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Preliminary KIB budget adds $1.2 for salvaged timber
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received a brief update on next year’s budget at a Thursday night work session. Changes made in the past few weeks include adding $1.2 million from a possible salvage of the trees damaged in the Twin Creeks Fire, removing almost $500,000 related to delay of a Killarney Hills properties sale, and adding almost $900,000 in contingencies. Also added were funds related to a possible ...
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Preliminary KIB budget adds $1.2 for salvaged timber
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received a brief update on next year’s budget at a Thursday night work session. Changes made in the past few weeks include adding $1.2 million from a possible salvage of the trees damaged in the Twin Creeks Fire, removing almost $500,000 related to delay of a Killarney Hills properties sale, and adding almost $900,000 in contingencies. Also added were funds related to a possible ...
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Healthy Kodiak: ‘Kodiak crud’ a nasty form of common cold
There is an unexplained medical phenomenon unique to Kodiak which we all have experienced. It is called the “Kodiak crud” and seems to be the most tenacious, long-lasting cold we have ever had. Most people contract it shortly after moving here, and then proceed to have yearly bouts with it. Currently, I have the crud for the third time this year, and it is persistent. The symptoms usually consist of runny nose, co...
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Assembly picks candidate to negotiate with for manager
After an executive session to discuss candidates for Kodiak Island Borough manager, the KIB Assembly voted 4-3 to begin negotiations with Michael Powers of California. Assembly members Kyle Crow, Larry LeDoux, Frank Peterson and Dan Rohrer voted to begin the negotiations during Thursday’s assembly meeting. Assembly member Mel Stephens voted no saying he believed checks into Powers’ background were needed. Assembly...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bentons indicted on federal drug, firearm charges
Two brothers now face federal charges in addition to state charges for alleged drug and firearm crimes. Mark Benton, 49, and David Benton, 55, face numerous state charges apiece for alleged drug violations. The two Bentons each face a single federal charge after being indicted by a grand jury, according to a Monday release. Mark Benton is charged with being a felon in and possessing ammunition. David Benton is cha...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marijuana task force created
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a resolution creating a marijuana task force at the Thursday regular meeting. The opt-out ordinance passed at the March 3 regular meeting called for the creation of a marijuana task force to advise the assembly on issues related to the legalization of marijuana in the borough, including cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and testing. The task force will be comprised ...
Mar 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Democrats can pre-register now for Saturday caucus
Registered democrats interested in participating in Saturday’s caucus can pre-register to attend through Wednesday at the Alaska Democratic Party website. Registering in advance is not required, but it is recommended in order to save time on the morning of the caucus, said Alaska Democratic Party executive director Kay Brown at a Saturday delegate workshop in Anchorage. Over 2,500 democrats throughout the state ha...
Mar 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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KPD asks residents to keep car locked
Alaska State Troopers and the Kodiak Police Department are asking residents to keep car doors locked and make sure valuables are either out of sight or taken out of vehicles entirely after a string of break-ins and thefts. Last week, troopers reported a rash of complaints of vehicles being entered and pillaged between Spruce Cape and Mill Bay Beach. On Saturday, KPD issued a Nixle alert citing “several reports of ...
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City wants more time on borough’s ADU change
Kodiak City Council members voiced their concerns with a proposed zoning change, Wednesday during a joint work session with the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. In December, the assembly began the process of changing borough code to allow accessory dwelling units in R1 zones. Much of the residential land in the city is R1, and concerned residents brought the issue before the city council in public comments. In a Fe...
Mar 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: City water rates must rise
Kodiak city water customers could see rate increases each of the next five years, under recommendations in an ongoing study by consultants CH2M. In a presentation at Tuesday’s Kodiak City Council work session, analyst Kurt Playstead of CH2M said that while the water utility covers expenses under the current rate structure, increases will be needed to pay for expected capital expenses of $32.2 million through 2021....
Mar 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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