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Powers: KIB needs plans, review of organization
After three months with the Kodiak Island Borough, new manager Michael Powers is calling for some changes and new directions for the borough and praises borough staff and the community for its diversity. In a three-page 90-day report, Powers calls for expanded recycling, short- and long-term goal planning, a borough facilities plan, more interaction with villages, more training and a review of borough organization...
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hepatitis C back on the rise
As Alaska communities struggle to combat a growing heroin epidemic, reported cases of hepatitis C are increasing in the state, particularly among young adults, according to an epidemiology bulletin from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. In the Kodiak Island Borough, the number of new reported cases fell from 22 in 2011 to nine in 2012, but has slowly increased since, with 12 in 2013, 15 in 2014 ...
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Trusty Tusty, Part 4: Years of bumps add up
Editor’s note: This is the final part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. Every year, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena gets a checkup. It’s taken out of service, hauled into dry dock and examined. If things are irredeemably broken, they’re...
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trusty Tusty, Part 3: Exams and jury-rigging
Editor’s note: This is the third part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. If it were a car, it would be eligible for the specialty license plates Alaska reserves for antiques. At 52 years old, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena is older than...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting it together: Council, assembly agree to schedule joint meetings
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council will hold meetings every other month to facilitate communication between the two bodies. On Tuesday, at the two governing bodies’ first joint work session in five months, city mayor Pat Branson proposed the bi-monthly meetings, to which the council and assembly members readily agreed. “It’s on our calendar, who shows up, what the agenda might be, it would ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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College seeks non-credit ideas, teachers
Kodiak College received approximately 100 applications from prospective new students for the semester beginning Monday, but the institution is hoping for even more students as it introduces new non-credit courses in the coming months. The community courses are part of an initiative that began last spring and includes maritime courses offered through the maritime workforce development department. Heather Corriere, ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Politicos don’t necessarily accede to access
Access” just might be the word of the week. As I’m writing, the news feeds are swarming with reports that major donors to the Clinton Foundation sought inordinate access to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state. Granted, there’s no evidence that this access resulted in any favors from the State Department, but many are concerned that these requests made it as far as Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. And ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court rejects retaliation charge in Jackson eviction
The Alaska state court has ruled in favor of Jackson Mobile Home Park in two eviction proceedings and repudiated allegations that park management retaliated against tenants. Jackson initiated eviction proceedings against Judi Kidder and David Masinter on May 23, citing a change in land use. The court’s findings issued on Thursday follow two legal proceedings — a June 8 eviction hearing and a July 13 evidentiary he...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman who lost home in Chiniak fire doing well
The woman who lost her home one year ago in the Twin Creeks Fire still lives on her Chiniak property and is doing well, thanks to the kindness of the community. “I was just thinking this morning how glad I was that I wasn’t going to be in that camper again all winter,” said Mary Brown. The camper she overwintered in was cramped, and the whole thing could fit in her current bedroom. Brown’s home and all her possess...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Byler asks for new trial
Through his attorney, the man convicted of illegal dumping of waste last year has requested a new trial. Darren Byler, owner of the crabber Wild Alaskan that was converted into a floating bar and grill and strip club, was convicted by a jury in December 2015 of illegally discharging sewage from the vessel and making false statements. Byler was originally scheduled to be sentenced in March of this year, but it was ...
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