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Analysis: Care center lease is matter of balancing risk
The deciding vote comes tonight as the Kodiak Island Borough assembly decides whether or not to commit the borough to a $15.375 million nursing home next to the borough-owned hospital on Rezanof Drive. The borough will build and own the facility, formally called a long-term care facility, while Providence Alaska will operate and lease it. The core document in this agreement is a 20-year lease between Providence an...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls improve to 16-0 with win over Chugiak
Hannah Wandersee enjoys playing Chugiak. The Kodiak junior posted a double-double in the Bears’ 57-33 victory over the Mustangs Wednesday afternoon at the Lady Lynx Basketball Tournament at Dimond High in Anchorage. Wandersee scored a game-high 16 points – 12 in the first half — and grabbed 10 rebounds. Earlier this season, Wandersee scored a career-high 24 points in a 53-30 win over Chugiak. The 24-point win keep...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 7
Tuesday, Feb. 5 • At 12:55 a.m. and 1:02 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 4:55 a.m., a man reported a dog was barking incessantly. Animal control found the dog but was unable to capture it. • At 8:48 a.m., a business was broken into and the cash register was stolen. • At 9:04 a.m., a vehicle was cited for a parking offense. • At 9:45 a.m., a caller reported someone was driving with an invali...
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State Trooper Report: Feb. 7
Sunday, Feb. 3 Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an alarm at Mill Bay Gas n’ Go at 12:02 a.m. Investigation revealed the business had been broken into with extensive damage done to two separate doors inside the business. Nothing was stolen from the business.
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Kodiak woman publishes book about life on two islands
Sara Loewen-Danelski never thought the essays she wrote for a graduate class would turn into a book, but that’s exactly what happened. Loewen-Danelski recently published a book called “Gaining Daylight” that details her experiences growing up on Kodiak Island, living in a remote set net camp with her family, and navigating motherhood. “I had written them essay by essay and after I finished I thought, ‘that’s done ...
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Sharp ocean brains head to Seward’s ‘Tsunami Bowl’
Five students from Kodiak High School will travel to Seward today to compete in the 16th annual Tsunami Bowl. The Tsunami Bowl is an annual regional ocean sciences competition in Alaska, which is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The bowl begins on Friday and runs through Sunday. Each team of students was required to prepare a 20-page research paper that was submitted in December, and will be required to g...
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Report: Three in four seafood workers nonresident
A new state report has found three in four Alaska seafood processing workers are not Alaska residents, the highest percentage of any Alaska industry. Last month, the Alaska Department of Labor released its annual “Residency of Alaska Workers” report, which showed 20.1 percent of Alaska’s 414,000 workers don’t live in the state. That percentage is the highest since 1997, when 20.3 percent of the state’s workers wer...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 7
Where can you fly off in a hot air balloon, crash land on a deserted island, battle giant crabs, chickens and bees and meet Captain Nemo? Why, in Ray Harryhausen’s magnificent adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel: Mysterious Island. Come see it in the public library at 7 p.m. tonight. Admission and refreshments are free! Call Joe at 486-8686 for more information. The Kodiak Island Borough assembly meets at 7:...
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Achievers: Feb. 7
Editor’s note: Last week’s Rotary achiever note provided by Kodiak Middle School for eighth-grader Frank Ulatan contained several errors. A corrected notice is printed below. • Frank Ulatan, son of Marlynne Fangonilo, is an eighth grader at KMS and being recognized through Rotary for not only his demonstration this month for high character and academic traits, but for his continual demonstration throughout the sch...
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Don't trust Obama's gun control plans
To the Editor: Obama is not to be trusted over gun control. He has already showed his colors. Why — and I repeat — why did he not do what he is doing now in his first term? If he would have, he would not be around today. He knew that. His “army” is all lined up. Mayor Bloomberg or Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who used to work for Obama, Senator Feinstein, Joe Biden Vice President, and all people he can brainwash including ...
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