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Don’t fall for IRS, Jamaica phone scams
Kodiakans have received multiple fraudulent phone calls in the past few weeks from people either posing as the Internal Revenue Service or calling from Jamaica about prize winnings. Kodiak Police Department Lt. D.J. Clumpner said these are the two main phone scams that have been going around Kodiak recently. The Jamaica one is a scam that has been going around in different iterations for years. “That’s a version o...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boat, trailer home taxation to be reconsidered
The Kodiak Island Borough gave the assessing department permission to move forward with drafting an ordinance to exempt boats from taxation, and the assessing department is also working on changing how trailer houses are taxed. Borough assessor Bill Roberts told the assembly during a presentation at the Thursday meeting that taxing boats is costing more money than it brings to the borough. Commercial fishing and c...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Borough Assembly hears about homelessness, awards two contracts
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a report on homelessness by the Brother Francis Shelter executive director and approved two contracts for dock and culvert installation. Monte Hawver told the assembly that the amount of people the shelter has been helping has risen considerably during the past decade and a half. In addition to sheltering homeless people, the shelter also has a homeless prevention progra...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tsunami siren test set for Wednesday
If you hear the tsunami warning siren sounding on Wednesday morning, don’t be alarmed. According to a Kodiak Island Borough news release, residents may hear the siren between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Tsunami warning broadcasts may also appear on television and over the radio during that time. The test is “to make sure that the tsunami warning system works from one end to the other,” the release said. Offici...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crab Fest gets Xtratuf as sponsor, announces new logo
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce released the logo for the 2015 Crab Fest and announced a big-name sponsor last week. The logo has a crab holding a pair of Xtratufs, the ubiquitous brown rubber boots, and Xtratuf has signed on as a sponsor for Saturday, May 23, dubbed “Xtratuf Day.” The logo was designed by born-and-raised Kodiakan Veronica Samaniego, who works at the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center, who ...
Mar 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council authorizes $2.24 million settlement for Pier 3
The Kodiak City Council authorized $2.24 million to pay for issues that have arisen with the new Pier 3 construction and authorized the design of a new city website. During Pier 3 construction, there have been several issues with the contractor, Pacific Pile and Marine, which the $2.24 million absolves. Some of the issues mentioned by city manager Aimée Kniaziowski during the Thursday meeting include storm damage ...
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Near Island gravel pit, local weed legislation discussed at work session
The Kodiak City Council discussed a new fence to be erected behind the gravel pit on Near Island and a future work session to talk about local marijuana legislation at Tuesday's work session. The fence on Near Island would protect hikers from falling into the gravel pit. “What it kind of boils down to is the pit has moved to a point where there’s a lot of safety issues at the top of the pit because it’s such a ste...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Website, Pier III, study of old library and fire station funds up for approval
The Kodiak City Council has a full agenda for today’s special meeting with website design, pre-design of a new fire station and assessment of the old library, and additional funds for the Pier Three replacement project up for approval. The city’s website, according to a memo in the meeting information packet from manager Aimée Kniaziowski and clerk Debra Marlar, is out of date and not user friendly. The city has a...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board approves additional hands-on projects
The Kodiak Island Borough School District School Board approved the purchase of additional project-based learning from Trillium Learning for homeschool students. The two additional projects will have Kodiak students monitoring tsunami debris and learning how to use unmanned aerial vehicles. “Earlier this evening, we approved the use of grant funds to expand the projects through Alaska Teach, which is our homeschoo...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Committee opens downtown survey
The Downtown Revitalization Committee has a new survey out to get public input on revitalizing the downtown area of Kodiak. The City of Kodiak’s committee already has a long list of items to improve downtown Kodiak that range from adding informative signs to adding a small children’s park to painting over graffiti. The subcommittee wants, “to get feedback from residents and business as to what they may want change...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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