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Burglar steals $300 from business
A burglar stole around $300 in cash from Honda Marine Sales and Service, during the seventh reported business break-in since the start of 2013. The business discovered the cash missing before opening on Tuesday morning and reported it to the Kodiak Police Department, which determined the burglar broke a window and entered the building. KPD said there is no suspect at this time. The business did not have security c...
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Analysis: Care center lease is matter of balancing risk
The deciding vote comes tonight as the Kodiak Island Borough assembly decides whether or not to commit the borough to a $15.375 million nursing home next to the borough-owned hospital on Rezanof Drive. The borough will build and own the facility, formally called a long-term care facility, while Providence Alaska will operate and lease it. The core document in this agreement is a 20-year lease between Providence an...
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sharp ocean brains head to Seward’s ‘Tsunami Bowl’
Five students from Kodiak High School will travel to Seward today to compete in the 16th annual Tsunami Bowl. The Tsunami Bowl is an annual regional ocean sciences competition in Alaska, which is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The bowl begins on Friday and runs through Sunday. Each team of students was required to prepare a 20-page research paper that was submitted in December, and will be required to g...
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Report: Three in four seafood workers nonresident
A new state report has found three in four Alaska seafood processing workers are not Alaska residents, the highest percentage of any Alaska industry. Last month, the Alaska Department of Labor released its annual “Residency of Alaska Workers” report, which showed 20.1 percent of Alaska’s 414,000 workers don’t live in the state. That percentage is the highest since 1997, when 20.3 percent of the state’s workers wer...
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Cavaness killer gets 13 years in prison
Anchorage Judge Fred Torrisi traveled to Kodiak on Tuesday and sentenced Joshua Erickson to 13 years in prison with two years suspended for his involvement in the death of Darrell Cavaness in January 2008. Erickson, 33, was one of two men who beat Cavaness to death. In January 2008, Cavaness was found unconscious and bleeding at an apartment in Kodiak, and was taken to an Anchorage hospital, where he died one week...
Feb 06, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting opens
The North Pacific Fishery Management council opens its February meeting at 8 a.m. today in Portland, Ore. On its weeklong agenda: habitat issues, Bering Sea crab and a paper discussing a groundfish catch share plan for the Gulf of Alaska. According to the council’s agenda, the catch share discussion — likely the top topic for Kodiak fishermen — will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday in Portland’s Benson Hotel. The groundfi...
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After deer dieoff, committee stands pat on hunting rules
After Kodiak's biggest deer dieoff in more than a decade, the Kodiak Fish and Game advisory committee has voted against a proposal to restrict deer hunting seasons and bag limits. The vote came Tuesday night during a committee meeting ahead of an Alaska Board of Game meeting in March that will consider three proposals covering hunting in the Kodiak archipelago. In addition to the deer proposal, the advisory commit...
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State rules Kulluk can’t be taxed under Alaska law
When the drilling rig Kulluk ran aground on New Year’s Eve, the accusations flew fast and furious that the rig’s owner, Royal Dutch Shell PLC sent it on a treacherous midwinter cruise to avoid Alaska property taxes. Shell needn’t have bothered — the Alaska Department of Revenue has ruled that the Kulluk isn’t covered by Alaska’s oil and gas property tax. “To qualify as taxable property, it needs to be dedicated fo...
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Kulluk response cost up to $90 million
The bill for freeing the Kulluk has reached $90 million, according to an announcement in London from the chief financial officer of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. Shell held its annual results conference in London, last week, and CFO Simon Henry told shareholders that his company has budgeted $40 million for salvage operations alone. The $40 million I mentioned is the pure salvage cost to salvage operators,” he said. “The...
Feb 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three break-ins occurred at local businesses
Three break-ins over the weekend caused problems for local businesses. The burglars didn’t come away with money in any of the incidents but caused damage to each of the businesses’ buildings. On Sunday morning, K-Nine Kuts reported someone broke into the building and tried to steal money from the automated dog wash machine. “They kicked in the back door and they tried to open up the machine, the K9000, to get the ...
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