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Voters approve Prop. 1 by big margin
By almost a 2:1 margin, Kodiak voters have approved a rule forbidding the borough mayor and assembly from working for the borough while they serve as elected officials. Proposition 1, which states in part, “simultaneous employment or personal service contracts by mayor and assembly members (is) prohibited,” received 848 votes out of almost 1,300 cast in Tuesday’s municipal election. That compares to 462 votes cast...
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North Pacific Council starts meeting today in Anchorage
Government shutdown or not, federal fisheries officials will meet starting today in Anchorage as the autumn session of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council opens. On the council’s agenda is a review of the new federal fisheries observer program and renewed discussion on trawl issues in the Gulf of Alaska. Managers are expected to adopt 2014 catch limits for several fisheries and review reports about king s...
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KEA plans new electric system to support electric crane
For the future of renewable energy, Kodiak Electric Association is looking to the wheel. Last month, the KEA board of directors and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly threw their support behind a $1.9 million grant request. The money, which may come from the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund, would be used to build a flywheel energy storage system. The system is needed if the city of Kodiak presses ahead with plans for...
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Govt. shutdown defines 'essential'
When the sun rises this morning, Kodiak’s federal government workers will still go to work. For some of them, it will be a short workday. With no Congressional action before midnight this morning, the federal government has shut down for the first time since 1995, when a budget impasse shut down operations for 21 days. Without a deal, federal government workers will wake up today and walk into work. Those deemed n...
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Senior Citizens of Kodiak awarded third national accreditation
Senior Citizens of Kodiak has been awarded its third national accreditation, the first such honor among Alaska’s senior organizations. The accreditation was awarded through the National Council on Aging and the National Institute of Senior Centers. Senior Citizens of Kodiak supports people 60 and older in Kodiak. The accreditation acknowledges that SCOK is meeting certain standards. “Having this kind of self asses...
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Windstorm knocks out power, sends Kennicott into pier
“Fall came in with a vengeance this year,” said deputy harbormaster Lon White. It’s as apt a summary as any for a second consecutive weekend of high winds in Kodiak. While the arrival of autumn and winter winds is an annual occurrence, the first storms of the season inevitably catch some people and some trees unprepared. On Sunday morning, winds gusting at 53 mph nudged the ferry Kennicott into Pier 2 as it arrive...
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City council approves police recording system upgrade
In a Thursday meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved a $30,794 upgrade to the Kodiak Police Department’s recording system. The Stancil Multimedia Logging Recording System used by KPD takes in and records emergency and nonemergency calls at the department. According to a city report, the system is often overwhelmed and unable to make recordings due to a high volume of calls the department receives. The upgrade w...
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Organizers prepare for Tuesday's election
With only one major contested race on the regular municipal election, voter organizers are uncertain of what to expect for turnout on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Kodiak Island Borough clerk Nova Javier said voting turnout dropped 10 percent in 2012, compared with the previous year. In 2011, 23 percent of registered voters turned out for the municipal election, and in 2012, only 13 percent of registered voters turned out. “Fo...
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Providence to offer classes about living well
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is offering a new series of classes to promote healthy living and health education about chronic conditions. The Living Well Alaska classes address ways people can live with chronic health conditions, learn techniques to feel better and get support to improve conditions. The classes are offered statewide with support from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extens...
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Symmons runs for Assembly
Dennis Symmons is running for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly where he hopes to shake things up and focus on finding solutions to the challenges that come before the borough. “The assembly has become predictable,” Symmons said. “With a predictable governing body there is a problem.” Symmons has lived in Kodiak for 18 years. He owns and operates Tree Service of Kodiak and Rockwells of Kodiak. He has be...
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