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Chamber approves 2013 budget
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce approved its 2013 budget without much discussion during a noon meeting Monday. The chamber's 2013 budget estimates $578,900 in expenses and revenue, less than a 1 percent decrease from $582,200 in the 2012 budget. The $3,300 difference between the 2012 and 2013 budget was spread out across different areas of the budget. The majority of the chamber’s net income comes from gaming reven...
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little League skills clinic
Grace Griswold swings towards the hand of George Lee during a Kodiak Little League skills clinic Saturday at Kodiak High School. The league has one more clinic scheduled for Feb. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls match best start in program history
Kodiak’s girls basketball team matched the best start in the program’s history with a 47-42 Northern Lights Conference victory at Colony High on Saturday. Kodiak also won Friday’s game against Colony, 36-30. Kodiak improves to 11-0, which ties the 1978-79 squad for the best girls start in school history. Wasilla, the two-time defending state champions, is also 11-0 and the only other undefeated team in the confere...
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Protect our borough
To the Editor: The Borough’s non-union employees (directors and borough manager) are trying to pass two resolutions/ordinances for themselves; they want a 5 percent raise, then to cash in their sick leave. Some have accrued 2,000 hours of sick leave, and all are at retirement age. In our opinion honesty isn't one of their attributes, greed is. The third is to update union employees' job descriptions. Their resolut...
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Stevens introduces bill to expand marine transportation board
A new bill in the Alaska Senate could give Kodiak a greater say in the advisory board that directs the Alaska Marine Highway System. On Friday, Sen. Gary Stevens introduced Senate Bill 24, which would expand the Alaska Marine Transportation Advisory Board to 12 members; the new seat would represent Southcentral Alaska including Homer, Kodiak, Seldovia and Kodiak’s rural communities. “It wouldn’t necessarily be a K...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Espresso broken into
A rash of business break-ins continued Sunday morning when an unidentified man smashed the rear window of Island Espresso on Mill Bay Road. Caught on surveillance cameras, the man turned himself into police less than eight hours later, after his picture was circulated on Facebook. “I did happen to see the post myself,” said Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai. “It was a pretty good image, and we had a good feeling that...
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Garden Gate: 2013 is the year of bliss
Don’t worry, be happy: 2013 is the year of bliss. That’s according to Garden Media Group, a trend-spotting agency in Pennsylvania that has designated 2013 as the year when gardeners turn their backs on trouble and strife and more actively seek joy and bliss in their everyday life. “Connecting with nature is a necessity, not a luxury,” says Suzi McCoy, head of GMG, which releases a Garden Trends Report every year. ...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charges pile up against man in restaurant theft
More charges have piled up against a man linked to the Noodles Restaurant burglary. Casey Brennick, 22, was arraigned on nine felony charges in front of Kodiak district court judge Steve Cole on Friday. Brennick faces one count of second-degree burglary, four counts of second-degree theft, two counts of first-degree vehicle theft, one count of third-degree criminal mischief and one count of tampering with physical...
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Capitol Report: Jan. 21
Hello from Juneau. The first session of the 28th Alaska State Legislature convened on Tuesday, and the work of the various Senate and House committees is well under way. The early days of any session, particularly in the first year of a new Legislature, are marked by state agency and department reviews, and we have already heard from the governor, who outlined his new oil tax reform proposal during his State of th...
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Fish Factor: Final push to stop genetically modified fish
Fishing groups, consumers and health organizations are launching a final push to prevent genetically modified fish from getting the nod for American dinner plates. During the holidays, the Food and Drug Administration issued its environmental assessment concluding that the fish, tweaked to grow at least three times faster than normal, will not have any significant impact on the human environment and are unlikely t...
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