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School bus is among slideoffs after 8 inches of snow falls in Kodiak
No students were injured after a school bus slid off the road Thursday morning in the Coast Guard’s Lake Louise Housing development. The slideoff was the most notable result of the midweek snowstorm that brought 8 inches of snow before tapering off into rain. The Kodiak Police Department reported five car accidents from the storm, which began in the late morning, after most city residents had driven to work. “For ...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guardsman dies in Seattle from injuries suffered in Bering Sea
A 28-year-old Coast Guardsman died in a Seattle hospital Wednesday from injuries he sustained during a search and rescue operation in the Bering Sea last month. According to a Coast Guard press release, Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf died following surgery at the Swedish Hospital with his family by his side. Obendorf served on the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, which was called upon Nov. 11 to help disable...
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2014 salmon season expected to return to average
After a salmon season that approached record territory, 2014 is expected to bring a return to average. So says the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which presented its preliminary 2014 Kodiak-area forecast at the Tuesday night meeting of the Kodiak Fish and Game advisory committee. According to point estimates, the 2014 season will bring 1.3 million sockeye salmon and 14.6 million pink salmon to Kodiak. Using t...
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Kodiak Teen Court graduate sworn in as lawyer
A Kodiak High School alumnus and Kodiak Teen Court graduate has passed his final test. Sam Booch was sworn in as an attorney in front of friends, family and colleagues in the Roy H. Madsen Justice Center Wednesday afternoon. While Teen Court volunteers have graduated from law school before, Booch is the first to return to Kodiak. Superior Court judge Steve Cole spoke about his connection to Booch through Kodiak Te...
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Gulf pollock quota vaults upward in 2014
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is giving Kodiak fishermen an early Christmas present. At the council's December meeting, which ended Monday in Anchorage, councilors approved a 52,000 metric ton increase in the pollock quota for the Gulf of Alaska. The 2014 pollock quota for much of the Gulf will 162,351 metric tons, compared to 110,272 metric tons this year. The news out of the NPFMC isn't all good f...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board approves money for computers and iPads
The Kodiak Island Borough school board has approved half a million dollars for new Apple computers and iPads. The $506,483 approved by the board during a Monday meeting will replace 325 iPads and 352 MacBook Pros owned by the school district. The district had budged $500,000 in the fiscal year 2014 general fund for the replacement of aged instructional devices. At that time, the school board requested the district...
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Snow crab fishery starts early
The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is off to an early start, in hopes of avoiding sea ice up north. “Usually nobody goes fishing until after Christmas. The bulk of the activity usually picks up in January,” said Heather Fitch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. As of Monday, only “a little bit” of crab had been landed, but more was expected soon, she said. With crabbers already on the fishing grou...
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Woman accused of repeated felony stalking
A Kodiak woman convicted last year of felony stalking and theft now faces new charges. Karen Young, 47, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Friday on one count of first-degree stalking, a class C felony. She also faces two misdemeanor charges for violating a domestic violence protective order and unlawful contact. Last year, Young pleaded guilty to second-degree theft and second-degree stalking for harassing...
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Borough assembly takes steps to increase rural representation
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly is planning to step up its rural outreach. In an effort to better represent borough residents living away from the Kodiak road system, borough assemblymen Frank Peterson and Aaron Griffin are backing a proposal that would have each of the assembly’s seven members travel to remote communities twice per year. The trips would include overnight stays and would be paid for by the Kodi...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Koniag picks new CEO
Koniag Inc. has named Elizabeth Perry, formerly of SWCA Environmental Consultants, its new CEO. The Native corporation for the Kodiak archipelago has been led by board chairman Ron Unger and interim president Tom Panamaroff since March, when President/CEO Will Anderson resigned amid dismal financial news. Koniag posted a $5.9 million loss in fiscal year 2013, which ended March 31. According to Koniag’s annual repo...
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