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Week In Words: Applicants negotiate a challenge
We may soon have a new borough manager. After reviewing dozens of applications, interviewing several applicants, and digging into the candidates’ history, our borough assembly has entered negotiations with a former city manager from California. “Negotiation” wound up in the English language in the 15th century from the Old French “negociacion.” The Latin root “negotiatio” meant, more broadly, “business,” as in, to...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Gara, others say Alaska Aerospace Corp. should give back $2.3M
Saying he feels “misled” by Alaska Aerospace Corp.’s repeated, unfulfilled promises of rocket launches and profits, Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, wants the state-owned enterprise to give back $2.3 million in unspent appropriations. Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, and Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, joined Gara’s March 7 call for return of the funds remaining from a 2013 allocation of $25 million. AAC operates ...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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