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Kodiak Island Borough

Kodiak Island Borough

  • The Kodiak Island Borough will formally celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard in three weeks on February 9th. The Borough Assembly passed that proclamation and other business during their regular meeting Thursday night. Mayor Scott Arndt said “Coast Guard We Applaud You Day” recognizes the Coast Guard members and their contributions to the Kodiak community. “We …
  • The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved its capital improvement project priorities list at its meeting last night (Thurs, Jan. 4). The St. Herman Harbor Infrastructure Replacement project tops the list, and the borough is asking for an estimated $5 million from the state going into the 2024 legislative session. St. Herman Harbor is owned by …
  • A legal back and forth between the Kodiak Island Borough and the Kodiak Area Native Association over property taxes is headed to the Alaska Supreme Court. KANA has been paying property taxes despite claiming that the organization should be under a Bureau of Indian Affairs exemption for serving Native people. The Native association sued the …
  • Monday was the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attacks in United States history and a harrowing day for emergency services. Memorials were held all over the country, but one in Kodiak served a dual purpose – to christen a new fire truck. Ellis’ kids helped pour the first water into the truck’s tanks, September …
  • Fishing, camping, kayaking, and a year of all expenses paid living; that’s off a poster from the Karluk Tribal Council that went viral last week. They’re looking to pay two families with four children each to move to the village in an effort to get state funding and re-establish a school. Within a week, between …
  • The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed its annual budget at a special meeting last week. As part of passing the budget, the Assembly also voted to lower the borough’s mill rate, or calculation of property taxes. Service areas such as the Women’s Bay Road Service Area or residents within Kodiak City limits may be subject …
  • The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed the budget for the 2024 fiscal year at its work session last night. Next year’s budget is just shy of $7.7 million, nearly $700,000 more than last year. The current plan for the budget however does not include an increase for education funds. The Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo …
  • After an eight-month search for a new borough manager, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously chose current Borough Mayor Aimee Williams to take the reins after assembly members voted at a special meeting Monday night. It’s been a tumultuous journey to find a new borough manager. The previous manager was fired last summer, and her …
  • Kodiak’s City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly held a joint work session for the first time since September 2021 on Wednesday. State Rep. Louise Stutes and State Sen. Gary Stevens joined the session remotely from Juneau to share their priorities going into the legislative session. The City of Kodiak sign at the Kodiak …
  • The Kodiak landfill. Listen to this story; Contractors will be boring holes into some areas around the landfill and filling them with powerful explosives, which will be detonated electronically. The goal is to free up an enormous amount of gravel to be used by the landfill. The borough has two options for acquiring gravel. It …