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Nonprofits gain from pick, click gifts
Kodiakans seeking to give away part of their Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend have a host of local organizations to pick from. Through the Pick.Click.Give charitable contributions program, Alaskans have given more than $645,000 to organizations with a Kodiak connection since funds were first distributed in 2009. According to the Pick.Click.Give website, 17 organizations either based in Kodiak or with operations in K...
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Week in Words: Tilting and turning at legislation
For many Kodiakans, the Joe Floyd Tournament signals the start of a new year, a new basketball season, a new school semester. But I have always seen it as a fitting beacon of the start of the annual legislative session. Think about it: Two teams sprinting at breakneck speed, trying to force an object through a small hoop. What better metaphor for a quick 90-day session where our representatives employ whatever tri...
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UPDATE: Charges filed in Shuyak killing
Anchorage resident Steven Ridenour, 44, has been charged with murder in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence, according to a Wednesday release from the Alaska State Troopers. Ridenour was arrested by the Anchorage Police Department, acting as an assist to the troopers, on unrelated arrest warrants on Nov. 19. He has been incarcerated since then because one of the arrest warrants was for failing to...
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Sea Stories: The Tragedy of the John and Olaf
Early on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1974, John Blaalid, 45, the skipper of the 86-foot shrimp trawler John and Olaf, radioed the Coast Guard to inform them that he and his crew were experiencing heavy icing in Portage Bay, on the Alaska Peninsula, across Shelikof Strait from Kodiak Island. Blaalid reported that winds in excess of 100 mph and temperatures in the single digits had caused heavy icing on the b...
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Summer ferry schedule open, calls required to book
The Alaska Marine Highway System released the 2016 summer schedule on Tuesday, and people seeking to make a reservation have to pick up the phone to book a spot. For the first few days or weeks, all reservations for the summer schedule, which runs from May to September, must call 800-652-0066, the Juneau reservations call center, to book their tickets. AMHS is slowly rolling out a new reservations system that is s...
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Kodiak-based orgs apply for funds
Kodiakans seeking to give away part of their Permanent Fund Dividend have a host of organizations to pick from. Through the Pick.Click.Give PFD charitable contributions program, Alaskans have given more than $645,000 to organizations with a Kodiak connection since funds were first distributed in 2009. According to the Pick.Click.Give website, organizations that are either based in Kodiak or have operations in Kodi...
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Man sought in kidnapping, assault
Alaska State Troopers seek the public’s help in locating a Kodiak man wanted for “multiple crimes against multiple persons,” including kidnapping, assault and misconduct involving a weapon, in connection with a Friday incident. An arrest warrant for Mark Benton, 49, was issued after investigation into a disturbance at a residence on Selief Lane at approximately 6:45 p.m., according to a trooper report. Megan Peter...
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Teams take on robot challenge
Lego bricks, motors and programming. Kodiak elementary and middle school students got to practice their robotic programming skills on Saturday at a competition among four teams of students and their creations. Since September, the students have been practicing. At the competition, they set their robots on a table full of items made of more Lego bricks and had to use the robot to complete missions such as picking u...
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Earlier start for assembly approved
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meetings and work session will now start and end one hour earlier and the public will give comment earlier in the meeting, after the assembly unanimously approved an ordinance making those changes at its Thursday meeting. Meetings and work sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will not go past 10:30 p.m. unless the assembly extends the time. The public comment time at the beginning of...
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UA: No decision yet on Near Island facility
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council met with University of Alaska leadership at a joint work session Thursday to discuss the future of the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. “We really felt it critically important to come to the community and meet with you, find out what’s really happening here, meet with the (KSMSC) policy council,” UA president Jim Johnsen said. He added that the me...
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