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Bed tax revenues firmer, tourism seen healthier
The City of Kodiak released its bed tax figures for the quarter, with tourism advocates saying the numbers indicate healthier tourism figures compared with the past year. The city collected $30,000 more in taxes from hotels and motels in the current fiscal year compared with the previous year’s totals. The city received $107,962 for the period of June through December 2013, a 39 percent rise year-on-year from the ...
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Kodiak Middle Schooler wins state Geo Bee
Gray Harver felt some nerves when the final few questions of State Geo Bee rolled out. The critical question, Harver remembers, was about a whaling station. “The way the announcer said the question, it sounded like it was northern,” Harver said. He scrawled “Canada” on the paper. The other finalist wrote “Norway.” Harver was right. And with it, the seventh grader at Kodiak Middle School won the State Geo Bee, held...
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Kodiak sprinters race into form
Kodiak sprinters got off to a shaky start at last week’s track season opener inside the Dome in Anchorage. The Bears didn’t place a single sprinter into a Big C Relays final, an unusual sight from a team that usually has a few quality sprinters. “We traveled a lot of young guys, but it gave them some good opportunities to get an idea what it is like,” Kodiak sprinter coach Rob Stauffer said. Stauffer expects a bet...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 10
Wednesday, April 2 • At 4:15 p.m., the Old Harbor VPSO was advised of a situation regarding a 9-year-old child who was terrified to go home. Further investigation revealed a 31-year-old resident of Old Harbor, who was on conditions of release for a prior felony assault, was drinking alcohol while caring for the child. He also failed to obtain a sober adult to care for the child while he was drinking. The Old Harbo...
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Fire danger high in Kodiak
The fire danger for the Kodiak road system was raised to high, according to a Wednesday news release from Bayside Fire Station. The release said a no burn ban is in effect and permits are required for all open burns. The release cited lack of snow cover, lack of rain and windy conditions for the high fire danger rating. According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak has received 5.39 inches of precipitation sin...
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City mulls faster rate hike at shipyard
The Kodiak City Council seemed to like a proposed new schedule for implementing shipyard rate increases, proposed by the Ports and Harbor Advisory Board and presented during Tuesday’s council work session. The city-owned shipyard operated at a loss of $91,371 for fiscal year 2013, an amount made up from the general harbor fund. PHAB chairman Nick Szabo told the council the revised rate change plan aimed at fairnes...
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Macahilas wins second Pro-Build title
Stefan Macahilas said he was lucky to have won last year’s Spenard Builders Supply Pro-Build Championship Tournament. Lady Luck struck again on Sunday at Tropic Lanes. Macahilas claimed his second consecutive Pro-Build bowling title by defeating Janet Baker in the championship match with a handicap score of 184-170. “A lucky back-to-back,” Macahilas said. “I didn’t bowl like I did last year. This was a lot harder ...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 9
Friday, April 4 • Around 2:53 a.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 3:13 p.m., a caller requested a subject removal on W. Marine Way. The subjects left upon request. • At 3:40 p.m., a driver on Cutoff/Rezanof was given a warning for speeding. • At 5:27 p.m., a syringe was dropped off at the station and placed into evidence for destruction. • At 5:57 p.m., a caller reported disorderly conduct on Center...
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Kodiak City Q4 sales taxes fall
Sales tax collections, an indicator for the overall health of the Kodiak economy, dipped significantly year-on-year for the fourth quarter, while certain sectors of the economy showed improvement. The City of Kodiak on Tuesday released its sales tax report, indicating an overall 15 percent decline in sales tax collections for the last quarter of 2013, compared to the same period in 2012. Sales tax collections tota...
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A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain
Cold water the color of iced tea wets the boots of Chris Arp as he yanks a power auger from the hole he just drilled in this quiet lake, a few miles from his office at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A whiff of sulfur ? a sign there's not much oxygen in this pond born when ancient frozen ground thawed ? wafts upward as Ben Gaglioti clears slush from the hole with a shovel. Gaglioti, a graduate student and USGS...
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