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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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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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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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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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Rural schools wrap up archery season
DAILY MIRROR STAFF The Kodiak Island high school rural archery team placed second at the Alaska State NASP Archery Tournament. The 15-person team was comprised of students from the rural schools. Each student shot at their respective school and scores were sent in to the state tournament. The results were announced last week. Kodiak’s high school team was second out of six teams. The team placed fifth last year. “...
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Kodiaks wins three-game series with Chugiak
A weekend that started with freezing feet and soggy shirts ended with sleeveless arms and sunglasses. Welcome to April baseball in Kodiak. In what might have been the earliest high school baseball games played on the island, Kodiak took two out of three games against Chugiak at Baranof Field. The weekend didn’t start out rosy for Kodiak as the Bears dropped Friday’s series opener 18-11 in a five-inning game played...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting a jump on dollies
Like so many Kodiak anglers, the annual Dolly Varden run is the true beginning of spring. Sure there are lots of other signs to be found. But the tug of that first Dolly on the end my line is the starting gun for so many months of great fishing to come. But the timing of the Dolly run is really variable from one year to the next. I’m convinced it has everything to do with spring water temperature and the pattern o...
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Old Harbor native honored with Top 40 Under 40 award
Cynthia Berns of Old Harbor was honored Friday as one of the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s 2014 Top 40 Under 40 in a ceremony at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. Berns, vice president for corporate affairs for the Old Harbor Native Corp. in Anchorage, is the daughter of Rick and Wilma Berns of Old Harbor. “Growing up in a small rural village there was always a string sense of community where f...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 8
Thursday, April 3 • Around 1:41 a.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 7:21 a.m., a driver on E. Rezanof Drive was given a warning for speeding. • At 11:08 a.m., a male reported somebody has been using his credit card. • At 2:42 p.m., a driver on E. Rezanof Drive was cited for no proof of insurance. • Around 3:25 p.m., six bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 4 p.m., a caller requested a welfare ...
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