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Property tax assessments higher in 2013
Kodiak Island Borough property tax assessments have been mailed out, and are slightly higher this year. State law requires assessing departments to update property values annually, and to do reinspections every six years to ensure the values are accurate. This year, the Kodiak Island Borough assessor’s office completed a lengthy reassessment of all properties on the borough road system. It began the process in 201...
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Cratty ends six-year run with Kodiak boys basketball program
Jim Cratty’s successful six-year run as junior varsity coach of Kodiak High School’s boys basketball team came to an end this season. At the end of April, Cratty, and his family, are relocating to North Carolina, where he will pastor a church. During his time on Kodiak’s coaching staff, Cratty posted two undefeated seasons and had only one sub .500 year. “I liked the community, I liked the support and I liked the ...
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School board will pick school options on Monday night
Running track or music room? Paved parking or a new wood floor in the gym? These are the decisions the Kodiak school board will make at 6 p.m. Monday night as it decides which of 11 options to include as part of the $80 million Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The 11 options had been included as part of a package deal, but after construction bids came in higher than expected, the school board i...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: March 15
Unigkuaq : Legend Unigkuarsngutaartut. : They always like to tell legends. In the English language, the word “story” is a broad term that can be used to describe many different types of tales, from fairy tales to newspaper articles. Not so in the Alutiiq language, where there are distinct terms for story and legend. In the Alutiiq world, a story — quliyanguaq — is a tale that recounts historical events. An Alutiiq...
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Parks and Rec: March 15-March 22
March 8-March 15 BARANOF ICE RINK Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations. Skate lessons will be held on Tuesdays from March 5 through March 26. There will be three groups and they are very beginner, beginner, and i...
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Kodiak girls head to state ranked third
Kodiak’s girls basketball team remained third in this week’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll, released Wednesday. Kodiak placed second at the Northern Lights Conference Championships last week and is preparing for its first 4A state tournament since 2010. The tournament begins Thursday in Anchorage. NLC champion Wasilla kept its top spot in the 4A rankings and heads to state with a 27-0 record. Cook ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: March 15
March 10 • The 17th Coast Guard District Command Center received a request for a medevac of a 47-year-old crewman suffering from abdominal distress on the fishing vessel Sea Freeze Alaska. The duty flight surgeon was consulted and agreed with a medevac using the MH-65 dolphin helicopter and crew from Coast Guard cutter Munro. The helicopter crew arrived on scene, lowered rescue swimmer, and safely hoisted the pati...
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Tax team offers free tax services in town
Kodiak residents who haven’t filed their taxes can take advantage of free help today. The Alaska Business Development Center sent a team of volunteers from its Volunteer Tax and Loan program to Kodiak to prepare taxes for individuals and offer tax education. The program has offered its services to rural villages on Kodiak Island since 1996, but this is the first time a team has stopped in the city of Kodiak. “We g...
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Karen Sue Flyum
Longtime Homer resident Karen Sue Flyum, 68, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at her home in Homer. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Homer Elks Lodge, 215 W. Jenny Lane. Mrs. Flyum was born September 18, 1944 in Tacoma, Wash. She graduated from high school and continued her education by attending beauty school. She has lived in various places around Alaska including Cordova, Vald...
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Our Assembly is broken
To the Editor: After listening to last Thursday’s borough assembly meeting, I have concluded that our highest governing body is broken! Crimes against democracy have been apparent for a while, but now it’s out of hand! When four assembly members deny a fellow member the opportunity to defend himself, bells and whistles should go off in every constituent’s head and attempts to fix what’s broken should be addressed....
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