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Local results: Jan. 29
City League Basketball Wednesday, Jan. 22 Island Espresso 67, St. Innocent’s 48 Brandan Pickett 17, Juan Ruiz 16, John Levan 8, Noah Koller 7, John Koller 6, Edmil Balila 5, James Schnick 4 and Kalen Willis 4 points for Island Espresso. David Young 24, Ephraim Babbit 9, Alexei Gonopolskiy 8 and John Hartung 7 points for St. Innocent’s. Strangers 57, Era 54 Ralph Joe 12, Matt Delgado 12, Scott Detorres 10, Jon Pana...
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Kodiak schools face $2.5 million shortfall
Kodiak schools face another big budget shortfall. This year, the Kodiak Island Borough School District will be asked to balance a $2,458,000 gap between revenue and expenses. “It’s where we are right now,” schools finance director Lisa Pearce said Tuesday night. “We don’t know what we don’t know — there’s so many things that may come down the pike in terms of legislation.” At the start of 2013, the school district...
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Power projects miss the cutoff for state grants
There’s a downside to success. Last week, the Alaska Energy Authority named the best new renewable energy projects in Alaska. None were from Kodiak. AEA’s ratings are important because the Alaska Legislature uses them to prioritize state grants: The higher you are on AEA’s list, the better your chance to get state money. Without state money, local ratepayers shoulder more costs. Gov. Sean Parnell has proposed spen...
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Playbook: Jan. 29
Thursday, Jan. 30 Girls basketball: Kodiak at East Anchorage. C squad, 4:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m.
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Town bear gets a taste for fishing gear
Most of Kodiak’s bears have settled down for the winter, but one is still causing trouble near Lake View Drive. The young bear, which is active on the northern shore of Island Lake, has an unusual taste for fishing gear, residents say. Dany Stihl, who lives in a quiet home on Pruitt Lane, discovered the bear’s taste late last week when he noticed a cork line from a purse seine strung about 50 yards along the swamp...
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Halibut quotas fall for 10th straight year
SEATTLE — Halibut fishermen will see another year of cuts under catch limits adopted Jan. 17 at the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s annual meeting. Alaska’s portion of the 2014 catch is about 19.7 million pounds, out of a coastwide catch of 27.5 million pounds. The coastwide catch is about 10 percent less than 2013, marking 10 consecutive years of cuts. The 2013 limit was about 31.02 million pounds coas...
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Falling tree knocks out power
An errant tree trimmer caused a brief power outage Sunday in east Kodiak. According to the Kodiak Electric Association, a Lake View Drive homeowner was cutting down a tree when it fell on power lines. The homeowner, who has not been identified, immediately called KEA to report the accident. The falling tree knocked out power to much of east Kodiak, including Woodland Drive and Rasmussen’s Trailer Park, KEA spokesw...
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Alumni update: Former KHS swimmers compete over the weekend
Former Kodiak High School swimming stars Jori Lindquist, Laura Griffing and Celeste Beck-Goodell all competed in collegiate meets Saturday. Jori Lindquist, a freshman at Northern Arizona University, placed fourth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2 minutes, 9.33 seconds in an exhibition meet against Grand Canyon University and New Mexico State in Phoenix, Ariz. Lindquist added a sixth in the 50 freestyle i...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 28
Monday, Jan. 20 • At 1:58 a.m., on officer removed debris from Oak/Hillside. • At 2:08 a.m., an officer removed debris from Larch Street. • At 2:19 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle on E. Rezanof Drive. All OK. • At 3:36 a.m., a caller requested a health and safety check on Selif Lane. All OK. • At 11:08 a.m., a caller reported a loose don on Mill Bay Road; patrol advised. • At 11:45 a.m., a calle...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Snowshoe hare the hard way
With the close of the waterfowl season last week, we lose yet another opportunity to be outdoors. Things might seem a little bleak for dedicated hunters or anyone else who simply wants to get outdoors. Fortunately, there’s no closed season on snowshoe hare. If you can’t think of anything else to do outdoors, you can always mount a hunt. But what about all the rain Kodiak has been enduring this winter? There’s noth...
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