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Assembly approves raise for SAB No. 1 chairman
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has approved a $1,200 raise in the stipend paid to the Service Area No. 1 chairman. In a 4-3 vote Thursday evening, the assembly approved paying chairman Scott Arndt $400 per month, up from $300 per month. The suggestion for the raise came from the Service Area No. 1 board, which voted unanimously in favor of the proposal. “If the board doesn’t feel it’s out of line, I don’t feel...
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KTUU-GCI dispute deepens
There’s even more static in Alaska’s cable TV picture. On Saturday, the dispute between cable provider GCI and broadcaster KTUU-TV deepened as GCI cut KTUU broadcasts to Juneau, Sitka and other Southeast Alaska locations. Southeast is the latest casualty in a fee battle that has already blocked KTUU from 7,000 GCI customers in Kodiak and other rural Alaska locations. KTUU and GCI appeared near a deal on Nov. 22, b...
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Pair of quakes rattle Kodiak
A pair of mild earthquakes were felt across the Kodiak Archipelago and Alaska Peninsula on Friday and Saturday. According to the US Geological Survey, a Magnitude 5.4 earthquake was centered just southwest of Alitak at 10:36 p.m. Friday. A Magnitude 5.5 temblor was recorded southeast of Chignik at 5:44 a.m. Saturday morning. No damage was reported, and no tsunami warnings were issued. In the city of Kodiak, the fi...
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Wanted man arrested for drugs
An anonymous tip led Alaska State Troopers to a Kodiak man who was wanted for weapons misconduct and drug charges. On Thursday, troopers arrested Brandon Timpke, 23, for his $500,000 outstanding warrant. Around 3:37 p.m. Thursday, Troopers received a Kodiak Crime Stoppers tip that reported Timpke inside a trailer on the 800 block of Jackson Lane. According to court documents, Timpke’s girlfriend Erin Phillips, 18,...
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Spike in hay prices puts the pinch on horse owners
Winter is adding a new challenge for Kodiak’s horse owners. Accustomed to wet, cold weather, Alaskan livestock owners are now confronting skyrocketing hay and straw prices, the consequences of a poor harvest in Interior Alaska. “Every time I go in, it seems like the price is always different,” said Rebecca Garcie, who offers riding lessons through Midnight Sun Equestrian. On Thursday afternoon, she stood in the ra...
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Borough, contractor argue over $50,000 bill
If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, how much is the bush worth? The Kodiak Island Borough and a construction contractor are tussling over that issue, and at stake is $50,000 owed to Red Hook Construction as part of the first phase of the $80 million Kodiak High School project. “I’ve never had an issue like this,” said Dayton Wandersee, manager of the small Kodiak company. In Dec. 2011, Red Hook signed ...
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Snowfall normal even as temperatures stay warm
November temperatures were a little warmer than usual, but Kodiak still got its normal dose of snow for this point in the winter, experts say. According to the Kodiak National Weather Service, Kodiak received 7.3 inches of snow in November and hasn’t received any in December yet. The snowfall totals aren’t far off from 2012 numbers. Last November, Kodiak had 7.5 inches and received 1.4 inches in the first five day...
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Kodiak man to serve 22 years for child sexual abuse
A Kodiak man who sexually abused two girls has been sentenced to 70 years in prison and will serve 22 of those years. Ah Limchantha, 46, pleaded guilty in October to two counts of sexual abuse of children under the age of 18. The two counts — first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor — are both felonies. Judge Steve Cole sentenced Limchantha to 40 years in prison (26 years susp...
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After quiet summer and fall, bears move into town
Ample berries and salmon kept the bears out of town this summer. Now the berries and salmon are gone, but the bears aren’t. According to reports collected by the Kodiak Daily Mirror, bear activity is climbing, reaching levels not seen since last year. According to data from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, more bear sightings and encounters have been reported in the past week than in August, September and O...
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Shipyard seeks $4 million more from state for Tusty work
The shipyard that handled the ferry Tustumena during its yearlong stay in dry dock is seeking $4 million for work it says went above and beyond the initial $6.2 million contract. Unalaska’s KUCB-FM first reported the claim on Monday. Doug Karet, the attorney who put the claim together, said “the state added a significant amount of work to the contract that wasn’t contemplated when Seward Ship’s (Drydock) took on t...
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