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April temps slightly warmer than normal, El Niño foreseen this summer
April temperatures in Kodiak clocked in slightly warmer than usual, while an El Niño warning from the National Weather Service held out the possibility for more warm and cloudy weather in coastal Alaska. The Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, reported a monthly mean temperature of 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 1.6 degrees lower than normal. The highest ...
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Tax-exempt companies face May 15 filing deadline
The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday advised tax-exempt organizations to file by May 15 to preserve tax-exempt status. The federal body said in a statement that tax-exempt groups should not include social security numbers or other unneeded persona information on their 990 forms. “By law, organizations that fail to file annual reports for three consecutive years will see their federal tax exemptions automatical...
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“Exhibition” pictured at the Little School
The Little School of Dance’s spring concert offers moving art with “Pictures at an Exhibition” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. A family goes to a museum for a nice outing, then meets with a surprise. “A magical janitor sweeps them into different pictures,” Little School director Molly Brodie said. The series of scenes that follow highlight the talents of 180 dancers age 3 years an...
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Old Harbor man charged with gun-pull, domestic violence
On Monday, a village public safety officer and Alaska State Troopers charged an Old Harbor man with a domestic violence assault with a weapon. The Old Harbor village public safety officer reported that he received a call that Peter Larionoff, a 53-year-old male resident of Old Harbor, had pointed a weapon at the caller and her 60-year-old grandmother. The VPSO also said the suspect was possibly intoxicated and was...
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City returns from “short, intense” D.C. jaunt
Following a similar trip by borough counterparts earlier last month, representatives from the Kodiak city government lobbied on behalf of local interests in Washington, D.C., April 28-29. The delegation consisted of Mayor Pat Branson, City Council Member John Whiddon and City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski. “It was a very short, intense trip,” she said. Kniaziowski found the atmosphere in the capital still suffering fr...
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Kodiak disaster prep team mulls more practice
Kodiak emergency management officials discussed arranging more natural disaster response practice sessions to improve Kodiak’s chances of pulling through such an event. At the quarterly meeting of the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee on May 6, members suggested that Kodiak needed more than quarterly training practice sessions to stay on top of its game. The council maintained that full-scale disaster simulat...
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Bust on Spruce Cape latest in Kodiak heroin struggle
Alaska State Troopers announced on Tuesday another heroin bust -- this time on Spruce Cape Road -- giving further evidence to a significant rise in heroin addiction on Kodiak. The City of Kodiak Police Department issued a statement on Tuesday saying that a routine traffic stop on the 3000 block of Spruce Cape Road on May 2 by Alaska State Troopers resulted in a flurry of roadside activity that saw two arrested wit...
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Third college finalist promises to be active man on campus
Michael Gunn, third finalist to take the helm at Kodiak College, promised students and faculty would get used to him walking the campus and visiting classes. "If you don't see me, it means I'm not around," he said. Gunn visited Kodiak Monday to meet members of the college director search committee and the college community. He described his background and educational philosophy during an afternoon reception. "Educ...
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Lon White take over harbormaster duties with eye on big projects
The City of Kodiak picked Lon White to replace Marty Owen as the Cityʼs Harbormaster; expecting to see a time of big harbor projects, some ongoing and some new, ahead under his helmsmanship. He begins his duties on Wednesday, following Owen who has served as the Cityʼs Harbormaster for nearly two decades, the City of Kodiak said in a statement. “The immediate goals are to see our Pier 3 project through to completi...
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Afognak Native taps Hambright as CEO, further diversification seen
The Afognak Native Corporation named technical services whiz Greg Hambright as its new CEO, a move that will see the company leveraging its government services prowess to grow the business while diversifying its portfolio. Hambright, 53, was senior vice president of technical services for Afognak’s largest wholly owned subsidiary, Alutiiq, L.L.C. in Huntsville, Ala. Afognak Native Corporation was organized in 1977...
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