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Kodiak Police Department announces promotions
The Kodiak Police Department promoted four from within department ranks Monday, with three people moving up to sergeant and one sergeant moving to lieutenant. Earlier this summer the department lost four members, who all held leadership roles and served 20 years or more with the department, to retirement. Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said the department searched for candidates internally first, where he found ca...
Aug 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Election candidates announced, borough will see new mayor
The Kodiak Island Borough will have a new mayor after the municipal elections on Oct. 1. Thursday was the final day for candidates to sign up to run for open seats on the Kodiak City Council, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, Kodiak school board and service area seats, and borough Mayor Jerome Selby’s name was not on the list. Selby decided not to file for reelection after serving in the role for 24 years, but plans...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Project wants to know why you love salmon
A Kodiak woman is leading a study to find out why Alaskans love salmon. The Salmon Project, still in an exploratory phase, aims to find out about the deep connections Alaskans have with wild salmon. “We wanted to understand how it relates to people’s lives and what values were associated with salmon fishing, salmon viewing or salmon eating,” project organizer Erin Harrington said. Harrington is leading the investi...
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Navigation lesson for Kodiak High School

Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters will pick contract conflict rules
A proposition on the Oct. 1 election ballot will take conflict of interest rules to the voters. The question asks borough voters whether Proposition No. 1, an ordinance regarding conflict of interest, should be added to the borough code. The ordinance would add a new section that begins: “Simultaneous employment or personal service contracts by mayor and assembly members prohibited.” The ordinance goes on to say t...
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Borough rejects computer contract
An incensed Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously rejected a $979,000 sole-source contract with a Palmer company for computer hardware to be used in the Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project. "The problem is that it's horrible pricing," declared assemblyman Aaron Griffin in an impassioned speech. The $979,000 contract would represent almost half the high school project's $2 million budget for fu...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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City's sales tax reaches into borough
As a small business owner, Judi Kidder is used to paying taxes. But when she audited her latest home phone bill, she found something unexpected — a sales tax. Kidder doesn’t live within city limits, but as she discovered after combing through years of bills, she’s been paying city sales taxes on each bill. “I’m going to raise merry hell,” she said after discovering the charge. Kidder isn’t alone. After posting her...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough will seek composting delay
Tonight, city and borough officials are expected to request the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postpone approval of a temporary composting plant on a two-acre plot of land within the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. The request comes after nearby homeowners raised concerns that runoff from the proposed plant could contaminate drinking water wells. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation agreed with thos...
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KIBSD offered four-year grant to fight obesity
The Kodiak Island Borough School District has been offered a four-year grant to work on school nutrition and physical activity programming. The Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control grant, awarded by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, is expected to be accepted by the Kodiak Island Borough school board at its meeting Monday. The overarching goal of the grant is to reduce obesity in school-aged ch...
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Kemp, Parnell talk Tustumena
The Tustumena is still on course for an Oct. 1 return, and the state of Alaska is pledging its support for the elderly ship’s replacement. Gov. Sean Parnell and Department of Transportation commissioner updated Rep. Alan Austerman, Sen. Gary Stevens, city Mayor Pat Branson and borough Mayor Jerome Selby on the status of the 49-year-old Tustumena during a 25-minute teleconference Tuesday. “My concern is making sure...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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