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NOAA ship updating Uganik Bay soundings
Updating 100-year-old navigational information, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is surveying the seafloor in Uganik Bay and west of the Kodiak Archipelago. It’s part of a multiyear project to correct the charts used by mariners, said Capt. E.J. Van Den Ameele, commanding officer of the surveying vessel, the Rainier. The 50-member crew of the 231-foot NOAA vessel uses a shallow-water, multi-beam...
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You forgot to outlaw my slingshot
To the editor: This letter is once again in response to the city overreacting, then over-thinking a deer that was harvested on near island. I think back to when one of the city council suggested we put a tram up Pillar Mountain. Then they banned fishing in the boat harbor. Then the suggestion was made that they spend huge bucks to put a fishing-only dock so people could fish where they were banned from fishing. No...
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You forgot to outlaw my slingshot
To the editor: This letter is once again in response to the city overreacting, then over-thinking a deer that was harvested on near island. I think back to when one of the city council suggested we put a tram up Pillar Mountain. Then they banned fishing in the boat harbor. Then the suggestion was made that they spend huge bucks to put a fishing-only dock so people could fish where they were banned from fishing. No...
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Guest Opinion: Fix ordinance to protect plinking
The Kodiak City Council will soon hold a public hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 1359. If adopted, the ordinance will prohibit the discharge of firearms and other dangerous weapons in the city. This ordinance was brought forward due to hunting activities taking place in heavily used recreational areas within the city limits. One fairly recent example was the shooting of a deer with a firearm on Near Island in 201...
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Do most city workers cost as much as claimed?
To the city council: Your information to the public, posted in your ad concerning Proposition 1 on Sept. 19, is somewhat deceptive. To simply state the average city employee has an hourly wage and benefit cost of $60.85 is probably a fact, albeit deceptive in its implications. What appears to be misleading is the failure to state this amount is the current average hourly wage for which classification of employees....
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Kodiak football finishes season on GCI
Kodiak is not headed to the playoffs, but it will have a statewide audience for its final football game of the 2016 season. The Bears’ season finale at Eagle River will be broadcast live on GCI Channel 1 (HD 999). The game starts at noon on Saturday. “That’s the one thing about Kodiak football, when you are on the road you don’t get much recognition,” Kodiak coach Bill McGuire said. “It is really nice to have this...
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NOAA ship updating Uganik Bay soundings
Updating 100-year-old navigational information, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is surveying the seafloor in Uganik Bay and west of the Kodiak Archipelago. It’s part of a multiyear project to correct the charts used by mariners, said Capt. E.J. Van Den Ameele, commanding officer of the surveying vessel, the Rainier. The 50-member crew of the 231-foot NOAA vessel uses a shallow-water, multi-beam...
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Fact check Part 2: Collective bargaining
Teamsters Local 959 and the city of Kodiak have run advertisements on Proposition 1, a collective bargaining initiative on the city ballot. This is the second in a series of articles this week in which the Daily Mirror will clarify or correct statements in those advertisements. If passed, the ballot measure would give city employees the right to unionize for the purpose of collective bargaining. According to Teams...
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Council candidates eager for more service
The Kodiak City Council will have two three-year seats, currently occupied by council members Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon, on the ballot in the upcoming municipal election. The incumbents are running unopposed. Municipal elections will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Charlie Davidson Davidson was first elected to the city council in 1993 and served until 2005. He briefly filled a vacant position from ...
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Fact check Part 2: Collective Bargaining
Teamsters Local 959 and the city of Kodiak have run advertisements on Proposition 1, a collective bargaining initiative on the city ballot. This is the second in a series of articles this week in which the Daily Mirror will clarify or correct statements in those advertisements. If passed, the ballot measure would give city employees the right to unionize for the purpose of collective bargaining. According to Teams...
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