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New housing policy for USCG personnel
To the editor: USCG personnel newly assigned to OCONUS duty stations must comply with a housing policy which was recently revised. OCONUS refers to duty stations outside of the continental United States, and includes the base here in Kodiak. The revised policy now states that all members newly assigned to OCONUS duty stations in 2013 will be required to live on base or other government-controlled housing when such...
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holland American returns to Kodiak
Last week, Holland America announced it will return regular cruise service to Kodiak starting in 2014. The 1,380-passenger Amsterdam will make five stops in Kodiak, injecting a big dose of tourism business into the Kodiak economy. Holland America spokesman Erik Elvejord said by phone on Wednesday that demand for a 14-day cruise across the Gulf of Alaska — and to Kodiak — is why the cruise line is returning. “Peopl...
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Death penalty could be sought in CG murder case
Alaska doesn’t have a death penalty, but James Wells could face federal death penalty charges for allegedly killing Coast Guardsmen Richard Belisle and James Hopkins. In a press conference after Wells’ arraignment on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced that all of the charges Wells faces are death penalty eligible. Wells faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of murdering a federal employe...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys look to end losing streak against Wasilla
Kodiak High School’s five senior boys basketball players are hoping to end a long losing streak to Wasilla in their final home appearance. Wasilla owns a 20-game winning streak over Kodiak that dates to the 2003-2004 season. Fifteen of the 20 wins have been by more than 10 points. Kodiak gets two chances to end the streak. Today’s game tips at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 6 p.m. “It would be a great way t...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak schools await solid budget
With just over two months remaining before its budget is due, the Kodiak Island Borough school district faces a $2 million gap between revenue and expenses — and that figure is expected to grow before it shrinks. On Monday night, schools finance director Lisa Pearce told the Kodiak school board that anticipated federal cutbacks, no increases from the state and rising costs mean the district is being financially sq...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls battle Wasilla for NLC top spot
For the second straight week, Kodiak’s girls will be missing a key player from their starting lineup. Junior point guard Jerica Nelson, the team’s No. 2 scorer, will not be playing in Kodiak’s key Northern Lights Conference basketball set at Wasilla. Instead, she will be in Kodiak resting an ankle that has been causing her problems for the better part of a month. “I know that is killing her,” Kodiak coach Stephani...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 22
Concert at Tony’s KMXT presents White Twang, the Gitterrounders, and the Great Alaska Bluegrass Band in concert at Tony’s Bar. The event is tonight from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and is also on Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at KMXT. Business after hours The Kodiak Lions Club will host the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce business after hours tonight at 6 p.m. in the Harbor room at the Best Western Kodi...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard Blotter: Feb. 22
Coast Guard Blotter: Feb. 16 Sector Anchorage reported that the tow vessels Corbin Foss and Ocean Wave collided while maneuvering in the vicinity of the Kulluk. The T/V Corbin Foss collided with the Ocean Wave’s port side while making 7 knots. The Ocean Wave sustained damage to its hull and deck with a hole on the port beam; no damage was reported by the Corbin Foss. No pollution or personnel injuries were reporte...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More Tsunami debris expected on Kodiak's shores
Tsunami debris has already started appearing on Kodiak’s shores, and more is expected to appear in the near future. In a Thursday brown bag science lecture at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Tom Pogson, director of marine programs at Island Trails Network, discussed the threat Alaska faces from the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. “We don’t really know how much is out there, and just the f...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the Courts: Feb. 22
Charges dismissed Charges of second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release against Victor Swan, 40, were dismissed Feb. 5. Assault • Susan Kewan, 44, was found guilty of fourth-degree assault. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail (175 days suspended), and will receive credit for time served. Kewan was also fined $1,000 ($500 suspended) and will pay restitution as ordered. She will be on prob...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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