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Man accused of stealing iPhones from GCI
A 28-year-old man is accused of stealing at least six iPhones from the Kodiak GCI store. Micheal Dorris was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Jan. 10 on two counts of second-degree theft. Both are class C felonies punishable by up to five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. According to court documents, the manager at the GCI store called the Kodiak Police Department on Jan. 8 and reported that six iPhones had b...
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Study finds city workers underpaid
A new study of Kodiak city employees’ pay and benefits has found the city is underpaying its employees by 9 percent when compared with an average of similar-sized governments in Alaska. The news was delivered Tuesday night by Lori Messer of Fox Lawson & Associates, which has spent the last several months analyzing the city’s pay and benefit program. Fox Lawson took 31 “benchmark” jobs offered by the city and compa...
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Murkowski determined to get federal help to clean marine debris
Alaska fishermen and beachgoers are asking for help — but none is coming anytime soon from Congress. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives stripped millions in fishery and marine debris aid from a bill intended to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. A Senate version of the bill included $150 million to cover fisheries disasters in New England, Alaska and Sandy-affected states. Millions more was intended to go ...
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Fifth-grader wins district spelling bee
Fifth-grader Emily Steffenhagen was all smiles on Tuesday night after she walked away from the Kodiak Island Borough School District Spelling Bee with a dictionary and a trip to Anchorage in her future. Steffenhagen, a student at Peterson Elementary, out-spelled 19 other students from Kodiak’s schools in town and in the villages. Ten students sat on the stage in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod, while the...
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Woman uninjured after rock crushes her car
A Kodiak woman is unharmed after a rock smashed her car at midday Tuesday on Rezanof Drive West. According to Kodiak police and the Alaska Department of Transportation, the woman was driving her car west on the main road out of Kodiak at 12:25 p.m. when a pair of large rocks tumbled down the southwest face of Pillar Mountain. The rocks came to rest in the middle of Rezanof Drive near the entrance to Pier 3. Unable...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man arrested for threatening someone with shovel
A Kodiak man faces felony charges for allegedly assaulting three different people and threatening two of them with a shovel. Marcus Benton, 22, faces two counts of third-degree assault, one count of first-degree criminal trespassing and three counts of fourth-degree assault. The third-degree assault charges are class C felonies, and each count is punishable by a maximum of five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. Ac...
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Still no decision on Deadman's Curve bike path
Kodiak's streets are free of snow, but plans for a 1.3-mile bike path to Deadman's Curve remain stuck in financial slush. During a Tuesday night work session, the Kodiak City Council met to discuss a letter from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities answering outstanding questions about the project. The letter left the council with almost as many questions as answers, however, and the counc...
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Kodiak borough's population rising faster than forecast
The population of the Kodiak Island Borough is growing faster than projected by the state’s demographers last year. According to figures released last week by the Alaska Department of Labor, the Kodiak Island Borough has gained 449 residents, or almost 3.2 percent, since the 2010 census pegged the borough’s population at 13,592. The state estimates that as of July 2012, the Kodiak Island Borough had 14,041 full-ti...
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School board discusses high school project
The Kodiak Island Borough will hold a sit-down meeting with bidders this Thursday as planning moves ahead rapidly for the Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project. The meeting, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., was one of the first items of discussion during Monday evening’s regularly scheduled school board meeting. Tony Yorba, the project’s architect, said high school planning remains on course. “From every ind...
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No reports of crab trouble from Kulluk
Three weeks after it ran aground near Sitkalidak Island, the drilling rig Kulluk is still moored in Kodiak waters with no timeline for removal. While Tanner crab fishing boats are now working near the Kulluk, moored in Kiliuda Bay, no conflicts have been reported to the unified command monitoring the rig. On Monday, ship tracking services showed the Kulluk surrounded by an entourage of nine ships. “There are calls...
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