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FISH FACTOR: Permit prices plummet after salmon slump
Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet. To another extreme — the prices for halibut catch shares have soared to “unheard of levels.” Starting with salmon permits: “A lot of people had disastrous seasons last year, whether it was drift gillnet or seine permits, and the values have declined dramatically,” said Doug Bowen ...
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Legislature taken over by Big Oil
To the editor: Hardly a day goes by without new scandals reported regarding the state's gross mismanagement of public funds. Last week Dermot Cole wrote that a provision of SB 21 requires the state to pay Big OIl more than 100 percent of losses in their quest for "new oil.” One executive complained that removing that credit would reduce the worth of his company 13 percent. He did not mention that without a big inc...
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ALLUMNI ROUNDUP: UAA women advance to regional final; Horn, Cannon battle in NWAC
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee connected on three second-half buckets as the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team outlasted Cal Baptist University in overtime, 83-79, in a NCAA Division II West Regional semifinal Saturday in California. The second-seeded Seawolves play fourth-seeded UC San Diego in today’s regional final at 6 p.m. Wandersee, a redshirt freshman, made the most of her minutes, hitting a...
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KIBSD finds potential for saving $800K
A mid-contract rebid for districtwide Internet services could save the Kodiak Island Borough School District $800,000, district officials say. The KIBSD Board of Education held an emergency special meeting Wednesday evening and approved the proposal to rebid after school officials determined it would be allowable, despite a June 30, 2019, expiration date on the current five-year contract with GCI. “E-rate has a sp...
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Museum unveils new virtual tour app
The Alutiiq Museum has a new virtual your app, allowing people to get a glimpse at the exhibits from the comfort of their own home. “One of the things that I’ve been interested in as the executive director here at the museum is to increase our reach to our community and to our other supporters,” said Dr. April Laktonen Counceller. “Being on an island in the North Pacific, it is difficult for us to serve the other ...
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Homer’s Laukitis tapped by Gov. for NPFMC seat
Michael “Buck” Laukitis of Homer is one of two preferred nominees for two open seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Theresa Peterson of Kodiak is the other preferred nominee. Gov. Bill Walker announced his nominees for the positions on Wednesday. Laukitis said he submitted his name last year for a position on the council, but was not selected. This year, he hopes to be appointed to fix a problem ...
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Bake sale makes difference for ALS
To the editor: The ALS bake sale fundraiser last Saturday at Safeway was, once again, a huge success like last year. There was something for almost every palate. Twenty or more friends baked their sweet delights, which were purchased with donations. Customers were very generous and any contribution was gratefully accepted. The volunteers who manned the tables kept a close eye on the displayed edible sweets. All th...
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Youth welcome as shelter volunteers
To the editor: What if your animal got lost or found and taken to the animal shelter? Wouldn’t you want them to care for it while you’re looking for your pet? But what if they didn’t have enough food or beds for your dog? Our community needs more volunteers to help care for these poor animals who don’t have homes. We need more donations of food, beds, brushes, toys, leashes and treats. Our animals need your help a...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Rumination on population
On April 28, Kodiak will welcome the first cruise ship passengers of the 2016 season for a daylong visit. At the end of the season, we will have seen 14 ships and as many as 21,000 tourists, according to information from Discover Kodiak. If we saw all those visitors at once, they would outnumber the residents of the entire borough by about 3 to 2. Among the ships due to call this year is the Holland America Lines’...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 11
March 6 At 1:11 a.m., a 911 caller said he was approached by strangers on Mission Road then said everything was fine and it was a misunderstanding. Police searched the area and did not find anyone. At 2:25 a.m., a person requested extra patrols of the 3200 block of East Rezanof Drive because vehicles may be being broken into. Police patrolled and found no one. At 4:17 a.m., police gave a woman in the 600 block of ...
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