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Arts council auctions off a week on a crab boat
“Deadliest Catch” shows up on T-shirts, coffee mugs and even fireworks that try to cash in on the success of the Discovery Channel’s most popular Alaska-based TV series. Now, the Kodiak Arts Council is hoping to turn that popularity to some good as it auctions a weeklong opportunity aboard a Kodiak-based Tanner crab boat. “It seemed like a natural way to try to get money for a nonprofit,” said Skip Bolton, a longt...
Dec 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Phone book deliveries to end, but not in Kodiak
The white pages may soon be going black for most Alaska telephone customers. State regulators have backed a plan to do away with automatic distribution of residential phone directories in four urban areas, agreeing with the argument that printed copies of the white pages have become less necessary in the Internet era. In the future, many Alaskans will only receive copies of the residential directories upon request...
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard suspends search of overboard man
The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man lost overboard about 300 miles south of Kodiak city on Christmas night. According to the Coast Guard District 17 Command Center in Juneau, the bulk carrier Aqua Splendor sent a distress call reporting a crewman had been washed overboard. A NOAA weather buoy nearby recorded 10-foot seas and wind gusts of 20 mph at the time. The ship dropped flotation devices to the...
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man briefly escapes from police on Christmas Day
A Kodiak man overflowing with holiday cheer bolted from an ambulance at Kodiak Providence Island Medical Center on Christmas night, leading police on a brief foot chase. About 8 p.m. Christmas Day, 911 received an emergency call from a woman requesting an ambulance for her highly intoxicated husband. During the call, dispatchers heard a disturbance in the background and asked for troopers to respond as well. “We w...
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two KHS sophomores to attend presidential inauguration
Two Kodiak High School sophomores are traveling to Washington, D.C. for a piece of history as President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term. Mandi Cox and Brenda Caftonguay, both 15, will be attending the inauguration as part of the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference, a four-day event hosted by education company Envision EMI. The Kodiak students’ trip is an educational one, full of classes and ...
Dec 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiker dead on Barometer
Not a single cloud blotted the skies above Kodiak on Tuesday, but it was a dark Christmas as searchers found the body of a missing hiker on Mt. Barometer. Derek Winn Russell, 20, had been missing since Saturday morning when he left Coast Guard Base Kodiak on a hike to the summit of the 2,452-foot mountain. Other hikers later recalled seeing Russell atop Barometer’s summit, but the Maine-born crewman from the Coast...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cod fisherman have smaller 2013 state quota
Thanks to federal quota cuts, Kodiak cod fishermen have a smaller 2013 state quota, too. On Monday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game declared a cod quota of 13.58 million pounds, down more than 2 million pounds from last year. State waters extend from the shoreline to 3 miles offshore, and fisheries in that area are regulated by ADF&G. The cod quota is directly based upon federal statistics, however. The sta...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guardsman missing after Barometer Mountain hike
Alaska State Troopers, the U.S. Coast Guard and Kodiak Island Search and Rescue are actively searching for a hiker missing since Saturday on Mt. Barometer. According to trooper reports, Derek Winn Russell was last seen at 10 a.m. Saturday as he hiked from Coast Guard Base Kodiak to Barometer. Russell, from Maine, is an active-duty Coast Guardsman stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Trooper Boyd Branch, ...
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Supreme Court limits fee-collecting powers of KIB
In an opinion issued Friday, the Alaska Supreme Court has ruled to limit the fee-collecting powers of the Kodiak Island Borough. Addressing a two-year-old legal argument, between the borough and Cedric Cutler, the court said boroughs do not have the power to put a lien on property to collect garbage fees. The case now heads back to superior court. The case between the Kodiak borough and Cutler began in 2007 when a...
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish disaster aid might be allocated for Alaska
A $60.4 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims may mean aid for Alaskans, too. Enclosed within a bill working its way through the U.S. Senate is a provision allocating $150 million for fisheries disasters in Alaska, the Gulf Coast, New England and areas affected by the hurricane. The language was inserted by Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), and it’s among other area-specific measures that are drawing the ire ...
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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