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School board budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education got an update on their budget at Monday’s meeting. Business manager Sandy Daws said the budget advisory committee meeting has held five meetings so far, and they plan to deliver recommendations to the board at the April 4 work session. Individual departments looked at up to a 10 percent cut in their budget, not including personnel and benefits, Daws said...
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Kodiak soccer aims to build off 2-6 campaign
Kodiak High School’s boys soccer team had a groundbreaking first season by finishing in the top four of the Northern Lights Conference South Division and qualifying for the regional tournament. The Bears aim to build on that in their second season. The team has two goals: make a return trip to regionals, but this time as one of the top three teams in the six-team South Division. “We think we have the skill and abi...
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Club boat owner plans to appeal
To the editor: Regardless of what happens at sentencing, I will be appealing this conviction for a long list of reasons. I did not get a fair trial and will be releasing the details after sentencing. This prosecution was nothing more than a modern-day witch hunt that went after a small business for political gain. A Coast Guard agent spent taxpayers’ money on a fake poop charge, which included a C-130 Hercules tra...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 30
March 14 At 3:35 a.m., a taxi driver in the 300 block of Shelikof Street turned in a wallet and ID card. It was placed into evidence for safekeeping. At 8:14 a.m., a person reported someone was inside the building in the 100 block of Center Avenue and no one should be. No forced entry was found, and the suspect was gone when police arrived. At 8:14 a.m., a person reported someone broke into their business in the 1...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Ghost ship artifacts emerge in museum
Ships with no humans aboard have long ridden the seas, often floating with supernatural stories of being piloted by dead crew members or becoming visible to sailors and then vanishing. Alaska has its own ghost ship. Workers for the Hudson Bay Company abandoned the S.S. Baychimo just offshore of Wainwright 85 years ago. Sea ice trapped the 230-foot cargo steamship during an early winter in October 1931. The captain...
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Jackson Park residents question $0 assessment
A Jackson’s Mobile Home Park resident expects more appeals to a 2016 borough property assessments of $0 on mobile homes still in the park. Judi Kidder, a resident and spokesperson for a Jackson’s resident group, said the assessment felt like a “punch in the gut.” Borough assessor Bill Roberts said he is aware of only one appeal from Jackson’s residents so far. The deadline for appeals of assessment value is March ...
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Ash not headed for Kodiak
The eruption of Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula about 400 miles from Kodiak released ash up to 37,000 feet and cancelled flights. Dave Schneider, a geophysicist at the Alaska Volcano Obsertvatory in Anchorage, said the ash has been following a northerly trajectory, and as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, the amount of ash coming out of the mountain had fallen over the past few hours. “Currently, the ash is not coming n...
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Wild Alaskan sentencing postponed
Sentencing for the owner of a former crab vessel for illegal dumping was postponed until May 9, according to court documents. Darren Byler, 55, was found guilty by a jury in December 2015 of violating the Refuse Act and making false statements while running the converted crab vessel Wild Alaskan as a floating strip club in St. Herman Harbor. He was indicted in 2015 for dumping sewage from the Wild Alaskan into Kod...
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UAA's Alysa Horn honored with hoops award
Alysa Horn has fit right in with the University of Alaska women’s basketball coaching staff. Even though some Kodiakans had to do a double take when they saw the former Kodiak High School standout on national television during the team’s semifinal win over Grand Valley State last Wednesday. She was decked in dress pants, a black shirt with white dots, and a black jacket. Call it a coach makeover. “I had a lot of a...
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JUNEAU UPDATE: Board would depoliticize Tier 3
Hello from Juneau! We have less than four weeks remaining in the regular session; we’ve already passed a pared-down operating budget and are now looking into the capital budget. This budget funds capital projects, usually projects with total costs over $10,000, and has been much reduced in recent years in light of the current fiscal state. Speaking of fiscal states, don’t forget to apply for your PFD before the Ma...
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