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Legislature taken over by Big Oil
To the editor: Hardly a day goes by without new scandals reported regarding the state's gross mismanagement of public funds. Last week Dermot Cole wrote that a provision of SB 21 requires the state to pay Big OIl more than 100 percent of losses in their quest for "new oil.” One executive complained that removing that credit would reduce the worth of his company 13 percent. He did not mention that without a big inc...
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KHS basketball finishes season
Kodiak High School’s 2015-16 basketball season came to an end Friday with a pair of losses at the Northern Lights Conference Championships. The girls dropped a 48-23 decision to Kenai, while the boys fell to Soldotna 65-45 in consolation games at Palmer High School. The Kodiak girls lost their final 16 games and finished with a 2-18 record. The Bears went 0-12 against NLC competition. “On paper it doesn’t look lik...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 14
March 7 At 1 a.m., police received a report of people going into a residence they thought was vacant. Police found the owner and it was fine. At 6:31 a.m., police were out with a suspicious vehicle on Maple Avenue. Everything was OK. At 6:48 a.m., police found multiple vehicles at the bottom of Pillar Mountain Road. Everything was OK. At 8:17 a.m., a person requested information about removing an abandoned vehicle...
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FISH FACTOR: Permit prices plummet after salmon slump
Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet. To another extreme — the prices for halibut catch shares have soared to “unheard of levels.” Starting with salmon permits: “A lot of people had disastrous seasons last year, whether it was drift gillnet or seine permits, and the values have declined dramatically,” said Doug Bowen ...
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ALLUMNI ROUNDUP: UAA women advance to regional final; Horn, Cannon battle in NWAC
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee connected on three second-half buckets as the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team outlasted Cal Baptist University in overtime, 83-79, in a NCAA Division II West Regional semifinal Saturday in California. The second-seeded Seawolves play fourth-seeded UC San Diego in today’s regional final at 6 p.m. Wandersee, a redshirt freshman, made the most of her minutes, hitting a...
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KIBSD finds potential for saving $800K
A mid-contract rebid for districtwide Internet services could save the Kodiak Island Borough School District $800,000, district officials say. The KIBSD Board of Education held an emergency special meeting Wednesday evening and approved the proposal to rebid after school officials determined it would be allowable, despite a June 30, 2019, expiration date on the current five-year contract with GCI. “E-rate has a sp...
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Homer’s Laukitis tapped by Gov. for NPFMC seat
Michael “Buck” Laukitis of Homer is one of two preferred nominees for two open seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Theresa Peterson of Kodiak is the other preferred nominee. Gov. Bill Walker announced his nominees for the positions on Wednesday. Laukitis said he submitted his name last year for a position on the council, but was not selected. This year, he hopes to be appointed to fix a problem ...
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Museum unveils new virtual tour app
The Alutiiq Museum has a new virtual your app, allowing people to get a glimpse at the exhibits from the comfort of their own home. “One of the things that I’ve been interested in as the executive director here at the museum is to increase our reach to our community and to our other supporters,” said Dr. April Laktonen Counceller. “Being on an island in the North Pacific, it is difficult for us to serve the other ...
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Bruce Gordon Twite
Longtime Kodiak resident Bruce Gordon Twite passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 3, 2016, in Dawson, Minnesota. Bruce lived in Dawson the first 40-some years of his life, where he enjoyed driving trucks, raising hogs and hell. In 1977, with plans to start a pig farm in the Mat -Su Valley, Bruce moved to Alaska in time to witness the land prices skyrocket in anticipation of the Capitol moving to Willow. He ...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 11
March 6 At 1:11 a.m., a 911 caller said he was approached by strangers on Mission Road then said everything was fine and it was a misunderstanding. Police searched the area and did not find anyone. At 2:25 a.m., a person requested extra patrols of the 3200 block of East Rezanof Drive because vehicles may be being broken into. Police patrolled and found no one. At 4:17 a.m., police gave a woman in the 600 block of ...
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