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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...
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Homer’s Laukitis tapped by Gov. for NPFMC seat
Michael “Buck” Laukitis of Homer is one of two preferred nominees for two open seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Theresa Peterson of Kodiak is the other preferred nominee. Gov. Bill Walker announced his nominees for the positions on Wednesday. Laukitis said he submitted his name last year for a position on the council, but was not selected. This year, he hopes to be appointed to fix a problem ...
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Museum unveils new virtual tour app
The Alutiiq Museum has a new virtual your app, allowing people to get a glimpse at the exhibits from the comfort of their own home. “One of the things that I’ve been interested in as the executive director here at the museum is to increase our reach to our community and to our other supporters,” said Dr. April Laktonen Counceller. “Being on an island in the North Pacific, it is difficult for us to serve the other ...
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Hicks moving on after the season
When the final buzzer goes off in today’s game at Palmer High School, it will mark the end of Krista Hicks’ tenure with the Kodiak girls basketball team. The second-year head coach told her squad in January that this was her final season. Her husband is in the Coast Guard and is being transferred this summer to Astoria, Oregon. “It’s been great. I wish it could be longer than two years,” said Hicks, who moved to K...
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Kodiak boys come up empty in second half
After a tightly contested first half, Kodiak’s boys basketball team couldn’t find the net in the second half. The Bears were held to eight points in the final 16 minutes as third-seeded Palmer advanced in the Northern Lights Conference Championships with a 57-34 victory Thursday at Palmer High School. Sixth-seeded Kodiak (2-21) concludes its campaign against Soldotna in a consolation contest at 11:45 a.m. today. P...
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Bake sale makes difference for ALS
To the editor: The ALS bake sale fundraiser last Saturday at Safeway was, once again, a huge success like last year. There was something for almost every palate. Twenty or more friends baked their sweet delights, which were purchased with donations. Customers were very generous and any contribution was gratefully accepted. The volunteers who manned the tables kept a close eye on the displayed edible sweets. All th...
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Mountain Views: Ideas for a column for all seasons
One year ago I sat across the desk of the then-newspaper editor, Roni Toladanes. It was a warm March afternoon and the blinds were closed, holding out the spring light. I was there inquiring about the possibility of writing a column. Roni sat behind his desk with his longish dark hair, glasses, and a welcoming smile across his face. Here in the office of a newspaper editor, I was totally out of my comfort zone. It...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 11
March 6 At 1:11 a.m., a 911 caller said he was approached by strangers on Mission Road then said everything was fine and it was a misunderstanding. Police searched the area and did not find anyone. At 2:25 a.m., a person requested extra patrols of the 3200 block of East Rezanof Drive because vehicles may be being broken into. Police patrolled and found no one. At 4:17 a.m., police gave a woman in the 600 block of ...
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