analyst began in early November after Denby Lloyd resigned and accepted...
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Two men found guilty of violent Chignik attack
Two commercial fishermen have been convicted of kidnapping, assault, burglary and criminal mischief following a weeklong jury trial in Naknek. Daniel Whittington, 22, and Lloyd Davis Jr., 38, were two of the three perpetrators of a 2011 attack on an 18-year-old in Chignik Bay. A third man, 36-year-old Jordan Christopher, faces a separate trial after failing to appear for the first day of the trial that convicted W...
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bid opening is optimistic sign for landfill project
The final phase of the new Kodiak Island Borough landfill is sliding into place. On Wednesday, the borough opened bids for construction of a water treatment plant at the landfill. The treatment plant is the third and final phase of landfill construction, and the bid opening brought a rare bit of good news for the multimillion-dollar project. The low bidder, ASRC SKW Eskimos Inc., submitted a $9.327 million proposa...
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum sponsors harbor lights show
Kodiak’s downtown harbor will be aglow this Saturday as the Kodiak Maritime Museum sponsors its first holiday lights vessel contest. Vessel owners in St. Herman and St. Paul harbors are encouraged to participate by decorating their boats with lights to spread holiday spirit. While the idea isn’t new, it hasn’t been done in several years, said Kodiak Maritime Museum executive director Toby Sullivan. In previous yea...
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Longshore group donates $1,400 for typhoon victims
Kodiak’s chapter of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has donated $1,400 toward relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November. The ILWU gives members job opportunities on the docks or in warehouses. Statewide, there are around 150 members, including 14 in Kodiak. “We just had a union meeting recently and the members were wanting to do something because of the large Filipino...
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Proposed state budget cuts $1.3 billion
Alaska’s state budget will be cut by $1.3 billion, but the state will still spend $1.1 billion in savings under a proposal unveiled by Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday. The $12.4 billion budget proposed by Parnell must still be vetted and approved by the Alaska Legislature, but Parnell’s proposal is a sign the state is taking its fiscal health seriously. Declining oil production and oil tax cuts passed by the Legisla...
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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