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Study: Fishing accounts for 38 percent of local jobs
A 69-page draft study released last week aims “to measure the role of the seafood industry in the KIB’s economy.” Prepared for the Kodiak Island Borough and the city of Kodiak, the document by the McDowell Group of Anchorage and Juneau uses data from 2014. “Few regions in Alaska are more dependent on the seafood industry than the KIB, yet the industry’s impact specifically on the local economy had not been assesse...
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Letter to the editor: Residents can make timber deal with KIB
To the editor: Some people think it would be a good idea to harvest the trees killed by the Chiniak fire. Others, namely the people who live out at Chiniak, do not want it logged. In some ways, I can see their point. There is a plethora of wood out behind their houses that would keep then in firewood for the next millennium with a little quiet midnight logging, plus a few trees to log to saw into good lumber plank...
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City advances building to keep compost dry
By JOANN SNODERLY Mirror Writer The Kodiak City Council approved the first reading of a change order that will pave the way for upgrades at the city’s compost facility. A new building “would be used for drying the wood amendments to keep the men out of the weather,” city manager Amiée Kniaziowski said. “The building really does need to keep the wood amendments dry,” she said. “Then, the chance of reusing (the wood...
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Schools ask borough for less money
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s budget asks for $10.5 million dollars as the borough’s contribution for fiscal year 2017. At $400,000 less than the previous year’s request, it marks the largest decrease from one year to another in recent budgeting history, KIBSD Board of Education president Duncan Fields told borough assembly members during their Thursday work session. School board member Bob Foy prese...
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Youth story slam tonight
Fans of Kodiak Galley Tables storytelling events and supporters of Kodiak’s youth can get in out of the forecasted rain this evening at the first True Voice: Youth Story Slam. The event, sponsored by Sun’aq Tribe, Kodiak Galley Tables and the Kodiak Island Borough School District, will feature six middle school and one high school student, each telling a five to seven minute story. The theme for the evening is “ou...
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ROCKIN' OUT: Bittersweet tunes
The Verve was an English rock band formed in 1990. They released “Hymn,” one of the bestselling albums in UK chart history. In 1998 the band won two Brit Awards. One was Best British Group. “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was nominated for Best Rock Song at the Grammy Awards in 1999. I like this band and love listening to them when I work in the shop. I find their music to be calming and I like all the sound effects in th...
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Museum film program picked as finalist for national award
The Baranov Museum’s program for getting students involved in history and filmmaking was selected as a finalist for a national award. The museum’s Summer Youth Film and History Intensive, now in it’s fifth year, was selected out of 301 applications as one of the 50 finalists for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. “I think it’s wonderful for us to even just be a finalist for this,” said museum ex...
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Council leans toward opting out
The Kodiak City Council debated marijuana policy at Tuesday’s work session, with most members in favor of opting out of sales for six months and forming a committee to help draft legislation. Speaking in favor of a temporary opt-out, council member John Whiddon said the council should be “taking as much time as required to do it right.” He said it would be “really hard to go back and correct things we don’t get ri...
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Ready for spills at all levels
An oil spill response presentation hosted by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday let the community learn about spill response tactics and gave state, Coast Guard and industry professionals a chance to fine-tune response strategies. The event began with an introduction at Fisherman’s Hall, where participants saw an overview of Kodiak’s geographic response strategies, created to protect ar...
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KEA board election
The Kodiak Electric Association held its annual membership meeting and board of directors election Monday. Incumbent board members Linda Freed, Gordon Gould and Jay T. Johnson ran unopposed and won re-election for new three-year terms. On Tuesday the board elected Cliff Davidson chairman, Ron Acarregui vice chairman and Stosh Anderson secretary/treasurer. The board will meet at noon every fourth Thursday.
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