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City, borough look to future
The city of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough held planning meetings on Saturday, discussing a strategy for the next few years. The assembly, staff and members of the public reviewed goals and objectives for 2015-2020 adopted last year. Although the assembly will go through more refining of the items in the plan before adoption, the list of goals decided at the work session cover resource use, good government, fisc...
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KIB to seek bids for waste contract
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed the future of the solid waste management plan Thursday evening and decided to meet later to determine the specifics of future garbage collection services. The current contract with Alaska Waste ends in June 2017 and assembly members will decide whether to renew that contract, renegotiate or accept bids. Joe Lipka of the Solid Waste Advisory Board said the advantage of e...
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Clare Leroy Hiner
Clare Leroy Hiner, 91 of Kihei, Maui, passed away on Jan. 13, 2016, at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born on Feb. 3, 1924, in Nebraska. Clare was a commercial fisherman and helped pioneer the king crab fisheries in Cook Inlet and Kodiak. Service was schedudled at The Faith in Jesus Church at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, with a service at 5 pm. Clare is survived by his wife, Betty Hiner; son, ...
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KHS girls winless at Nikiski
Kodiak’s girls basketball team continued to struggle against 3A competition at the Nikiski Tip Off Tournament. On Friday, the Bears fell to Bethel, 40-27, and then finished the tournament with a 51-34 loss to Homer on Saturday. Kodiak has lost its last four games and dropped to 2-6 on the season. The Bears are 0-5 against 3A competition and 2-1 when facing 4A schools. Friday’s game was a close affair as Kodiak onl...
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Fish Factor: Fish bills find room on legislative agenda
Fishing issues will take a back seat to budget cutting when the Alaska Legislature convenes on Jan. 19 for its 90-day session, but two early fish bills and one holdover already are getting attention. One new measure aims to stop the migration of fishing permits outside of the state.  “We lost over 50 percent of our permits over the 1973 original issuance of permits,” said Robin Samuelsen of the Bristol Bay Economi...
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KHS boys drop a pair to West Valley
The Kodiak boys basketball team’s trip to Fairbanks ended with a pair of nonconference losses to West Valley, last year’s fourth-place team at the 4A state tournament. The Bears lost 76-51 on Friday and 57-45 on Saturday. Despite getting swept, Kodiak coach David Anderson said he was encouraged by his team’s output and was impressed with the post play of senior Ryan Bezona and junior Keith Osowski. In the series o...
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Kodiak ESS falters on Peninsula
It was a rough start to the season for the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team. ESS finished its season-opening, three-game road trip to the Kenai Peninsula with an 82-27 loss at Nikolaevsk on Friday and a 73-32 defeat at Ninilchik on Saturday. The Ravens opened the trip on Thursday with an 83-30 loss to Seldovia. Kodiak trailed 52-9 at halftime to both Nikolaevsk and Ninilchik. Damian Bennett-Melen...
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Proposal would put revenue into Alaska Permanent Fund
It’s time to put our wealth to work By now, most of you know we have a budget challenge: Over the past two years, Alaska’s oil revenue has plummeted by 88 percent, mainly due to a sharp drop in oil prices. We’ve cut the budget from $8 billion in 2012 to $4.8 billion. Despite these reductions, our deficit amounts to more than half our annual budget. If we do nothing, we’re on a course to drain the constitutional bu...
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Assembly split four to three on liquor license request
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted Thursday to not ask for more public comment time on a liquor license location transfer application for a possible package store on Kodiak State Airport grounds. The assembly voted on Jan. 7 to postpone a request to give more people notice of the application and time to respond. The application was submitted by Wayne Sargent and seeks transfer of a liquor license from the Ka...
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Stutes opposed to rural school counting change
Ahead of the new legislative session, Rep. Louise Stutes said making sure small communities like Kodiak do not bear the brunt of state budget cuts will be a top priority. “Obviously the budget is going to be a huge issue,” Stutes said, referring to the $3.6 billion deficit confronting the Legislature. “We need to come up with ways to balance the budget. We need to be creative in revenue generating, but we cannot b...
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