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Wells Fargo unveils Kodiak mural
Wells Fargo officials unveil a new 6-foot-wide by 8-foot-high community mural at its downtown Kodiak branch. The mural celebrates Kodiak’s rich history and cultural diversity, depicting cannery workers from the 1940s, Alutiiq men engaged in starring, a salmon seiner and Kodiak’s designation as an official Coast Guard City. It is Wells Fargo’s first community mural in Kodiak and the ninth such mural installed in Al...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trail upgrades coming this summer
Work will be taking place on two Kodiak trails this summer in an effort to improve access and make them safer. The Island Lake Trail and Saltery Cove and Portage Bay trail will see improvements this summer. Island Trails Network is working on the improvements, which is paid for with a $200,000 state grant. “They’ve been out and have done their initial stock take of the trail and got some good plans,” said Neil Hor...
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Writing class pitches inner voice
“Find your writing voice, or get your money back” the online writing class ad read. It was one year ago, and I had been casually scanning for distance-writing courses that could fit my schedule. My first thought upon reading this sales pitch was “I didn’t know I had or have a writing voice. Did I ever have one? What did it sound like? “Perhaps I saw  glimmers of my writing voice, but it was a very shy voice, which...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly OKs reduced school budget
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a budget presentation and approved an initial KIB School District funding with a reduction in funding. The school district had asked for $10.9 million, the same amount of funding as they had received last year. The assembly approved $10.32 million. Both amounts are based on the mill rate with one mill equaling $1.2 million in property tax, according to finance director K...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough assembly amends mobile home tax code
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly amended code dealing with how mobile homes are taxed while delaying changes to boat tax. The assembly also approved a six-month extension to the borough manager’s contract. The mobile home real property tax code amendment originally clarified the definition of a mobile home and required mobile home park owners to provide the borough with a list of homeowners to help the borough i...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New PKIMC administrator hired
Don Rush’s replacement at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center has been announced. Barbara Bigelow will be taking the helm of PKIMC as its administrator on August 10. Bigelow has spent the last two years as the administrator of Providence Valdez Medical Center. Prior to that, she worked for PeaceHealth in Ketchikan for approximately 20 years in multiple leadership roles. Bigelow was selected due to her broad-ba...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly takes stance on navy training, emergency rule on bycatch
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly voted to oppose Navy training in the Gulf of Alaska and voted to send a letter to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council regarding a fishery closure due to the bycatch limit being reached. Emily Stolarcyk with the Eyak Preservation Council in Cordova joined the Sun’aq Tribe’s Tom Lance to give a presentation to the assembly about the Navy training. Lance said the Sun’aq T...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oldest gear takes prize at Crab Festival
For the first time this year, the Kodiak Crab Festival had a contest for the oldest Crab Festival gear. The top honor went to Sarah Babbitt, who won with a shirt from the late 1970s. Babbitt doesn’t know exactly what year her shirt is from. She said she guesses 1979, but back then, the year wasn’t put on Crab Festival shirts. “It was before they re-did the middle school gym, which I think was the winter of ‘80-‘81...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak breaks daily rain record but could see warm summer
Kodiak broke a daily rainfall record last Friday and rain so far in May has been above the average, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast predicts south-central and south-western Alaska could see a warmer than normal summer. “They’re saying there’s a strong likelihood that we’ll have above normal temperatures for those three months,” said Craig Eckert, the Kodiak station manager. But, th...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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