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May 22 2014
US House Challenger Dunbar Visiting Kodiak
Thursday, 22 May 2014

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    The democratic challenger to Alaska’s longest-serving delegate to Washington D.C. will be in Kodiak for Crab Fest. Twenty-nine-year-old Forest Dunbar is Representative Don Young’s main competitor this year, though perennial candidate Frank Vondezaar of Homer has also filed as a Democrat. Dunbar said his reason for seeking Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat is simple: he believes Congressman Young is no longer as influential as he once was.
    “He’s been stripped of his ability to chair committees because of his corruption allegations, and he’s isolated within his own party and he’s incapable of working with this administration.”
    Dunbar is a lifelong Alaskan, growing up in Eagle and Cordova, where he worked as a commercial fisherman. After high school, he was an intern for Alaska Senator Frank Murkowski and later a part time staff member for Guam Representative Madeliene Bordallo while attending American University in Washington D.C.
    “I had the opportunity to grow up in rural Alaska, but I also had the chance to live and work in Washington D.C. and get experience there. And because of that, I follow D.C. and Congress pretty closely, and it’s just undeniable that Congress at present is dysfunctional and terrible. And our congressman, although I actually know him and met him and have no personal gripe against him, he is part of that problem. And I know our state can do better and have better representation and better representation – have more effective representation. And that’s why I decided to run. I don’t think Congressman Young has been effective for about the last eight years.”
    Dunbar, who by the way is unrelated to the Kodiak Dunbars, will be in Kodiak Friday and Saturday for Crab Fest. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the home of borough Assemblyman Dave Kaplan, and another will be at Kodiak Island Brewing Company Saturday at 4 p.m.

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May 22 2014
This Month May Be Driest In 50 Years
Thursday, 22 May 2014

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           This month is shaping out to be one of the driest Mays on record.
           “To date we have had 0.31 inches of precipitation this month.”
           That’s Craig Eckert, the station manager for the National Weather Service office in Kodiak. Eckert said if the recent dry spell continues through the end of the month it will break the record.  
            “The driest one on record right now is 1964 with one inch.”
           The second driest May on record was back in 1921 when 1.02 inches of rain fell on Kodiak.
           On average, Eckert said Kodiak typically sees 6.31 inches of rainfall in May, meaning this month is 6 inches below normal. He said the .31 inches that did fall this month actually happened in one day. Last May Kodiak received 2.2 inches of rainfall.
           “So it was a dry May last year, too. You know we were 4 inches below normal. Yeah, we’re not even close to that now. ”

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May 22 2014
KANA Looks to Increased Depression Treatment
Thursday, 22 May 2014

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           Kodiak Area Native Association is set to receive grant funds from the federal government. A press release from U.S. Senator Mark Begich’s office announced that $384,000 will go to KANA, specifically to be used for treatment of depression.
            KANA was awarded the money as a sub-grantee of the John A. Hartford foundation and the release said it will be used to create depression treatment programs at KANA using consulting psychiatrists and depression care managers.
The John A. Hartford foundation grants are made possible through a Social Innovation Fund, which is program of the Corporation for National and Community Services. To date, the Hartford foundation has awarded money to KANA and seven other sub-grantee organizations in Alaska, Montana, Washington and Wyoming.
            In the release, Begich said he thinks the funds will help “improve the lives of individuals and families in Kodiak who might otherwise have suffered in silence.” He said he has long advocated for more mental health resources in Alaska, specifically for depression and the stigmas that surround it. 

 
May 22 2014
Council to Review City's Budget
Thursday, 22 May 2014

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           The Kodiak City Council will gather for a regular meeting tonight and hear the first reading of its FY 2015 budget ordinance. If approved, the budget will then move on to a public hearing and second vote during the council’s next regular meeting.
            Also on tonight’s agenda is the second reading and public hearing on a n ordinance that would authorize a land lease to Afognak Native Corporation. The council will also vote on whether or not to amend the professional services contract for construction management services for the new Monashka pumphouse project and authorize the bid award for construction for that pumphouse.
             Tonight’s meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the borough assembly chambers. Public comments are accepted at the beginning and end of each meeting and limited to three minutes per speaker. The meeting will also be broadcast live, here, on KMXT.

 
May 21 2014
Crab Fest Brings New Activities, Events
Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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            Kodiak’s annual Crab Festival starts tomorrow and it will be a different one than most folks are used to. Last year Golden Wheel, the long-time vendor for rides, said they would not be returning for this year’s festival. That left folks like Summer Wood, the community relations director for the Chamber of Commerce and Crab Fest Manager, scratching their heads on how to ensure the weekend will be fun and entertaining.
            Worry subsided when the Anchorage-based Tons of Fun Entertainment committed to the festival, and Wood said the company will be filling the midway this year with interactive rides and activities.  
            “They have 13 different things which will include things like a climbing wall, bungee runs, a bucking salmon, a bucking bull – a lot of kind of competition things. And there are some bouncing houses for kids. And if you’ve ever seen the show Wipe Out, some of their interactive activities are kind of based off that show. So there is the Meltdown and I think it’s called the Wrecking Ball. So those are some new activities I think even adults will be excited about.”  

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