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Fight between GCI, NBC may mean no Sunday Night Football
A conflict between Anchorage’s KTUU-TV and cable TV provider GCI may leave Kodiak without NBC broadcasts starting Thursday morning. GCI and KTUU are in the middle of contentious debates about the price KTUU can charge GCI for its broadcasts. So-called “carriage fees” make up much of the bill GCI charges each cable subscriber. “GCI has tried to negotiate a long-term agreement, including fair payment for carriage, b...
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Island Trails Network invites furloughed workers to volunteer for trail duty
For some furloughed workers, the drive to be productive doesn’t stop when the federal government shuts down. Island Trails Network is now providing furloughed employees an outlet for their energy and talents. From now until the government reopens, ITN will have its doors open to all people looking for a day of volunteer work. “We want this shutdown to end like everybody else does,” said Island Trails Network execu...
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Election turnout reaches 17 percent
Fewer than one in five borough residents cast ballots in this month’s municipal election, according to final figures released Wednesday afternoon. City and borough clerks finished tallying absentee and questioned ballots from the Oct. 1 election on Wednesday, but the extra ballots failed to lift turnout above 17 percent. Within city limits, turnout was even lower, as only 15.5 percent of Kodiak’s registered voters...
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Tusty's return could be slowed by shutdown
The ferry Tustumena is in the water, but the ongoing federal government shutdown could keep it from returning to Kodiak service on schedule. Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said work on the Tustumena is all but finished, but the US Coast Guard must grant its permission before the ship begins operating again. The Coast Guard’s permission will come after the Tustumena passes computerized...
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Xtratuf theft leads to felony charge
How much are Xtratufs worth? They’re around $90 — or a criminal theft charge. Jason Ray, 38, was arraigned Tuesday in Kodiak District Court on one count of second-degree theft with prior convictions (a class C felony) and one count of second-degree criminal trespass (a class B misdemeanor) for allegedly trying to steal a pair of Xtratuf boots from Alaska Food For Less in downtown Kodiak. Second-degree theft is a c...
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Coast Guard launches long-range mission from Kodiak
Air Station Kodiak was stretched to the limit this week by a pair of rescues that sent aircraft hundreds of miles from their Kodiak home. On Monday, two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and two HC-130 Hercules aircraft were sent to Adak to rescue a freighter crewman who suffered serious injuries in a fall. Simultaneously, another MH-60 was above Anchorage, searching for a man who was swept away at the Port of Anchorage. ...
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Russian Orthodox bell returned to Kodiak
A 19th century Russian Orthodox bell has been returned to Alaska and Orthodox natives after being held by Catholics for more than a century in Southern California. The bell, known as the San Fernando bell, was returned to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral on Oct. 1 and is waiting to be placed in a permanent outside display. Rev. Innocent Dresdow, dean of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, said repatriation o...
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Refuge closure isn't stopping Kodiak hunters
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is officially closed to hunting. Unofficially, that doesn’t mean much. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, only subsistence hunters are permitted in the refuge during the government shutdown. Ask Kodiak flight services and resident hunters, however, and you get a different picture. “The refuge called me and told me we couldn’t take anyone into the refuge,” said Dean A...
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Public works director asks for fast-tracked pump house
City public works director Mark Kozak has asked the city council to fast-track a replacement for Kodiak's main water pumping station. The Monashka Reservoir pump house is dilapidated and infested with bats. Its pumps are obsolecent energy hogs more than 40 years old. The stability of the pump house building is in question, "so much so that we're concerned that if we have a minor quake, it won't stay," Kozak said. ...
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Koniag Inc. posts $5.9 million net loss in FY13
Koniag Inc. will keep its shareholder dividend at $3 after posting a net loss of $5.9 million in the 2013 fiscal year. The regional Native corporation for Kodiak made the dividend announcement at its annual meeting, held Saturday in Seattle. Amber Jenkins McDonald, Conrad Peterson and Ronald Unger were all elected to the company’s board of directors in elections held at the meeting. According to Koniag’s annual re...
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