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KHS boys drop a pair to West Valley
The Kodiak boys basketball team’s trip to Fairbanks ended with a pair of nonconference losses to West Valley, last year’s fourth-place team at the 4A state tournament. The Bears lost 76-51 on Friday and 57-45 on Saturday. Despite getting swept, Kodiak coach David Anderson said he was encouraged by his team’s output and was impressed with the post play of senior Ryan Bezona and junior Keith Osowski. In the series o...
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Fish Factor: Fish bills find room on legislative agenda
Fishing issues will take a back seat to budget cutting when the Alaska Legislature convenes on Jan. 19 for its 90-day session, but two early fish bills and one holdover already are getting attention. One new measure aims to stop the migration of fishing permits outside of the state.  “We lost over 50 percent of our permits over the 1973 original issuance of permits,” said Robin Samuelsen of the Bristol Bay Economi...
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Kodiak ESS falters on Peninsula
It was a rough start to the season for the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team. ESS finished its season-opening, three-game road trip to the Kenai Peninsula with an 82-27 loss at Nikolaevsk on Friday and a 73-32 defeat at Ninilchik on Saturday. The Ravens opened the trip on Thursday with an 83-30 loss to Seldovia. Kodiak trailed 52-9 at halftime to both Nikolaevsk and Ninilchik. Damian Bennett-Melen...
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Proposal would put revenue into Alaska Permanent Fund
It’s time to put our wealth to work By now, most of you know we have a budget challenge: Over the past two years, Alaska’s oil revenue has plummeted by 88 percent, mainly due to a sharp drop in oil prices. We’ve cut the budget from $8 billion in 2012 to $4.8 billion. Despite these reductions, our deficit amounts to more than half our annual budget. If we do nothing, we’re on a course to drain the constitutional bu...
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Assembly split four to three on liquor license request
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted Thursday to not ask for more public comment time on a liquor license location transfer application for a possible package store on Kodiak State Airport grounds. The assembly voted on Jan. 7 to postpone a request to give more people notice of the application and time to respond. The application was submitted by Wayne Sargent and seeks transfer of a liquor license from the Ka...
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Stutes opposed to rural school counting change
Ahead of the new legislative session, Rep. Louise Stutes said making sure small communities like Kodiak do not bear the brunt of state budget cuts will be a top priority. “Obviously the budget is going to be a huge issue,” Stutes said, referring to the $3.6 billion deficit confronting the Legislature. “We need to come up with ways to balance the budget. We need to be creative in revenue generating, but we cannot b...
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Suspect emailed about killing man on Shuyak
The man found shot on Shuyak Island in November 2015 was shot multiple times and the man accused of killing him was planning to leave the state, according to an Alaska State Trooper affidavit obtained at the Kodiak Courthouse. Steven McCaulley, 56, was found dead on Nov. 17, 2015, from an apparent shooting, after a manager for Port William Wilderness Lodge on Shuyak Island asked the troopers for a welfare check. A...
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Fish Work Group speeds up process of analysis
The Kodiak Fish Work Group met Wednesday to review alternatives for trawl bycatch management and get updates on an economic analysis and the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. The group looked at the first few elements of the four alternatives currently before the North Pacific Fishery Management Council for trawl bycatch management. The first alternative is no action, the second alternative includes alloca...
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Scott Norton is Washington’s only varsity college wrestling coach
Google “Scott Norton” and the first item that comes up is about Scott Norton, the professional wrestler. A little further down the page is Scott Norton, the professional bowler. Fifth on the list is Scott Norton, the former Kodiak High School standout wrestler and current Highline College (Washington state) wrestling coach. “A lot of my fifth graders look on the Internet to see what is going on with me and they al...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 15
Nov. 13 At 2:26 a.m., police removed debris from the 1200 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 4:29 a.m., someone requested police assistance in removing two unruly customers from the 300 block of Shelikof Street. They were gone when police arrived. At 7:54 a.m., police cited a driver in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road for having no proof of insurance. At 9:12 a.m., police received a report of two males drinking on the...
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