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Former assemblyman runs for borough mayor
Former assemblyman Jerrol Friend hopes to improve communication between the Kodiak Island Borough assembly and public as the borough’s mayor. Friend, a 48-year Kodiak resident, is running unopposed for a three-year term, and if elected, will fill the position held by longtime mayor Jerome Selby. Communication is key for Friend, and he hopes to help find ways to get more borough residents to provide comments and pu...
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School board says goodbye to board president
In a Monday meeting the Kodiak Island Borough School District school board said farewell to board president Melissa Borton who is not seeking reelection this year. The board presented Borton with a plaque of appreciation for her six years of service on the board. “Melissa initially ran for the school board as an active parent volunteer…when she came on the board, her interest expanded quickly and she became an adv...
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Frank Peterson seeks seat on Assembly
Frank Peterson Jr. hadn’t originally planned to run for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. Peterson said a close friend approached him and asked him to run for the assembly seat. After consideration, he decided he wanted the opportunity to get involved in more public service. Peterson is no stranger to being in front of a crowd. He has stepped into leadership roles in his professional life, as...
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Austerman seeks second term on Assembly
Assemblywoman Carol Austerman knows the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has some critical issues on its plate in the upcoming year. Austerman is running for a second three-year term on the assembly so she can continue addressing those issues. “I enjoy public service and it’s important to me to work toward making Kodiak an even better place to live,” Austerman said. “I’m lucky to be self-employed and able to commit ...
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Chamber hosts election forum for candidates
Proposition No. 1 and education spending were issues of contention Tuesday night at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s only candidate gathering before the municipal election next week. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is the only major contested race in the upcoming election. The race between incumbent Carol Austerman, Frank Peterson, and Dennis Symmons took up most of the time in the forum as candidates answered ...
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Whiddon seeks reelection
Keeping the City of Kodiak economically healthy is a top concern for John Whiddon. Whiddon is wrapping up his first three-year term on the Kodiak City Council, and is seeking reelection for a second term. If reelected, he hopes to help the city develop long-term fiscal policies that will ensure that the quality of life and services offered in the city are maintained. “I’ve enjoyed being involved and setting sound ...
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Davidson seeks reelection
Charles Davidson has served on the Kodiak City Council for more than two decades. He is up for reelection for another three-year term, and it is those years of experience that Davidson feels make him the right candidate for the job. “I’m running again because I want to see completion of the major projects — the pumphouse at Monashka Bay and the dock,” Davidson said. “I feel I have the experience and the insight fr...
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Fisheries work group will need new consultant
The Kodiak Island Borough and City of Kodiak will soon begin the search for a new fisheries consultant. Consultant Denby Lloyd announced his resignation from the position to the entire work group, during a Monday morning meeting. Lloyd has accepted a position in Anchorage as the executive director of the North Pacific Research Board, a group that works to create an understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea an...
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Pat Branson seeks second term as city mayor
Pat Branson is looking toward the future. As the current City of Kodiak mayor, she’s been involved in key talks about Kodiak’s critical infrastructure needs, and is ready to lead the city in addressing those needs. “I think we have a lot to catch up with, with infrastructure with the City of Kodiak,” Branson said. “We’re all about keeping toilets flushing in 2015.” Branson is up for reelection for a second two-yea...
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High winds in Kodiak cause problems
Flying trampolines, runaway barges and falling trees were just some of the problems caused by the close to 70 mph winds that Kodiak experienced on Sunday. The weather service station at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport recorded a peak wind of 67 mph from the west northwest at 6:35 p.m. Sunday. Ray Miller with the National Weather Service in Kodiak said the winds were caused by a strong low pressure system that we...
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