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Students will beat sunrise
The start of school is one month away, and when Kodiak elementary schools throw open their doors this year, they’ll do so earlier than ever before. Beginning this year, classes at North Star, Peterson, Main and East elementaries will start at 8 a.m. The early start — up to 45 minutes earlier for one school — is designed to cut costs. “This represents about a $200,000 cost savings to the district,” schools superint...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boy drowns in Lake Gertrude
A Kodiak boy was pulled, lifeless and unresponsive, from Lake Gertrude shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The boy, whose identity has not been released, was transported immediately to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center as firefighters performed CPR and rescue breathing on the unresponsive child. Alaska State Troopers could not confirm his death before press time Tuesday night. The boy had been swimming wi...
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Alutiiq Museum digs into Kashevaroff dig site
After only one day of excavation, the Alutiiq Museum’s team of volunteers and staff has already uncovered a house with a hearth, a pit, and toy ulus at the Kashevaroff dig site. The Kashevaroff site, in Womens Bay, is the newest archaeological site to be explored by the museum’s community archaeology program. Each summer the program recruits local volunteers and students to help excavate a site on the Kodiak road ...
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Sun’aq Tribe objects to airport project’s environmental plan
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak has formally objected to environmental plans related to a construction project at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport. Last week, the tribe sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood protesting the FAA’s plans to spend $2.2 million on environmental compensation for construction near the mouth of the Buskin River. The compensation come...
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City considers reinstating parking fines
The Kodiak City Council is pondering a proposal to reinstate illegal parking fines after they were eliminated by the Alaska Legislature this spring. The ordinance, discussed during a work session Tuesday night, would make parking tickets an administrative offense handled outside the court system. More importantly for Kodiak drivers, the ordinance would also raise the fine for a parking violation to $20 from $10. A...
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Cable fault causes widespread power outage
A power outage caused by a faulty underground cable left people and businesses in downtown Kodiak without electricity Monday. The power initially went out at 5:13 a.m. in the area near Shelikof Street and Marine Way. Kodiak Electric Association spokesperson Nancy Sweeney said the outage began when an underground cable failed, causing a breaker to open on the bottom feeder of the Hartman substation next to KEA’s do...
Jul 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard pilot is top shot at precision rifle competition
After two days and 10 hours of intense competition, the results were tied. Then, Kodiak Precision Rifle Competition organizer Joshua Harris added the results of the cold bore stage. With a quick mark of his pen, he put Coast Guardsman Jonathan Welch atop the scoreboard. “First and second were tied the whole way through. The thing that won it was the coldbore event,” he said. “Thank you so much,” Welch said during ...
Jul 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hope holds annual fishing trip
The Hope Community Resources recreation and subsistence program returned last week from its annual subsistence fishing trip to Pasagshak Bay with a record number of fish. Hope Community Resources recipients will have their freezers stocked full of sockeye salmon since they caught 500 fish in two days at the reds roundup camp. Hope’s previous record was 400 fish two years ago. This year, participants caught 290 fis...
Jul 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nomination period for city, borough elected positions open
Nominating petitions for borough and city elected positions can now be picked up for the Oct. 1 municipal election. The deadline for all filing materials is 4:30 p.m., Aug. 15. The borough assembly has two seats up for election, each for three-year terms. The incumbents are Carol Austerman and Louise Stutes. Borough Mayor Jerome Selby also faces re-election. The school board has two seats up for election. Melissa ...
Jul 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early sockeye figures on target
As the first half of Kodiak’s salmon season comes to an end, catch figures show a season in line with preseason expectations. Through Saturday, Kodiak fishermen have pulled in 1.77 million sockeye salmon and 1.4 million pinks, part of a total 3.6 million fish harvested to date. Kodiak’s salmon season is typically a story with two parts: In the first half, sockeye salmon fishermen pull in early run reds; in the sec...
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