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Davidson, Whiddon run unopposed for city seats
Council members Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon will run unopposed for the two three-year seats they currently occupy on the Kodiak City Council. City clerk Deb Marlar confirmed that Davidson and Whiddon have filed candidacy paperwork to maintain their seats on the council. No new candidates entered the race. Whiddon was first elected in 2009 when, according to a Kodiak Daily Mirror report, he received 95 more v...
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Larsen Bay farmer sowing hope in kelp
A local entrepreneur who wants to test the feasibility of kelp farming on Kodiak has submitted an application published Aug. 4 by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Erik O’Brien, doing business as Efficient Coastal Resources, requested approval to test a sugar kelp longline system on up to one acre of tidelands, about a mile from the community of Larsen Bay, where he happens to live. “It may be that Larse...
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Harbor may hike rates to cover $1.4M gap
If rates and fees remain unchanged, Kodiak’s harbor fund could have a net annual deficit of nearly $1.4 million in fiscal year 2017, according to city finance director Kelly Mayes. Under current rates, this deficit would fall to $766,000 in fiscal year 2018 before steadily increasing each year to $1.1 million in 2021, Mayes estimated. Mayes presented this information to the Kodiak City Council last week as council...
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Voodoo Daddy, ‘Nutcracker’ on program
Jazz and swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy leads off the Kodiak Arts Council’s 2016-17 Performing Arts Series lineup beginning in September. “They have a lot of brass, and they’re going to fill the stage, big sound,” said arts council executive director Katie Oliver. “We wanted to open with a big band with name recognition to get people to come out, in part to see the new auditorium.” Bringing big name bands to Kodi...
Aug 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council forwards ballot info campaign
The Kodiak City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would authorize spending $25,000 earmarked in the fiscal year 2017 budget for public information campaigns. The campaigns would address a proposition to allow unionization of city employees and an advisory vote on consolidation of borough and city governments. Both questions will appear on the Oct. 4 ballot. Under ...
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No contested primaries for Kodiak seats
Alaskans head to the polls today in the primary to choose candidates for party tickets in the November election. Incumbents Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, have several opponents apiece on both the Republican and combined Democrat, Libertarian and Alaskan Independence tickets. For state Legislature, Kodiakans don’t have a choice in the primary. Appearing on the Democrat ticket is just ...
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Complex relaunch: Repairs near complete, AAC preps for micro-sat, Army
A Saturday ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the near-completion of the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska following a rocket explosion at the Narrow Cape facility two years ago. In August 2014, a test launch of a hypersonic weapon was terminated by a self-destruct mechanism after a faulty thermal cover interfered with the vehicle’s steering assembly. The explosion that resulted caused extensive damage to the launch fa...
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly member files for mayor
A current Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member filed to run for borough mayor. Dan Rohrer filed his application to run for mayor. Rohrer has previously served as deputy presiding officer, a position the assembly chooses. Rohrer’s assembly term ends in 2017. Dennis Symmons filed for one of two seats on the Service Area No. 1 Board, a seat he currently holds. There are still numerous vacancies for the assembly and ...
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3 file for 2 places on assembly
Daily Mirror Staff Kodiakans will see several contested races in the October election for Kodiak Island Borough seats. Along with incumbent Scott Smiley, both Monique Lewis and Matthew Van Daele have filed to run for two available three-year terms on the assembly. Lewis applied for an assembly vacancy in June, and she narrowly missed being appointed to the seat in a tie-breaker vote. Van Daele currently sits on th...
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Chiniak replant vote up in the air
The decision on purchasing trees to plant on burned and logged borough-owned land drew more discussion Thursday in advance of the decision on a contract for tree saplings at the next meeting. At the work session, several assembly members suggested the contract be coupled with one for the planting. “I would presume that whoever we hire to put the trees in the ground, that part of their contract would include … that...
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