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Kodiak officials return from Juneau reception
City and borough officials are back in Kodiak this week after a trip to Juneau to lobby the Alaska Legislature and host Kodiak’s annual reception for state lawmakers. On Wednesday night, more than 100 people attended the reception where Kodiak’s elected officials met state legislators and lobbyists while enjoying fresh Kodiak seafood. In addition to public funding, the reception was put on with donations from Kodi...
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State considers changing scallop fleet rules
A bill extending the limited entry program for scallops is making its way through the Alaska State Senate, but not without scrutiny. On March 11, an amendment to Senate Bill 54 passed in the Resources Committee to shorten the length of the program as a result of concerns raised in hearings from legislators and in public comment about consolidation in the fishery over the last decade under parallel state and federa...
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State basketball results: 1A
Boys 1A Saturday King Cove 60, Stebbins 47 Toksook Bay 64, Minto 55 New Stuyahok 78, Golvin 58 Klawock 75, Russian Mission 36 Noatak 55, Birchwood Christian 49 Noorvik 65, Aniak 59 Scammon Bay 53, Alak 51 Lumen Christi 59, Yakutat 51 Today at Sullivan Arena Championship bracket 8 a.m. — King Cove vs. Toksook Bay 9:45 a.m. — Noatak vs. Klawock 3:30 p.m. — New Stuyahok vs. Noorvik 5:15 p.m. — Lumen Christi vs. Scamm...
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Kodiak fisherman survives dip in Pacific Ocean
A Kodiak fisherman is lucky to be alive after slipping overboard from a boat in the Shelikof Strait on Friday. According to Coast Guard reports, the 35-year-old man was rescued by his crewmates aboard the 58-foot fishing vessel Stella after about 25 minutes in the water. Water temperatures were 37 degrees at the time of the accident, according to NOAA weather data. According to the Coast Guard, the man fell overbo...
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Property tax assessments higher in 2013
Kodiak Island Borough property tax assessments have been mailed out, and are slightly higher this year. State law requires assessing departments to update property values annually, and to do reinspections every six years to ensure the values are accurate. This year, the Kodiak Island Borough assessor’s office completed a lengthy reassessment of all properties on the borough road system. It began the process in 201...
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Cratty ends six-year run with Kodiak boys basketball program
Jim Cratty’s successful six-year run as junior varsity coach of Kodiak High School’s boys basketball team came to an end this season. At the end of April, Cratty, and his family, are relocating to North Carolina, where he will pastor a church. During his time on Kodiak’s coaching staff, Cratty posted two undefeated seasons and had only one sub .500 year. “I liked the community, I liked the support and I liked the ...
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School board will pick school options on Monday night
Running track or music room? Paved parking or a new wood floor in the gym? These are the decisions the Kodiak school board will make at 6 p.m. Monday night as it decides which of 11 options to include as part of the $80 million Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The 11 options had been included as part of a package deal, but after construction bids came in higher than expected, the school board i...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: March 15
Unigkuaq : Legend Unigkuarsngutaartut. : They always like to tell legends. In the English language, the word “story” is a broad term that can be used to describe many different types of tales, from fairy tales to newspaper articles. Not so in the Alutiiq language, where there are distinct terms for story and legend. In the Alutiiq world, a story — quliyanguaq — is a tale that recounts historical events. An Alutiiq...
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Parks and Rec: March 15-March 22
March 8-March 15 BARANOF ICE RINK Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations. Skate lessons will be held on Tuesdays from March 5 through March 26. There will be three groups and they are very beginner, beginner, and i...
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Kodiak girls head to state ranked third
Kodiak’s girls basketball team remained third in this week’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll, released Wednesday. Kodiak placed second at the Northern Lights Conference Championships last week and is preparing for its first 4A state tournament since 2010. The tournament begins Thursday in Anchorage. NLC champion Wasilla kept its top spot in the 4A rankings and heads to state with a 27-0 record. Cook ...
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