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Borough mayor’s complaint against assemblyman is dismissed
Borough assemblyman Mel Stephens has been cleared of financial wrongdoing by the Alaska Public Offices Commission. In a ruling released Monday, the commission dismissed a complaint filed by borough Mayor Jerome Selby. The complaint alleged Stephens, an attorney, failed to follow financial disclosure rules when accepting payment for a case in which he represented a client fighting the Kodiak Island Borough in court...
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City and borough take firm action on tender issue
The city and borough of Kodiak are taking a tough approach to Trident Seafoods’ manipulation of this spring’s pollock and cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska. Borough Mayor Jerome Selby and city Mayor Pat Branson have signed a letter asking the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to investigate the impact of tenders taking fish to Alaska Peninsula fish processing plants instead of plants in Kodiak. The NPFMC’s ...
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Kodiak post office will add parcel lockers
The U.S. Postal Service is installing new lockers at the Kodiak post office so residents with P.O. boxes can pick up packages 24 hours a day. USPS spokesperson Blessie Lochmann said the postal service decided to install the lockers to better serve the customers in Kodiak. “It’s purely for serving our customers and minimizing the wait time in line so our customers can be satisfied and we can serve them within that ...
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Woman accused of possessing meth
A 23-year-old woman in Kodiak is facing felony drug charges for allegedly possessing methamphetamine and oxycodone. Erica Dela Cruz Sanchez was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Friday on two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct for possession of a controlled substance, class C felonies. Sanchez also faces two misdemeanor charges for driving without a valid license and not having vehicle insurance. Accordi...
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Kulich-Off results
The Alutiiq Museum received seven submissions in the Kulich-Off. The five judges performed blind taste tests and chose the winners: 1. Jolene Eluska of Kodiak. Grand prize, one Kodiak-Anchorage round-trip ticket on Era 2. Miles/Wolkoff/Madrid girls of Kodiak. Second-place prize, a petroglyph leather bag by Lazy M Leather. 3. Damian Madrid (5 years old) of Kodiak. Third-place prize, Easter gift basket from Norman's...
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Military cancels 2013 Alaska exercise
Military officials have canceled this year’s Northern Edge exercise, a massive biennial training event that involves thousands of U.S. personnel from several branches of the armed forces, because of federal budget difficulties, according to a Friday announcement from the Alaska Command. Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, in Anchorage, have in past years been the main operating bases for th...
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Hatchery planners talk about 2013 season
Pillar Creek Hatchery will likely have two new release sites for sockeye smolt this year. The Kodiak regional planning team, which includes biologists, hatchery managers and fishermen, met in March to create and discuss local hatchery plans. Members approved three permit alteration requests to allow an increase in the amount of smolt released at Telrod Cove, and approved requests for socket smolt to be released in...
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Pick. Click. Give. totals break records
The final Pick. Click. Give. numbers, announced Tuesday show that Kodiak residents pledged $42,275 to their favorite local nonprofits. The Pick. Click. Give. program allows Alaskans to donate money from their Permanent Fund dividend and has become an effective way for nonprofits around the state to raise money. The amount pledged statewide has increased each year since the program began in 2009. As of the last rep...
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Borough assembly approves $62 million construction budget for Kodiak High School project
The new Kodiak High School is on its way. In a 6-1 vote, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a $62,257,750 million construction contract with Watterson Construction of Anchorage to complete the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The contract approved by the assembly includes a new music room and paving of one parking lot along Mill Bay Road. Both items were among 11 optional add-ons not i...
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As students take state-mandated tests, huge changes loom
This week, Kodiak students have had their heads down and pencils in hand as they fill in ovals on the state’s mandatory assessment tests. In two years, they will put down their pencils and pick up a computer mouse as they switch to a new testing system mandated by the state and federal governments. The switch to electronic testing is far from the only change under a new system that will affect every subject. “I th...
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