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City Council expected to postpone vote on proposed bike trail
No solution is likely tonight as the Kodiak City Council votes on a proposal to advance a proposed bike and hike trail to Deadman’s Curve. In a Tuesday work session, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said the city has received no response from the state department of transportation on questions that caused the council to postpone a vote last month. “I did not hear back from DOT,” she said. That simple statement was e...
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Borough meets in two work sessions tonight
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meets for a pair of work sessions tonight that will include a first look at the next school district budget and a first discussion of changes to the borough’s bidding and disclosure rules. The first work session begins at 6:30 p.m. and is a joint gathering of the assembly and the school board. The two bodies will kick off the monthslong process of drafting a budget for the school...
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Koniag Inc. purchases Anderson Construction
Koniag Inc. has announced the purchase of Anderson Construction, one of Kodiak's best-known construction companies. The acquisition ties in with Koniag's plans to invest a handful of core industries, a strategy announced during the corporation's annual meeting on Oct. 6. "We see this as a growth opportunity for our company in the marine construction arena," said Jim Erickson, executive vice president and chief fin...
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Red Cross will not close Kodiak office
Kodiak’s Red Cross office will not close after all. Last week, the Alaska chapter announced that Kodiak’s 67-year-old organization would be dissolved amid a search for ways to cut costs. While CPR and first aid training would continue with volunteers, the Red Cross planned to lay off its sole paid Kodiak employee and shutter its office next to the new Kodiak Public Library. On Wednesday, Red Cross spokeswoman Laur...
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As final election results roll in, Stevens is out as Senate President
The final results came late, but they didn’t change the conclusion: Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Alan Austerman are headed back to Juneau to represent Kodiak. When the legislative session opens in January, however, they will see a very different Alaska Legislature. On Wednesday, Republicans announced they had enough seats for an outright majority in the Alaska Senate. The announcement was the death knell for the bip...
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Obama elected nationally, but not in Kodiak
President Barack Obama has been re-elected for another four-year term, but if you're reading this, odds are you didn't vote for him. According to vote tallies collected by the Daily Mirror from the four urban Kodiak precincts, Republican candidate Mitt Romney collected 1,942 of the 3,453 ballots cast in urban Kodiak, or 56 percent. Obama received 1,364 votes, or 39.5 percent. Third-party candidates made up the rem...
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Stevens, Austerman re-elected to Alaska Legislature
Incumbent Sen. Gary Stevens defeated Democratic challenger Robert Henrichs from Cordova and will continue to represent Kodiak with Rep. Alan Austerman in the Alaska Legislature. Stevens was elected to represent a redrawn Senate District R that encompasses Kodiak, Cordova, Dillingham and other areas farther north, while Austerman represents the newly expanded House District 35 that includes Kodiak and Cordova. The ...
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Bond measure passes, sending needed cash to Kodiak pier project
Alaska voters have approved a proposition that will give the city of Kodiak $15 million to complete the Pier 3 replacement project. On Tuesday, Alaskans voted yes on Bonding Proposition A, which asked whether or not the state should issue general obligation bonds to state transportation projects. As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, 57 percent of the 140,603 votes statewide were in favor of the proposition. "This is a major ...
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Coast Guard SPAR returns from Canada
The Kodiak-based Coast Guard buoy tender SPAR is back home after helping the Canadian Coast Guard celebrate its 50th birthday. In the last part of October, the SPAR sailed to Victoria, BC with the cutters Anthony Petit (Ketchikan) and Henry Blake (Everett, Wash.) to participate in training with the Canadian force. “The cross-training of similar roles such as search and rescue, aids to navigation and leadership was...
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Kniaziowski officially takes school board seat
Rick Kniaziowski officially took his seat on the Kodiak Island Borough school board Monday night as he was sworn into office for a one-year term. Kniaziowski took over for Aaron Griffin — who was elected in October to the borough assembly — during a regularly scheduled Monday night work school board work session. One of the top topics of discussion at the work session was the status of publicly funded art for the ...
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