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Assembly passes budget with smaller tax hike for Service Area No. 1
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has approved a $34.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1. The budget raises taxes only in Road Service Area No. 1. There, members of the service area's advisory board requested a rise in the area's property tax mill rate from 0.5 mills to 2.0 mills. The assembly, citing the scale of the increase, approved a smaller increase, to 1.5 mills. "I am adamantly oppo...
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Dunbar, Thomet compete in Oregon
A pair of Kodiak runners will compete at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon on Saturday. Kodiak High School rising junior Levi Thomet is competing in the high school boys invitational mile at 6:56 Alaska time. Before that, Kodiak graduate and current University of Oregon star Trevor Dunbar will make his 2013 track season debut. Dunbar was sidelined during the collegiate track and field season with an injury. La...
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Run for Rescue Saturday
The second Run for Rescue is Saturday. The run that promotes awareness of human trafficking begins at 10 a.m. at Monashka Bay Park (the corner of Otmeloi and Monashka Bay road). Registration begins at 9 a.m. Runners can tackle 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers or a half-marathon. All courses follow Monashka Bay Road. All proceeds go to Project Rescue, a ministry that rescues women and children in India, Nepal, Banglades...
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‘Puppy season’ arrives at Kodak Animal Shelter
Old Harbor likes puppies a bit too much. Since January, three litters of puppies from Old Harbor have been dropped off at the Kodiak Animal Shelter, highlighting the peak of ‘puppy season’ at Kodiak’s sole animal shelter. “Old Harbor is our village of the year for puppies,” said shelter director Jean Lilly. Each year, spring and early summer in Kodiak bring a fresh batch of new puppies. They’re not always from Old...
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Kodiak man receives 28 months in prison for embezzlement scheme
A Kodiak man has been sentenced to 28 months in prison for his role in a scheme that embezzled almost $500,000 from Trident Seafoods. On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced that U.S. District Court judge Ralph Beistline sentenced Jeremy Smith, 31, for two counts of wire fraud. Smith helped embezzle $128,400 from Trident Seafoods by cashing 16 fraudulent checks during the three-year scheme. He took a br...
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Port Lions grad to run for New Mexico State
Growing up in Port Lions, Katie Strong never thought much about being a college athlete. That changed after a successful high school career that included two state track and field titles and a pair of top-10 finishes at the cross country championships. She quickly found herself running for Everett Community College (Wash.). Now, after two record-breaking seasons at Everett, she has landed a full-ride athletic scho...
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Coast Walk cleanup this weekend
It’s just a coincidence that Island Trails Network scheduled its Coast Walk cleanup campaign on World Oceans Day, but it’s a fitting time for an event that will drive Kodiak residents to pick up ocean-thrown trash. This Saturday and Sunday, people will head out road system beaches to clean. ITN has identified 81 stretches of coast that people or organizations can sign up to clean during this event. Tom Pogson, dir...
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School district hears results of walking and biking study
Kodiak’s kids are fat, and being driven to school isn’t helping matters. On Monday night, Michelle LeBeau, a consultant for the Island Trails Network, presented the results of 18 months of work with the Safe Routes to Schools program, an effort to get students to safely walk and bike to class. “A lot of kids aren't getting the recommended 60 minutes of activity per day,” LeBeau told the school board, and by biking...
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Around Kodiak: June 6
The Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center’s new program Wildlife Investigation Learning and Discovery starts today at 11 a.m. The refuge will hold the program for kids between the ages of 6-12 every Thursday from 11a.m.-12p.m. from June through August. Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center seasonal Rangers Rory Psotka and Dana Lindauer will lead the weekly programs throughout the summer. The Kodiak Island Borough assembly meets at ...
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Achievers: June 6
• Kodiak College has released its Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List honorees this week. On the Chancellor’s List for the spring 2013 semester are Alisha Broemeling, Heather Kitchin, Alyssa Monce, Amy Wagner and Teri Ward. To be selected for the Chancellor’s List, an undergraduate must earn a grade-point average of 4.0 while completing at least 12 credits. On the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester are Rose An...
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