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Bike rodeo teaches bike safety
Kodiak’s bicyclists have a good safety record but experts advise cyclists around town to know the basics to ensure that their safety record remains that way. “It is the law you must ride your bike on the right. The number one cause of bicycle vehicle accidents is when the bicyclist rides on the wrong side of the road. It’s very important that they ride as far to the right of the road as is safe,” said Sandra West,...
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Humane Society hawks plant baskets to overcome grant cut
The Humane Society of Kodiak plant basket sale took on a more urgent pace this year with budget cutting by the Kodiak Island Borough reducing its ability to provide spay and neutering for pets. Doing brisk business on Saturday, HSK was more than halfway through its goal of $8,000 for the day. “Every year is a little different. The last two years it’s been a bigger sale than the years before,” said Karen Yashin, HS...
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Alaska seeks to join Pebble suit against EPA
The State of Alaska seeks to join a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the proposed Pebble mine in Bristol Bay. The Pebble Limited Partnership sued the EPA on May 21 because the EPA had begun trying to veto the proposed mine. The lawsuit stated, “EPA’s decision to conduct a veto proceeding—in the absence of a permit application that the Corps has reviewed—exceeds EPA’s authority under th...
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Kodiak falls short of state tourney
Up four runs and five outs away from a trip to the state baseball championships, the unthinkable happened to Kodiak. The Bears gave up 11 runs to Colony in the sixth inning, which ended their season with a 15-10 loss in the Southcentral Conference second-place game on a windy Saturday afternoon in Soldotna. Kodiak, the South Division champions, had high expectations of clinching one of the conference’s two state t...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 2
Monday, May 19 • At 2:15 a.m., police conducted a security check on Selief Lane. • At 2:25 a.m., police conducted a bar check. • At 3:46 a.m., officers responded to a bear sighting on Bonaparte Circle. The bear had tipped over a garbage can and was gone when officers arrived. • At 6:17 a.m., officers conducted a welfare check on Purtov St. Everything was OK. • At 8:31 a.m., police cited a man for not exercising du...
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Has the code of etiquette changed?
To the editor: I have recently attended three events at which the Coast Guard color guard participated. I was left wondering if the Code of Etiquette for respect of our flag has been changed or abandoned. Two of these events were indoors and no one around me had their hand over their heart as the colors passed by. At the Crab Festival parade, I saw no men or boys remove their hats and no women or children paused f...
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Bears are not brazen
To the editor: This is in response to yet another bear story appearing in the paper. In a prior story, entitled “Brazen Bear Reappears,” the article cited someone who called the police because a bear was getting into their garbage. What a shock…a bear getting into unsecured garbage. These bears are not brazen. They are habituated. What’s brazen are the humans who refuse to be responsible with their garbage. I have...
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Fish Factor: Sen. Murkowski questions Frankenfish
If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle have their way. The Senate Appropriations Committee last week passed the bipartisan Murkowski-Begich amendment requiring that consumers be advised of what they are buying. During testimony, Senator Murkowski questioned if the so-called Frankenfish can even be called a ...
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Garden Gate: For the love of rhubarb
Our mild spring has brought our fair island more than warm temperatures. For one thing, it has launched many rhubarb patches into overdrive. Looking at our crop, the height and health of the plants look more like a mid-summer growth, not early June. So I’m featuring rhubarb this week, albeit a little earlier this year than normal. Ah, but we’re not the only ones celebrating rhubarb. Do you know who are probably th...
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Oil dumped at helipad dumpster
On Friday, a caller to the Mirror reported that an unidentified party had placed 11 jugs of oil of various sizes behind the dumpster next to the helipad on Spruce Cape Road. Oil disposal is not permitted in dumpsters. When items are illegally dumped around the dumpsters, Alaska Waste personnel have to go out and pick it up. “We put it in a pickup truck and haul it to the landfill,” said Kelsey Daniels, site manage...
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