Marine Highway System unveils summer 2013 schedule Old Harbor isn’t on next summer’s ferry schedule, but residents don’t need to be alarmed — the Alaska Marine Highway System hasn’t forgotten them.
“They aren’t on the schedule, even though they will see service,” said marine highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. “They were left off because … we’re still working on the details on that.”
The marine highway on Tuesday released the details of next summer’s schedules, and ...
Kodiak alumni update: Dunbar wins in first meet for Oregon Trevor Dunbar’s first cross country meet as an Oregon Duck was a flying success.
The senior transfer from the University of Portland won the Dellinger Invitational Saturday at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Ore.
Dunbar, a 2009 Kodiak High School graduate, covered the 8-kilometer course in 23 minutes, 38 seconds.
The 23rd-ranked Ducks finished second behind No. 3 Brigham Young University.
“I am very ha...
Palmer, Eielson finish on top A pair of teams that started the season ranked third have risen to the top of the rankings to end the season.
Eielson and Palmer finish atop the final Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll, released Monday.
Fairbanks-based Eielson was third in the mid-small schools preseason poll. The Ravens moved to No. 1 after their Week 1 victory over Homer and never relinquished the top spot.
A ‘totally weird’ dinosaur; new waste study in Denali A couple of summers ago, David Tomeo was exploring a creekbed in Denali National Park, preparing for a field seminar on the park’s dinosaurs he would help lead a few weeks later. With a trained eye for the impressions dinosaurs pressed into mud millions of years ago, Tomeo walked to a large boulder in the middle of a landslide.
“Right in the middle of it, a four-toed track stood out,” said Tomeo, program director ...
Sparrows brings Greece to Kodiak Kodiak now has a Greek restaurant, but the new addition to the island’s cuisine came about only because of a last-minute itinerary change for its founders.
From a white building on Rezanof Drive, Sparrows serves up gyros, Greek pizzas and a rotating menu of about five different specials each day. It almost didn’t happen.
Sparrows owner and chef Alfredo Garcia arrived in Kodiak with his wife on May 1, the day befor...
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Study: Health care poised to boom in Alaska JUNEAU (AP) — The health care and social assistance industry is expected to see the largest rate of job growth in Alaska this decade.
That’s according to the employment forecast for 2010-2020, released by the state labor department on Monday. It estimates that Alaska will add nearly 40,000 jobs during that period, an increase of 12 percent, with nearly all sectors gaining.
Economist Paul Martz says health care and...
Women's shelter holds annual memorial service The Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center held its annual memorial service Monday, using St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church to hold a candlelit prayer service in memory of Alaskans killed by domestic violence in the preceding year.
The ceremony has been held every year since 1992 in Kodiak and serves as the opening event of domestic violence prevention month.
Former Trident Seafoods bookkeeper accused of embezzling $500,000 A Kodiak woman is accused of leading a scheme to embezzle almost $500,000 from the Trident Seafoods plant in Kodiak.
Isairis Wolfe, 32, Jeremy Smith, 30, and Jamie Fathke, 28, of Kodiak were indicted on wire fraud charges on Sept. 18 along with Valerie Olivares, 34, from Corpus Christi, Texas and Anne Wilson, known as Anne Sorio, 31, from Kent, Wash.
Wolfe worked as bookkeeper for Trident Seafoods in Kodiak from J...
Polls open at 7 a.m. today for Kodiak's municipal election When Kodiak polls open at 7 a.m. for today’s municipal elections, voters will not see anything new except the names on the ballot.
Polling places have not changed, and neither have voting procedures. Behind the scenes, however, election workers have instituted new rules for write-in candidates and ordered additional ballots.
“We did order more ballots in light of Anchorage,” said city clerk Debra Marlar.
In first week of higher Kodiak sales taxes, taxicabs evade increase Monday was the first day of Kodiak’s new 7 percent sales tax, and while shoppers at fast food restaurants and furniture stores are paying more, one Kodiak business is still paying the old rate.
Thanks to an oversight in the sales tax ordinance, Kodiak taxicabs are paying only 6 percent, a rate mandated by the city’s taxi fee schedule.
“I imagine they’ll be given some kind of grace period,” said city manager Aimee ...