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Count day down, count week up due to weather
The bad weather on Saturday resulted in a lower than normal average number of species spotted by the local Audubon chapter during the annual Christmas bird count, but the number of species spotted during the days before and after is higher than usual. “Species diversity was down, and also, I’m not even close to having absolute numbers, but I expect the total number of birds will be way down, strictly as a function...
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foundation finishes annual month of giving grants
The Kodiak Community Foundation has given their last grant during the 2015 Month of Giving for a total of $5,900 given during 2015, according to a release from the foundation. Over the month, the foundation gave grants to the Kodiak Girl Scouts, Baranov Museum, Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, Kodiak Area Native Association Elder Assistance Program, Threshold Services, the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation, and, most recently, ...
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov. finds support for tax plan
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker visited Kodiak Monday and presented an outline of his state budgeting approach to a special joint meeting with the city council and borough assembly. On Dec. 9, the administration announced a fiscal plan that includes widespread cuts to agencies, smaller permanent fund dividends and an income tax, all aimed at making up for state revenue shortfalls due to the low price of oil. “It’s as fair...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long-time radio man leaves KVOK
A long-time part of local radio station KVOK is leaving his show. Jack Bennett, who began working at the station almost 20 years ago, will no longer be doing his Sunday morning classic country show. He said he needs to do some traveling to visit family, but he’s not leaving Kodiak, where he and his wife have lived for 40 years. “There’s no better place on the planet during the good months,” Bennett said. He will s...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Daily Mirror gets new owner
FAIRBANKS — Ownership of the Kodiak Daily Mirror, through its sister newspaper the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, will change hands early next year, according to an announcement from the News-Miner. William Dean Singleton’s family and the family of his long-time business partner Richard B. Scudder purchased the Fairbanks newspaper 24 years ago from the heirs of the late Charles W. (Bill) Snedden, and the News-Miner l...
Dec 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly takes up RV parks, use during construction
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postponed changes to code governing recreational vehicles moved forward an ordinance to start meetings an hour earlier. “It clarifies what zoning districts these RV parks can be located in and it broadens the definition of what an RV is,” said borough manager Bud Cassidy about the changes. “Probably most importantly, it talks about how you can use an RV to live in while you’re co...
Dec 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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No charges a month after Shuyak death
Alaska State Troopers have not charged anyone one month after a man was found dead on Shuyak Island from an apparent gunshot wound in a suspected homicide. Troopers found Steven McCaulley, 56, at Port William Wilderness Lodge after someone on the morning of Nov. 17 asked for a welfare check there, according to trooper reports on Nov. 19 and Nov. 24. Megan Peters, an Alaska State Trooper public information officer,...
Dec 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer fire captain asked for resignation
A long-time volunteer at Bayside Fire Station was handed a resignation letter and the station contends he has resigned, but the volunteer disagrees. The Fire Protection Area No. 1 board and newly hired Chief Howard S. Rue III say that Jim Pickett resigned when he said he would “stand down” because of safety concerns at the station. A volunteer captain who has been with Bayside for 15 years, Pickett has earned stat...
Dec 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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High winds cause Chiniak, Monashka power outages
Wind late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning caused two large power outages and smaller ones on Thursday with one extending into today. Jim Devlin, the manager of operations and engineering at Kodiak Electric Association, said three trees blown onto the power lines out the road caused all of Chiniak to lose power from the Y where the road goes toward Chiniak in one direction and Pasagshak in the other. “We...
Dec 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Next year’s borough budget projects $958K deficit
At a Tuesday special work session, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly got an early look at the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2017, with a projected deficit of about $958,000. The budget does not include using fund balance to make up the deficit, although the assembly could choose to do that, according to a memo from finance director Karl Short. The assembly did use fund balance last year. 2017 revenues are ex...
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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