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City council asks businesses for more sales tax information
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved a change to Kodiak's sales tax forms as it seeks to gather additional data to judge the effectiveness of the city's sales tax cap. The vote was the highlight of a light Thursday night meeting for the city council. The measure adds a section to the quarterly sales tax forms filled out by every Kodiak business. That section requires businesses to list the number of transa...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Jan. 11
Kungyuk : Crested Auklet_ Kungyut amlertaallriit kangiyagmi. : There used to always be a lot of crested auklets in the bay. The crested auklet (Aethia cristatella), known by some as the sea quail, is a member of the alcid family, a group that includes auks, puffins, and murres. About two million of these sea birds live in Alaska, in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, but they range as far as the Kurile Island of...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Jan. 11
Jan. 4 Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a report of a flashing light in the water approximately 9 miles north of the Akun airport from an airport employee Jan. 4. There are no navigational buoys or markers are in the area. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew to investigate. The ...
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Editorial: Arctic drilling must move forward
Alaska still needs oil. We need it to heat our homes; we need it to drive our cars. More than that, we need it to drive our economy. More than 90 percent of state revenue comes from the oil industry, and that money cannot be easily replaced. While we view the grounding of the Kulluk with alarm, Arctic drilling must move forward, and it must do so rapidly. Without Arctic oil, America cannot meet its long-term goal ...
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Tapestry: Boyhood friends keep in touch
Kodiak Island is a place where deep friendships are forged, and where friends long separated by time and space reunite to reminisce about their experiences. Neil Malutin, Jay Baldwin and James Brisbane, now in their 40s, recently got together to talk about the fun they had as youngsters on the Kodiak Island. During their visit they had their picture taken in the boat harbor, in some way replicating a picture that ...
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Death Notice: Arthur (Art) Kacalski
Arthur (Art) Kacalski passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in his sleep peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer. Services will be held at the American Legion at 2 pm. Sunday, Jan. 13. A potluck at the Legion will follow.
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 11
The Kodiak High School student council will host its annual Kodiak Idol contest at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium at 6 p.m. Friday. Cost for entry is $5 for students and $8 for adults. Half of the proceeds collected will go to support the Navy Seal Foundation. The Kodiak Arts Council will host its next artist in the Performing Arts Series on Saturday. Matt Anderson will perform at the Harbor Convention Center at ...
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Emil Norton
Emil Norton, 90, died Monday, January 7, 2013 following a life well lived in Kodiak, Alaska. He was born Nov. 16, 1922 to John Norton and Felitsata Chernoff. The youngest of six, Emil spent his boyhood years hiking, hunting and developing an interest in machinery. He put this to practice at an early age working for the local Kadiak Fisheries cannery. Impressing his bosses with hard work he quickly moved from cook’...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 11
Wednesday, Jan. 9 • At 11:55 a.m., a caller requested officer help remove a woman who was tearing apart the vehicle he was sitting in. The woman left when an officer asked, and the man decided to not press charges. • At 12:09 p.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle. An officer will keep an eye on it. • At 12:59 p.m., an officer impounded a loose dog. • At 1:01 p.m., a driver received a parking citation. • At ...
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In the Courts: Jan. 11
Charges dismissed • Charges of second-degree theft and second-degree forgery against Jason Delapas, 35, were dismissed Jan. 7. • Charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance, reckless driving, failure to stop at the direction of an officer, and third-degree assault against Steven Macinko, 19, were dismissed Dec. 4. Hunting Wilton Nelson, 29, was found guilty of taking a sow brown bear and was ordered to ...
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