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A gift from God
Aaron Silva’s life is valuable, a gift from God, because Aaron gives us someone to love. That was the message shared online by Aaron’s mother, Gaby, on a Facebook account started after the local Kodiak Middle School student was diagnosed with terminal cancer in early May. The Friends of Aaron Silva account has grown to more than 500 Facebook friends who are keeping up with Aaron’s condition, expressing well-wishes...
Jun 06, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly delays approval of budget
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members balked at passing a half-mill property tax increase Thursday and instead delayed approval of the borough budget to a special meeting on June 9, just one day before the budget is required to be in place. Several assembly members argued for no property tax increase at all, suggesting specific borough services should be cut instead. “Our economy has been impacted,” assembly memb...
Jun 03, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trail mapping
Participants in a public hearing on the draft of the Kodiak Island road system trails plan Wednesday examine a map showing proposed trail improvements. The community has a 90-day window to review the draft trails plan and comment. Hard copies of the plan are located at the Community Development Department in the borough building. The plan is also available electronically and comments can be submitted through the w...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough considers property tax increase
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will consider a borough-wide property tax increase at its regular meeting tonight, budgeting for the costs of debt service for community capital projects, a decrease in interest revenue due to the lingering recession, and spiraling health insurance cost increases. A separate measure on the agenda increasing the severance tax that affects the commercial fishing industry seems to h...
Jun 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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City objects to redistricting proposal
The Kodiak City Council is bustling to get out a letter today telling the Alaska Redistricting Board that the city objects to pairing with Bethel for a Senate district, and would prefer joining with Dillingham and Dutch Harbor. The council held a special meeting Wednesday following news of the redistricting board’s recent proposal for redrawing state House and Senate districts. Based on the 2010 census, Alaska Hou...
Jun 02, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Net mending
From left, Phillip Crosby and Jerry Markoski of the fishing vessel Top Gun mend nets next to the Harbormaster building at St. Paul Harbor, Tuesday. (Drew Herman photo)
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redistricting proposal links Kodiak with Bethel, Cordova
Meet the new neighbors, Kodiak. Recent Alaska redistricting changes propose placing the island in a House district with Cordova and in a Senate district with Bethel. At the public meeting of the Alaska Redistricting Board in Kodiak at the end of April, board chair John Torgerson told Kodiak residents the draft redistricting plans took into account Alaska Native-influence voting districts that were drawn to encompa...
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parade of boats
Boats line up to be blessed by Father Innocent Dresdow during the blessing of the fleet event Monday at Pier 2. (Wes Hanna photo)
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crab Festival photos
The annual bed race is sponsored by the Best Western Kodiak Inn. (Derek Clarkston photo)
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residential garbage rates to increase
Rates for residential garbage disposal are set to increase this year. The question is how much. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will consider a resolution at its meeting Thursday establishing the fees charged for borough services. Among other minor changes is a modest increase of $1.02 per month for all sizes of roll carts and residential dumpster service. The increased fee is required by the contract agreement...
May 31, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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