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Downtown farmers markets continues to grow
Six months after the Kodiak Strong Planning Day in December, a new farmers market downtown is up and growing. The idea started as an initiative to revive downtown Kodiak. “The thought behind having one in town is that we do have the Saturday market at the fairgrounds, but some people don’t want to drive out there, so having one in town is a bit more convenient,” said Julie Beehler, the market planner. “It also all...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harbor rate hike postponed, other fees go up
The Kodiak City Council voted to postpone increases in harbor use rates and fees, but moved forward on other rate hikes for several city services at Thursday’s regular meeting. Council member John Whiddon moved to postpone the vote on a resolution that would have implemented a 6 percent across-the-board increase on harbor rates and fees starting July 1. Whiddon said more time was needed for council to discuss alte...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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City walks back harbor fee hike by two thirds
The Kodiak City Council rolled back plans to implement an 18.5 percent increase in harbor rates and fees in July, opting instead for a more palatable 6 percent increase. The change comes in response to council concern that the larger increase — after just one week between the vote and bills being mailed — would catch some boat owners with too little notice. Under the new proposal, moorage and other harbor rates wo...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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CG Exchanges drop some weapons after Orlando
All Coast Guard Exchange stores in the U.S., including Kodiak and Ketchikan, that sell firearms have stopped selling “assault-style” weapons. John Riley, chief operating officer for exchanges for the Coast Guard, said the recent Orlando, Florida, shooting on June 12, in which 49 were killed and more than that were injured, prompted the exchanges to stop carrying the weapons. “It was the tipping point,” Riley said ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Sun sets annual record with late sunset
This week we celebrated yet another glorious summer solstice. The sky was clear, the breeze was light, and the sunlight lasted forever. Or so it seemed, at least. The word “solstice” comes from the 13th century Old French word of the same spelling, though, of course, pronounced a little differently from how we say it today. Before the Norman Invasion, however, the English used the word “sunstead,” which I kind of ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes, Stevens differ on special session issue
The work of Kodiak’s elected state officials is not yet complete. Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes are back in town following the special session adjournment over the weekend, but not for long. A proclamation from Gov. Bill Walker Sunday called legislators back to Juneau for another special session to begin July 11. The agenda calls for consideration of state use of a portion of Alaska Permanent Fund earni...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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City flushing water system; discolored water still safe
Between June 27 and July 15 the city of Kodiak Public Works Department will flush water mains, according to a city announcement. Flushing activities will encompass the entire water system. This activity is designed to remove the sediment from the water mains, which accumulates over time. Customers may experience discolored water. All water used in the flushing program and all water in the mains is treated, disinfe...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIBSD head to leave next year
Kodiak Island Borough School District’s superintendent will leave the position at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Stewart McDonald, who has held the job for eight years, said at Monday night’s school board meeting that he would not seek to renew his contract when it expires next summer. He believes that upon his exit, he’ll have spent one of the longest stints as superintendent of the Kodiak. Yet, “I don’t thi...
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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New ID system for CG base visitors coming on line Sept. 1
Civilians doing business at Coast Guard Base Kodiak will soon feel the impact of the new RAPIDGate security system from Sure ID Inc. The change aims to beef up security at the sprawling military installation. In promotional materials, the Sure ID says the program will make entry to the base “faster and more secure.” The change will impact all vendors and contractors, as well as anyone seeking a day pass. It will n...
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rates at dump jump to pay for wastewater
Changes in solid waste are coming. At its Thursday meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a 20 percent increase in the tonnage fees for solid waste delivered at the landfill. However, individual residential monthly garbage bills shouldn’t increase that much because a garbage bill is only partly determined by the tonnage rate. The tonnage rate at the landfill has now increased from $215 to $258 for mo...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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