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Healthy Kodiak: Fiber in fight against diverticular disease
Camping is a popular pastime here in Kodiak in the summer. I was amazed at the number of people who were out over the Fourth of July weekend in campers, tents and trailers to enjoy the beauty of our island. I suspect it is difficult to eat a healthy diet while camping, and most of us do not eat very healthy even when we are not camping. One part of a healthy diet that most Americans are deficient in is fiber. Fibe...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trends: Kodiak cost of living still high
Kodiak’s cost of living remains high but lower in some areas, according to the 2016 annual cost of living issue of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s publication “Trends.” The Council for Community and Economic Research surveys 250 cities, but just four in Alaska – Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Kodiak, all of which are above average for costs with Kodiak the highest of the four. On a lis...
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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City nonprofit cap higher, requests down
The Kodiak City Council will discuss nonprofit funding and sales tax exemptions at tonight’s work session. This year, the city’s cap for nonprofit grants exceeds the amount requested from area nonprofits. According to meeting packet materials, the ceiling for nonprofit funding from the city will increase over last year. Per city code, up to 1 percent of budgeted general fund revenues may be granted to nonprofits. ...
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Petitions for KIB candidacy available
People interested in running for borough elected office can get candidacy petitions and begin seeking signatures. According to an announcement from the Kodiak Island Borough, petitions can be picked up at the clerk’s office in the borough building or downloaded from the borough’s website, kodiakak.us. The mayor’s seat, currently filled by Jerrol Friend, and two assembly seats, currently held by Frank Peterson and ...
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SEA STORIES: Missing brothers turn up dead in Uganik
June of 1988 was warm and dry, and prices for salmon were at atmospheric levels — $2.40 per pound for sockeye — which would never be seen again. For most setnet fishermen in Uganik Bay, on the west side of Kodiak Island, it was a good year to be there. At Noisy Island setnet site on Uganik Island, salmon permit holder Danny Nickerson, 42, from Bothell, Washington, was working with his brother Robbie, 36, and a Kod...
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Assembly signs on to budget letter to Legislature
During its Thursday regular meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a resolution asking the Alaska Legislature to pass a good budget. The resolution, forwarded by Gov. Bill Walker to all local governments in the Alaska Municipal League, asks the Legislature “to take immediate action … to provide for a fair, balanced and sustainable state budget.” “We sent the same note to them earlier,” said Mayor Jerro...
Jul 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Break-in at Chiniak post office
No arrests have been made in connection to Thursday’s break-in at the Chiniak Post Office, as local law enforcement await a decision by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on whether it will take over the case. According to Trooper Ryan Lott, he was driving home from work at approximately 2 a.m. when he observed “suspicious activity” near the Chiniak Post Office. He made contact with a person at this time, but was ...
Jul 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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State furloughs affect courthouse staff
Pocketbooks and services in Kodiak will feel the effects of state budget cuts, as the start of the new fiscal year brings furloughs for many state employees. According to Kate Sheehan, director of the Alaska Department of Administration’s Division of Personnel and Labor Relations, nearly 120 state employees based in Kodiak will be required to take furlough days this fiscal year. Employees of the Kodiak courthouse ...
Jul 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Rose remembered for cheer, faith, flying
If you were planning to have a bad day, pilot Eddie Rose wouldn’t let you get by with it; he could change that frown into a smile. His dear friend Vic Downing shared that insight as he gave the eulogy at Eddie’s memorial service at the Kodiak Baptist Mission Heritage Center last Saturday afternoon. The Heritage auditorium could barely accommodate the crowd that came to pay their final respects. The number of peopl...
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UAF, state take fresh look at tsunami danger
All of Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport could flood in a large tsunami, according to preliminary data on tsunami inundation zones presented to local government officials and emergency responders on Thursday. The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the State of Alaska are developing new guidelines as well for harbors and waterways in coastal communities. A UAF researcher and representatives from the National Weathe...
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