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Supreme court rules in favor of Leisnoi in long-running payment case
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Leisnoi Inc. in a long-running dispute between the Native corporation and its former attorney. On Friday, the supreme court ruled that a fee agreement between Leisnoi and the law firm of Merdes & Merdes is invalid, and Merdes must return more than $640,000 paid by Leisnoi since 2010. Merdes represented Leisnoi in its 30-year court battle against Omar Stratman for land...
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300 Blockbuster stores are closing nationwide, but none are in Alaska
In the Lower 48, Blockbuster membership cards are becoming about as common as pay phones. Here in Alaska, while video rental stores may be suffering from competition, they’re still hanging on strong. Last week, Dish Network — parent company of Blockbuster — announced it will close about 300 stores nationwide. That’s about 35 percent of all Blockbusters nationwide and means only 500 remain open from a peak of 5,700...
Feb 01, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep wrestling: Caballa eyes repeat
Like most good athletes, Kodiak High’s Andrew Caballa learns from his mistakes. Granted, he hardly ever makes mistakes on the wrestling mat. A year after winning the 106-pound state championship as a sophomore, Caballa has put together a 31-3 record entering today’s 4A state championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The junior doesn’t remember many of his 31 victories, but he can go in detail about each ...
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Former Kodiak judge appointed to Alaska Supreme Court
On Jan. 25, Gov. Sean Parnell elevated Judge Joel Bolger, a man who spent more than 20 years working in Kodiak’s justice system, to the Alaska Supreme Court. Bolger was elevated from the Alaska Court of Appeals to become the court’s 23rd justice in history, following the retirement of Justice Walter “Bud” Carpeneti. Kodiak superior court Judge Steve Cole said Bolger is a good pick for the position. “This was well-...
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Prep hoops: KHS boys, girls host talented squads
A pair of Mat-Su Valley teams will test Kodiak High’s basketball squads this weekend. The boys, playing at home for the first time since the Joe Floyd Tournament, host Northern Lights Conference leader Colony. The girls, home for the second consecutive week, will put their undefeated season on the line against a 10-win Palmer team. Today’s co-ed doubleheader begins with the girls at 6:15 p.m., followed by the boys...
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Alaska HOF announces Director’s Awards
NBA player Mario Chalmers and the Nunaka Valley girls softball team were among four winners of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Director’s Award, announced Wednesday. Chalmers became the first Alaskan to win an NBA championship when the Miami Heat won the 2012 title. He was given the male Pride of Alaska Award, which honors consistent excellence in athletic competition. The Nunaka Valley girls softball team, compose...
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Parks and Rec schedule: Feb. 1-Feb. 8
Feb.1-Feb. 8 BARANOF ICE RINK Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations. Broomball is a game similar to ice hockey in which the players, not wearing skates, use “broom sticks” instead of hockey sticks to shoot a small...
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Another Day in Paradise: I plead mercy
It’s not fair. We deserve better. My driver’s license and my mailing address both say I live in Alaska. It’s now February. Winter activities should be the norm. I should be able to hike along snow packed trails or break new ones. When the sun makes its brief appearances, it should shimmer across the landscape, reflecting off of a million snowflakes at a million different angles. On a clear night, the moon should c...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Feb. 1
Jan. 25 The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Snark near Sitka after discovering several safety issues aboard the vessel Jan. 26. The crew of the Naushon escorted the 42-foot wood hull fishing vessel, with three people aboard, to Sitka Harbor. The Naushon crew conducted the boarding in Sitka Sound where they discovered the missing survival suits and observed several...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 1
Tuesday, Jan. 29 • At 12:45 a.m., a caller reported a woman stole his cell phone a month ago. Patrol was advised. • At 1:55 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated man refused to leave. He was gone when an officer arrived. • At 1:58 a.m., a caller reported a man was passed out on the ground. He was gone when an officer arrived. Witnesses stated they helped him up and he took a taxi. • At 2:40 a.m., a 911 caller rep...
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