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Jack and Lee lakes area is topic at trails summit
Trail users in Kodiak came together on Tuesday night to participate in the second trails summit with the Kodiak Island Borough Parks and Recreation Committee. The goal for the twice-annual trails summit is to identify problems with a specific trail and get feedback from different trail user groups. The committee will use this information to create management objectives for the trail. “The committee is going around...
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Community Foundation forms
A new foundation in Kodiak will soon begin raising money to promote local nonprofits. On Tuesday the Alaska Community Foundation, a statewide philanthropy platform, announced the formation of the Kodiak Community Foundation, one of four new groups created across the state. The Kodiak Community Foundation is an umbrella group that will obtain donations from community members and businesses to create an endowment fu...
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public outcry deters change to city records policy
Faced with an outpouring of public opposition, the Kodiak City Council postponed its vote on an ordinance that would change the city code's definition of a public record. While the city clerk's office said the ordinance changed only the language of the code and not its meaning, that interpretation was challenged by a handful of city and borough residents who said the vote could be used as a tool to deny informatio...
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Diesel days numbered in new KEA report
Last year was a banner year for the Kodiak Electric Association as it sold the most electricity in its 71-year history while slashing fuel costs by two-thirds. KEA CEO Darron Scott presented the electrical cooperative’s preliminary 2012 figures Thursday afternoon during a meeting of the co-op’s board of directors. “Things are good for the year, and we’ll be going through an audit the next couple of weeks,” he told...
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Man accused of stealing iPhones from GCI
A 28-year-old man is accused of stealing at least six iPhones from the Kodiak GCI store. Micheal Dorris was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Jan. 10 on two counts of second-degree theft. Both are class C felonies punishable by up to five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. According to court documents, the manager at the GCI store called the Kodiak Police Department on Jan. 8 and reported that six iPhones had b...
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study finds city workers underpaid
A new study of Kodiak city employees’ pay and benefits has found the city is underpaying its employees by 9 percent when compared with an average of similar-sized governments in Alaska. The news was delivered Tuesday night by Lori Messer of Fox Lawson & Associates, which has spent the last several months analyzing the city’s pay and benefit program. Fox Lawson took 31 “benchmark” jobs offered by the city and compa...
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Murkowski determined to get federal help to clean marine debris
Alaska fishermen and beachgoers are asking for help — but none is coming anytime soon from Congress. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives stripped millions in fishery and marine debris aid from a bill intended to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. A Senate version of the bill included $150 million to cover fisheries disasters in New England, Alaska and Sandy-affected states. Millions more was intended to go ...
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Fifth-grader wins district spelling bee
Fifth-grader Emily Steffenhagen was all smiles on Tuesday night after she walked away from the Kodiak Island Borough School District Spelling Bee with a dictionary and a trip to Anchorage in her future. Steffenhagen, a student at Peterson Elementary, out-spelled 19 other students from Kodiak’s schools in town and in the villages. Ten students sat on the stage in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod, while the...
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Woman uninjured after rock crushes her car
A Kodiak woman is unharmed after a rock smashed her car at midday Tuesday on Rezanof Drive West. According to Kodiak police and the Alaska Department of Transportation, the woman was driving her car west on the main road out of Kodiak at 12:25 p.m. when a pair of large rocks tumbled down the southwest face of Pillar Mountain. The rocks came to rest in the middle of Rezanof Drive near the entrance to Pier 3. Unable...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man arrested for threatening someone with shovel
A Kodiak man faces felony charges for allegedly assaulting three different people and threatening two of them with a shovel. Marcus Benton, 22, faces two counts of third-degree assault, one count of first-degree criminal trespassing and three counts of fourth-degree assault. The third-degree assault charges are class C felonies, and each count is punishable by a maximum of five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. Ac...
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