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Nonprofits, KIB face ‘domino effect’ in social services
As local nonprofit organizations face budget uncertainty, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly prepares to trim its budget further. The assembly hasn’t yet determined how to divide funding, but the nonprofit allocation was reduced 40 percent. For the Kodiak Womens Resource and Crisis Center, a 40 percent cut to their funding, the $60,000 received last year, would likely mean the loss of a staff member. A large cut w...
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City union petition filed for fall ballot
A group of city employees filed an application Tuesday to place unionization on the municipal ballot. If the city clerk certifies the application, the option to reverse the exemption from the State of Alaska Public Employment Relations Act will go before voters in the city’s Oct. 4 election as Proposition 1. PERA asserts the rights of collective bargaining for the state, borough and municipal employees. The city a...
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Fake IRS scam targets Kodiak phone numbers
The Kodiak Police Department is warning citizens about a phone scam in which callers impersonate the Internal Revenue Service to get money. Lt. DJ Clumpner at KPD said the department gets around two calls per month from people who received the scam calls. “The main thing for folks to know is the IRS will never call over the phone without sending a bill or notice through the mail first,” Clumpner said. “If someone ...
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Learning laid-back traveltude
I’ve always considered myself a pretty laid-back person, but, in my year in Kodiak, I have noticed that Alaskans take laid-back to another level. I realized this before I even made it to the state. I was driving through North Dakota in the second day of my trip to Kodiak, when I received a call to inform me that the ferry I had booked from Homer to Kodiak was canceled for maintenance. Calling home, the responses t...
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Assembly assesses nonprofit funding after giant cut
After a 40 percent reduction from last year in nonprofit funding, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed how to give out the limited funding at its Thursday work session. The assembly’s budgeted amount dropped from $390,000 to $234,000 this year. The borough has not sent out applications, and the discussion largely centered on ways to allocate funding to the applicants that received money last year. Last yea...
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Pasagshak closure
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued the following announcements on Thursday. Effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday the Pasagshak River drainage is closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon. The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Pasagshak River drainage is 3,000 fish. As of June 29, the weir count was 373 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing, the department is projecting that the escapement ...
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A steep, grueling sidetrip on way to Boise
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer For his last race in Alaska before leaving for college, Michael Parnell picked a whooper. The recently-graduated Kodiak High School standout runner is competing in the state’s iconic Fourth of July race, the Mount Marathon Race in Seward. Parnell is entered in the junior division race, which is half of the adult’s 3.1-mile, 3,022-foot elevation journey. “It definitely will be the r...
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Local food co-op explored
Someday soon, shoppers could have another option for groceries – one with local products and community ownership. “I think the ultimate goal is a full-service grocery store that has a focus on purchasing locally-grown produce and locally-caught seafood,” said Tyler Kornelis, one of the co-chairs of the initiative. “It would have to be supplemented from off island and outside Alaska as well. We would have to purcha...
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Mountain Views: Gentle forces
A little over a month ago, in a window seat of the back row on a RAVN flight, I sobbed as I looked out on the ocean below. The passenger next to me, someone new to me, put his hand on my shoulder out of concern. Earlier that morning, my mom had passed away in Anchorage and I was on my way home to Kodiak. The gentleman told me he understood my grief, as he had lost his son a year prior. He showed me the silver plat...
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Post 17 takes Eagle River to extra innings
A spirited rally came up short for Post 17 on Wednesday. Kodiak rallied from a 10-run deficit to take a lead into the ninth inning, but ended up losing 20-19 in 10 innings to Eagle River in an American Legion baseball game at Loretta French Field in Chugiak. In a game that lasted four hours, the two National Division teams combined for 39 runs and 40 hits — 26 for the Wolves and 14 for the Bears. Mitchell Kane and...
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