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Capitol Report: Feb. 4
As the Co-chair of the House Finance Committee The first two weeks of session were incredibly busy. We met which each of the state department heads to get a sense of what they would like to see in FY15 and how that relates to the Governor’s budget proposal. In addition, we have heard many presentations from the Legislative Finance Division, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Department of Revenue (...
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Obituary: Benjamin Tobias Fogler
Our arms are empty and our hearts are shattered. Precious baby Benjamin, your very short time with us brightened our lives and graced us with a feeling of renewal. Our little cowboy, you are dearly loved and will be terribly missed. Benjamin Tobias Fogler passed away peacefully in his sleep Jan. 27, 2014. He was born in New Orleans, La. on Nov. 7, 2013 to Deana Fogler and Benjamin Lara. He left Touro Infirmary NIC...
Feb 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweet peas brighten up gloomy days
January is over and we’re one month closer to the gardening season. I’ve been getting emails and comments from local growers for something, anything to ease the blur of dreary weather. So how about starting seeds indoors? What kind of seeds? Well, it’s time to start plants like celery, but I’m thinking cheery here: Sweet peas. A few years ago, a package arrived in the mail from a British gardener. Inside was a boo...
Feb 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rainiest, warmest January in years
Rain fell on Kodiak for 19 straight days, but as the calendar turned its page, the rain stopped. Twenty-five of Kodiak’s 31 January days had rain or snow, and 2014 will go into the history books with the third-wettest January in recorded history. According to National Weather Service records, only 2003, 1977 and 1985 had more than the 14.3 inches of precipitation that fell on Kodiak last month. The first of those ...
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Alcohol forum shares stories of suffering, triumph
On Friday night, Kodiak parents and teens heard from speakers who are passionate about the risks of teenage drinking. Among them were a doctor, a district attorney, a two teenage youth court judges and a 28-year-old man who spoke in public for the first time about his experience going to jail at least 11 times for driving under the influence and driving with a revoked driver’s license. The event, titled “Teens and...
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City, borough put adviser under a microscope
City and borough officials are taking a hard look at Heather McCarty as the next government fisheries analyst in Kodiak. Kodiak’s city and borough governments have been without a fisheries adviser since last year, when Denby Lloyd resigned. The search for Lloyd’s replacement has been a slow one, as the joint city-borough fisheries work group had to re-issue its search for an adviser late last year. The city counci...
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Restitution, counseling ordered in $1,000 Kodiak domestic violence vandalism case
A Kodiak man was ordered last week to pay restitution and attend counseling for a domestic violence outburst that destroyed more than $1,000 in property including framed artwork a table and a front door. Brian A. Dougherty, 30, was sentenced Jan. 23 after pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief. Dougherty was charged in Jan. 2013 after a woman reported Dougherty was damaging her...
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Minor earthquake felt in Kodiak
A Magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon about 37 miles northeast of Kodiak, according to U.S. Geological Survey preliminary data. The temblor was reported at 12:20 p.m. and was 28 miles below the surface of the ocean. The epicenter was near Marmot Island. It was felt in Kodiak. There were no immediate reports of damage. The quake was the first felt in Kodiak City since Dec. 7, when a 5.5 temblor w...
Jan 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where to watch Super Bowl XLVIII
Alaska’s adopted NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks, is facing the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey.  Back in Kodiak, there will be plenty of places for 12s to go cheer on their team. Local establishments are expecting a big turnout. A 2011 poll conducted by the Anchorage Daily News found 32 percent of Alaskans are fans of the Green Bay Packers. At No. 2, with 24 percent of the vote, were th...
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History shows mining is nothing new for The Golden Isle
On a cold, gray summer day in July 1938, Bill Pinnell and Morris Talifson stepped ashore at the head of Olga Bay. They waded through the surf again and again, carrying crates and bags to their new home, a shambling shack not far from the beach. In years to come, the two men would come to be known as Kodiak’s greatest bear guides. On that day, however, they weren’t searching for bears — they were hunting gold. This...
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