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School board passes thinner budget
Following four and a half months of debate and behind-the-scenes work, the Kodiak Island Borough School District has a budget for 2014. On Monday night, the school board unanimously approved a $48.7 million budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The budget is thinner than this year’s by more than $600,000 the result of cost-cutting measures that came in the wake of federal budget cuts. The budget is not yet final —...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KEA presents green energy success for Earth Day
On Earth Day, the Kodiak Electric Association turned in a report that would make even a Berkley environmentalist happy. At the cooperative's annual meeting, 250 Kodiak residents learned that 95.7 percent of their power over the previous year was generated from wind or water. That mark means Kodiak has met its long-term goal: generate 95 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. "The environment's ...
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two men found dead on Kodiak waterfront
Two men were found dead on separate boats in St. Paul and St. Herman harbors on Friday. Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said the cause of the deaths is unknown, but foul play is not suspected. “There was no obvious indication of foul play, and beyond that we really don’t know enough to say,” he said. Police said 44-year-old David Babarovich was found dead on the fishing vessel Alaska Patriot at 2:22 a.m. Friday in ...
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Power outage cause by snow buildup
Sunday night’s power outage was caused by snow buildup on transmission lines from Terror Lake, KEA CEO Darron Scott confirmed Monday. “At times, one of the wires gets too close to one of the other wires, and that causes it to shut down,” he said. The snow was automatically cleared during the shutdown, but because Terror Lake was supplying Kodiak’s electricity at the time, the entire Kodiak electrical grid lost pow...
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Coast Guardsman receives top awards from police academy
A Coast Guardsman from Kodiak received top awards after graduating from police training at the United States Army Civilian Police Academy in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. ME2 Joe Lovette went through a nine-week training period at the academy and took home two top honors, the leadership award and the academic award. The academy trains more than 20,000 people from all branches of U.S. law enforcement each year. Lovette wa...
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snowstorm causes power outage
An April snowstorm broke records as it dropped more than four inches of heavy, wet snow on the island’s road system Sunday, briefly knocking out power to the Kodiak Electric Association grid. Shortly before 1 p.m., KEA’s main power line from Terror Lake stopped delivering power to Kodiak. In KEA’s operations center, power dispatchers and crews checked the power grid and put the electric cooperative’s backup diesel...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature pressures Alaska Aerospace to launch
On Sunday afternoon, a rocket soared to orbit from a launch pad on Virginia, a successful launch that may mean good news for the Kodiak Launch Complex 4,000 miles away. This spring, the Alaska Legislature voted to cut 1 percent (about $80,000) from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s FY2014 funding. Hidden within the funding for Alaska Aerospace — which operates the Kodiak Launch Complex — is a catch. If Alaska Aer...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eighth-grader wants to spread inspiring message across the globe
Kodiak eighth-grader Alyssa Burnside is hoping that people will turn to the Internet on Tuesday to help her spread an inspiring message to every country across the globe. “Stand up, stay true, stand out,” is the message Burnside, 13, and other students at her online intermediate school, Williamsburg Academy, are hoping to share in a Wave to the World project. The point of the project is to see how many countries t...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough will foot bill for complaint against assemblyman
Kodiak Island Borough Assemblywoman Louise Stutes had some harsh words for borough manager Bud Cassidy Thursday evening after it was revealed that the borough will foot the bill for an Alaska Public Offices Commission complaint against assemblyman Mel Stephens. “I am incensed, I am outraged, I cannot believe that kind of behavior,” she said. On April 1, borough attorney Cheryl Brooking attended an APOC hearing in ...
Apr 19, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KEA will consider new HQ
Correction : The original version of this story incorrectly stated that KEA's annual meeting is Tuesday evening. It is Monday evening. Since 1940, the offices of the Kodiak Electric Association have occupied an unobtrusive building on Marine Way. Under a new proposal to be unveiled at KEA’s annual meeting next week, that could change. On the agenda for Monday night’s meeting: discussion of a new KEA headquarters, ...
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