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Troopers to take loose animal calls
As of today, the City of Kodiak will no longer provide animal control services outside city limits. Borough residents can contact Alaska State Troopers to report animal cruelty, neglect, aggressive animals, dog bites and barking dogs, according to a release from the Kodiak Police Department. Previously the Kodiak Island Borough contributed $80,000 per year toward the city’s expenses for employing an animal control...
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough reviews nonprofits
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly had the opportunity to review annual funding for area nonprofits Thursday, with more than $350,000 to distribute among 29 community organizations. Unfortunately, requests outstripped funding by about $50,000, leaving some worthy causes without support from borough funding this year. Nonprofit leaders attended the assembly meeting to highlight the good they do in the community and...
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No city firework display
No city-sponsored fireworks display will light Kodiak’s overnight twilight this July Fourth. The city of Kodiak decided in April not to seek replacements for Kodiakan pyrotechnicians Mark and Diana Holt, who staged the show for 22 years, but can not do it anymore. The sale or discharge of fireworks is not permitted within city limits without permission of the fire chief. Earlier this year the Kodiak Island Borough...
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Ferry to Ouzinkie? Maybe
It may be one of those situations — If you build it, they will come. Improvements scheduled for the dock in Ouzinkie mean the Spruce Island village will likely be added as a stop for the Tustumena as the ferry travels between Port Lions and Kodiak. The citizen board that advises the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) heard about the Ouzinkie project when its members met in Kodiak Tuesday as part of an outreach ef...
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak projects fare well
Kodiak’s capital projects survived Gov. Sean Parnell’s veto pen mostly unscathed, with $41.44 million approved for 42 projects throughout House District 36 including aquaculture, power generation, a new library and an artificial turf sports field on the approved list made public Wednesday. “I think it’s fantastic,” said Rich Walker about the state’s $2 million contribution toward installation of a multipurpose art...
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Kodiak author updates Exodus
Kodiak resident and filmmaker Dave Kaplan has published a warm-hearted, modern-day Exodus story that can be read in one day, but may leave you still pondering its themes weeks later. It asks, after all, what life may be waiting out there if you made just one inspired change. In “The Burning Bush of Hoboken,” the main character Leo Brodsky is “pondering his thoughts” as well, as his life has been radically altered ...
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Council, assembly seek ways past cuts
Through a wide range of agenda items, the phrase “If we can’t afford a dog catcher …” kept coming back like the refrain of a familiar song. Fiscal constraints, revenues and ways around budget cuts hung over the Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly joint work session Tuesday as elected officials considered affordable housing, the annual seafood reception in Juneau, health insurance and other topic...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough sales tax idea worries city
Kodiak City Council members expressed concern about borough government adopting a sales tax of its own, questioning how it would affect one of the biggest revenue sources for city coffers and how the sales tax collection would be implemented between the two government entities. At Tuesday’s joint work session of the city council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, city representatives also asked how a borough sale...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daily Mirror website switches to paywall starting Friday
As of Friday, access to the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s new website will be limited to paid subscribers. The comprehensive online version of the Mirror debuted a month ago offering free access. It includes all the local content of the paper version, plus features available only online. Subscribers to the paper version get access to the website with their subscription. Readers may also purchase online-only subscriptions ...
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Junk car program set to expire
A borough program that paid for the towing and disposal of junk vehicles on private property for borough residents is set to expire in a few days. The program is one of the public services to be cut by the end of fiscal year 2011 due to a budget crunch for borough government. Eliminating the program will save the borough $50,000 over the next fiscal year. “It’s been a great program,” borough community development ...
Jun 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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