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Lawmakers tweaking head tax
In a move that would affect funds received by the city of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough, some state lawmakers want to halt distribution to port communities of revenue from a tax levied on cruise ship passengers. At a May 12 conference committee hearing in Juneau, four lawmakers voted to approve an operating budget provision related to the distribution of Commercial Passenger Vessel funds to port communities ser...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Neff doubles up at Ididarock
During last year’s inaugural Ididarock — Kodiak’s off-road challenge event — John Neff was leading the race when his four-wheeler lost a wheel. His vehicle, with only three wheels, and connected to his teammate’s rig with a winch, ended up limping across the finish line in third place. Because of that, the 27-year-old Kodiak resident was out for redemption on Saturday. And boy did he ever redeem himself. Neff doub...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three asking for assembly appointment
Three candidates filed for a Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seat in hopes of appointment to fill a vacancy until after the fall election. Monique Lewis, Scott Smiley and Jeffrey Stewart applied for the seat left vacant when former assembly member Mel Stephens resigned. Monique Lewis, a resident of Chiniak, said she has lived in Kodiak for a year and a half, and she’s a consultant and small business owner. She list...
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KHS softball wraps up season with loss to Homer
Senior Jade Ponte made sure Kodiak softball didn’t end its season with a goose egg on the scoreboard. The center fielder ripped a two-run single in the second inning in the Bears’ 24-2 Northern Lights Conference loss to Homer Tuesday at East Addition Park. Kodiak closed out its 2016 campaign with a 1-15 record, 0-6 in the NLC, while the Mariners clinched their 11th conference crown with a 5-1 mark. Ponte, who put ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 25
May 6 At 1:46 a.m., a man reported a prowler outside his resident in the 500 block of West Rezanof Drive. No one was around when police arrived. Nothing appeared amiss. At 2:15 a.m., police received a request for a welfare check on a man lying on the ground in the 500 block of West Marine Way. He was able to get up and walk under his own power and did not meet protective custody criteria. At 2:20 a.m., police warn...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Knowing poetry will pay off
This past Sunday, 166 Kodiak High School graduating seniors donned cap and gown and, to the strains of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” paraded into the high school auditorium for one last time as the KHS class of 2016, which then faded into but a memory. And I would guess that they, like we at that age, felt free at last. No more the daily grind of attending classes, teachers telling you what to do, parents telli...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Science Forum: Historic changes in species, water, on Kenai Peninsula
Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deepwater fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king salmon ever caught. It also has some of the best-documented changes of any geographic feature in Alaska, enough that a biologist now sees the peninsula evolving into a human-driven system. John Morton of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preschool event to replace stolen funds
When a parent of a student at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool found out that money meant for a playground update at the school was taken during an after hours break-in last week, she knew she needed to help. Soon, the community followed suit. Rachel Betts, whose daughter attends the school, has planned a silent auction fundraiser to replace the funds needed for the project before ground breaks on the renovation.  “I k...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Capitol Report: Session could go up to 30 days
Hello from Juneau. The second session of the 29th Alaska Legislature ended May 18, though as you probably know, the governor has called lawmakers back to Juneau for a special session to complete work on several major issues we were unable to reach agreement on during this year’s session. The special session began Monday and may last up to 30 days. The special session’s agenda items include the fiscal year 2107 ope...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: May 24
May 5 At 12:33 a.m., someone requested a welfare check on a highly intoxicated woman. She was gone when police arrived. At 8:30 a.m., police received a report of a minor vehicle accident in the Powell Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area. The parties exchanged information. At 9:15 a.m., a man in the 3700 block of Otmeloi Way reported neighbor dogs were frequently loose and came into his yard harassing his dog and go...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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