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Fish Factor: Commercial bigger for economy than sport
The debate over which sector – commercial or recreational fishing – provides the bigger economic punch can finally be put to rest. The annual Fisheries Economics of the U.S. report by the Deptartment of Commerce shows once and for all that in terms of values, jobs, sales and incomes the commercial sector far outscores recreational fishing. A breakdown of the extensive report by market analyst John Sackton shows th...
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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...
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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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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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Siscar hurdles the field
Ranie Siscar’s main goal when she entered high school was to bulk up. As a freshman, the 5-foot-2 Philippines native tipped the scale at 82 pounds. Now, weeks away from graduating from Kodiak High School she checks in at 103 pounds. “I’m surprised I even passed 100, that was my goal,” Siscar said. With that goal achieved, she is now chasing another goal — running under 17 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles. She near...
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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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Pot story misleading
To the editor, The story titled “Kodiakans averse to pot legislation” (5/2/14) was misleading. According to the poll that accompanied the story (as of 5/6/14), 56 percent of readers are in support legalizing marijuana in Alaska. While hardly overwhelming, this number doesn’t exactly suggest that “Kodiakans are almost dead-set” against the initiative either. It would have helped balance the coverage if you had inte...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 9
Friday, May 2 • At 1:54 a.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 8:27 a.m., a driver was warned for speeding on Benny Benson Drive. • At 11:30 a.m., officers assisted corrections officers with an unruly inmate. • At 11:47 a.m., a caller reported a small dog locked in a vehicle on Mill Bay Road for 30 minutes with no windows open. • At 12:52 a.m., officers were unable to locate a loose dog on Jackson Lane...
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Amazing Nature: Tidepools are filled with young animals in spring
It is finally undeniable that spring has sprung in Kodiak. The warm temperatures of the last weekend kissed even the last winter sleepiness out of nature’s ambassadors of the new season. Usually, it’s the flowers and perhaps some trees and bushes that announce spring with their first blooms or tender new green shoots. However, yesterday on a rocky beach we witnessed signs of springtime under every rock. While hard...
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Alaska Bishop David Mahaffey is 'everyman'
The jeweled mitre looks like a king’s crown and symbolizes the headship of the Orthodox Church. David Mahaffey wears one. Mahaffey was consecrated as the Orthodox Church in America’s Alaska bishop in Sitka earlier this year. He is the diocese’ first resident bishop since 2007, when then bishop, Nikolai Soriach, was forced to resign at the request of the Orthodox Church in America Synod. During the interim, Alaska ...
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