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Assembly approves lands committee
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved the formation of a lands committee in hopes of opening up land for sale and giving input on land acquisition and sales. Mayor Jerrol Friend originally proposed the committee, and it was approved at Thursday’s assembly meeting by a vote of 5-1. Assembly member Chris Lynch was the lone dissenter. She felt another committee was not necessary. “I would feel more comfortable ...
Aug 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOAA declares whale deaths an unusual mortality event
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared the deaths of 30 whales in the western Gulf of Alaska an Unusual Mortality Event. More than half of the whales were found floating around the Kodiak Archipelago beginning in May. “(The declaration of a UME) brings with it some access to additional resources, both physical resources and some financial resources, and a lot of attention and collaboratio...
Aug 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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P&Z approves permit for out-of-bounds quarry
After an hour and a half of public comment, the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for part of the quarry at St. Herman Harbor on Near Island. The City of Kodiak failed to obtain the required permit when it began that part of the excavation five years ago. The city originally began the quarry on land-zoned industrial, where gravel extraction is a permitted use. N...
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P&Z approves mobile home park's expansion, code changes
The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved the expansion of Rasmussen’s Mobile Home Park and code changes to relax laws surrounding mobile home parks. The Rasmussen’s park administrators applied for a conditional use permit to allow 29 additional spaces on two lots adjacent to the current park. It is expected that some of the homes in Jackson Mobile Home Park, which will close in May 2016, w...
Aug 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Construction on high school to continue into October
Completion of some areas of the Kodiak High School, including the career education area, that are under construction will not be done as soon as expected, but the district has plans to continue the classes in other areas. Construction has been done in multiple parts that Stewart McDonald, the Kodiak Island Borough School District superintendent, referred to as the A, B, C, D, E and F wings. A wing is the tower por...
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Mountain Views: Take time to transform with motherhood
This is the first in a several part series focusing on the transition to motherhood and working to find a balance with motherhood, exercise, work, time for self, etc. This series will include perspective from several local moms on their experiences and what has worked or hasn't worked for them in the journey of motherhood. Ten years ago I became a mom. My brown haired daughter, Nora, was welcomed to the world and ...
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Candidates file for local office
Four candidates filed for four City of Kodiak elected seats, while six candidates have filed to run for three seats on the Kodiak Island Borough assembly. Assembly incumbent Chris Lynch filed to run again for her seat. Dennis Symmons, who was appointed to a one-year term to fill a vacancy earlier this month, filed to run for one of the two three-year terms up for grabs. Kyle Crow, who has sat on the Planning and Z...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anton Larsen Bay parking to partially close for dock replacement
Vehicles must be removed from an area around the dock in Anton Larsen Bay while the dock is replaced next month, according to the Kodiak Island Borough. Vehicles in the closed area, which has space for about 15 cars and trucks, will be towed at the owner’s expense if they remain after Aug. 31, according to the borough’s website. Boaters will still be able to use the nearby boat ramp while the new dock is installed...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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KANA receives ACA funding
The Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) has received $325,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) “for its commitment to providing high quality healthcare for underserved populations throughout the Koniag region,” according to a KANA release. KANA was one of six community health center sites in Alaska that received a total of $5.5 million dollars of Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding. “The Affo...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two more residential burglaries hit Kodiak
State troopers responded to two more residential burglaries last week in Kodiak, including one in which a laptop was taken, a trooper report released Monday said. At about 1:34 p.m. on Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Spruce Cape Road after receiving a burglary report. Investigation revealed that burglary took place but the residents were unable to advise if anything had been stolen, th...
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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