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Kodiak schools face $2.5 million shortfall
Kodiak schools face another big budget shortfall. This year, the Kodiak Island Borough School District will be asked to balance a $2,458,000 gap between revenue and expenses. “It’s where we are right now,” schools finance director Lisa Pearce said Tuesday night. “We don’t know what we don’t know — there’s so many things that may come down the pike in terms of legislation.” At the start of 2013, the school district...
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For men’s hair, new shop offers a Twist
Jennifer Smith’s husband laughed when she came up with the name for her new barber shop. A twisted whisker, as it turns out, is something he’s all too familiar with. “He said anyone who has a beard or moustache knows all about it when they wake up in the morning,” Smith said. Smith, who has been in Kodiak since 1986, has operated the Coast Guard Base Kodiak barbershop and worked at Vizhunz salon, but Twisted Whisk...
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NLC Rankings: Website makes it easier to follow hoops
Keeping up with Alaska high school basketball results can be difficult, but there is a website that has made it easier this season. The Alaska School Activities Association has unveiled asaa365.com, a site devoted to high school basketball. The schedules and results from every team in the state are posted on the site, as are conference standings and articles. Asaa365.com has made it easier for me to compile the we...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 29
Wednesday, Jan. 22 • At 12:56 a.m., a caller reported a male banging on her door for 15 minutes at Woody Way. The male was intoxicated and tried to contact the female at the residence; she wasn't there. • At 3:15 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Shelikof Street. • At 3:21 a.m., a security check was done on Mill Bay Road. • At 3:51 a.m., an officer inspected a suspicious vehicle on East Rezanof Drive. All was OK....
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Playbook: Jan. 29
Thursday, Jan. 30 Girls basketball: Kodiak at East Anchorage. C squad, 4:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m.
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Falling tree knocks out power
An errant tree trimmer caused a brief power outage Sunday in east Kodiak. According to the Kodiak Electric Association, a Lake View Drive homeowner was cutting down a tree when it fell on power lines. The homeowner, who has not been identified, immediately called KEA to report the accident. The falling tree knocked out power to much of east Kodiak, including Woodland Drive and Rasmussen’s Trailer Park, KEA spokesw...
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Halibut quotas fall for 10th straight year
SEATTLE — Halibut fishermen will see another year of cuts under catch limits adopted Jan. 17 at the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s annual meeting. Alaska’s portion of the 2014 catch is about 19.7 million pounds, out of a coastwide catch of 27.5 million pounds. The coastwide catch is about 10 percent less than 2013, marking 10 consecutive years of cuts. The 2013 limit was about 31.02 million pounds coas...
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Town bear gets a taste for fishing gear
Most of Kodiak’s bears have settled down for the winter, but one is still causing trouble near Lake View Drive. The young bear, which is active on the northern shore of Island Lake, has an unusual taste for fishing gear, residents say. Dany Stihl, who lives in a quiet home on Pruitt Lane, discovered the bear’s taste late last week when he noticed a cork line from a purse seine strung about 50 yards along the swamp...
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Fish Factor: Potential setnet ban apposed by fishing groups
A measure to ban salmon set-netting is being kept afloat by backers. The ban would cover the Anchorage area, much of the Kenai Peninsula, Valdez and Juneau. It would completely eliminate Cook Inlet set-netting and affect roughly 500 fishing families in all. Two weeks ago, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell turned down a 2016 ballot initiative proposing the ban. The newly formed Kenai-based Alaska Fisheries Conservation Allia...
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Kodiak Island Births: Jan. 28
• Benjamin Noah Daly was born at 10:35 a.m. Jan. 19, 2014 to Benjamin and Beate Daly. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Vermont and California. His father works at the National Marine Fisheries Service. Also welcoming him to the family is Grace Daly and dog Daisy Mae. Proud grandparents are Robert and Deborah Daly from Vermont and Robert Litz and Marilyn ...
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