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Harbor may hike rates to cover $1.4M gap
If rates and fees remain unchanged, Kodiak’s harbor fund could have a net annual deficit of nearly $1.4 million in fiscal year 2017, according to city finance director Kelly Mayes. Under current rates, this deficit would fall to $766,000 in fiscal year 2018 before steadily increasing each year to $1.1 million in 2021, Mayes estimated. Mayes presented this information to the Kodiak City Council last week as council...
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Davidson, Whiddon run unopposed for city seats
Council members Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon will run unopposed for the two three-year seats they currently occupy on the Kodiak City Council. City clerk Deb Marlar confirmed that Davidson and Whiddon have filed candidacy paperwork to maintain their seats on the council. No new candidates entered the race. Whiddon was first elected in 2009 when, according to a Kodiak Daily Mirror report, he received 95 more v...
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Larsen Bay farmer sowing hope in kelp
A local entrepreneur who wants to test the feasibility of kelp farming on Kodiak has submitted an application published Aug. 4 by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Erik O’Brien, doing business as Efficient Coastal Resources, requested approval to test a sugar kelp longline system on up to one acre of tidelands, about a mile from the community of Larsen Bay, where he happens to live. “It may be that Larse...
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Struck pedestrian in fair condition
Kodiak resident Jamie Ponce Cruz, 21, was struck by a bus jaround 11 p.m. Saturday near Mile 8 of Rezanof Drive, according to an Alaska State Troopers report. Cruz was walking in the middle of the road when the bus driven by Kodiakan Ken Cameron, 61, hit her, the report states. Cruz was transported to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and later medevaced to Anchorage. She was reported in fair condition at Pr...
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List of Kodiak athletes competing in college
Cross country/Track Micah Burnett, Northwest Christian University (Oregon) Levi Fried, Black Hills State University (South Dakota) Zoe Bigley, Black Hills State University Levi Thomet, University of Oregon Raen Barcelon, North Central University (Minnesota) Josh Obas, Green River Community College (Washington) Football Kordell Pillans, Mesa Community College (Arizona) Jake Yavorsky, College of the Sequoias (Califo...
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Voodoo Daddy, ‘Nutcracker’ on program
Jazz and swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy leads off the Kodiak Arts Council’s 2016-17 Performing Arts Series lineup beginning in September. “They have a lot of brass, and they’re going to fill the stage, big sound,” said arts council executive director Katie Oliver. “We wanted to open with a big band with name recognition to get people to come out, in part to see the new auditorium.” Bringing big name bands to Kodi...
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Kodiak Island Births: Aug. 16
Lucia DeAngelo was born at 3:43 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2016, to Daniel and Sara DeAngelo. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her parents are originally from New York and Pennsylvania and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works as a homemaker and mother, and the baby’s father works at USCG Air Station Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family is Zoey DeAngelo. Grandparents are Joyce and CJ Hamilton ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Silvers swimming into giant pink gap
An interesting advantage is emerging as the pink salmon are slow to return and their numbers are small. The early silver salmon are easier to catch! I can’t say if there are more silvers arriving early this year. Each year some arrive early right along with the pink salmon, but their numbers are obscured by the hordes of voracious pinks. With the low numbers of slashing pink salmon mouths, the silvers the are cert...
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Nettie Alberta LaFollette
Nettie Alberta LaFollette passed away in Kodiak on Aug. 10, 2016. She was born in Ouzinkie on Sept. 22, 1954, to Albert and Helen Torsen. She is survived by her son, Jerry LaFollette, his wife Kyla, and grandsons Joshua and Jarred of Lake Tapps, Washington. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Monica Jean. Nettie also survived by her brothers, Ron Torsen of Ohio, Al Torsen of Washington and Jim Torsen of Ill...
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Council forwards ballot info campaign
The Kodiak City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would authorize spending $25,000 earmarked in the fiscal year 2017 budget for public information campaigns. The campaigns would address a proposition to allow unionization of city employees and an advisory vote on consolidation of borough and city governments. Both questions will appear on the Oct. 4 ballot. Under ...
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