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UA: No decision yet on Near Island facility
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council met with University of Alaska leadership at a joint work session Thursday to discuss the future of the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. “We really felt it critically important to come to the community and meet with you, find out what’s really happening here, meet with the (KSMSC) policy council,” UA president Jim Johnsen said. He added that the me...
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Assemby splits on new RV code
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved changes to code governing recreational vehicle parks and chose three assembly members to help negotiate a new hospital lease. In the third meeting at which the RV park code changes were on the agenda, the assembly voted five to two to pass it. Mel Stephens and Dennis Symmons voted against. Stephens said he felt the new code was poorly written, pointing out inconsistencie...
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Transit system looks to expanded service for public
The Kodiak Area Transit System plans to expand their service to everyone at the beginning of February. Currently, the system operates primarily as a coordinated system for nonprofits, with Senior Citizens of Kodiak as the lead agency in charge, and serves the clients of nonprofits along with having a narrow window in the morning and evening for public service. Starting Feb. 1, KATS plans to offer service throughou...
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Side doors, sidewalks limit access
For many, getting around Kodiak is an easy task. Services, businesses and events are just a short drive or walk away for those living within city limits. But even traversing short distances, shopping or getting medical attention can be difficult for residents with disabilities. While the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design require that new construction or existing businesses undergoing ...
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Kodiak village student art to appear in calendar
Several students from Kodiak Island’s village schools will see their artwork appear in the pages of the 2016 Alaska migratory bird calendar, issued by the Fish and Wildlife Service, after placing in the statewide contest for literature and art. Students in 45 rural villages submitted more than 1,300 pieces of artwork and literature to be judged in various grade-level groups to appear in the calendar, according to ...
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TAPESTRY: Food is drawing card at Russian New Year’s Ball
Everybody loves the annual Russian New Year’s Masquerade Ball. It brightens up the dreary, rain-soaked days with garish costumes, lively music provided this year by Pilot Bread, exciting prizes, and endearing company of friends in a hall filled with the aroma of food — succulent hams, golden piroks, baked beans, pies, fruit tarts. Food is a real crowd pleaser at this event, which will take place Thursday, Jan. 14,...
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City, borough meet tonight about FITC
The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meet tonight to discuss the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, often referred to as the Fish Tech Center or FITC, and the University of Alaska system president will also be in town. According to a release from the University of Alaska, UA president Jim Johnsen and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research Dr. Daniel White will attend the meeti...
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Small schools numbers combined
The Kodiak Island Borough School District faces a nearly $518,000 decrease in state funding after actual enrollment numbers proved lower than anticipated. The KIBSD Board of Education discussed a revision of its fiscal year 2016 budget at a work session on Monday. The revised budget presented includes proposals for general fund spending and a proposal to move funds from the unreserved fund balance to cover lower t...
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Contest begins for naming new ferries
Alaska students have the opportunity to help name two new ferries slated to begin Southeast service in the next few years, according to a release from Gov. Bill Walker’s office. Still under construction in Ketchikan, the two ferries are expected to be finished in 2018. In the meantime, sixth through 12th graders can submit a name and essay about what they think the ferries should be named. Names are limited by sta...
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Week in Words: Militating against management style
The year has begun with much conflict over governmental bureaucracy. I know. I know. Talking about governmental bureaucracy is not exactly, well, the sexiest of ways to begin a year. But I don’t make the news. I just reflect on it. But think about it: The Kodiak Island Borough is still trying to figure out what to do with the manager position, an armed militia has occupied a federal building in protest of bureaucr...
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