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Leisnoi Native Corporation to drop Pagano lawsuit
By JAMES BROOKS Mirror Editor The lengthy legal battle for control of Leisnoi Inc.’s board of directors is nearing an end. In a newsletter to shareholders late last month, Leisnoi president Debbie Lukin said the company will drop its lawsuit against former company board member Frank Pagano. In February, Leisnoi reached a deal to drop lawsuits against former board members Carole Pagano and Tanya Pavloff. “We’ve dec...
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Kodiak woman arrested after kayak tips
A Kodiak woman got more than she bargained for when her kayak tipped and a bystander called Alaska State Troopers to help. According to a troopers dispatch report, Dolores Peterson was paddling about 9:40 p.m. Tuesday near the Spruce Cape Road heliport when her kayak overturned. A bystander helped her to shore with his own kayak, and the two were met by a trooper who was called to the scene. Peterson was unharmed ...
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Kodiak arts: Modern makeover for a medieval monster
The bucket kept dropping over Beowulf’s eyes, and Grendel couldn’t see out of her paper-bag mask. Just as planned. On Saturday, the drama and improvisational comedy courses taught by the Kodiak Arts Council’s Sum’Arts For Kids concluded with a show at the Gerald C Wilson Auditorium. After the four improv students entertained their audience with comedic skits, the larger theater group performed “Beowulf on a Budget...
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Lt. Gov. Treadwell visits Kodiak
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell will visit Kodiak today as part of the ongoing campaign to educate Alaskans ahead of an Aug. 28 primary vote. On that date, Alaskans go to the polls to decide the fate of the state’s coastal management program, which ended in 2011 when Gov. Sean Parnell and the Alaska Legislature failed to reach agreement on its renewal. Treadwell is hosting informational meetings in communities across the ...
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Departing Alaska rocket chief says family came first
Alaska Aerospace Corporation CEO Dale Nash steps down from his office at the end of the month after five years as the head of Alaska’s space program. Nash isn’t retiring — he’s heading to a similar job at the East Coast mirror of the Kodiak Launch Complex, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. In an interview Wednesday, Nash said the move will put him closer to family. “I have kids and grandkids that li...
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Rezanof Round 2 starts Friday
Like a boxer re-entering the ring, Kodiak is ready for its next bout of Rezanof Drive construction. For days, workers have been preparing curbs, gutters and drains for the pavers to move in. On Friday, contractors under the guidance of state engineer Mahear Aboueid will begin ripping up Rezanof’s ruts and putting down new pavements from Carolyn Street to Cut-Off Road. The project will take between five and seven d...
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Federal judge blocks Karluk lawsuit against Koniag
A federal judge has halted an attempt by the Native Village of Karluk to sue Kodiak Island’s regional Native corporation in tribal court. On July 3, federal Alaska District Court Judge Sharon Gleason ruled that the Karluk tribal court lacks jurisdiction over Koniag Inc. “Because Koniag and (attorney Michael) O’Connell are non-members of the Native Village of Karluk, there is no basis for the Karluk Tribal Court to...
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Alaska Chamber of Commerce visits Kodiak
Forty members of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce traveled to Kodiak this week for a two-day outreach trip to learn about local businesses and economic development in Kodiak. The Alaska chamber includes members from Ketchikan to Barrow, and each year representatives travel to an outlying Alaska location to gain a broader perspective about what makes up Alaska’s economy. “One of the most important reasons in my...
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Beaver is Kodiak Police Department's newest officer
The Kodiak Police Department is back up to full force with the addition of officer Derek Beaver. The department was short an officer for a few months during the hiring process, but is now fully staffed with 18 officers. Police Chief T.C. Kamai said the recruitment process for a new officer can be lengthy, because he looks for someone who not only has the credentials, but will also fit in with the Kodiak community....
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Kodiak will turn waste to compost
The city of Kodiak is pressing ahead with an ambitious plan to convert waste from the city’s water treatment plant into compost usable in gardens and on yards across the archipelago. “The pace has picked up considerably on several fronts,” said Peter Olsen, a Kodiak entrepreneur who will operate the plant to turn waste and wood chips from area logging operations into compost. Olsen and the city are working under a...
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