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Rare $5 bill from Fairbanks could be worth $300,000
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The $5 bill displayed for decades on Charles Fairbanks IV’s wall was long a treasured family heirloom from Alaska. Now, to the surprise of the grandson of a turn-of-a-century vice president, it’s also become a likely treasure trove. The rare find is expected to fetch as much as $300,000 at auction this month when a Texas auctioneer plans to put it up for bids in Dallas and online as part of the Am...
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Estimate: $65 billion for state-owned natural gas pipeline
JUNEAU (AP) — A liquefied natural gas project in Alaska could cost more than $65 billion and would represent a mega-project of “unprecedented scale and challenge,” officials behind the project told Gov. Sean Parnell. In a letter to Parnell released by the governor’s office late Wednesday, officials with TransCanada Corp. and the North Slope’s three major players said good progress has been made in pursuing a proje...
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Voters elect new faces Walker and Griffin as turnout plunges to 9.1 percent
New faces will appear on the Kodiak Island Borough assembly and the Kodiak City Council after Aaron Griffin and Richard Walker were elected to the leading bodies of the borough and city. In addition to the newcomers, incumbent assemblywoman Chris Lynch was re-elected with the most ballots cast in the borough race. In the city, incumbent Gabriel Saravia was re-elected, while incumbent Mark Anthony Vizcocho was defe...
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Port Lions' new dock project still on schedule
Port Lions is right on schedule with a long-awaited dock replacement project. The replacement of the ferry terminal and community dock has been on Port Lions’ to-do list for years. The community began pursuing financing for the project five years ago after an engineering study revealed structural and safety issues with its current dock, which sways in the 80 to 90 mph winds of Kodiak’s frequent storms. In the asse...
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Police chief: No ticket quotas for officers
Kodiak drivers might not like speeding tickets, but at least they’re not being targeted. Drivers in another Alaska city can’t say the same. On Tuesday, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner revealed that police in that Interior city are now required to make at least eight traffic stops per week. In an internal memo, Fairbanks police chief Laren Zager said the quota its based on the idea that traffic stops can reduce “ris...
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Boys of fall
Subway and Mack’s players slap hands after a Kodiak Football League Cubs Division game Monday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Subway won 13-6. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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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 ...
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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 happy...
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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. Eielson (7-...
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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 ...
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