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City nonprofit cap higher, requests down
The Kodiak City Council will discuss nonprofit funding and sales tax exemptions at tonight’s work session. This year, the city’s cap for nonprofit grants exceeds the amount requested from area nonprofits. According to meeting packet materials, the ceiling for nonprofit funding from the city will increase over last year. Per city code, up to 1 percent of budgeted general fund revenues may be granted to nonprofits. ...
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Petitions for KIB candidacy available
People interested in running for borough elected office can get candidacy petitions and begin seeking signatures. According to an announcement from the Kodiak Island Borough, petitions can be picked up at the clerk’s office in the borough building or downloaded from the borough’s website, kodiakak.us. The mayor’s seat, currently filled by Jerrol Friend, and two assembly seats, currently held by Frank Peterson and ...
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SEA STORIES: Missing brothers turn up dead in Uganik
June of 1988 was warm and dry, and prices for salmon were at atmospheric levels — $2.40 per pound for sockeye — which would never be seen again. For most setnet fishermen in Uganik Bay, on the west side of Kodiak Island, it was a good year to be there. At Noisy Island setnet site on Uganik Island, salmon permit holder Danny Nickerson, 42, from Bothell, Washington, was working with his brother Robbie, 36, and a Kod...
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Assembly signs on to budget letter to Legislature
During its Thursday regular meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a resolution asking the Alaska Legislature to pass a good budget. The resolution, forwarded by Gov. Bill Walker to all local governments in the Alaska Municipal League, asks the Legislature “to take immediate action … to provide for a fair, balanced and sustainable state budget.” “We sent the same note to them earlier,” said Mayor Jerro...
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Break-in at Chiniak post office
No arrests have been made in connection to Thursday’s break-in at the Chiniak Post Office, as local law enforcement await a decision by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on whether it will take over the case. According to Trooper Ryan Lott, he was driving home from work at approximately 2 a.m. when he observed “suspicious activity” near the Chiniak Post Office. He made contact with a person at this time, but was ...
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State furloughs affect courthouse staff
Pocketbooks and services in Kodiak will feel the effects of state budget cuts, as the start of the new fiscal year brings furloughs for many state employees. According to Kate Sheehan, director of the Alaska Department of Administration’s Division of Personnel and Labor Relations, nearly 120 state employees based in Kodiak will be required to take furlough days this fiscal year. Employees of the Kodiak courthouse ...
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TAPESTRY: Rose remembered for cheer, faith, flying
If you were planning to have a bad day, pilot Eddie Rose wouldn’t let you get by with it; he could change that frown into a smile. His dear friend Vic Downing shared that insight as he gave the eulogy at Eddie’s memorial service at the Kodiak Baptist Mission Heritage Center last Saturday afternoon. The Heritage auditorium could barely accommodate the crowd that came to pay their final respects. The number of peopl...
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UAF, state take fresh look at tsunami danger
All of Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport could flood in a large tsunami, according to preliminary data on tsunami inundation zones presented to local government officials and emergency responders on Thursday. The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the State of Alaska are developing new guidelines as well for harbors and waterways in coastal communities. A UAF researcher and representatives from the National Weathe...
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Bear sightings down despite nearby encounters
Two bears are believed to be behind recent sightings in populated areas, according to a local wildlife biologist. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has received recent observation reports from the Monashka and Womens Bay areas, said Nathan Svoboda, an area wildlife biologist for the agency. He believes one bear is likely behind the Monashka reports and another behind the reports from Womens Bay, including at ...
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Berry-licious year follows warm spell
Berries are coming out considerably earlier than normal, and Kodiak’s back-to-back warm years have something to do with it. Bill Pyle, supervisory biologist with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, said the refuge is conducting a survey of berry sites to track the early fruit. “We have cameras in different places of Kodiak Island operated this year and last year to track the progression of growth of a few importa...
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