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ACS sells wireless service to GCI
Alaska Communications announced plans Thursday to sell its wireless subscriber base, wireless assets and one-third share of the Alaska Wireless Network to Global Communications Inc. The company commonly referred to as ACS issued two statements Thursday, one announcing GCI’s purchase of Alaska Communications’ subscriber base and interest in AWN and the other announcing the sale of the wireless assets. GCI will pay ...
Dec 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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New replacement Tusty report shows longer vessel
The state has released a new report regarding the M/V Tustumena replacement project that shows a slightly longer ferry than previously released reports. The new design study report, dated Nov. 21 and released on Tuesday by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Alaska Marine Highway System, shows slight increases in the overall vessel length and width over the reconnaissance report released ...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough discusses nonprofit funding policies, approves trip limit opposition letter
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a letter opposing trip limitations on a Prince William Sound pollock fishery at a special meeting before discussing policies regarding nonprofit funding and assembly consensus at the work session immediately after the meeting. The letter will be sent to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, who are meeting Wednesday through Monday, and opposes the reduction of a trip limit from...
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Santa delivers cheer, Christmas gifts to Chiniak
“It’s a Christmas miracle!” exclaimed a young boy in Chiniak as snow began to fall the minute he and the rest of the Chiniak children pushed their way out the Chiniak School doors to watch a U.S. Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter containing Santa, elves and gifts land nearby. Santa to the Villages is a program by the Coast Guard Spouses Association of Kodiak that brings gifts and Santa to rural villages in the Kodiak...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community foundation kicks off month of giving with 5 grants
The Kodiak Community Foundation is kicking off a month of giving during December with grants to five organizations. Island Trails Network will be awarded $1,000, and will be marked as the first recipient of a KCF gift. “Island Trails Network is a relatively new organization that has managed in less than 10 years to have a substantial impact across the Kodiak Archipelago,” KCF advisory board co-chair Katie St. John...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Choir members to perform at Carnegie
St. Innocent’s Academy and members of Kodiak High School’s choir teamed up for a fundraiser for the choir’s upcoming trip to perform at Carnegie Hall. Eight members of the choir were nominated by their instructor, Laura Blackwood, and then went through an audition process to be selected for the Carnegie Honors High School Honors Choir. It’s competitive with students from across the country, Canada and Europe audit...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parnell appoints four Kodiakans
Several Kodiak residents were either appointed or reappointed to various state boards by then-Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday, Parnell’s last full day in office. There were four Kodiak appointees. Ron Gibbs, the owner of Healing Harbor Bodytherapy, was appointed to the Board of Massage Therapists. Gibbs graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy and is a retired schoolteacher. His seat on the board represents ...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fugitive found hiding in towed pickup truck
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Kodiak woman wanted on a felony drugs warrant was arrested after she was found hiding in a stolen pickup being towed near Wasilla. Alaska State Troopers say Lynda Kopy was taken into custody on the warrant and additionally charged with evidence tampering and providing false information. KTUU-TV (http://bit.ly/1v4J0Ep) reports troopers stopped the pickup Thursday night, arrested two men inside an...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis tree sale brings joy
The weather outside may have been frightful, but that didn't stop hundreds from picking out the perfect Christmas tree at the annual Kiwanis tree sale during the weekend. On Friday, the first day of the sale, a line stretched from the World Wide Movers warehouse door, down the steps and into the yard before the doors even opened at 5 p.m., despite the rain. Once in the doors, it was warm and jolly with Christmas m...
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday gives Kodiak shoppers the green light
To the outside world, a mere mention of Kodiak ignites images of fierce hunting. Kodiak shoppers bolstered that reputation on Black Friday as they headed out early and hunted for the best possible deals. Kodiak stores reported an influx of bargain hunters, more than the usual traffic as shoppers searched for perfect Christmas gifts and great discounts. Walmart employees saw huge crowds lining up for discounted ite...
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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