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Polls open at 7 a.m. today for Kodiak's municipal election
When Kodiak polls open at 7 a.m. for today’s municipal elections, voters will not see anything new except the names on the ballot. Polling places have not changed, and neither have voting procedures. Behind the scenes, however, election workers have instituted new rules for write-in candidates and ordered additional ballots. “We did order more ballots in light of Anchorage,” said city clerk Debra Marlar. In Anchor...
Oct 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In first week of higher Kodiak sales taxes, taxicabs evade increase
Monday was the first day of Kodiak’s new 7 percent sales tax, and while shoppers at fast food restaurants and furniture stores are paying more, one Kodiak business is still paying the old rate. Thanks to an oversight in the sales tax ordinance, Kodiak taxicabs are paying only 6 percent, a rate mandated by the city’s taxi fee schedule. “I imagine they’ll be given some kind of grace period,” said city manager Aimee ...
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Opera singing takes Kodiak woman to the world
A woman born and raised in Kodiak has become an international opera singer. Soprano Rebecca Cloudy will sing in Anchorage this week in the opera “Mrs. President.” Cloudy has performed in Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica and various places across the U.S., but she credits Kodiak as the place where she got her musical start. “Kodiak is one of the most beautiful training grounds in the world to get started in any arts, bein...
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First snow of the season hits Kodiak
Record-low temperatures brought the first snow of the season to Kodiak over the weekend even as heavier amounts fell across the Anchorage area. On Saturday morning, the thermometer dipped to 27 degrees at Kodiak State Airport, breaking the record of 28 degrees, set in 1996. While snow fell throughout the week at higher elevations, the record cool temperatures at sea level brought the snow down to the water for the...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assemblywoman Chris Lynch comes under fire for dealings with borough
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will examine the borough’s code regarding conflict of interest and restrictions on employment for assembly members after a contentious Thursday night work session. During the work session, assemblyman Tuck Bonney brought to light the fact that assemblywoman Chris Lynch, working under her company Kodiak Construction Services, has quietly been providing consulting services to the b...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three names, but only two choices on borough assembly ballot
Tuesday’s race for two seats on Kodiak Island Borough Assembly should be a simple vote for Kodiakans, but there’s still a chance for the unexpected. Sitting assembly member Jerrol Friend applied for re-election but withdrew his name from contention for personal reasons. That withdrawal came after the deadline for printing ballots, however, and borough clerk Nova Javier said Friend’s name will appear on the ballot ...
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Trading cards on display during art walk
Miniature masterpieces will be on display during the Kodiak Arts Council's First Friday art walk. The miniature pieces of art, also known as artist trading cards, are original works the size of baseball cards. The creations can be made out of any media as long as they don't exceed the 2.5-by-3.5-inch dimensions. "Artists are excited to make these and it's affordable art," Arts Council visual arts coordinator Kate ...
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Dead humpback whale washes up in Chiniak
Chiniak residents are getting first-hand experience with the old saying that nature isn’t always pretty after a 40-foot dead humpback whale washed ashore on Thursday. “It’s an obvious victim of killer whales,” said Bree Witteveen, the marine mammal research biologist for the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Witteveen visited the animal Thursday and took samples of its skin and blubber for laboratory testi...
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Coast Guard aircrews have long, futile trip in search for missing Norton Sound boaters
The unsuccessful search for two missing boaters in Norton Sound last week is the starkest example yet of the challenges facing the Coast Guard as it nears the end of its first summer of Arctic search and rescue. On Monday, David Slwooko, Debra Kimoktoak left Koyuk for Unalakleet, traveling in a 17-foot skiff across Norton Sound with their two dogs. When the pair failed to arrive Monday evening, Alaska State Troope...
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Commercial salmon season wraps up on target in Kodiak
Kodiak had a better than expected return on pink salmon this year. Preseason estimates by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game forecast Kodiak would have an average return of 13.2 million fish. Instead, the department counted more than 16 million pink salmon in its Kodiak management area, making for strong even-year return based on the department’s harvest categories. “We came in a little over 16 million,” Fish ...
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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