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Borough adopts KATS plan
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly adopted a resolution in support of the Kodiak Area Transit System’s transportation plan and confirmed mayoral appointments to two boards at their regular meeting on Thursday. The KATS plan outlines current services, needs and potential projects for the transportation service. Originally passed in 2007, the plan was updated in 2009, borough manager Bud Cassidy said. He said anothe...
Jan 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council amends Horizon contract
The Kodiak City Council has amended its agreements with Horizon Lines for the use of Pier 3 and authorized changes to two Pier 3 contracts. Kodiak’s recently renegotiated contracts with Horizon would not allow the corporation to have a lien against the new crane Horizon will be providing for the new Pier 3. Horizon was recently acquired by Matson Navigation Company, necessitating amendments to the contracts to ref...
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle school locked down due to student threats
The borough's school district locked down Kodiak Middle School for about 25 minutes Friday after a student allegedly threatened another student, officials said. The school district did not give more details about the students involved and KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald downplayed the incident. “This particular case was where someone was just upset, and they weren’t able to keep the person in one place so th...
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hides highway of death
In the vastness of the cold seas near Kodiak Island lies a massive highway of death, where uncharted pinnacles and hidden rocks have claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people during the past 250 years, a 30-year research of Alaska shipwrecks shows. Capt. Warren Good, who conducted the meticulous research, warns that jagged rocks will continue to cause more fatalities in Kodiak’s fishing industry. This, he said, ...
Jan 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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High School dancers prepare for “The Elements”
It was all smooth Thursday for the Kodiak High School dance team’s annual dance concert, “The Elements.” The dancers, the choreography, the music and the lights all came together as they practiced going through the entire two-hour set composed of 35 performances. In addition to the dance team, the KHS break-dancing boys will be performing a routine and all three of coach Sarah Nugent’s physical dance classes and h...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIST OF SHIPWRECKS NEAR KODIAK ISLAND
EDITOR’S NOTE: This list includes Kodiak fishing vessels that have disappeared during the past two centuries. Many of the non-Kodiak ships that capsized near Kodiak Island had deckhands who were island residents. Captain Warren Good’s original list includes mapping, locations, GPS coordinates and sources for each entry. Those are not included in the Daily Mirror’s listing for brevity. This listing also does not in...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council gets Pier 3 update, discusses sales tax
The Kodiak City Council got a short update on the construction of Pier 3 and discussed the current sales tax and exemptions from the sales tax in the city at their Tuesday work session. “Where we are in terms of construction is on the other side of the actual new pier, there’s a sheet pile bulkhead, all of that’s in,” said project manager Roe Sturgulewski. “Basically all of the rock work downslope of the bulk head...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Minn. zoo euthanizes ailing Kodiak bear
Trouble spelled trouble for Phoebe, a 28-year-old Kodiak brown bear. But what gave her bigger problem was her poor health. Phoebe, who lived nearly her entire life at Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minn., was euthanized Tuesday after struggling for seven months with arthritis, said Dr. Louise Beyea, the zoo’s veterinarian. “The staff was concerned about being able to maintain her quality of life at an acceptable lev...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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P&Z moves date of next meeting for bigger venue
The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission voted to move the planned special meeting to hear from citizens about proposed changes to several sections of borough code from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4 The move was to take advantage of a larger venue after hundreds attended the last meeting on Jan. 12 and overflowed out of the borough assembly chambers and into the hall. The meeting will take place at the Gerald ...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIBSD superintendent has optimistic view of next year’s budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District could see up to a five percent cut in funding from the state, and the borough likely can’t make up the difference, but superintendent Stewart McDonald thinks the district is in good shape regardless. “We feel 100 percent certain that no matter how the budget goes this year that between funds we currently have, staffing formulas that we currently have, we may see a conversa...
Jan 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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