City of Kodiak

UAA’s ISER hired by city for annexation study

The City of Kodiak took another step toward the possible annexation of neighboring service areas last week when the City Council authorized a contract with UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, or ISER, to examine the impact of annexation. Will annexation have a positive, negative, or even a neutral fiscal effect on these areas and the city? What changes …

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City pursuing special funding for military-serving communities

The City of Kodiak may have found a little more federal money to help fund its recreation programs and fire and EMT departments. But there are some strings attached. The DCIP was enacted to support communities with military installations, but the question remains: is Air Station Kodiak a military installation? The federal program is called The Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot …

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Kodiak strong: Community solidarity keeps COVID-19 at bay

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a new case of COVID-19 reported on Monday, Oct. 26. Kodiak’s COVID-19 count blew past the 100-case milestone on Friday. Even so, compared to the rest of the state, the number of positive tests for the virus remains relatively low in the Kodiak region. The Kodiak Strong movement, with its homemade …

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Community’s help needed to fine tune Kodiak tsunami sirens

Kodiak’s police chief says it’s back to the drawing board for the new tsunami warning sirens, which got their first real test after Monday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake near Sand Point triggered a tsunami warning. While people in some areas heard the sirens well, in other areas there were complaints that they weren’t loud enough, or that the siren’s voice messages …

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Kodiak City Council approves $500 credit for water and sewer bills

The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved a credit of $500 for water and sewer utility bills for each household and business customer that applies. Starting Friday the applications are available from the City of Kodiak, which is encouraging customers apply as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on December 4th, 2020. This credit is being paid for …

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Election update: Kavanaugh, Smith, Williams elected; Prop 1 likely won’t pass

There will be two new members on the Borough Assembly soon. That’s according to the unofficial election results released Wednesday morning. Geoff Smith and Aimee Williams will likely join incumbent Julie Kavanaugh on the Assembly after the election is ratified later this month. Incumbent Rebecca Skinner was not re-elected to her seat. And the mandate was overwhelming. The top-three vote-getters—Kavanaugh, …

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Peterson Elementary School reopens after student tests positive for COVID-19

Peterson elementary reopened Friday, after the school was closed Thursday to sterilize the facility. At least one student at the school has tested positive with COVID-19, in relation to the recent outbreak on Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. All students and staff who were in contact with the affected student have been sent home, to do online school over the …

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Kodiak Chamber of Commerce calls for designs in Crab Fest competition

CrabFest 2021 is proceeding as planned this upcoming year, and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is calling for submissions for the design of its poster and logo. “A huge part of it is just the social aspect of it too, for town. Like we do have a lot of tourists and it’s exciting,” said Sarah Culbertson, owner of The Frame …

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