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Public works director asks for fast-tracked pump house
City public works director Mark Kozak has asked the city council to fast-track a replacement for Kodiak's main water pumping station. The Monashka Reservoir pump house is dilapidated and infested with bats. Its pumps are obsolecent energy hogs more than 40 years old. The stability of the pump house building is in question, "so much so that we're concerned that if we have a minor quake, it won't stay," Kozak said. ...
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Alaskan caviar finds market in Russia
Alaska’s record salmon season is saving Russia from a shortage of red caviar, Russian newspaper Kommersant reports. Russia’s federal fisheries agency said last week that wholesale prices for salmon roe, a popular delicacy in Russia, surged to $165 per pound due to poor salmon fishing within Russia. Thanks to Alaskan imports, the price has fallen back to about $55 per pound. “Merchants tried to drive prices up in J...
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Koniag Inc. posts $5.9 million net loss in FY13
Koniag Inc. will keep its shareholder dividend at $3 after posting a net loss of $5.9 million in the 2013 fiscal year. The regional Native corporation for Kodiak made the dividend announcement at its annual meeting, held Saturday in Seattle. Amber Jenkins McDonald, Conrad Peterson and Ronald Unger were all elected to the company’s board of directors in elections held at the meeting. According to Koniag’s annual re...
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Prep swimming: Johnson proves winning isn’t everything
Milestone swims don’t always happen during a winning performance.  Kodiak freshman Delaney Johnson proved that during Saturday’s final home meet of the season against Palmer. And she accomplished it while laughing.  During the 500-yard freestyle, Johnson’s lap counter mistakenly had her on lap 51 instead of 15.  Everybody on deck was yelling at the counter to change it on her board, which is waved underwater to te...
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Prep football: Kodiak ranked fifth in final poll
Kodiak started the season as the No. 5 team in the medium-small schools classification and will end in the same spot in the final Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll of the season. After a three-week absence in the rankings, Kodiak reappears at No. 5 alongside Kenai, which received the same number of votes. The two teams collide in the opening round of the playoffs Saturday in Kenai. Kenai won the fir...
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Report: Local schools endure recent staffing cuts
A new legislative report shows the Kodiak Island Borough School District has lost 13 percent of its staff since 2011, with the largest reduction occurring in teaching staff. The report, released by Legislative Research Services on Sept. 23, studied the school districts in Kodiak, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau for fiscal years 2011-2013 and preliminary estimates for fiscal year 2014. Statewide, the school distric...
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Woman works to promote awareness in Alaska for rare disease
Monday was International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day, and a Kodiak woman who suffers from the “suicide disease” has started a campaign to raise awareness in Alaska. Kodiak resident Katie Anderson, 32, was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia in 2009 and started a campaign called Trigeminal Neuralgia Alaska to raise awareness in the state. Trigeminal neuralgia is a rare chronic pain disease that affects the n...
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Leisnoi land swap collapses
A proposed land swap between Leisnoi Inc. and the Kodiak Island Borough is dead. Borough manager Bud Cassidy announced the death of the deal after Leisnoi’s board of directors declined to pursue the proposal. Leisnoi, the Native corporation for Woody Island, has partnered with A-1 Timber Inc. to harvest timber from Leisnoi land near Chiniak. The borough owns 800 acres of timberland adjacent to Leisnoi property, an...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 8
Thursday, Oct. 3 • At 4:55 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated man fell asleep, and refused to leave. The man left when an officer asked him to. • At 7:48 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle ran a stop sign on Mill Bay Road. Patrol was advised. • At 10:04 a.m., an officer impounded a loose dog on Hillside Drive. • At 1:08 p.m., a caller reported a dog on Hillside Drive was outside all of the time without proper s...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Last chance for silvers
Silver season is over. Or is it? Perhaps you will want to rethink your views after reading the following: October is a terrific time for silver salmon. Sure, there are a lot of dark fish developing their spawning colors after weeks in freshwater. But fresh, silvery bright fish are still coming into their home rivers. Best yet, you’ll have almost no other anglers on the water to contend with. Waters crowded even a ...
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