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Nomination period for city, borough elected positions open
Nominating petitions for borough and city elected positions can now be picked up for the Oct. 1 municipal election. The deadline for all filing materials is 4:30 p.m., Aug. 15. The borough assembly has two seats up for election, each for three-year terms. The incumbents are Carol Austerman and Louise Stutes. Borough Mayor Jerome Selby also faces re-election. The school board has two seats up for election. Melissa ...
Jul 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early sockeye figures on target
As the first half of Kodiak’s salmon season comes to an end, catch figures show a season in line with preseason expectations. Through Saturday, Kodiak fishermen have pulled in 1.77 million sockeye salmon and 1.4 million pinks, part of a total 3.6 million fish harvested to date. Kodiak’s salmon season is typically a story with two parts: In the first half, sockeye salmon fishermen pull in early run reds; in the sec...
Jul 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jury finds man guilty of assault
A Filipino man in Kodiak has been found guilty of felony assault for hitting another man in the face and chest during a 2011 argument. After a 10-day trial, the jury convicted Noriel Carino, 32, of one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and third-degree assault on June 28. He was acquitted of a second count of first-degree assault. The trial’s case file was not available until this month. Ac...
Jul 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police sergeant retires after 25-year career
In less than a month, patrol Sgt. Tom Maloney will be remodeling his new home in Hawaii. Maloney, the Kodiak Police Department’s longest serving officer, is working his final days at the department and preparing for retirement after 25 years of service. After his last day of work, he and his wife will move to Hawaii to renovate their new home. They chose Hawaii because of its similarities to Kodiak. “I like island...
Jul 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 squad splits Interior
After a lengthy drive to the Interior, Kodiak Post 17 split a pair of American Legion A baseball games against Fairbanks. On Thursday, the Bears pounded out 10 hits and got a solid pitching performance from Branden Pickett for an 11-5 victory over Fairbanks at Arco Field. That was followed by a 13-9 loss to Fairbanks on Friday. Post 17 rallied from 10 runs down to win the nonleague nightcap, 14-13. Thursday's nonl...
Jul 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heat wave or no, it's warm in Kodiak
You could call it a heat wave, and you might even be able to say that with a straight face. On Sunday, temperatures topped 70 degrees in Kodiak for the fifth consecutive day and the 14th day this summer. That’s atypical for Kodiak, which sees fewer than three 70-degree days on average in July and only seven for the whole summer. Some years are even cooler. Last year, only one day topped 70 degrees. The unusually l...
Jul 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support lower taxes for the oil industry
To the Editor: While their motivations and intentions are good, I have to disagree with the folks attempting to repeal SB-21, the new oil tax law. It is not a matter of right or wrong, or if Big Oil is ripping off Alaskans. It is a question of what our resource is worth to the people capable of extracting it for us. As a businessperson, would you drill a well for tens of millions of dollars in Alaska, or tens of t...
Jul 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard Blotter: July 22
July 12 The Coast Guard opened its seasonal forward operating location in Kotzebue in preparation for the anticipated increase of maritime activities in Western Alaska and the Bering Strait. FOL Kotzebue, part of Coast Guard Arctic Shield 2013, consists of one Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter with supporting air and ground crews, and is based out of the Alaska Army National Guard Hangar in Kotzebue. • A Coast...
Jul 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Bristol Bay fishermen see price hike as catches fall
Fishermen are seeing a base price of $1.50/lb at the world’s biggest sockeye salmon fishermen at Bristol Bay, an increase of $0.50 higher per pound over the past two years. The final price will be even higher for many fishermen who will get an extra $0.15 for chilled fish and another nickel for bled. The price boost comes from a slightly lower catch than expected (15.5 million so far) — and big improvements in fis...
Jul 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Fighting aphids in the summer of flowers
The summer of 2013 may go down as the summer of flowers. Warm, gentle weather has been kind to blossoms that in a normal year would be pelted and shaped by pounding rains and shredding breezes. Of course, August still looms before us, but it doesn’t take away all that we’ve enjoyed up to now. Take time this summer to visit and celebrate the splendid displays in your neighborhood, downtown and in front of office bu...
Jul 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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