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Assembly forwards boat, mobile home tax changes
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly moved forward the elimination of the personal property tax on boats and changes to how mobile home are levied. At a recent work session, borough assessor Bill Roberts told the assembly that the tax on boats, $1 per foot, doesn’t bring in enough money to cover the cost of assessing and collecting the tax, which was originally assessed to keep boats from having to pay a different t...
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Jerry L. Burns
Long-time Alaska resident Jerry L. Burns, 68, passed away at home on March 6, 2015, following a five-year battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Jan. 27, 1947, and grew up in West Virginia near Mason and the Big Bend country and was proud to be called a “hillbilly.” He joined the U.S. Navy at 17 and served three tours in country in Vietnam between 1965 and 1978. While serving with the Navy Seabees...
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Alumni update: Horn drops playoff game
Former Kodiak star Alysa Horn scored in double figures but it wasn’t enough to help Osnabruck in its semifinal opener in Germany. Top-seeded Osnabruck fell to second-seeded Veilchen, 69-65, in Game 1 of a Bundesliga second division women’s basketball semifinal playoff game. Horn played 30 minutes and scored 10 points on 2 of 8 shooting. She also grabbed seven rebounds. Osnabruck trailed 25-9 after the first quarte...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Jig, mooch for kings without downriggers
I’m among the legions who love king salmon, both on the line and on the table. I’ve fished for them for over 50 years now, and they continue to fascinate me. In recent years downriggers have become standard equipment for saltwater fishing. They certainly make it easier to catch kings when they’re holding deep, but do you really need them? They’re expensive, after all, and if you’re not trolling at the moment, they...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 21
April 5 At 2:21 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Shelikof Street. A man was taken into protective custody. At 3:09 a.m., a 911 caller reported an assault in the Willow Street and Center Avenue area. A man was arrested for a warrant, and another man was arrested on suspicion of assault in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree, robbery in the first degree and two charges of theft in the second ...
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Community events: April 20
Today 12:30 p.m. — Food distribution, Food Bank. 7:30 p.m. — City council work session, Kodiak Public Library multipurpose room. Wednesday, April 22 1 p.m. — Senior Citizens of Kodiak board meeting, Senior Center multipurpose room. 6-8 p.m. — Adult beginner kayak session, Coast Guard MWR pool, call 907-299-0061. Thursday, April 23 6:30 p.m. — Borough assembly/school board joint work session, Central Services Confe...
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Bear Chronicles 2015

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Spinning a yarn tells their story
Most people don’t think about where their clothes come from, but members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, who re-enact medieval lifestyles, know it takes a lot of work to get from raw fibers to clothing. On Saturday, members of the local SCA group held a hands-on day for learning about arts and sciences of the medieval ages, including spinning wool into yarn. Sonia Clary, who has been spinning since she wa...
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Borough manager to retire next year
The Kodiak Island Borough manager is retiring from the position next year, and the borough is beginning the process to find another manager. Manager Bud Cassidy’s contract ends in mid-January 2016, but he has offered the assembly the option to extend the contract until the end of June 2016 to provide overlap with a new manager. The assembly disagreed on whether to have borough staff begin advertising for a manager...
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Gold is insurance for currency collapse
PART 5 Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of the six-part “How safe is your money?” During the Cold War West Germany wisely stored its gold in the U.S., England and France fearing an invasion from the Soviet Union. In 2012 Germany asked for the repatriation of 300 tons out of 1,500 tons of gold held by the Federal Reserve. Two years later only 5 tons had been delivered. This minuscule amount that was eve...
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