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Price tag for new Pier 3 likely will be less than expected
A new cargo pier for the city of Kodiak likely will cost less than originally expected. On Tuesday night, Kenton Braun and Nels Sultan presented the Kodiak City Council the results of an in-depth wave study of two designs for a new Pier 3. In short: there’s no significant difference between the two designs, allowing the city to go ahead with the cheaper of the two options. “We really can’t say one is better than t...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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At annual meeting, Natives of Kodiak shows increased income
At his corporation’s annual meeting this month, Natives of Kodiak CEO Michael Kelly shared some good news: The corporation that represents Kodiak city’s Natives is continuing to grow. “We’re on the right track,” Kelly said Tuesday, summarizing the corporation’s accomplishments in the past year. In the current fiscal year, NOK had a net income of $2.1 million, up from $1.6 million the previous year, he said. That g...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New federal rules change even how schools must cut pizza
Cutting a pizza isn’t simple when you’re worrying about counting calories. Due to new federal regulations, Kodiak Island Borough School District schools have had to relearn everything from how to address second servings to how to cut a pizza. Different grades get different-sized slices to stay within their separate calorie limits. Kodiak’s rural schools had even more trouble with the pizza slices since they house ...
Sep 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burger, liquor buy link man to truck stolen from repair business
A Kodiak man has been accused of stealing a vehicle from an auto repair shop, breaking another car’s window and stealing a woman’s cell phone. Troy Childers, 36, faces charges of first-degree vehicle theft, third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree theft, fourth-degree theft and driving without a valid license. The vehicle theft and third-degree criminal mischief charges are cla...
Sep 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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GED changes coming, warns Kodiak College
People studying to complete their GED have until the end of 2013 to complete all five sections of the GED test. If they haven’t passed all five sections by that time, they’ll have to start over with a new longer, fully electronic GED test. GED Testing Service spokesperson Armando Diaz said the new test won’t be harder, but will focus on measuring a core of skills that determine if someone is ready for college or a...
Sep 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Native Village of Afognak re-elects council members
The Native Village of Afognak is keeping its current tribal leadership. On Saturday, NVA held elections in conjunction with its annual meeting. Jim Dunham and Julie Knagin, whose terms were expiring, were each re-elected to three-year terms. The other members of the council include Loretta Nelson, Meagan Christiansen, Loren Anderson, Mary Fearn and Ken Nelson Jr. According to the tribal office, Nelson was retained...
Sep 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak school board votes to spend $509,000 on new computers
Correction: An early version of this story misidentified the positions of Kodiak Island Educational Support Association vice president Diane Cooney and school district support staff member Linda McCool. Cooney was erroneously listed as a substitute teacher. She is a classified employee. New computers are coming to Kodiak schools after the Kodiak Island Borough school board approved spending $509,000 on new compute...
Sep 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Humane Society's Hair-Ball returns for second edition
More than 200 Kodiak animal lovers turned out to the Kodiak Elks Lodge on Saturday to raise money for the Kodiak Humane Society. Humane Society director Karen Yashin said the annual Hair-Ball is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization that runs the Kodiak Animal Shelter. Last year's event raised about $9,000, and Yashin predicts this year's event will have raised that much once receipts are totaled...
Sep 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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GAO report: Coast Guard maintenance problems are worsening
Early Saturday morning, the US Senate approved a bill to fund the Coast Guard for the next three fiscal years. The bill, which allocates $7 billion per year to the Coast Guard, now heads to a conference committee to be combined with a similar House bill. While the bills ensure the Coast Guard’s near-term stability, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says the Coast Guard’s long-term problems are...
Sep 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough assembly not finished with manager hunt
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly interviewed its final two borough manager candidates on Saturday, but a final selection will not be made until later this week. The assembly spent almost three hours questioning former Wethersfield, Conn. town manager Bonnie Therrien; and former Steamboat Springs, Colo. City manager Alan Lanning, then entered executive session to debate the merits of each of the final six candida...
Sep 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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