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New library projected to finish $506,000 under budget
Readers were wowed as they walked through the doors of the new Kodiak Public Library on Monday night. Now, fiscal hawks have something to cheer, too. According to project documents, the library project beat its $12.45 million budget by $506,000. While minor site issues and administrative expenses drove the cost of the project upward, the city budgeted $907,000 for contingencies. Even after the extra expenses, a ha...
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Thomet competes at national meet in California
Levi Thomet has reached movie-star status at Kodiak High School. On Tuesday afternoon, the campus was his set as classmates trailed him, recording a documentary about Kodiak’s nationally ranked cross country runner. “I didn’t expect them to do one, but it feels good,” Thomet said. The documentary is for a school project and will not have a nationwide audience; the same can’t be said for Thomet. The Kodiak High Sch...
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Government has no right to censor the news
To the Editor: Some of the news we read or hear has to be censored due to laws that can put reporters and journalists in jail if they contain information that isn’t supposed to be released to the public. But what if the information that the journalists or reports are withholding is something that needs to be heard? Media is part of everyone’s lives whether we read news articles on the Internet or watch news channe...
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Achievers: Dec. 12
Anna McDonald, Levi Purdy, Karen Agonoy, and Alby Mamaat were selected for Elks Student recognition at Kodiak High School for the first quarter of the 2013/2014 school year. Anna, a freshman at Kodiak High School, is the daughter of Margie and Stewart McDonald. This enthusiastic young woman is off to great high school start. Anna is a member of student council and serves as secretary for the freshman class. In add...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 12
Tuesday, Dec. 10 • At 10:25 a.m., a man was arrested for a warrant. • At 12:12 p.m., a caller reported larceny. It is under investigation. • At 2:30 p.m., an officer removed an old scooter form a dumpster. • At 5:44 p.m., a man was cited for no insurance. • At 5:50 p.m., a caller reported someone violated conditions of release. No conditions were violated. • At 7:14 p.m., a driver moved a vehicle when an officer a...
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Record high temperature recorded, but change is in the wind
There’s a change coming, but until it arrives, Kodiak is enjoying an exceptionally mild December. On Tuesday, the National Weather Service office at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport recorded a record high of 47 degrees. The mark, taken at 4 p.m., toppled the old record of 46, set in 1986. According to weather service forecasts, temperatures are expected to drop starting today as a storm system brings a chance of ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 12
Thursday, Dec. 5 At 3:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers was notified of a Kodiak Crime Stoppers tip reporting a 23-year-old Kodiak man was inside a local home. The man had an outstanding $500,000 arrest warrant for misconduct involving a controlled substance and other offenses. Troopers, with the assistance of the Kodiak Police Department, obtained a search warrant and responded to the home. When the trailer was sear...
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City council votes on park hours tonight
The Kodiak City Council will decide tonight whether Kodiak kids can play under the midnight sun. Atop the city’s agenda for its regular meeting tonight is a proposal to set hours of operation for parks within city limits. Current statute allows people to use parks 24 hours a day, but an Aug. 2012 arson attack on the Baranof Park ice rink caused the city to re-evaluate that policy. The proposal before the city coun...
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Speak out against HB77
To The Editor: The Alaska Legislature will address House Bill 77 in January 2014. This bill will remove public comment periods and allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue usage permits without public input. For example, if the state wanted to drill for oil in Monashka Bay, the Commissioner of DNR could issue a permit directly to the oil company without the public having their opportunity to voice their ...
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ESS spikers finish third
Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools volleyball team finished its season with a third-place showing at the Denali Conference Championships Saturday in Nikolaevsk. Due to dense fog surrounding the island last week, only seven players — five from Port Lions and two from Ouzinkie — were able to represent the archipelago. Players from Ahikok and Karluk were unable to travel. The tournament was scheduled to start on Friday,...
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