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Long-vacant airport terminal gets new tenant
After 18 years, the old MarkAir building at Benny Benson State Airport has a new tenant. By the end of the month, the Navigator Lounge will open in the old green building that once housed a vibrant regional airline. “The reason we’re doing this is convenience,” said Patricia Altmeter, co-owner of the new business with George Gatter. “Kodiak has a lot of delayed flights, and there’s just not a lot of room in that (...
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Overcoming challenges
Every time Illa Macinko is asked how tall she is, she gives a precise answer. “I am 5-1¼ — don’t forget the fourth,” she said. Being undersized hasn’t slowed the Kodiak senior. As a youth in the Kodiak Kingfishers swimming program she was one of the top swimmers in the state. She still holds three individual club records for the eight-and-under division. But as others started getting taller, Macinko started lookin...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 3
Saturday, Sept. 21 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 40-year-old California man for failure to release a coho salmon hooked other than in the mouth. Bail was set at $130. Tuesday, Sept. 24 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 62-year-old Utah man for taking too many coho salmon from Pillar Creek. Bail was set at $130. Wednesday, Sept. 25 At 2:40 p.m., Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a Minnesota ...
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Politicians will stop at nothing to confiscate firearms
To the Editor: The tyrants, dictators and all scumbag politicians will stop at nothing to register and ban and eventually confiscate firearms owned by law-abiding Americans like you and me. The UN has been working for 15 years to force its gun-banning arms treaty on the United States. Obama and Kerry just signed it, inviting the world's worst human rights abusers to dictate gun policy here in the United States. On...
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Troopers search for vehicle arsonist
Alaska State Troopers are searching for the person responsible for setting a vehicle on fire and abandoning it on a beach near Spruce Cape. According to a trooper dispatch report, Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle fire around 3:42 a.m., on Sept. 25. The vehicle had been pushed off a cliff onto a beach near the Spruce Cape helipad, Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Eric Olsen said. It was fully engulfed in flam...
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Kodiak volleyball creates buzz
Kodiak’s second-place finish at the West Spiketacular created a lot of buzz in Anchorage. A high school friend of Amy Willis filled in the coach. “She sent me a Facebook message telling me she was really sorry that she missed our tournament because that was all they were talking about at adult league (volleyball) on Sunday, was the Kodiak volleyball team,” Willis said. The Bears sent ripples through the volleyball...
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City releases latest sales tax revenue figures
One year after the city of Kodiak implemented a 7 percent sales tax, city revenue is only slightly less than pre-increase forecasts. According to reports from the city’s finance office, the city of Kodiak is collecting almost $450,000 more on average each quarter when compared with 2012. The city increased its sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent starting on Oct. 1, 2012, and this week the city released revenue d...
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School board approves teacher contract in brief meeting
The Kodiak Island Borough school board met Wednesday for a brief special meeting to confirm a new teacher contract and OK a vendor list for the district’s correspondence program. The school board approved the hiring of Pamela Henderson as a special education teacher in the autism support classroom at Peterson Elementary School. Henderson comes to Kodiak from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, where she worked as the spe...
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Monday raid involved two additional homes
On Monday, the Kodiak Police Department raided four homes, seizing illegal substances, stolen weapons and around $27,500 in cash. On Tuesday, police stated they visited two homes. On Wednesday, KPD revealed that they searched more homes on Mill Bay Road, for a total of three homes on Mill Bay Road and one on Ismailov Street. Police officers, Alaska State Troopers and federal agents served warrants to the four home...
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Federal shutdown hurts Alaska's economy
To the Editor: Americans deserve better than the recent government shutdown. I understand that Ted Cruz doesn’t support the Affordable Care Act, but he and a small group of Tea Partiers shouldn’t be able to shut down the federal government because they disagree with a law that has been passed in accordance with our Constitution. It makes no sense for the GOP to shut down the government because the Tea Party disagr...
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