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Chamber hosts election forum for candidates
Proposition No. 1 and education spending were issues of contention Tuesday night at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s only candidate gathering before the municipal election next week. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is the only major contested race in the upcoming election. The race between incumbent Carol Austerman, Frank Peterson, and Dennis Symmons took up most of the time in the forum as candidates answered ...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whiddon seeks reelection
Keeping the City of Kodiak economically healthy is a top concern for John Whiddon. Whiddon is wrapping up his first three-year term on the Kodiak City Council, and is seeking reelection for a second term. If reelected, he hopes to help the city develop long-term fiscal policies that will ensure that the quality of life and services offered in the city are maintained. “I’ve enjoyed being involved and setting sound ...
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Davidson seeks reelection
Charles Davidson has served on the Kodiak City Council for more than two decades. He is up for reelection for another three-year term, and it is those years of experience that Davidson feels make him the right candidate for the job. “I’m running again because I want to see completion of the major projects — the pumphouse at Monashka Bay and the dock,” Davidson said. “I feel I have the experience and the insight fr...
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Fisheries work group will need new consultant
The Kodiak Island Borough and City of Kodiak will soon begin the search for a new fisheries consultant. Consultant Denby Lloyd announced his resignation from the position to the entire work group, during a Monday morning meeting. Lloyd has accepted a position in Anchorage as the executive director of the North Pacific Research Board, a group that works to create an understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea an...
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Pat Branson seeks second term as city mayor
Pat Branson is looking toward the future. As the current City of Kodiak mayor, she’s been involved in key talks about Kodiak’s critical infrastructure needs, and is ready to lead the city in addressing those needs. “I think we have a lot to catch up with, with infrastructure with the City of Kodiak,” Branson said. “We’re all about keeping toilets flushing in 2015.” Branson is up for reelection for a second two-yea...
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High winds in Kodiak cause problems
Flying trampolines, runaway barges and falling trees were just some of the problems caused by the close to 70 mph winds that Kodiak experienced on Sunday. The weather service station at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport recorded a peak wind of 67 mph from the west northwest at 6:35 p.m. Sunday. Ray Miller with the National Weather Service in Kodiak said the winds were caused by a strong low pressure system that we...
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Forecast boundaries to change
Sailors are used to changing weather. When it comes to the ocean, that’s about the only reliable thing. The National Weather Service provides the best glimpse into what the changing weather will bring, but starting Oct. 1, it’s the forecasts themselves that will be changing. On that date, forecasters will change the boundaries of their forecast areas in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. It’s a small change on...
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Public radio searching for more local content
Kodiak Public Broadcasting Corporation is pushing for more people to get involved in producing local content for public radio. At the annual meeting on Saturday, board members talked about upcoming changes and goals, and general manager Mike Wall talked about the new radio station KODK-FM 90.7, which has been on the air for several weeks. Wall mentioned that Kodiak Public Broadcasting plans to develop more partner...
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Tourism bureau releases new line of Discover Kodiak products
Discover Kodiak recently launched a new line of products to go hand in hand with the tourism bureau’s new brand. Kodiak’s tourism bureau went through a name change and rebranding earlier this year. They changed the name from the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitor Bureau to Discover Kodiak in an effort to make it easier for visitors to find the information they need. Executive director Chastity Starrett said the ...
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Spearfishing record set in Kodiak
In the ocean’s depths, Andy Joca is on top of the world. On Aug. 24, the Coast Guard officer hauled in a world record: a 13.2-pound starry flounder that is the largest ever taken with a spear gun. The record fish was certified by the International Underwater Spearfishing Association and so large that it even tops the rod and reel record. Joca, who has been in Kodiak for just one month, downplays his accomplishment...
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