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Assembly objects proposed amendment to KHS renovation project
A proposed amendment to the contract with Wilson Engineers of Juneau for management of the high school renovation project met pushback from some Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members during the assembly’s Tuesday work session. Under the proposed changes, project manager Bruce Water, a Wilson employee, would get a higher housing allowance and increased hourly pay. Assembly members Chris Lynch and Carol Austerman o...
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Petro Marine’s new fuel dock opens with event
Petro Marine’s gleaming new fuel dock boasts faster fuel times, slicker facilities, and a lot less snow shoveling than its wooden predecessor. “We’ve taken that 1950s technology and brought it up to 2013-2014 with a steel floating dock,” Jaime Flores, plant manager, said. The new marina was completed in October after being closed all of September for renovations. The marina hosts an open house April 17-18 to show ...
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Wells said, dead men were incompetent ...Says sister and brother-in-law
Updated: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The sister and brother-in-law of a Kodiak man charged with killing two Coast Guard communication station co-workers say he became irate when the topic of their deaths came up two months later. Theresa and Donald Kiele (KEE'-lee) says James Wells became animated and said the dead men were incompetent and not qualified to work in the shop where antennas were built and repaired. ----...
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KHS baseball wins first game in San Diego
A big fifth inning paved the way for Kodiak’s first victory in the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament. The Bears scored five times in the third and held on to beat Foothills Christian (Calif.) 10-7 in a pool play game Monday in San Diego, Calif. Kodiak went 0-3 in its tournament debut in 2011. The tournament features 128 teams that are spread throughout eight divisions. Kodiak is one of 16 teams in...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 15
Tuesday, April 8 • At 12:34 a.m., somebody found a back pack on Mill Bay Road and dropped it off at the station. • At 12:52 a.m., a caller reported a disturbance on Center Ave; neighbors said they would quiet down. • At 1:46 a.m., a bar check was conducted on W. Marine Way. • At 2:13 a.m., officers checked on a suspicious vehicle at Gibson Cove Road. • At 7:05 a.m., a driver on E. Rezanof Drive was warned for spee...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 15
Martin Edmund Lutack III was born at 1:06 p.m. April 5, 2014, to Martin Lutack Jr. and Haley Barker. He weighed 6 pounds, 1.6 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from San Diego, Calif. and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. His mother works at Tony’s, Tropic Lanes Lounge and Henry’s Great Alaskan Restaurant and his father is a fisherman. Grandparents are Martin and Melinda Lutack from San ...
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Around Kodiak: April 15
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc is holding a Board of Directors meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Senior Center. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call the Kodiak Senior Center at 486-6181.
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started for king salmon
The purr of the idling outboard was numbing as we slowly followed the shoreline in search of king salmon. After an hour without a strike on our trailing lines, conversation had died off and we even quit watching our rods. All that changed in an instant when my reel screeched. I looked back in time to see a boil in the water and a broad tail in our wake, kicking the motor out of gear and reaching for the rod in one...
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School budgets wait for Legislature
The Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education hopes lawmakers are zeroing in on budget numbers Alaska schools can depend on as the legislative session draws to a close. “It’s the school budget cycle,” superintendent Stewart McDonald said during the board’s work session Monday. “Who would have ever, ever built this on purpose?” McDonald said the rapid changes funding bills going through in Juneau have been hard to t...
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Tire expert testifies in Coast Guard murder trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The nail found in the truck tire of the man charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak Coast Guard facility likely was inserted mechanically, not picked up along a roadway, a tire expert said Monday. The weathered nail, about 3.5 inches long and bent 7 degrees, was perpendicular to the tire tread, Gary Bolden testified. The head of the nail showed no abrasions that would have indicated it had...
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