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Assembly votes down manager contract, but may reconsider
With a vote of three to two, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly failed to approve a contract with a borough manager candidate. Assembly members Frank Peterson, Mel Stephens and Dennis Symmons voted no while assembly members Kyle Crow and Larry LeDoux voted yes. Assembly members Rebecca Skinner and Dan Rohrer were absent. Originally, Peterson voted yes, but with items needing four votes, a majority of all seven ass...
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Auction coming up
It’s auction night on Saturday as the Kodiak Arts Council prepares to auction off a rare carved ivory boat and hundreds of other items. It’s the council’s largest fundraiser, said executive director Katie Oliver, with the event usually raising about $30,000 for the nonprofit. The ivory and baleen sailing vessel with intestine sails was given to the council by an Anchorage businessman, said council board member Bar...
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Charter skippers expect good year
Kodiak charterboat operators are optimistic for a good season this year and say bookings are about on par with previous years. Dave Jones, owner of AlpenView Wilderness Lodge and president of the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators, said he has heard from several charterboat operators that the season is already going well. “Preseason bookings are looking healthy,” he said. John Abel of Blaze N Abel, who pu...
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Kodiak baseball opens season with only two returning starters
If you are headed to the ballpark to take in a Kodiak High School baseball game this season, make sure to grab a program — you will need one. “We are very young,” fourth-year skipper James Arnold said. “When you see the parents dropping the players off for the varsity team you know you are young.” With only two starters coming back — Sam Bennett and John Norton — the seven other positions will field first-time var...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Nor red nor blue nor purple
In 1990 Wally Hickel, a staunch Republican, ran successfully for governor on the Alaska Independence Party ticket. He had no interest in actual secession, except in the sense of leading more conservative voters away from centrist Arliss Sturgulewski, the Republican Party’s official candidate. It was not the only time the AIP offered electoral cover for Republicans disaffected with party leadership. And it was not ...
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Thomas “Tom” Cornelius Sweeney
Longtime Kodiak resident Thomas “Tom” Cornelius Sweeney passed away peacefully with loving family members present on March 29, 2016, in Providence Hospital, Anchorage after bravely battling his medical challenges. He was 84. Tom was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Helena, Montana. During his high school years, he worked pumping gas and bagging and delivering groceries, and earned football and basketball scholarships to West...
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Kimberly Dawn Forman
Kimberly Dawn Forman of Kodiak died March 19, 2016, at home, surrounded by loved ones. Her death came just 26 days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She was 54. Kim, as she preferred to be known, was born March 22, 1961, in Kodiak, Alaska, to Theresa (Chichenoff) of Afognak Village and Obert Lewis Forman of Paris, Texas. She grew up and spent the majority of her life in Kodiak, with a few years in June...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 8
March 21 At 3:25 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 1700 block of Mill Bay Road. The driver was negative for impairment. At 4:54 a.m., police gave a no camping warning to a man in his vehicle in the Hillside Drive and Cope Street area. At 8:19 a.m., police warned a driver in the Benny Benson and Rezanof drives area for having malfunctioning head and taillights. At 8:20 a.m., police warned a driv...
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In the Courts: April 8
Setema Aitolu pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Aitolu was sentenced to 45 days in jail (42 suspended) and fined $1,500 and had their license revoked for 90 days and ordered to use an ignition interlock device after regaining the license and ordered to comply with recommendations of alcohol/substance abuse and placed on probation for two years. Matthew Amor pleaded guilty to immediate notice of accide...
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TAPESTRY: Traveler finds kids are the same all over
Whether Jon Breuninger is playing soccer with kids from Nigeria, basketball with youngsters in the Philippines or capture the flag with a group of high-energy Kodiak middle school students, he sees laughter and gladness in their faces. Very deep human needs are being met. Breuninger, a missionary with Send, an interdenominational, multinational, evangelical mission organization, spends much of his time volunteerin...
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