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Kodiak kidnap sees 3 arrested and drugs seized
Alaska State Troopers announced on Tuesday a quick but major investigation and series of arrests involving kidnapping, robbery, a beating and thousands of dollars in heroin. According to trooper reports, the Kodiak Police were alerted on May 12 about an injured man hobbling into Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center who reported that he had been beaten in a robbery/kidnapping along with two other men. The police...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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PANDA founder to give talk in Kodiak
Bowling Green, Ohio-based activist Dan Johnson sees a looming danger to American civil liberties in provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, and now travels the country talking about how cities can oppose the federal measure. “We do not want to see an American citizen, on this soil, detained without trial,” he said. Now 20 years old, Johnson suspended his college studies and founded PANDA, for...
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Nervy 'Kodiak' reality show starts Wednesday
The latest Kodiak reality TV program begins on Discovery Channel on Wednesday night and could add “gripping” to a growing lineup of Kodiak shows. The four-part show combines multigenerational hunting wisdom with thrill-seeking zeal as it follows the lives of three bear-guide families: the Mays, the Hollands and the Cusacks. They all run Bob May's Whale Pass Lodge in Port Lions and another hunting and fishing lodge...
May 13, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can king crab return to Kodiak?
For Brad Stevens, king crabs could return to Kodiak. Chalk that up to science and technology. “Twenty years ago people would have said, ‘No,’ 10 years ago I was saying, ‘Maybe,’ and other people were still saying, ‘No,’ and now more people are saying, ‘Maybe’ ... because we’ve proven the technology all along at each step,” said Stevens. A crustacean expert who worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service in to...
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City prepares fiscal 2015 budget; 7 percent lower than 2015
The city of Kodiak hosted a Saturday work session to hammer out its budget beginning July 1 for fiscal year 2015. City council members and managers rolled up their sleeves in the Kodiak Public Library in an informal meeting on May 10 and came away with a budget that was 7 percent leaner than the previous year’s. The budget plan calls for $35,906,466 in non-capital project expenditures, some 7 percent less than fis...
May 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viral video arrest case moves to trial next week
A renowned arrest-gone-viral enters a new phase when the jury trial of Skyler Irene Waite, booked on four charges by Alaska State Troopers, begins on Tuesday. The case, already renowned on the Internet, features Waite, two Alaskan State Troopers, and a YouTube video of the arrest inside her trailer a year ago. Waite’s arrest has made waves both in the courtroom and the Web. Pretrial conferencing is scheduled on Mo...
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outgoing Owen recalls two decades mastering harbor
On a walk along the main float in St. Paul Harbor Thursday, Marty Owen recalled the broken, uneven, creosote-stained dock that he found there in 1995, the year he took over as harbormaster. At that time the state-owned Kodiak’s downtown harbor. The in 1997, the state gave the harbor to the city with some money representing deferred maintenance. “We took our deferred maintenance and built a whole new harbor,” Owen ...
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April temps slightly warmer than normal, El Niño foreseen this summer
April temperatures in Kodiak clocked in slightly warmer than usual, while an El Niño warning from the National Weather Service held out the possibility for more warm and cloudy weather in coastal Alaska. The Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, reported a monthly mean temperature of 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 1.6 degrees lower than normal. The highest ...
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Tax-exempt companies face May 15 filing deadline
The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday advised tax-exempt organizations to file by May 15 to preserve tax-exempt status. The federal body said in a statement that tax-exempt groups should not include social security numbers or other unneeded persona information on their 990 forms. “By law, organizations that fail to file annual reports for three consecutive years will see their federal tax exemptions automatical...
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“Exhibition” pictured at the Little School
The Little School of Dance’s spring concert offers moving art with “Pictures at an Exhibition” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. A family goes to a museum for a nice outing, then meets with a surprise. “A magical janitor sweeps them into different pictures,” Little School director Molly Brodie said. The series of scenes that follow highlight the talents of 180 dancers age 3 years an...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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