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Stevens: Income tax not likely to pass
A restructuring of the Alaska Permanent Fund to allow government use of some of the earnings reserve is likely, while an income tax and sales tax are improbable during the current legislative session, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, said Monday during a brief visit to Kodiak. The Legislature has already exceeded its 90-day regular session and is nearing the end of its first special session without agreement on major ...
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A grand night for storytelling
After a year of experimentation, the Galley Tables’ last storytelling event of the season is Friday. With the theme “How Did I Get Here?,” it takes place at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center, the last of three large venues the organizers have tested over the past few months due to the sheer number of people who want to attend. “In March, we had it at the Kodiak Baptist Mission, which was new, and then we had an ...
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Week in Words: Letters make the grade from A to Q
When May rolls around in the world of academia, students are all abuzz with one word. Graduation. Last week, Kodiak College awarded over 60 degrees and professional certificates to graduates. Thanks to Kodiak College and other University of Alaska programs, our community has that many more new professionals, ready to take the next step in our workforce or in their own academic careers. Some of these graduates, alo...
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Boats line up for one-day derby
Local anglers rose bright and early Saturday for the first King Salmon Slam, sponsored by the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators. Teams struck out at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start. On their return, they checked in at the Kodiak Island Brewing Company, where Lenny Heglin weighed the catches of the day. Winning teams were selected based on the total weight of up to four kings. Taking the grand prize was the t...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Strip boat owner gets new lawyer
A federal judge approved Darren Byler’s request for new representation on Tuesday, setting back sentencing for an illegal dumping conviction. Byler was due for sentencing on Monday, but Judge Sharon Gleason granted a postponement on May 2 pending the outcome of the request to replace public defender Michael Dieni. Anchorage attorney John Cashion will take over Byler’s defense. Byler owned and operated the converte...
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City council looking for more marijuana committee applicants
The Kodiak City Council is looking for one more city resident to serve on the Marijuana Advisory Special Committee At their Tuesday work session, council members also decided to amend the draft resolution creating the committee to accommodate an applicant who did not meet the criteria. According to city clerk Deb Marlar, the committee would differ from a recently created borough marijuana task force, because the c...
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Ancient Alutiiq rock art found on Afognak
On a recent trip to Afognak Island, Alutiiq Museum archaeologist Patrick Saltonstall identified a rare cluster of rock art, a set of petroglyphs previously unknown to the Alutiiq community, according to a Monday release from the museum. Pecked into the surface of a rock formation on the southern shore of Afognak, he found a series of about a dozen carefully formed circular pits, about the size of a tablespoon, som...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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City cuts back 12.6 percent for 2017 budget
The Kodiak City Council held a rare Saturday work session to review the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2017, which predicts a drop in expenses compared to the 2016 budget. In citywide expenses, excluding capital projects, the preliminary budget seeks $35.2 million, down 12.6 percent from this year. The preliminary budget shows a reduction in legal expenses, from $200,000 in the current fiscal year to $100,000....
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Deaths by drowning decrease
The average rate of drowning deaths in Alaskans decreased between 2000 and 2012, “nonetheless, drowning remained one of the top five causes of unintentional injury death in Alaska for persons aged 1-74 years in 2014 and was the leading cause of unintentional injury death among children aged 0-9 years,” according to a state of Alaska epidemiology bulletin. The Gulf Coast region, which includes Kodiak, is one of the...
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Rider severely injured when motorcycle, truck collide
A Kodiak man received severe injuries resulting in a medical flight to Anchorage Friday, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. Craig White, 31, was reportedly driving 40 to 60 mph on Spruce Cape Road, which has a 25 mph speed limit, on his 2016 KTMmotorcycle when he hit a truck turning onto Spruce Cape Road off Jackson Lane. “White lost control of his motorcycle and both he and the motorcycle slid under the...
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