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Report proves trawl fishing’s importance in Kodiak economy
The May 6 KDM editorial, “Study will have to prove value,” missed the point of the 77-page economic study by the McDowell Group that the city and borough of Kodiak recently commissioned, which confirms the economic importance of the year-round seafood industry to Kodiak. Focusing as it does on the study’s $38,000 price tag — which, the KDM notes, was approximately half of what a competing firm would have charged t...
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Southcentral Conference drops 2 at state
The Southcentral Conference had a rough opening day at the state baseball tournament. Both Wasilla and Soldotna lost in blowouts to Southeast teams Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Warriors, the conference champions, fell 11-1 to Southeast runner-up Ketchikan. Ketchikan outhit Wasilla 11-4 and took advantage of five Warrior errors in jumping out to an 8-1 lead after the third inning. Ketchikan’s Natha...
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Smiley gets nod for assembly vacancy
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s newest member is Scott Smiley. Applicants Smiley and Monique Lewis were nominated by assembly members before the members voted by secret ballot during Thursday’s regular meeting. The vote tied 3-3 and was broken by Mayor Jerrol Friend. Lewis and Smiley along with Jeffrey Stewart applied for the vacancy, but Stewart withdrew his name earlier this week, citing an irregular schedu...
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CHICK PRIEST: No easy answers for homeless, impaired
Sitting in the Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. this time, reflectinga on my last couple of weeks at St. Matthew’s in Fairbanks. I am temporarily occupying the footsteps of the former rector here, the Rev. Scott Fisher, known as “Father Scott” by many of the community. He is held in high esteem by church people and non-church people alike. All are parishioners, in his (correct) way of thinking, and his theology. Because...
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Rural grads set sights on college
While the graduation of 166 students at Kodiak High School may have drawn the biggest crowd, five smaller high school graduation ceremonies in the school district brought just as much excitement and promise. In total, eight students graduated from the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s rural schools, including two each from Akhiok, Ouzinkie, and Larsen Bay schools, and one each from Old Harbor and Danger Bay ...
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Burglary suspects out on bail
In hearings on Tuesday, suspects in a series of burglaries last month were released on bond, pending preliminary hearings on June 10. Kodiak Superior Court Judge Steve Cole set bonds for Desiree Heglin and Richard Knagin at $5,000 each. They are ordered to have no contact with each other. Alaska State Troopers arrested the pair May 20 on a trail near Beaver Lake Road. According to the trooper report, Heglin and Kn...
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Week in Words: Band banished by bureaucratic bungle
One of my daughters, an incoming freshman at Kodiak High School, told me she is glad she is not in middle school band anymore. This shocked me. She plays the clarinet, and played it consistently well. Well enough for her to earn Mr. Lhotka’s coveted Director’s Award this year for dedication and conducting when he was unable to. She worked hard at it and seemed to enjoy the music they played this year. The word “ba...
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Baseball, softball wrap up seasons
The 2015-2016 high school sports season will conclude this weekend with the baseball and softball state tournaments. The baseball tournament, which features eight teams, begins today at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Defending champion Chugiak, the Cook Inlet Conference winner, opens against Monroe Catholic, the runner-up in the Mid-Alaska Conference, at 7 p.m. Southcentral Conference champion Wasilla begins play a...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 2
May 25 At approximately 10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a residence. Investigation revealed a Samsung 3 III 10-inch tablet had been stolen. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this case, they are encouraged to contact the AST at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. May 26 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 33-year-old Kodiak man while he was fishi...
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Juneau Update: Holding out on oil tax credits
Hello from Juneau! The Legislature is on Day 129 of what was supposed to be a 90-day session. You may be wondering what is taking so long. In addition to finalizing the operating and capital budgets, the governor’s special session agenda includes the major legislation that creates his fiscal plan for eliminating the $3 billion deficit by 2019. There’s also a handful of additional bills held over from the regular s...
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