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Borough implements code violation citations
On Thursday, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly implemented citations for code violations such as animal and trash violations. The borough’s code enforcement officer will now have the ability to write tickets when they see animal violations, littering, waste violations and fireworks violations among others. Currently, violations are generally dealt with only when someone complains, said borough manager Bud Cassidy...
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Quilters show their stuff at annual show
Kodiak’s quilting guild showed off their work, sold quilts, raffled a quilt and held a silent auction to raise funds on Saturday and Sunday. The Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters hold the show annually, and this year’s theme was “Fire and Ice,” based off the color and design of the raffle quilt, sewn by show co-chair Becky Church. Dozens of quilts ranging from small wall hangings to large comforters displayed could be vote...
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DOT announces change in ferry boarding location
Due to construction, passengers and vehicles will now be boarding at Kodiak’s Pier 2, the city dock, a report from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced on Friday. “Beginning Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 passengers will continue to check in at the current terminal facility located at Pier 1 and will be asked to stage vehicles and board (Alaska Marine Highway System) ferries at Pier 2,” the repor...
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Dunbar and Young spar over fisheries
Kodiak’s Chamber of Commerce fisheries debate on Wednesday between incumbent Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Democrat Forrest Dunbar was heated at times, but also drew considerable agreement between the two on some issues. Dunbar told the Daily Mirror during a Wednesday pre-debate interview that he expected he and Young would have similarities on many issues relating to federal fisheries. One spot they clashed was o...
Oct 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local candidate preview:Rebecca Skinner
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Rebecca Skinner said she believes in the public process, public involvement and transparency, and is concerned about the borough “living beyond its means.” “My last job before I returned to Kodiak, I worked for a company that was also facing shrinking budgets,” Skinner said. “So I feel like I have a lot of experience in making very thoughtful strategic decisions about inves...
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Local candidate preview: Randall Bishop
City Council member Randall Bishop is running for a second term, and some of his important issues are economic development and maintaining infrastructure. Bishop said the council played a big role in creating infrastructure for the city. “The council are the go to people to create things and make things happen,” Bishop said. He mentioned the high cost of living and said, “For us, the city plays a very valuable rol...
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ADF&G warn hikers and fishermen about bears
Over the past week several bears have made Buskin River and Pillar Creek their home. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is encouraging hikers and fishermen to take proper precautions and carry bear spray while in this area. The department issued a public service announcement Wednesday stating that three bears have been walking and resting along the entire length of the Buskin River and at least two bears have ...
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Begich and Sullivan debate fisheries
Senator Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and his Republican opponent Dan Sullivan debated fisheries for Begich’s hotly contested senate seat on Wednesday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Begich frequently mentioned his position as chair of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries and the Coast Guard throughout the hour-long debate, while Sullivan talked about his work as an assistant secretary of state, which he said would ...
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local candidate preview: Brenda Schwantes
Brenda Schwantes, a candidate for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, wants fiscal responsibility and accountability, and for Kodiak to be a place people want to come and stay. “What I don’t like to see is people who love Kodiak leave Kodiak because they can’t afford to stay here or because things draw them out of the community,” Schwantes said. “I believe our community has great potential, a lot more potential for to...
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Local candidate preview: Tuck Bonney
Incumbent Tuck Bonney is running for the second time for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, wanting to help Kodiak through the serious issues he sees coming. Bonney talked about the high cost of living as a concern several times throughout the Sept. 23 debate. “A lot of retirees that want to stay and live here simply can’t afford it because the cost of living is so high,” Bonney said. “That’s one of the things we mus...
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