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Guest Opinion: Food bank props up business
Recently the borough assembly finalized and passed its 2017 budget, which decreases borough nonprofit funding from $307,500 (2016) to $234,000 (2017), a $73,500 decrease, or about 25 percent. In 2016, the top four nonprofit contributions were the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center ($60,000), the Brother Francis Shelter ($56,180), the Kodiak Island Food Bank ($45,120), and Senior Citizen Support ($35,000). I...
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Racking up the medals
Two world gold medalists battled in the 2016 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games, and it was Kodiak’s Christopher Kavanaugh that powered his way to the top. Kavanaugh, 25, outlifted Anchorage icon Bobby Hill, 37, in two of the three powerlifting events to grab the overall title in their weight class Saturday in Anchorage. This was the first time the veteran powerlifters faced off in competition. Organizer Lindsay...
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Kodiak residents run in A-Town
Karly Gundersen was the only runner from Kodiak to compete in the timed race at the 24th Alaska Run for Women Saturday in Anchorage. The ADQ resident completed the 5-mile course in 41 minutes, 36 seconds, good for 132nd out of 1,266 runners. She placed 20th in the 40-44 age division. Anchorage’s Denali Strabel won in 29:40. Kodiak’s Carolyn Craig and Sally Troxell ran in the 5-mile untimed race. The foot race — on...
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Council rejects owner onboard rule for bycatch shares
Monday afternoon during the ongoing North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Kodiak, council members took up motions on the alternatives, purpose and goals regarding Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch. Before the motions, the council heard testimony at length. Chairman Dan Hull and member and ADF&G commissioner Sam Cotten spoke highly of the testimony, calling it “very good” and “civil dialogue.” While speaki...
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walton walks off Dimond
A strike away from the game being tied at the end of regulation, Kodiak Post 17’s Shaun Walton made sure extra innings wasn’t needed. The right-hander blasted a walk-off double to right field that scored Seth Rockenbach and gave Post 17 its first American Legion baseball victory of the season, a 10-9 win over Dimond Post 21 in a nonleague contest Sunday at Baranof Field. The winning moment was needed after the loc...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: The weird year that was and could be again
After 40 years of fishing Kodiak’s surrounding waters I know enough about the ocean to anticipate its changes and how they can affect fishing over the course of a summer. I’ve even been able to forecast the timing and location of best fishing much of the time. Or so I thought. Last year was just plain weird. The timing of ocean events and fish runs was off compared to past years, with early arrivals, late arrivals...
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Films by local youth to screen Wednesday
Participants in a Baranov Museum student film program are hard at work making last-minute edits to documentaries on Kodiak’s fishing industry ahead of their premier this week. Students of the museum’s Summer Youth Film and History Intensive, a two-week filmmaking program for sixth- through 12th-graders, will showcase their work at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kodiak Public Library. This year’s films highlight the histo...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 14
Iosef Laiken dela Cerna was born at 6:22 p.m. on June 2, 2016, to Naconya Hanson and Richard dela Cerna. He weighed 7 pounds, 6.4 ounces and measured 19 inches long. His parents are originally from California and Washington and now live in Kodiak. His mother is a stay at home mom and his father works at Polar Star Enterprise. Grandparents are R. N. Hanson of Washington and Chona Carreon of the Philippines. Jedidia...
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Borough considers handing nonprofit decisions to local foundation
After a couple years of trying different methods of administering nonprofit funding, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is looking into anew tactic – handing the process over to the Kodiak Community Foundation. Borough manager Michael Powers said staff has not yet met with the foundation to discuss it, they plan to meet this week, but has exchanged emails and phone calls. He also said the foundation doesn’t have a...
Jun 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to raise water rates
The Kodiak City Council voted to raise water rates for some commercial and industrial customers after a water rate study indicated that current rates would not allow for future capital improvements. The study found “rate increases or adjustments to the projected costs will be necessary” to generate the needed revenue for the expected $32.2 million for capital projects through fiscal year 2021. These projects inclu...
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