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Kodiak Shipyard is busy and operating under new rates
The Kodiak Shipyard is having a busy month. “We’ve got six boats right now,” Kodiak harbormaster Marty Owen told the city’s port and harbor advisory board at a Tuesday noon meeting. “We will be pretty busy through mid-June.” April and May were booked solid, and the Kodiak Shipyard had to postpone lifting at least one boat due to lack of space. Last month, the Kodiak City Council approved a 20 percent increase in r...
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lilly Lake oil spill traced to home
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has determined the source of an oil spill in Lilly Lake — a home heating oil tank — and is advising homeowners to inspect their tanks to prevent other problems. DEC environmental program specialist Jade Gamble said the leaking tank was discovered empty and the amount of diesel it contained has not yet been determined. The DEC had been receiving reports about an o...
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Herring season slower than expected
A hot herring season has instead cooled, leading to slow fishing across the Kodiak archipelago. As of Monday afternoon, only about 4,000 tons of herring had been harvested from a quota of 5,410 tons. While 40 boats were registered for the fishery before its April 15 opening, only about 10 remain. The rest have gone west to the Togiak herring fishery, Alaska’s largest. “It's already late in May,” said city councilm...
May 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak postmaster in the mail to Puerto Rico
Kodiak postmaster William Kersch will soon call a new island home. Next month he and his family will leave the Emerald Isle for Puerto Rico, where he will take over as postmaster of a US Postal Service office in Cabo Rojo on the southwest corner of the island. Kersch has served as the postmaster in Kodiak for about seven years. This new job is a promotion and will give him a chance to serve a larger community of a...
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After assault acquittal, Kodiak man faces new charges
A Kodiak man acquitted of third-degree assault charges now faces felony charges for drugs and weapons misconduct. Teila Tofelogo, 43, was accused of two counts of third-degree assault after he allegedly brandished a gun at two teenagers in a vehicle on Jan. 30. On Friday, both assault charges (class C felonies) were dismissed by a jury. According to court documents, when police found Tofelogo walking away from the...
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Kodiak Middle School raises money for school in Mali
Students at Kodiak Middle School raised $1,000 to give electricity to a school in Mali, west Africa. The partnership between KMS and the middle school in Dielibougou, Mali began after Kodiak resident Heather Preece brought a longtime friend Mahim Toure from Mali to Kodiak last year. During his one-month Kodiak stay, Toure shared his culture with the people of Kodiak and gave presentations in classrooms and to the ...
May 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak officer receives statewide Elks award
Kodiak Police Department school resource officer Jeffrey Holden has received a statewide Elks award for his work with drug awareness and prevention in Kodiak. The Elks Drug Awareness Program Enrique S. Camarena Award is given to a law enforcement officer who is a positive role model committed to a healthy lifestyle, has made a contribution to drug awareness and prevention and has gone above and beyond normal dutie...
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Study: Borough pay rates on target
A new study by Fox Lawson & Associates has found Kodiak borough employees’ pay is on target with market averages — except among the borough’s highest-paid positions. During the borough assembly’s Thursday night work session, Lori Messer of Fox Lawson presented the results of a $40,000 study begun in August. The study’s goal: Answer whether the borough’s 47 full-time employees are underpaid, overpaid or paid correc...
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Peninsula earthquake rattles Kodiak
A mild earthquake Saturday night on the Alaska Peninsula rattled dishes in Kodiak, but that was the extent of the magnitude 4.4 tremblor here. According to the US Geological Survey, the shaker was centered 60 miles beneath Fourpeaked Mountain on the peninsula, or about 70 miles northwest of Kodiak city. The earthquake was felt across the Kodiak archipelago and in Homer and Seldovia, but no damage was reported. In ...
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City council OKs revision of public records code
Over the objections of those who said it limits public access, the Kodiak City Council approved an ordinance altering the section of city code covering public record preservation. The ordinance, which passed by a 4-2 margin, changes the definitions of "public records" and "city records" to exclude what the ordinance refers to as "reference documents" and "transitory documents." The city clerk's office, which propo...
May 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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