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Downtown workers ask city to deal with problems
Several business owners and workers at downtown businesses complained about numerous safety issues with inebriates and homeless people and asked the Kodiak City Council to deal with the problem. At the Thursday council meeting, workers told of seeing people urinating, defecating, vomiting, acting sexually, catcalling, being physically violent, drunk, dealing drugs and passing out on a regular basis downtown. Two m...
May 18, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough staff to look at mobile home code after Jackson sale
Kodiak Island Borough staff is aiming to schedule meetings and potentially make code amendments to try to find a solution for the dozens of people that live in the recently-sold Jackson Mobile Home Park, said Bob Pederson, the community development department director, at a Planning and Zoning Commission special meeting Wednesday night. There are other mobile home parks in Kodiak, and Pederson said he knows a coup...
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson Mobile Home Park to close next year
After weeks of speculation, Jackson Mobile Home Park officially announced it will be closing in May 2016 following the sale of the park. The park, located off Spruce Cape Road, contains dozens of mobile homes that provide housing with some of the lowest rental costs in Kodiak. Jackson’s management did not respond to a phone call and did not answer emailed questions about the identity of the new owner or any inform...
May 13, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear Valley Golf Course remains open for 2015 season
Barry Colflesh walked around the Bear Valley Golf Course clubhouse with a little extra pep in his step Tuesday afternoon. It was 58 degrees and golfers were crawling around the course enjoying the cloudless Kodiak day. “I’ve been here since the middle of March and this is the first day we have had more sunshine than rain,” joked Colflesh, the course’s new temporary manager for the 2015 season. More days like Tuesd...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer ferries to remain on schedule
All but one Alaska Marine Highway System ferry will have a summer schedule as published thanks to a $5.5 million transfer, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Tuesday, but the winter schedule and next summer’s schedule are still up in the air. Cuts to AMHS funding were part of the Alaska Legislature’s push to cut the state budget. “While summer service for this year has been ess...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly authorizes generator contract, donates artifacts
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a $29,000 contract for a new emergency generator for Bayside Fire Department, and approved the donation of Alutiiq artifacts found on borough land to the Alutiiq Museum. The generator contract is just for the purchase of the generator and automatic transfer switch. Later, the assembly will contract for the installation of the generator. The total project budget is $155,1...
May 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community gym, budget discussed at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly discussed converting the old pool into a gym and then tackled next year’s budget at their Thursday work session. Amy Fogle, former Kodiak High School basketball coach, told the assembly additional gym space is needed in Kodiak, and requested that the old pool, currently used as storage space, be turned into a gym at some point. Fogle brought along a letter from Lori Siebe, who sc...
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle School students prepare for jobs
Kodiak Middle School students spent weeks preparing résumés, cover letters and references before doing mock interviews with Kodiak community members to get ready to apply for jobs in the future. All middle school eighth-graders participate in the Kodiak Island Borough School District's School to Work program during the spring semester. "They all turn 14 in eighth grade," said Lindsey Cassidy, an eighth-grade writi...
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Assembly pulls fireworks from agenda after much discussion
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly pulled an ordinance to prohibit fireworks at two beaches near residential areas from their meeting agenda after much discussion at their Thursday work session. The ordinance, which was scheduled to be introduced at the May 7 meeting, would have prohibited fireworks year-round at Mill Bay Beach and Mission Beach. Currently, fireworks are allowed in the borough, but not within City...
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle School students survey, blast to success
Two teams of Kodiak Middle School students built rockets and conducted a recycling survey in a science and engineering contest, and one team will have their project competing at a regional tournament. Under the direction of eighth-grade teacher Kathryn Simms, the “Bottle Bill Bros” and the “Rocket Launchers” placed first and second, respectively, in the statewide ecybermission competition, a U.S. Army Educational ...
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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