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City employees making another run at unionization
A petition to put Kodiak city employee unionization on the Oct. 4 ballot can begin circulating next week. The State of Alaska Public Employment Relations Act asserts rights of collective bargaining for public employees, including at borough and municipal levels. In 1988, the city of Kodiak adopted an ordinance exempting itself from those regulations. The petition will call for an amendment to the ordinance stating...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Festival not the place for bikes, dogs
The Kodiak Police Department advises that bikes, skateboards and dogs are not allowed at Crab festival. “For the safety of all festival attendees, there is a “no wheels” policy,” according to a Wednesday announcement from the department. Attendees can rent space to store their wheels in a bike corral just inside the festival entrance. Dogs should not be brought to the area. “Crowded conditions expose dogs to unexp...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fourth-seeded Bears look to make noise at region tournament
Kodiak baseball enters today’s Southcentral Conference Championships in an unfamiliar spot — the No. 4 seed. “To be honest with you, I have not looked at it as an underdog role,” fourth-year Kodiak skipper James Arnold said. “I’m viewing it more as an opportunity to move into their No. 1 spot.” The their he is referring to is the Warriors of Wasilla, the team Kodiak plays at 10 a.m. today in the opening round at O...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Rolling the dice for a crabby fun time
It’s Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means. Crab Festival. Sure, maybe the name “Crab Festival” is a little anachronistic, since crab has not been king in Kodiak for quite some time now. But, who cares? It’s more about what the name connotes, right? Fun. Friends. Food that’s way too bad for you. And a carnival on the spit. But what does “crab” mean? Pretty much the opposite of “Crab Festival.” “Crab” ...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers tweaking head tax
In a move that would affect funds received by the city of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough, some state lawmakers want to halt distribution to port communities of revenue from a tax levied on cruise ship passengers. At a May 12 conference committee hearing in Juneau, four lawmakers voted to approve an operating budget provision related to the distribution of Commercial Passenger Vessel funds to port communities ser...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Neff doubles up at Ididarock
During last year’s inaugural Ididarock — Kodiak’s off-road challenge event — John Neff was leading the race when his four-wheeler lost a wheel. His vehicle, with only three wheels, and connected to his teammate’s rig with a winch, ended up limping across the finish line in third place. Because of that, the 27-year-old Kodiak resident was out for redemption on Saturday. And boy did he ever redeem himself. Neff doub...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three asking for assembly appointment
Three candidates filed for a Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seat in hopes of appointment to fill a vacancy until after the fall election. Monique Lewis, Scott Smiley and Jeffrey Stewart applied for the seat left vacant when former assembly member Mel Stephens resigned. Monique Lewis, a resident of Chiniak, said she has lived in Kodiak for a year and a half, and she’s a consultant and small business owner. She list...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS softball wraps up season with loss to Homer
Senior Jade Ponte made sure Kodiak softball didn’t end its season with a goose egg on the scoreboard. The center fielder ripped a two-run single in the second inning in the Bears’ 24-2 Northern Lights Conference loss to Homer Tuesday at East Addition Park. Kodiak closed out its 2016 campaign with a 1-15 record, 0-6 in the NLC, while the Mariners clinched their 11th conference crown with a 5-1 mark. Ponte, who put ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: May 25
May 6 At 1:46 a.m., a man reported a prowler outside his resident in the 500 block of West Rezanof Drive. No one was around when police arrived. Nothing appeared amiss. At 2:15 a.m., police received a request for a welfare check on a man lying on the ground in the 500 block of West Marine Way. He was able to get up and walk under his own power and did not meet protective custody criteria. At 2:20 a.m., police warn...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Knowing poetry will pay off
This past Sunday, 166 Kodiak High School graduating seniors donned cap and gown and, to the strains of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” paraded into the high school auditorium for one last time as the KHS class of 2016, which then faded into but a memory. And I would guess that they, like we at that age, felt free at last. No more the daily grind of attending classes, teachers telling you what to do, parents telli...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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