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One Otmeloi vote ordinance passes, one postponed
Service Area 1 voters and Otmeloi Way residents will choose whether to expand the service area and take over ownership of the road, but whether voters will choose to create a lighting district for Otmeloi will wait another week for a decision. The two vote ordinances are both related to planned upgrades including paving and adding sidewalks and lighting to Otmeloi Way. The state currently is responsible for the ro...
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Preserving History: KHS state champs honored on signs
On Saturday afternoon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, Marcus Dunbar stood at a sign honoring a group of Kodiak High School cross country ladies that won three state titles in the 1970s. “A lot of people don’t even know that this ever happened,” Kodiak’s longtime track and cross country coach said. “It is history that was somewhat lost and we are bringing back.” Dunbar is heading the project that honors all 19 Kodiak...
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Restored searchlight comes home to Kodiak
A World War II searchlight, lovingly researched and restored by state park volunteers arrived Thursday at the Kodiak Military History Museum. Retired machinist and tool-and-die maker Chuck Meitle and retired teacher Nancy Meitle have volunteered with Alaska State Parks for seven years and at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park in Kodiak for five. They found the searchlight in a field of searchlights in Oregon, ...
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Assembly asks voters whether to pursue consolidation
With a unanimous vote, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved submitting a question regarding consolidation to the borough voters at the upcoming election. Borough voters will see the question, “Should the Kodiak Island Borough pursue the idea of consolidating the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak into a single unit of government?” on the October 4 ballot. No one commented during the public hearing...
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Trailer park evictions hearings continue
Evictions hearings for some Jackson Mobile Home Park residents continued Thursday. Three residents appeared before the magistrate, who served as a master in the hearings. A master hears evidence and makes a recommendation to the judge based on that evidence. Another hearing was held July 19. In total, the court has heard 10 eviction proceedings since the May 2 mov- out deadline stated in a notice served to tenants...
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Refuge marks 75 years since FDR signed
As we sit quietly on a grassy slope overlooking the river, a wildlife drama unfolds below. A mother bear with two cubs scampers up to a safe perch, nose twitching and eyes narrowed. Another mother bear approaches the water, her cubs rollicking along behind, intent on the smell of a thousand migrating salmon. Across the river, a large female bear snorkels, putting her face under water and waiting for the perfect mo...
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Assembly postpones contract for Chiniak seedlings
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly postponed the $120,000 purchase of seedlings for replanting borough-owned land in Chiniak. Borough manager Michael Powers told the assembly at their Thursday meeting that additional review time was needed. “The contract just came back in last night, and we did not get that out to you,” Powers said. “Accordingly, we did have some changes by the attorney, and we would like to recom...
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TAPESTRY: Potters lose boat, still have life and ambition
Engulfed by the eerie, watery silence, Corey Potter was confronted with the possibility that he and other crewmen would never make it to the rescue boat that was within 100 yards of their reach. Just moments ago Corey was in the wheelhouse of his boat, the Ambition. His mind was going a million miles a minute, flooded with a million questions. How can we keep everybody safe and save the boat? How long do I stay on...
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In the Courts: Aug. 5
Jennifer Laurel Christian, 25, pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance IV. She was sentenced to 180 days jail with 150 days suspended. She is on probation five years. James H. Smith 3rd pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to jail five years with three years suspended and fined $5,000 with $2,500 suspended. He will be on probation five years.
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Kingfishers conclude summer season
The Kodiak Kingfishers recorded four top-10 individual finishes at the Alaska Swimming Summer Long Course Championships that concluded July 31 in Anchorage. Jacob Sarnowski led the charge, placing fourth overall in the boys’ 10-and-under division with 115 points. He placed in the top four in all seven of his events. Alicia Sarnowski finished fifth overall in the girls’ 11-and 12-year-old division with 114 points. ...
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