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Alaska gained residents last year, although Kodiak saw slight dip in population

Data released this week from Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows the state’s population grew – albeit slightly – last year. The latest count encompasses April 2020 to July of 2021.  “We did grow over the last year, it was just  .1 percent,” said David Howell, the state demographer. “But still, it broke our trend of population losses …

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Borough Manager Gives 90-Day Report

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak Island Borough Manager Michael Powers joined the staff this summer and, last week, he presented his 90-day manager report to the borough assembly at its work session Thursday night. He said he applied a “fresh set of eyes” to the community, and its diversity stood out. He also said he noticed how haphazardly the greater metropolitan area …

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Kodiak Island Borough Finance Director Retires

Karl Short. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak Island Borough employee is trading a life of finance for a life of leisure and fishing. Borough Finance Director Karl Short says Friday was his last day of work and the conclusion to 33 years of borough employment. Short says he joined the borough in 1983 as a …

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