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Parties claim progress in GCI-KTUU talks
KTUU-TV is still absent from the televisions of GCI cable customers, but there may be light at the end of the tunnel for those awaiting its return. On Friday, KTUU and GCI each announced “substantial progress” in negotiations to settle their dispute. The announcements also stated that Juneau and Southeast Alaska will avoid having their KTUU signal turned off until Dec. 6. The deadline for Southeast broadcasts of K...
Nov 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak October unemployment rate lower than 2012
Kodiak’s October unemployment rate is lower than it was in 2012, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. According to statistics released Friday, Kodiak’s unadjusted October unemployment figures reached 4.8 percent, down from the October 2012 rate of 5.4 percent. Kodiak’s 4.8 percent was the third-lowest number in Alaska, behind Anchorage (4.7 percent) and Juneau (4.3 percent). The N...
Nov 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education: District enrollment drops slightly
The Kodiak Island Borough School District has fewer students than it did last year. This year, enrollment dropped by 45 students. Final numbers don’t typically come out until the middle of November because the district was dealing with boundary exemption requests for the elementary schools and other movement. The 2013-2014 enrollment is 2,506 students, down from 2,551 students in 2012-2013. This year Kodiak High S...
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6 inches in first big snowstorm
Six inches of snow fell on Kodiak on Wednesday in the first significant snow of winter. According to the National Weather Service station at Benny Benson State Airport, the greatest snow depth of six inches was recorded at 3 a.m. Thursday. The original forecast called for between three to six inches of snow. The Kodiak Police Department responded to five accidents caused by the snow, but none involved serious inju...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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KEA plans rate reduction, but leak poses issue
The Kodiak Electric Association plans to lower its rates in 2014, but a problem with its new hydroelectric turbine could stymie the cooperative. On Thursday, KEA’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve the electrical cooperative’s 2014 budget. In that vote, the board lowered KEA’s wind power generation cost from 12 cents per kilowatt-hour to 11 cents per kWh. KEA also expects to reduce its fuel surcharge...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak College director to resign
Kodiak College will be under new leadership next year after director Barbara Bolson announced her resignation. Bolson has been the head of Kodiak College for seven years, but said now is a good time for a transition in leadership because the college is stable. With a handful of grants that have a few years left, the budget is in a good place and the college will have a full faculty as of January. “We’ve had a lot ...
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AAC optimistic about Kodiak launch schedule
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation has one launch on its 2014 schedule and is pursuing three more for future years, AAC chief operations officer Mark Greby said Thursday. The news came during the state-owned corporation’s board meeting in Anchorage. “Things are coming in,” Greby said. He declined to say what companies have expressed interested in launches from Kodiak’s Narrow Cape spaceport, and the board discussed ...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough population tops 14,000
If Kodiak seems a bit more crowded lately, it’s probably just your imagination. One hundred sixty-eight more people isn’t all that much. According to the Alaska Department of Labor, the population of the Kodiak Island Borough rose by 168 between 2011 and 2012. While that figure isn’t much in absolute terms, it’s enough to push the borough’s population over the 14,000 mark for the first time since 1997. As of July ...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Port Lions seeks fix to 25-year-old paperwork snafu
Fixing a roof has never been so hard. On Wednesday night, the borough planning and zoning commission was scheduled to hear a request from Port Lions’ tribal government, which is asking the borough for 1.51 acres occupied by the village’s tribal offices. If approved as expected by the commission, the request will be forwarded to the borough assembly. If the assembly approves a handover, it would end months of work ...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough has new code enforcer
The Kodiak Island Borough community development department is back to full staff with the hiring of the new code enforcement officer. The code enforcement officer is responsible or investigating any report of a code violation that harms public health and safety. This includes illegal dumping and zoning violations. The position was previously held by Jack Maker, who left it in October to take over as the assistant ...
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