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Transparency advocates ask for window into black-box budget process
The state’s budget is always a hot topic at the end of the Alaska Legislature’s annual session, but this year, it’s a big issue at the start of the session, too. This week, the online newspaper Alaska Dispatch published a series of articles blasting the way the legislature handles requests for public money. The articles criticized CAPSIS, the Capital Project Submission and Information System, for its lack of trans...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC Power Rankings: Kodiak, SoHi girls keep rolling
The Northern Lights Conference is again home to the top girls basketball teams in the state. Kodiak and Soldotna have combined to begin the season 21-0 and each team has beaten perennial state power Dimond. The Stars also own two victories over three-time defending state champion Wasilla. Those two schools’ hot starts put them atop the Kodiak Daily Mirror Northern Lights Conference power rankings for the third con...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district taps reserves as board revises budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District will spend $2.5 million in reserves to balance its books. In a Monday night meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough School Board approved a revised budget for fiscal year 2014 that includes a $2,825,110 adjustment in both expenses and revenue. The school board comes up with a revised budget each winter to account for changes in student enrollment, staffing changes and other exp...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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State economy forecast to grow, but data shortfall means no Kodiak guess
Alaska’s economy is expected to grow by four-tenths of a percent in 2014, but a lack of good data is keeping the state from guessing what that means in Kodiak. State economic forecaster Alyssa Shanks presented the state’s forecast at a meeting of the Kodiak Noon Rotary, then presented the forecast in a meeting with civic leaders. “The overall picture is one of growth,” she said, and added that the forecast may be ...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Griffing returns to the water
After more than a month off from competition, Laura Griffing returned to the pool for the University of Idaho swimming and diving team. The junior competed in a dual meet at New Mexico State University on Saturday. Griffing’s best performance was a third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 7.29 seconds. The Kodiak High School alumna also scored fourth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:31....
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 22
The Kodiak GIS Users Group meets at noon Thursday in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Blythe Brown and Stephen Bodnar of the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District are the featured speakers. Need help filling out student aid applications? College Goal Alaska will help applicants with one-on-one sessions at 5 p.m. Thursday at Kodiak High School. Additional sessions will follow at 5 p.m. Jan....
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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KPD makes $120,000 drug bust
The Kodiak Police Department has seized more than $120,000 in meth, heroin and cocaine from an Anchorage man and a Missouri man staying in a Kodiak hotel. According to a press release from the Kodiak Police Department, the bust happened Sunday after police investigated the two men. “The initial contact was our officers being vigilant,” Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said. “They were watching this couple of guys...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS falls to Nikolaevsk
The Kodiak Emerging Small School boys basketball team lost 65-30 at Nikolaevsk Monday evening on the Kenai Peninsula. The loss drops the Ravens to 1-2 in the Peninsula Conference. ESS played at Cook Inlet Academy late Tuesday and concludes its six-day, five-game trip to the mainland at Ninilchik tonight. Kodiak ESS is comprised of players from Old Harbor, Akiok, Port Lions, Larsen Bay, Ouzinkie and Karluk. Contact...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Buck deer taken on the road system
This year’s Big Buck winner took his deer on the Kodiak road system just two miles from town. On Thursday night, Greg Pennington was named winner of the Eric Lochman Big Buck Contest, sponsored by Mack’s Sport Shop, with a score of 100 6/8. The scores are determined by measurements of a buck’s rack, and judging criteria includes the antler spread, length of the points and number of points on each side of the rack....
Jan 21, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public works continues repairs from slides
Public works employees spent the weekend clearing drains and culverts, but the work caused by torrential rainfall and slides last week is far from over. City public works director Mark Kozak said the problems caused by the slides last Friday were temporarily contained as of Monday. “We still have a lot of problems to fix,” he said. ¬¬ Problem areas included Gibson Cove, Alder Lane and the hillside along Pillar Mou...
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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