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Squeezed by falling prices and quotas, halibut fishermen face fee increase
The federal government is taking a bigger slice of halibut next year. Last week, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced it has raised the fee to participate in the commercial halibut harvest by almost 25 percent — from 1.6 percent of a fisherman’s catch to 2.1 percent of the catch. According to NOAA figures published in April, the fee generated just over $5 million last year. Most of that money was alloca...
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Expectations grow for Bears
Entering his third season as head coach, David Anderson sees Kodiak’s boys basketball team heading in the right direction. “Your expectations are a little higher for kids that you have had in the program,” Anderson said. “In three years, you should have a very successful program.” Anderson has a record of 20-31 over his first two seasons, including a surprise trip to the 4A state tournament in his first season. Ko...
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Parents need help, too
To the Editor: Single mothers in Kodiak face depression due to neglecting their own needs and well-being. According to Dr. Wendy Schwartz, a licensed family therapist, studies show that 40 percent of single moms are plagued by depression as they neglect their own needs while struggling to provide for their children. Single mothers do their best daily to make sure their children are taken care of, but some don’t co...
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Stage and Screen: 'Starlet' Ain’t No Dog
“Starlet” Ain’t No Dog In the 2012 film “Starlet,” Jane (Dree Hemingway) is 21. Jane is drop-dead gorgeous. Jane is a nice girl from Florida who lives and works in Los Angeles. Jane makes her gritty living by starring in hard-core porn flicks. Jane shares an apartment with Melissa (Stella Maeve) and her pimp Mickey (James Ransone.) Melissa is an air-head dope smoker with the intellectual and moral depth of an empt...
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City to vote on expanded sales tax data collection
The Kodiak City Council will consider asking businesses to provide additional information about their sales in an effort to improve the city’s sales tax. The measure is one of several items on the council’s agenda tonight during a wide-ranging meeting that begins at 7:30 p.m. in the borough assembly chambers. If approved tonight and at the city council’s next meeting, the tax measure would add a section to the qua...
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Kodiak boys basketball home four times
Kodiak’s boys basketball 2012-2013 schedule features four home weekends. Cook Inlet Conference’s South Anchorage visits the island Dec. 21-22. The Joe Floyd Tournament brings North Pole, Juneau and West Anchorage to Kodiak from Jan. 3-5. Juneau finished fourth at state last year. “This is probably one of the better tournaments we have had in a long time,” Kodiak coach Dave Anderson said. “They are all going to be ...
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Chamber looking for board members
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good men and women. The chamber holds its annual election of board members in early February, and the chamber nominating committee is accepting nominations to fill three seats on the board. The three-year terms Kris Sockwell, John Durham and Jack Johnson are expiring this year. The chamber board includes 10 elected members and six ex-officio members who represent...
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Playbook: Dec. 13
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Mt. Edgecumbe at the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament at Soldotna High School, 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 Boys basketball: Kodiak at the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament at Soldotna High School. Wrestling: Kodiak at the West Anchorage Christmas Classic, 4 p.m.
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2 men charged in 2008 Pillar Mtn. death
State prosecutors have charged 24-year-old Bradford Blondin and 25-year-old Brian Blondin in connection with the 2008 death of a homeless man on Pillar Mountain. On Monday, Bradford formally pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran over 43-year-old Justin McGriff on Pillar Mountain Road and left McGriff to die. Brian has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges that he destroyed evidence in the case. Bradford fac...
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Playing in the rain
Aaron Poetter, left, Tonya Wood, Trent Hartill and Aaron Tiernan huddle during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s annual Christmas flag football game at a rainy Joe Floyd Track and Field Saturday. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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