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Alaskans will receive $900 check for 2013 PFD
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — While the economy continues to recover, the worst of the recession was very much felt by Alaskans on Wednesday who learned their annual check from the state's oil-wealth fund would be a small one. Nearly every Alaska resident will receive a check for $900, acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announced at a ceremony in downtown Anchorage. The amount of each person's dividend is based ...
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Stats show demand for animal help
Kodiak Police Department collars its fair share of criminals. As it turns out, it also collars its fair share of canines. And cats. According to statistics furnished by the police department, almost one in every 25 calls that comes into the department is an animal control call. Of the department’s 12,449 calls for service in fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013), 468 were specifically animal-related. St...
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Pillar Mountain Hill Climb results
Pillar Mountain Hill Climb Friday, Sept. 13 Boys 1. Jack Hannah, 18 minutes, 59 seconds; 2. Gregorio Ibabao, 19:24; 3. Joe Doerksen, 19:31; 4. Richie McKinney, 20:26; 5. Morgan Moir, 21:35; 6. Joey Mauer, 21:52; 7. Tyler Teuber, 22:30; 8. Sam DeGuzman, 23:13; 9. Julius Villasenor, 24:01; 10. Augustine Caguing, 24:10; 11. Jeremy Basuel, 24:14; 12. Jason Ramos, 26:47; 13. Jeffrey Peterson, 28:39; 14. Lucky Ibabao, 3...
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Cruise ship season wraps up
The last cruise ship of the season is scheduled to visit Kodiak today, signaling the end of Kodiak’s tourism season. Kodiak had seven cruise ships on the schedule for 2013, down from 13 in 2012 and 15 in 2011. “We saw a little over 4,000 (passengers),” Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity Starrett said. “That does not include crew.” Starrett estimated the total number of cruisers who visited Kodiak — includ...
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Fallorin sparkles in varsity debut
While her teammates opened the volleyball season two weeks ago in Sitka, Erika Fallorin was watching the match back in Kodiak on a computer. Her varsity debut was delayed because of a broken right pinkie she sustained during a preseason open gym in late July. She felt bad for not being with the team, but Kodiak’s senior outside hitter made up for it with a sparkling start this past weekend on the Kenai Peninsula. ...
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Kodiak fishing vessel caught fire in Seattle
The 167-foot fishing vessel Bristol Leader caught fire Tuesday morning in Seattle, the Associated Press has reported. According to the Seattle Fire Department, smoke was reported coming from the ship’s galley about 3 a.m. All 24 people aboard the ship, which is homeported in Kodiak, escaped without injury. Fire department spokesman Kyle Moore told the Associated Press that firefighters controlled the fire at Pier ...
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More to learn from Zimmerman trial
To the Editor: On June 25, 2013, during George Zimmerman’s trial, state prosecutor John Guy officially identified the personal possessions found, by the police, on Trayvon Martin’s body. These include “an unopened bag of Skittles” and a “full can of watermelon-flavored drink.” Photographs of the evidence show a clear plastic bag containing a red can. The label on the can identifies it as being “Arizona, Vitamin C ...
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Vote 'yes' on Proposition 1
To the Editor: As elected government officials, our borough assembly members and our borough mayor should be held to higher standards. On Oct. 1, we the public will be voting on “Prop. 1,” which is crafted to help eliminate conflicts of interest with the assembly members and mayor. By voting yes on Prop. 1, we can preclude the mayor or any assembly member from being employed by the borough, or having a personal se...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 18
Saturday, Sept. 14 • At 12:52 a.m., a caller reported a DUI, but the person was gone when officers arrived. • At 2:07 a.m., a man was given an open container and no-bars warning. • At 3:01 a.m., a man wanted another man arrested for assault, but claimed no injury or fear. • At 3:14 a.m., a man was arrested for being drunk on a licensed premises on Marine Way. • At 6:39 a.m., a caller reported a man was outside yel...
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From Soup to Nuts: Bargains don't require sacrifice
I was raised by my fiscally disciplined and ultra-conservative Scandinavian elders. However, the hands-down master of penny pinchers in my family was Grandma Hazel. A shrewd negotiator and homemaker, she was revered for her ability to sniff out a bargain and store managers learned to avoid her because of her go-for-the-jugular bargaining tactics. It is with her tenacity in mind that I pick through the Kodiak produ...
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