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City council approves police recording system upgrade
In a Thursday meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved a $30,794 upgrade to the Kodiak Police Department’s recording system. The Stancil Multimedia Logging Recording System used by KPD takes in and records emergency and nonemergency calls at the department. According to a city report, the system is often overwhelmed and unable to make recordings due to a high volume of calls the department receives. The upgrade w...
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Organizers prepare for Tuesday's election
With only one major contested race on the regular municipal election, voter organizers are uncertain of what to expect for turnout on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Kodiak Island Borough clerk Nova Javier said voting turnout dropped 10 percent in 2012, compared with the previous year. In 2011, 23 percent of registered voters turned out for the municipal election, and in 2012, only 13 percent of registered voters turned out. “Fo...
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Providence to offer classes about living well
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is offering a new series of classes to promote healthy living and health education about chronic conditions. The Living Well Alaska classes address ways people can live with chronic health conditions, learn techniques to feel better and get support to improve conditions. The classes are offered statewide with support from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extens...
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Symmons runs for Assembly
Dennis Symmons is running for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly where he hopes to shake things up and focus on finding solutions to the challenges that come before the borough. “The assembly has become predictable,” Symmons said. “With a predictable governing body there is a problem.” Symmons has lived in Kodiak for 18 years. He owns and operates Tree Service of Kodiak and Rockwells of Kodiak. He has be...
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Former assemblyman runs for borough mayor
Former assemblyman Jerrol Friend hopes to improve communication between the Kodiak Island Borough assembly and public as the borough’s mayor. Friend, a 48-year Kodiak resident, is running unopposed for a three-year term, and if elected, will fill the position held by longtime mayor Jerome Selby. Communication is key for Friend, and he hopes to help find ways to get more borough residents to provide comments and pu...
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School board says goodbye to board president
In a Monday meeting the Kodiak Island Borough School District school board said farewell to board president Melissa Borton who is not seeking reelection this year. The board presented Borton with a plaque of appreciation for her six years of service on the board. “Melissa initially ran for the school board as an active parent volunteer…when she came on the board, her interest expanded quickly and she became an adv...
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Frank Peterson seeks seat on Assembly
Frank Peterson Jr. hadn’t originally planned to run for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. Peterson said a close friend approached him and asked him to run for the assembly seat. After consideration, he decided he wanted the opportunity to get involved in more public service. Peterson is no stranger to being in front of a crowd. He has stepped into leadership roles in his professional life, as...
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Austerman seeks second term on Assembly
Assemblywoman Carol Austerman knows the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has some critical issues on its plate in the upcoming year. Austerman is running for a second three-year term on the assembly so she can continue addressing those issues. “I enjoy public service and it’s important to me to work toward making Kodiak an even better place to live,” Austerman said. “I’m lucky to be self-employed and able to commit ...
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Chamber hosts election forum for candidates
Proposition No. 1 and education spending were issues of contention Tuesday night at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s only candidate gathering before the municipal election next week. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is the only major contested race in the upcoming election. The race between incumbent Carol Austerman, Frank Peterson, and Dennis Symmons took up most of the time in the forum as candidates answered ...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whiddon seeks reelection
Keeping the City of Kodiak economically healthy is a top concern for John Whiddon. Whiddon is wrapping up his first three-year term on the Kodiak City Council, and is seeking reelection for a second term. If reelected, he hopes to help the city develop long-term fiscal policies that will ensure that the quality of life and services offered in the city are maintained. “I’ve enjoyed being involved and setting sound ...
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