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Fish Factor: Seafood industry keeps plenty employed
The graying of the fleet continues in Alaska as fewer young folks obtain permits for various fisheries. Data from 2011 show that 45 percent of all Alaska permit holders were between the ages 45 and 60, with an average age of 47. That was roughly twice as many permit holders as there were between the ages of 30 and 44. Crews were much younger, averaging around 21 years old. There also was a higher incidence of crew...
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Woman caught stealing cart filled with food
A Kodiak woman hungry for Thanksgiving has been accused of attempting to run out of Safeway with a cart filled with more than $500 of items. Tiffany Brown, 22, faces one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony, punishable by up to five years in jail. According to court documents, the incident occurred Wednesday when Brown allegedly loaded a grocery cart full of merchandise and left the store without paying ...
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Care center’s estimated cost skyrockets
The price tag for a new hospital expansion has skyrocketed since major discussions began earlier this year, and federal Medicaid rules are to blame. New estimates provided by the Kodiak Island Borough indicate a 22-bed nursing home — officially called a long-term care facility — could cost as much as $20 million. That amount is almost double the amount analyzed in an April feasibility study, which determined an $1...
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Cost rises for state-issued commercial fishing permits
Nonresident commercial fishermen will pay a bit more to participate in state-waters fisheries next year. The Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission announced last week that it is raising the nonresident surcharge to $190, an increase of $50 over 2011’s figure. News of the increase was first reported by Wesley Loy in the commercial fishing blog Deckboss. CFEC adjusts the nonresident surcharge every three years based...
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Composting opponents speak out
If Kodiak’s planned sewage composting project is derailed, it will be done by the people who gathered in St. Mary’s Catholic School gymnasium on Friday night. After a day of Black Friday shopping, 30 Kodiakans gathered to share information and concerns about the project, which will use a plant in Middle Bay to create garden compost from the leavings of Kodiak’s sewage treatment plant. Friday night’s meeting was or...
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanksgiving in Kodiak
While most Kodiak residents were busy stuffing their turkeys, watching football and spending Thanksgiving morning with their families, it was business as usual for Kodiak’s police, fire and public works departments. Thanks to an inch and a half of fresh snow, plow drivers got an early start on Thanksgiving morning, clearing roads for drivers en route to family gatherings. Thursday morning was slow for both the fir...
Nov 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet, Bethea slosh their way to Turkey Trot victories
There was no wrong turn for Levi Thomet this Thanksgiving. Thomet sloshed his way through the slushy streets of downtown Kodiak to win his first Turkey Trot Fun Run title. One year ago, Thomet was leading the race and took a wrong turn, handing the victory to Jon LeVan. Thomet finished second. He was thinking about that during his entire 5-kilometer run Thursday. “I was looking for the cones the whole way,” Thomet...
Nov 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Results: Nov. 23
City League Basketball Tuesday, Nov. 13 Nets Systems 67, Team Enriquez 51 Joe Donat 15 points, Joe Madrid 13, Zak Keplinger 13, Avery Javier 12, Ryan Gabor 6, Ben Watkins 4, Monte Wilson 2 and Drew DeVries 2 for Nets. Mitchell Tacata 15 points, Edwin Agbayani 14, Jiwi Rua 6, Raffy Fangonilo 5, Greg Sorio 4, RenRen Santiago 4 and Donnell Diesta 3 for Team Enriquez. Scott’s Heating 74, Loose Cannons 43 Matt Regele 1...
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Island Flavor: Monk’s Rock makes family memories at the Y
More than any other restaurant in town, Monk’s Rock Coffeehouse and Bookstore has been a companion in my family’s life in Kodiak. It was the only restaurant my son Doran and I visited on our first two-week journey to the island. We didn’t need restaurants; we were part of a crew making extensive repairs to buildings on the St. Herman Orthodox Seminary campus, and we ate meals prepared by other team members. But th...
Nov 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: Support local businesses this holiday season
Black Friday is here again, and so is the Christmas shopping season. As we go out to buy presents, it’s important to remember that our buying has consequences. On Wednesday, the Kodiak post office was coping with a flood of packages — two Sea-Land containers chock full of presents and packages. Part of that surge is because Monday’s blizzard kept flights grounded. Most of it is because Kodiakans continue to buy fr...
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