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City wants more time on borough’s ADU change
Kodiak City Council members voiced their concerns with a proposed zoning change, Wednesday during a joint work session with the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. In December, the assembly began the process of changing borough code to allow accessory dwelling units in R1 zones. Much of the residential land in the city is R1, and concerned residents brought the issue before the city council in public comments. In a Fe...
Mar 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: City water rates must rise
Kodiak city water customers could see rate increases each of the next five years, under recommendations in an ongoing study by consultants CH2M. In a presentation at Tuesday’s Kodiak City Council work session, analyst Kurt Playstead of CH2M said that while the water utility covers expenses under the current rate structure, increases will be needed to pay for expected capital expenses of $32.2 million through 2021....
Mar 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADQ residents speak in favor of public dock crane
All seats were full in the multipurpose room of the Kodiak Public Library for the city council work session discussion on the need for a public dock crane and ice facility. Eight Kodiak residents took advantage of the public comment period to express their support for the project. Later in the meeting, Nick Szabo, chairman of the port and harbor advisory board, and Bob Bowhay, a fisherman on a board committee to r...
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WEEK IN WORDS: Giving spring, protesters a break
The year was 1861. For many, that year signals the onset of Civil War violence. But for those of us in education, it is the year that the US.. introduced the idea of spring break to the nation and to the world. And since 1861, spring break has become a global phenomenon. You’re welcome, Earthlings. And I welcome the break. “Break” comes from the Old English “brecan,” which had many different meanings: to “shatter,...
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Two indicted on drugs charges after man hid in crawlspace
Two Kodiak residents allegedly found with heroin- and methamphetamine-laced dime bags, an electronic scale and drug paraphernalia have been indicted. Hannah Clark, 27, and Bryce Beltran, 20, are charged with two counts each of fourth degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Prosecutors allege Clark and Beltran “knowingly possessed any amount” of heroin and methamphetamine. Initially, criminal complaints...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Popular fishing sites to close for king salmon
Kodiak area venues popular with anglers will close to sport fishing for king salmon starting 12:01 a.m. on June 1, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday. The emergency orders affect the Ayakulik River drainage, the Karluk River, and the entire Monashka Creek drainage and Monashka Bay shoreward of a line from Miller Point to Termination Point. The Monashka order prohibits all sport fishing for ki...
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Discs fly against cigarettes
Discs of green, yellow and red flew threw the air at the Kodiak Island Raceway Saturday at the Muddy Fingers Disc Golf Tournament to promote smoking cessation. Children and adults participated in the tournament, while others came out just to have a good time and play without entering the competition. The event, sponsored by the Kodiak Island Native Association and Kodiak Alaska Revolution Against Tobacco, was plan...
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smaller scenario for responders this year
Kodiak firefighters and police will take part in an emergency response exercise Thursday, part of the regular Alaska Shield. “It’s a pretty big exercise,” said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesperson for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. But even with Kodiak and 13 other Alaska communities involved, this year’s exercise will be “much, much smaller” than the last one, Zidek said. In April 2014...
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BearTown prepares for tour season
It’s almost cruise ship season, and BearTown Market is getting ready for the new season. “We’ve got 14 cruise ships, and eight of them have almost 1,900 passengers (apiece),” said market coordinator Annie Poirier. “We have one with 1,400 people and a couple that are smaller.” This year, Poirier hopes to expand how they target cruisers. “We can’t put brochures out on the ship,” Poirier said. “This year, we’re going...
Mar 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly OKs one-year fisheries analyst contract
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a one-year extension to their contract with the fisheries analyst they jointly employ with the city of Kodiak. The contract with Heather McCarty provided for two one-year extensions. The borough approved a six-month extension to work through issues that some assembly members had, but the city council approved a one-year extension. After meeting in a joint work session, t...
Mar 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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