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Rainiest, warmest January in years
Rain fell on Kodiak for 19 straight days, but as the calendar turned its page, the rain stopped. Twenty-five of Kodiak’s 31 January days had rain or snow, and 2014 will go into the history books with the third-wettest January in recorded history. According to National Weather Service records, only 2003, 1977 and 1985 had more than the 14.3 inches of precipitation that fell on Kodiak last month. The first of those ...
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City, borough put adviser under a microscope
City and borough officials are taking a hard look at Heather McCarty as the next government fisheries analyst in Kodiak. Kodiak’s city and borough governments have been without a fisheries adviser since last year, when Denby Lloyd resigned. The search for Lloyd’s replacement has been a slow one, as the joint city-borough fisheries work group had to re-issue its search for an adviser late last year. The city counci...
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Alcohol forum shares stories of suffering, triumph
On Friday night, Kodiak parents and teens heard from speakers who are passionate about the risks of teenage drinking. Among them were a doctor, a district attorney, a two teenage youth court judges and a 28-year-old man who spoke in public for the first time about his experience going to jail at least 11 times for driving under the influence and driving with a revoked driver’s license. The event, titled “Teens and...
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Restitution, counseling ordered in $1,000 Kodiak domestic violence vandalism case
A Kodiak man was ordered last week to pay restitution and attend counseling for a domestic violence outburst that destroyed more than $1,000 in property including framed artwork a table and a front door. Brian A. Dougherty, 30, was sentenced Jan. 23 after pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief. Dougherty was charged in Jan. 2013 after a woman reported Dougherty was damaging her...
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Minor earthquake felt in Kodiak
A Magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon about 37 miles northeast of Kodiak, according to U.S. Geological Survey preliminary data. The temblor was reported at 12:20 p.m. and was 28 miles below the surface of the ocean. The epicenter was near Marmot Island. It was felt in Kodiak. There were no immediate reports of damage. The quake was the first felt in Kodiak City since Dec. 7, when a 5.5 temblor w...
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At 30 percent mark, Kodiak High School project is on schedule
The man monitoring the Kodiak High School renovation project says construction is on budget and on time, but there are some signs of concern. "Completion for the project is still scheduled for Nov. 2015, and to date we have issued no change orders extending that deadline," said Bruce Walter of Wilson Engineering, which has been hired to oversee the project. Walter presented his report to the borough assembly durin...
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Kodiak man sentenced for 2011 parking lot rage
A Kodiak man has been sentenced to a 5 1/2-year jail term for fracturing bones in a man’s face following a 2011 argument about a midtown Kodiak parking spot. Noriel M. Carino, 32, was sentenced Jan. 3, following a 10-day trial last summer. The jury convicted him on charges of first, second and third-degree assault. It acquitted him on another first-degree assault charge. The assault followed an argument between th...
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Women’s show Saturday at convention center
The Kodiak Women’s show is back this year with new organizers. Booths from about 20 businesses are scheduled to set up Saturday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center for the third annual show. Nineteen businesses have confirmed reservations, and up to five more may show up. The event is billed as a show “put on by women, for women,” and includes goods and services including clothing, fitness, food and beauty prod...
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Gardeners discuss ideas for community plots
Gardening is hard. Building a garden is even harder. On Tuesday night, 17 Kodiak growers gathered at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to discuss plans for the city’s first community garden. “There’s a lot of excitement over this project,” said Joe Dinnocenzo, district manager of the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District, which is leading the garden project. Enthusiasm isn’t the only thing t...
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Young bear spotted near North Star Elementary
Students at North Star Elementary School are being warned to take precautions after a young adult bear was spotted near the school. According to a report filed with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the bear was seen Tuesday morning on Otmeloi Way. Students were given warning messages at school Wednesday and told to give them to their parents. The bear is believed to be the same one that has raided garbage c...
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