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New show casting in Alaska
A new HGTV series is seeking homebuyers and realtors in Alaska with wild personalities. According to a casting call released Tuesday, Orion Entertainment is producing a new show called “Living Alaska” that follows realtors and homebuyers as they look for homes that “scream Alaska.” Each half-hour episode follows the story of a potential homebuyer from the lower 48. The show’s pilot episode was filmed earlier this ...
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Engineers draft replacement for Pier 1
Fifty years after it was built, Pier 1 is about to get a long-awaited facelift. After years of research and surveys looking for an alternative, the Alaska Department of Transportation is drafting plans to rebuild Kodiak’s main ferry terminal in concrete and steel. “The federal money is about to be swept away, and now they’re finally putting it together,” said harbormaster Marty Owen. Kodiak has been waiting more t...
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Woman shot near Afognak Island logging camp
A Kodiak woman is recovering from a gunshot wound after a coworker at the Evergreen Timber logging camp accidentally shot her in the leg. An Andrew Airways plane flew Shawn Strauss, 43, into Kodiak from the Danger Bay logging camp about 3:18 p.m. Sunday. An ambulance transported Strauss from the Trident Basin float plane base to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center where she was admitted for her gunshot wound a...
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Council considers eliminating sales tax sunset
One year after it voted to increase the city's sales tax, the Kodiak City Council confirmed that it made the right decision as it reached an agreement to remove a clause that would automatically lower the tax on Dec. 31, 2013. During Tuesday night's city council work session, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski and finance Manager Mary Munk informed the council about an obscure 10-year-old ordinance that established de...
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FAA pledges $2.2 million for Kodiak wetlands
A new runway project at Kodiak State Airport will spend $2.2 million to preserve wetlands in the Kodiak archipelago. The preservation project is formally known as “compensatory mitigation” and is required because a new construction project at the airport will fill a portion of the ocean next to the airport. That section of ocean is within the Kodiak Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and federal law requires compe...
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Alaska Airlines hikes fees for Lower 48
Alaska Airlines is flying high, but its customers have become accustomed to fees at something approaching ground level. That will change Oct. 30 as Alaska raises its fees to levels charged by Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways. On that date, Alaska will charge passengers $25 for their first and second bags on flights outside Alaska. The fee to change tickets will rise to $125, from $75 for on...
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Study: Kodiak cost of living on the rise, data indicates housing prices to blame
The state’s annual survey of Alaska’s cost of living has discovered what’s obvious to anyone who lives in Kodiak: It’s getting more expensive to live here. According to data collected by the Council for Community and Economic Research and published in this month’s issue of Alaska Trends Magazine, Kodiak is only slightly less expensive than Fairbanks. On a point-based scale using 100 as the national average, Kodiak...
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Petro Marine plans new addition to Kodiak waterfront
In September, Petro Marine Services plans to unveil a brand new fuel dock at its Near Island Channel building. First, however, it needs to be put together. On Monday, Petro Marine manager Jaime Flores showed off the new dock, which is resting in St. Herman Harbor and awaiting the crew that will install its plumbing and other features. “Now you’re going from the sixties to the 21st century,” he said. The new dock i...
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Anthropologist presents fish survey results to work group
A majority of Kodiak fishermen believe privatization has had a negative impact on Kodiak, according to preliminary results of a fishing survey conducted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “Only 13 percent of people talked about positive impacts for Kodiak,” UAF anthropologist Courtney Carothers told the city and borough fisheries work group meeting Monday morning. The question was one asked on a survey that we...
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Kodiak boy scouts head to national convention
Three Kodiak boy scouts have been selected to travel to West Virginia to attend the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree, an event held once every four years. Around 40,000 scouts will travel to the brand-new Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia to participate in activities like climbing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting, and learn leadership skills. TJ Hailey, Matthew Kernan an...
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