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Borough assembly turns down additional tourism funding
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has turned down an $18,000 international marketing campaign by Discover Kodiak. The vote took place at the assembly’s Thursday night meeting, which included items from a canceled December meeting. The borough’s tourism agency planned to use borough funding to attend travel shows in Berlin, Chicago and Iceland in partnership with the Alaska Tourism Industry Association. The $18,00...
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Kodiak Shipyard reduces deficit in 2013
The Kodiak Shipyard has cut its operating deficit but is still running in the red, the Kodiak Port and Harbors advisory board learned Friday. The city-owned shipyard is now less than $100,000 in the red. In 2012, the shipyard had a $302,705 deficit between revenue and expenses, but thanks to a 20 percent rate increase last April, that number has shrunk to $93,748. According to city financial records, the shipyard ...
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Volunteers return from Philippine relief efforts
Last month, Kodiak resident Jun Belen was feeding kids at a school on the Philippine island of Leyte when he was struck by the kindness of one boy. At one of the schools where he cooked and distributed food, Belen saw a boy holding onto his plate of chicken and spaghetti, not eating it. He asked the boy why he wasn’t eating his food, and was touched by the response: “I was surprised when he said, ‘This is for my b...
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December wraps a dry year for Kodiak
Though Kodiak’s December weather was highlighted by a pair of snowstorms, the month was exceptionally dry for the island city. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, Kodiak finished December with just 4.45 inches of precipitation, just over half of normal for the month. The tally doesn’t put Kodiak in the top 10 driest Decembers on record (just 0.58 in...
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Afognak Native Corporation moves into new building
Employees of the Afognak Native Corporation have a new 10,000 square-foot home on Near Island. The Afognak Native Corporation, formed in 1971 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, has 969 shareholders and is growing. The corporation’s board of directors had wanted a new Kodiak office building for a number of years, and that dream has finally become reality. Afognak’s construction subsidiary, Alutiiq LLC, ...
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Man accused of dousing another with gasoline
A Kodiak man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly pouring gasoline on another man. Judge Steve Cole arraigned Darin Wolfe, 47, on Thursday on one count of first-degree attempted murder, an unclassified felony punishable by up to 99 years in jail. Wolfe is also facing one count of attempted first-degree assault, a class B felony. According to court documents, police received a call from the victim a...
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KEA board nominations open
Three seats on the Kodiak Electric Association board of directors are up for election this year. According to a release from KEA, people interested in applying for one of the seats may pick up a nominating packet at KEA’s Marine Way offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To run for office, a candidate must be a KEA member. The KEA board of directors consists of nine elected members on three-year...
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Kodiak nonprofits look for PFD donations
*An earlier version of this story did not list Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, which was omitted by Pick. Click. Give. The Providence Alaska Foundation has been added to the list for Kodiak as well. To report an error or request a correction, email editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or call 512-2622. As Alaskans begin filling out their Permanent Fund dividend applications this year, local nonprofits are hoping ...
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ASMI tries to keep seafood from becoming collateral damage in radiation scares
Alaska salmon are safe to eat. Some days, the problem is convincing a buyer that’s true. In 2011, after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit Japan and ruptured the containment of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a wave of concern reached Alaska. Would radiation affect Alaska seafood? How much? When? Those concerns ebbed as it became clear the danger was overblown. Now, a surge of inflammatory articles h...
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Aleutian Homes project enters eighth year of hidden progress
Open the tap in your kitchen and you’ll the results of a project rarely visible to city residents. This summer, the city of Kodiak will begin the eighth year of the Aleutian Homes Water and Sewer Replacement Project, an ambitious effort to replace all water, sewer and storm drain conduits in Kodiak’s most densely populated neighborhood. The project, which will need more than a decade before all is said and done, s...
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