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Kodiak Island Births: March 15
Finn Thomas Kutyna was born at 7:25 a.m. on March 6, 2016 to Bradley Kutyna and Kylee Quass. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a homemaker, and the baby’s father works on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Station Ship Oscar Dyson. Also welcoming him to the family is Bradley Kutyna Jr. and Graisyn Kutyna. Grandparents a...
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BearTown prepares for tour season
It’s almost cruise ship season, and BearTown Market is getting ready for the new season. “We’ve got 14 cruise ships, and eight of them have almost 1,900 passengers (apiece),” said market coordinator Annie Poirier. “We have one with 1,400 people and a couple that are smaller.” This year, Poirier hopes to expand how they target cruisers. “We can’t put brochures out on the ship,” Poirier said. “This year, we’re going...
Mar 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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GARDEN GATE: Crazy weather and planting schedules
Last week, a friend from Colorado asked if we had snow in Kodiak. Snow? What snow? She was lamenting that her family was missing out on a lot of skiing this winter for lack of the white stuff. And what about Kodiak? What does this year’s weird weather mean for local gardeners? January and February temperatures were about six degrees above normal. Blueberry shrubs are budding out, daffodil bulbs are — for the secon...
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Assembly OKs one-year fisheries analyst contract
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a one-year extension to their contract with the fisheries analyst they jointly employ with the city of Kodiak. The contract with Heather McCarty provided for two one-year extensions. The borough approved a six-month extension to work through issues that some assembly members had, but the city council approved a one-year extension. After meeting in a joint work session, t...
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Legislature taken over by Big Oil
To the editor: Hardly a day goes by without new scandals reported regarding the state's gross mismanagement of public funds. Last week Dermot Cole wrote that a provision of SB 21 requires the state to pay Big OIl more than 100 percent of losses in their quest for "new oil.” One executive complained that removing that credit would reduce the worth of his company 13 percent. He did not mention that without a big inc...
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KHS basketball finishes season
Kodiak High School’s 2015-16 basketball season came to an end Friday with a pair of losses at the Northern Lights Conference Championships. The girls dropped a 48-23 decision to Kenai, while the boys fell to Soldotna 65-45 in consolation games at Palmer High School. The Kodiak girls lost their final 16 games and finished with a 2-18 record. The Bears went 0-12 against NLC competition. “On paper it doesn’t look lik...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 14
March 7 At 1 a.m., police received a report of people going into a residence they thought was vacant. Police found the owner and it was fine. At 6:31 a.m., police were out with a suspicious vehicle on Maple Avenue. Everything was OK. At 6:48 a.m., police found multiple vehicles at the bottom of Pillar Mountain Road. Everything was OK. At 8:17 a.m., a person requested information about removing an abandoned vehicle...
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FISH FACTOR: Permit prices plummet after salmon slump
Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet. To another extreme — the prices for halibut catch shares have soared to “unheard of levels.” Starting with salmon permits: “A lot of people had disastrous seasons last year, whether it was drift gillnet or seine permits, and the values have declined dramatically,” said Doug Bowen ...
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ALLUMNI ROUNDUP: UAA women advance to regional final; Horn, Cannon battle in NWAC
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee connected on three second-half buckets as the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team outlasted Cal Baptist University in overtime, 83-79, in a NCAA Division II West Regional semifinal Saturday in California. The second-seeded Seawolves play fourth-seeded UC San Diego in today’s regional final at 6 p.m. Wandersee, a redshirt freshman, made the most of her minutes, hitting a...
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KIBSD finds potential for saving $800K
A mid-contract rebid for districtwide Internet services could save the Kodiak Island Borough School District $800,000, district officials say. The KIBSD Board of Education held an emergency special meeting Wednesday evening and approved the proposal to rebid after school officials determined it would be allowable, despite a June 30, 2019, expiration date on the current five-year contract with GCI. “E-rate has a sp...
Mar 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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