Election results official The Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak have counted the final questioned and absentee ballots from Oct. 2's municipal election, and while the vote totals have changed, the results have not.
On the borough assembly, Aaron Griffin will replace Jerrol Friend, and on the city council, Rich Walker will replace Mark Anthony Vizcocho.
Before Wednesday's final count, the race between Vizcocho and Walker was all but ...
Kodiak man guilty of possessing methamphetamine A Kodiak man will serve three months in jail for methamphetamine possession.
Dennis Vargas, 38, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, on Sept. 18.
Vargas originally faced two counts of possession of a controlled substance, failure to appear for a felony charge, and one fourth-degree assault count, but his charges were reduced in a plea deal.
Vargas received 24 months with 21 mon...
Sven Haakanson receives another award Acclaimed Alutiiq Museum director Sven Haakanson Jr. has picked up another award.
On Wednesday, the Alaska Humanities Forum announced that Haakanson has been named one of three recipients of the governor's Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award.
The annual honor is given to "citizens and organizations who exemplify devotion to the humanities and create great art," an announcement from the humanities forum s...
Playbook: Oct. 11 Friday, Oct. 12
Swimming: Kodiak at the Palmer Invitational at Palmer High School.
Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m.
Looking for explanations regarding decrease in Koniag shares To the editor:
On Saturday, Koniag Inc., announced to 4,000 shareholders a decrease from $10 a share to $3 a share.
What just happened?
I can't figure it out! No one in the audience said anything. No one looked ashamed. Two board members quit. The accountant seemed embarrassed when a guy asked about $17 million in the miscellaneous column.
Could someone explain this to me? Please. What's up?
Carlene G. McChesney
Guest opinion: The bait and switch on Alaska energy An alliance of environmental activists and Democratic politicians has spent decades blocking the efforts of Alaskans to access the rich energy resources of our state.
When Alaskans wanted to open the 1002 area of ANWR to exploration and production, opponents of progress stymied our efforts with fear-mongering and obstructionism. In so doing, they frequently pointed to the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in the n...
Dive coach returns after being treated for cancer When Dave Horne was being treated for prostate cancer in Oklahoma, his thoughts were thousands of miles away, back with his diving team at Kodiak High School.
“Sometimes you worry about yourself and sometimes you worry about everybody else,” the third-year dive coach and longtime Kodiak swimming coach said.
Horne returned two weeks ago after successful surgery that cleaned him of cancer.
He is thrilled to be ba...
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Alaska Science Forum: Mystery wolf didn’t survive in Alaska An Alaska wolf that disappeared about 12,000 years ago just made another appearance.
No one will ever see this wolf, but scientists have found that it was different from Alaska’s wolves of today, and it was not like its Ice-Age contemporaries that lived in, among other places, Los Angeles.
Blaire Van Valkenburgh is a UCLA researcher who lives and studies very close to the La Brea Tar Pits in downtown Los Angeles. ...
Tuesday's City Council work session canceled The Kodiak City Council’s regularly scheduled work session was canceled Tuesday after two councilmen and Mayor Pat Branson became stuck in Anchorage by fog.
Councilmen Terry Haines and John Whiddon testified earlier in the week at the meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, as did Mayor Branson and Kodiak Island Borough Mayor Jerome Selby.
Tuesday’s meeting had been scheduled to include a discussi...
Kodiak man pleads guilty to attempted sexual abuse with a minor A 23-year-old Kodiak man will spend 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges connected to having sex with an underage girl.
On Sept. 17, Patrick Sweeney, 23, pleaded guilty to one charge of attempted sexual abuse with a minor, a class C felony.
Sweeney originally faced charges of first-degree sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and first-degree burglary, but his charges were reduced in a plea deal.