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Assembly OKs reduced school budget
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a budget presentation and approved an initial KIB School District funding with a reduction in funding. The school district had asked for $10.9 million, the same amount of funding as they had received last year. The assembly approved $10.32 million. Both amounts are based on the mill rate with one mill equaling $1.2 million in property tax, according to finance director K...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough assembly amends mobile home tax code
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly amended code dealing with how mobile homes are taxed while delaying changes to boat tax. The assembly also approved a six-month extension to the borough manager’s contract. The mobile home real property tax code amendment originally clarified the definition of a mobile home and required mobile home park owners to provide the borough with a list of homeowners to help the borough i...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New PKIMC administrator hired
Don Rush’s replacement at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center has been announced. Barbara Bigelow will be taking the helm of PKIMC as its administrator on August 10. Bigelow has spent the last two years as the administrator of Providence Valdez Medical Center. Prior to that, she worked for PeaceHealth in Ketchikan for approximately 20 years in multiple leadership roles. Bigelow was selected due to her broad-ba...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly takes stance on navy training, emergency rule on bycatch
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly voted to oppose Navy training in the Gulf of Alaska and voted to send a letter to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council regarding a fishery closure due to the bycatch limit being reached. Emily Stolarcyk with the Eyak Preservation Council in Cordova joined the Sun’aq Tribe’s Tom Lance to give a presentation to the assembly about the Navy training. Lance said the Sun’aq T...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oldest gear takes prize at Crab Festival
For the first time this year, the Kodiak Crab Festival had a contest for the oldest Crab Festival gear. The top honor went to Sarah Babbitt, who won with a shirt from the late 1970s. Babbitt doesn’t know exactly what year her shirt is from. She said she guesses 1979, but back then, the year wasn’t put on Crab Festival shirts. “It was before they re-did the middle school gym, which I think was the winter of ‘80-‘81...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak breaks daily rain record but could see warm summer
Kodiak broke a daily rainfall record last Friday and rain so far in May has been above the average, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast predicts south-central and south-western Alaska could see a warmer than normal summer. “They’re saying there’s a strong likelihood that we’ll have above normal temperatures for those three months,” said Craig Eckert, the Kodiak station manager. But, th...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak children make sandwiches for homeless
When people who stay at Brother Francis Shelter leave in the morning, they take sandwiches, including some made and donated by a number of local children. Hanna Moody, who is almost 10, came up with the idea to make sandwiches on her own, said her mother, Kathryn Moody. “I think when we drive by, we see them sitting out there and she thought, ‘Those people need food too,’” Kathryn Moody said, talking about Hanna. ...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crab Festival starts today
No matter what you enjoy doing, there’s probably something at Crab Festival to pique your interest from sports to art shows to dances to rides. If you want to bring out the inner competitor, there are a variety of sports, including running, swimming, tennis, pingpong, motocross and even arm wrestling. As for alternative sports, the bed races and ever-popular survival suit race are back again. If art is more your s...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation announces new board of directors chairman
Alaska Aerospace Corporation announced the selection of Dr. Robert “Bob” McCoy as the new board of directors chairman, effective May 18. McCoy replaces Pat Gamble, who is retiring after serving on the board since 2010. McCoy is the director of Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, where he has served since October 2011. He brings more than 15 years of research experience as a space scientist at th...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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