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KTUU-GCI dispute deepens
There’s even more static in Alaska’s cable TV picture. On Saturday, the dispute between cable provider GCI and broadcaster KTUU-TV deepened as GCI cut KTUU broadcasts to Juneau, Sitka and other Southeast Alaska locations. Southeast is the latest casualty in a fee battle that has already blocked KTUU from 7,000 GCI customers in Kodiak and other rural Alaska locations. KTUU and GCI appeared near a deal on Nov. 22, b...
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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Wellness
‘Tis the Season for Holiday Wellness OK, so holiday and wellness go together like water and peanut butter. Studies show that the average weight gain during the winter holidays is between one to three pounds. Oops. The good news is that while the holidays are a time for sharing and giving back, it is possible to ward off any weight gain. The secret: Keep moving. Here are a few ways you can get fit and give back at ...
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Fish Factor: IPHC scientists recommend smaller halibut quotas
It comes as no surprise that the recommendations for next year’s halibut catches are down again for all regions except Southeast Alaska. Fishery scientists with the International Pacific Halibut Commission have recommended a 2014 coastwide commercial catch total of 24.45 million pounds, a 21 percent decrease from the 31 million pounds allowed for this year. That includes catches in Alaska, British Columbia and the...
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Pair of quakes rattle Kodiak
A pair of mild earthquakes were felt across the Kodiak Archipelago and Alaska Peninsula on Friday and Saturday. According to the US Geological Survey, a Magnitude 5.4 earthquake was centered just southwest of Alitak at 10:36 p.m. Friday. A Magnitude 5.5 temblor was recorded southeast of Chignik at 5:44 a.m. Saturday morning. No damage was reported, and no tsunami warnings were issued. In the city of Kodiak, the fi...
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Wanted man arrested for drugs
An anonymous tip led Alaska State Troopers to a Kodiak man who was wanted for weapons misconduct and drug charges. On Thursday, troopers arrested Brandon Timpke, 23, for his $500,000 outstanding warrant. Around 3:37 p.m. Thursday, Troopers received a Kodiak Crime Stoppers tip that reported Timpke inside a trailer on the 800 block of Jackson Lane. According to court documents, Timpke’s girlfriend Erin Phillips, 18,...
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Spike in hay prices puts the pinch on horse owners
Winter is adding a new challenge for Kodiak’s horse owners. Accustomed to wet, cold weather, Alaskan livestock owners are now confronting skyrocketing hay and straw prices, the consequences of a poor harvest in Interior Alaska. “Every time I go in, it seems like the price is always different,” said Rebecca Garcie, who offers riding lessons through Midnight Sun Equestrian. On Thursday afternoon, she stood in the ra...
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‘Best Christmas Pageant’ and live Nativity highlight Kodiak Christmas offerings
Colored lights glow all over town, Bing Crosby croons “White Christmas,” the choir rehearses for its big concert and “It’s A Wonderful Life” once again delights television audiences. In case you’re still not convinced the Yuletide season is here, Kodiak churches offer programs and activities that convey the message of Christmas in a variety of ways: Advent services, Nativity scenes, Christmas tree-lighting ceremon...
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Borough, contractor argue over $50,000 bill
If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, how much is the bush worth? The Kodiak Island Borough and a construction contractor are tussling over that issue, and at stake is $50,000 owed to Red Hook Construction as part of the first phase of the $80 million Kodiak High School project. “I’ve never had an issue like this,” said Dayton Wandersee, manager of the small Kodiak company. In Dec. 2011, Red Hook signed ...
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Snowfall normal even as temperatures stay warm
November temperatures were a little warmer than usual, but Kodiak still got its normal dose of snow for this point in the winter, experts say. According to the Kodiak National Weather Service, Kodiak received 7.3 inches of snow in November and hasn’t received any in December yet. The snowfall totals aren’t far off from 2012 numbers. Last November, Kodiak had 7.5 inches and received 1.4 inches in the first five day...
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Regarding GCI, KTUU, and football
To the Editor: An estimated 14.6 percent of Kodiak Island Borough residents live below the poverty level (US Census 2012 Community Survey Estimate). Approximately 27 percent of children under age 18 in our community are living in poverty (US Census, 2011 SAIPE). Nearly 50 percent of Kodiak Island Borough School District children qualify for free or subsidized lunches (KIBSD 2013). Far too many individuals and fami...
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