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Anton Larsen dock gets design OK, borough eyes 2015 finish
A new, possibly larger replacement dock at Anton Larsen Bay could be completed in the latter half of 2015, and would most likely employ an out-of-town construction company to do the precision build necessary for the much-needed facility. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved the design for a new dock at its regular meeting on Thursday. The assembly voted 6-0 to give Jensen Yorba Lott of Juneau a term contrac...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 10
May 25, 2014 • At 12:33 a.m., a woman on Mozart Circle reported a bear was in her yard and then ran off. • Around 1:06 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 1:27 a.m., an officer found a glasses case. It was placed in evidence until someone claims it. • At 1:33 a.m., someone reported malicious mischief. It’s under investigation. • At 1:44 a.m., police received a 911 call about an assault on Marine ...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 10
• Finnian Michael Robert Koehler was born at 1:03 a.m. May 31, 2014, to Elizabeth Meghan Johns and Michael Farley Koehler. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Michigan City, Indiana and now live in Kodiak. His father is in the Coast Guard stationed at Airstation Kodiak. The grandparents are Genny and Jeff Koehler from Michigan City, Indiana and Patricia and...
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High school sports’ top 10 moments
As the last out in the softball and baseball state tournament brought the 2013-2014 high school sports season to an end, it made one think: What a year it was for Kodiak High School. Here are the top 10 stories of the school year as judged by Daily Mirror sports reporter Derek Clarkston. 10. Year of the coaches Kodiak had a remarkable cadre of coaches of the year. Earning awards were: John Lindquist (swimming), Am...
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Outdoors Kodiak: Mooching for salmon
My wife and I had trolled for hours without a hit. We tried the shallow areas we like so much, moved out to around 90 feet like most boats in the area, and hit several depths between. We couldn’t find kings anywhere. On top of that, the tide had turned and we were entering a period that had never produced for us. Tired of the drone of the outboard and more than a little frustrated with the lack of salmon action, w...
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In the courts: June 10
Mandi M. Smith pleaded guilty to driving without vehicle insurance. Smith was fined $500. Lamar Demings pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator’s license. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and fined $500 ($500 suspended). Demings was sentenced to two years probation. Joseph Walburn pleaded guilty to Sport-Fish guide – Aid in Violation and unlawful possession of a sport-caught fish. Walb...
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Assembly ups nonprofit contributions for fiscal 2015
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly upped its overall nonprofit contribution recommendations for fiscal 2015. This was contrary to a report in the June 2 story in the Mirror, in which it was reported erroneously that the Borough was cutting $100,000 from nonprofit grants for the coming fiscal year. The nonprofit funding committee recommended overall funding of $409,500 for nonprofits in fiscal year 2015, with appro...
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Command change buoy-placing prowess of the SPAR
When the oil rig Kulluk went aground near Kodiak, another cutter, the Hickory, headed to the area from Homer since the SPAR was undergoing maintenance. The Hickory made slow progress due to a storm and the SPAR was pulled from its maintenance and sent out. It arrived in 36 hours, beating the Hickory to the area by 24 hours, said Commander James Houck, Waterways Branch Chief for Alaska, during the change of command...
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Run for Rescue racers run in the rain
A soaking rain didn’t stop the runners in the third annual Race for Rescue on Saturday. The race began when organizer Sonia Walker, an associate pastor at the Assembly of God church, first learned about the extent of the human trafficking problem in several of the world’s countries. The race raised money for Project Rescue, an organization dedicated to rescuing victims of human trafficking, focusing on India, Nepa...
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Bynum picked in MLB draft
The Cincinnati Reds selected Monroe Catholic’s Scooter Bynum in the Major League Baseball Draft, making him the only Alaskan picked in this year’s draft. The Reds took Bynum in the 18th round on Saturday. According to the Alaska American Legion website, Bynum is only the second non-pitcher from Alaska to be drafted in the top 20 rounds. Anchorage third baseman Trajan Langdon was drafted in the sixth round in 1994....
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