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City prepares fiscal 2015 budget; 7 percent lower than 2015
The city of Kodiak hosted a Saturday work session to hammer out its budget beginning July 1 for fiscal year 2015. City council members and managers rolled up their sleeves in the Kodiak Public Library in an informal meeting on May 10 and came away with a budget that was 7 percent leaner than the previous year’s. The budget plan calls for $35,906,466 in non-capital project expenditures, some 7 percent less than fis...
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Viral video arrest case moves to trial next week
A renowned arrest-gone-viral enters a new phase when the jury trial of Skyler Irene Waite, booked on four charges by Alaska State Troopers, begins on Tuesday. The case, already renowned on the Internet, features Waite, two Alaskan State Troopers, and a YouTube video of the arrest inside her trailer a year ago. Waite’s arrest has made waves both in the courtroom and the Web. Pretrial conferencing is scheduled on Mo...
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outgoing Owen recalls two decades mastering harbor
On a walk along the main float in St. Paul Harbor Thursday, Marty Owen recalled the broken, uneven, creosote-stained dock that he found there in 1995, the year he took over as harbormaster. At that time the state-owned Kodiak’s downtown harbor. The in 1997, the state gave the harbor to the city with some money representing deferred maintenance. “We took our deferred maintenance and built a whole new harbor,” Owen ...
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April temps slightly warmer than normal, El Niño foreseen this summer
April temperatures in Kodiak clocked in slightly warmer than usual, while an El Niño warning from the National Weather Service held out the possibility for more warm and cloudy weather in coastal Alaska. The Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, reported a monthly mean temperature of 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 1.6 degrees lower than normal. The highest ...
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Tax-exempt companies face May 15 filing deadline
The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday advised tax-exempt organizations to file by May 15 to preserve tax-exempt status. The federal body said in a statement that tax-exempt groups should not include social security numbers or other unneeded persona information on their 990 forms. “By law, organizations that fail to file annual reports for three consecutive years will see their federal tax exemptions automatical...
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“Exhibition” pictured at the Little School
The Little School of Dance’s spring concert offers moving art with “Pictures at an Exhibition” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. A family goes to a museum for a nice outing, then meets with a surprise. “A magical janitor sweeps them into different pictures,” Little School director Molly Brodie said. The series of scenes that follow highlight the talents of 180 dancers age 3 years an...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Harbor man charged with gun-pull, domestic violence
On Monday, a village public safety officer and Alaska State Troopers charged an Old Harbor man with a domestic violence assault with a weapon. The Old Harbor village public safety officer reported that he received a call that Peter Larionoff, a 53-year-old male resident of Old Harbor, had pointed a weapon at the caller and her 60-year-old grandmother. The VPSO also said the suspect was possibly intoxicated and was...
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City returns from “short, intense” D.C. jaunt
Following a similar trip by borough counterparts earlier last month, representatives from the Kodiak city government lobbied on behalf of local interests in Washington, D.C., April 28-29. The delegation consisted of Mayor Pat Branson, City Council Member John Whiddon and City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski. “It was a very short, intense trip,” she said. Kniaziowski found the atmosphere in the capital still suffering fr...
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Kodiak disaster prep team mulls more practice
Kodiak emergency management officials discussed arranging more natural disaster response practice sessions to improve Kodiak’s chances of pulling through such an event. At the quarterly meeting of the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee on May 6, members suggested that Kodiak needed more than quarterly training practice sessions to stay on top of its game. The council maintained that full-scale disaster simulat...
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Bust on Spruce Cape latest in Kodiak heroin struggle
Alaska State Troopers announced on Tuesday another heroin bust -- this time on Spruce Cape Road -- giving further evidence to a significant rise in heroin addiction on Kodiak. The City of Kodiak Police Department issued a statement on Tuesday saying that a routine traffic stop on the 3000 block of Spruce Cape Road on May 2 by Alaska State Troopers resulted in a flurry of roadside activity that saw two arrested wit...
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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