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Smiley hired at Western Michigan
Former Kodiak High School girls basketball coach Stephanie Smiley has a new job. Last week, Smiley was announced as the director of operations for the Western Michigan University women’s basketball team. Smiley resigned as Kodiak’s coach in July after posting a 32-20 record during her two seasons. At the time, she said she was pursing a coaching opportunity in the Lower 48, but did not disclose any details. “I was...
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Assembly concerned about compost runoff
A plan to build a permanent sewage composting facility at the Kodiak Island Borough landfill encountered tough questions from the borough assembly Thursday night. Assembly members threw tough questions at city public works director Mark Kozak as they tried to solve a question even engineers can’t yet answer: When the composting facility is built, which direction will rainfall runoff go? “We want to know where the ...
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Woman accused of theft from till
A Kodiak woman is accused of stealing more than $1,200 from Walmart while working there as a cashier. Dianna Garcia, 23, was arraigned in Kodiak superior court Aug. 5 on one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $50,000 fine. According to court documents, Walmart’s asset protection manager called the Kodiak Police Department on June 11 to report an employee h...
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Teen injured in ATV crash
The US Coast Guard and Kodiak firefighters rescued a 13-year-old Kodiak boy on Saturday after a major ATV accident in Chiniak. According to Alaska State Troopers, the unnamed 13-year-old was riding a four-wheeler about 11 a.m. Saturday when he flipped the vehicle. An ambulance responded from the Kodiak Fire Department, the nearest emergency service to Chiniak. When medical technicians and troopers arrived, good Sa...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 12
The city’s downtown Kodiak revitalization special committee will meet at 4 p.m. today in the Kodiak Senior Center’s multipurpose room, 302 Erskine Ave. The meeting is open to the public.
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Garden Gate: Damp weather arrives, brings gray mold
After two months of beautiful weather, we all wondered when the other shoe was going to fall. Sure enough, a strong, low-pressure system formed near Japan and roared over Kodiak Island, bringing wind, rain and fog. Meanwhile, while the gale was brewing, a sinister disease was lurking on tomato leaves, under flower buds and on ripening strawberries, waiting for the right conditions to make its move. And pounce it d...
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Salmon expected to blow by forecast
Alaska salmon catches are poised to blow past the pre-season forecast of 179 million fish due to a plug of pinks that is coming in stronger than expected. “We are going to be short on sockeyes by five million or so, and we’re probably not going to make the chum salmon numbers either. So we’ll have to go over with pinks, but at the rate things are going that is entirely possible,” said Geron Bruce, deputy director ...
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Kodiak rentals still state’s most expensive
It’s an honor Kodiak could do without. For another year, the Kodiak Island Borough has been named the most costly place in Alaska to rent a home or apartment. According to the annual Alaska Rental Market Survey, the median price to rent in the borough is $1,365. That figure, which includes utilities, is more than $200 higher than the state’s No. 2 most-costly location, the Municipality of Anchorage. Kodiak has a l...
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City council approves demolition of old police station
The old Kodiak police station is coming down. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council unanimously approved a $349,551 contract with Golden Alaska to demolish the old police station on Mill Bay Road. The station, built in the 1950s as part of a city government complex, was replaced in 2010 with the opening of the new midtown police station and has been vacant since. The contract also includes the demolition of a...
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ADF&G gets new area wildlife biologist
After a year and a half search, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has hired a new area wildlife biologist for Kodiak. Nate Svoboda arrived in Kodiak two and a half weeks ago and is occupying the position formerly held by Larry Van Daele. Van Daele was promoted to Fish and Game regional wildlife supervisor for southcentral Alaska last year, but will continue to work out of the Kodiak office and stay involved i...
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