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ComFish starts next week
Kodiak’s annual commercial fishery tradeshow kicks off on Thursday starting with safety and ending with fish filleting and movies. Forums throughout the first two days of the three-day show will have presenters from the University of Alaska, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, the U.S. Coast Guard and others presenting on a range of topics, includ...
Mar 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christian Science marks century in Kodiak since volcanic eruption
In her book about the history of the Erskine House, “A Legacy Built to Last,” local author Susan Jeffrey writes about “Nellie Erskine: Community Matriarch.” Susan describes the “dreadful ash fall of 1912” after the Novarupta-Katmai volcano eruption and about how “Nellie, W.J. [her husband], and most of the townsfolk decided to stay in Kodiak and dig out … Nellie’s resolve, quick humor, and abiding faith in the Chr...
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Choose Respect march to raise awareness about violence
The annual Choose Respect March, an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, is Saturday and a Choose Respect 5K will be taking place next month. Communities all across Alaska hold Choose Respect marches as part of former Gov. Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect campaign to end sexual assault and domestic violence in Alaska. A few Kodiak villages are participating along with the City of Kodi...
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Island Trails to host Spring Walk and Roll
Island Trails Network is holding a spring Walk and Roll program after a successful event last fall. During Walk and Roll, participating students get punch cards, which they use to track the number of times they walk and bike safely to or from school or a bus stop, during school or after school. Generally, the program runs in mid-fall. Last October’s Walk and Roll saw 487 students from Kodiak’s four elementary scho...
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Suspect in underwear thefts accepts plea deal, judge says
The man accused of stealing multiple pairs of women’s underwear from Kodiak homes pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges of attempted burglary. Ryan Cornelio, 18, was originally charged with three counts of burglary in the first degree, a class B felony. Later, two additional charges of first-degree burglary were added for a total of five. Cornelio pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted burglary in the sec...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man wins Alaska’s biggest one-day fishing tournament
Mike Olsen still thinks Kodiak “really is the greatest place on Earth.” That’s a significant statement since Olsen now lives in Anchorage, running a snowplow business, and he just won $52,000 in Homer. “Kodiak is more like one big family,” Olsen, 45, said. “There is a lot of love there. Everyone supports everyone.” Olsen displayed that kind of support by telling the Kodiak Daily Mirror his story should emphasize h...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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BARRY QUICK RESPONSE: Minor damage, no injuries after Kodiak boat fire
A stove fire on a salmon seiner triggered the boat’s fire alarm, sending the Kodiak Fire Department and Kodiak Police Department to St. Paul Harbor Tuesday afternoon. Kodiak Police Chief Jim Mullican said a fire on board the Kodiak-based F/V Salmon Barry was confined to the stove area, and firefighters put it out after arriving. There were no injuries reported. Salmon Barry owner Barry Rosenkranz said he had just ...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaskans pledge record $2.9 million of PFD money
The counting is not yet over, but about 29,000 Alaskans have pledged almost $2.9 million from their permanent fund dividends, surpassing last year’s record $2.7 million, a news release from Pick.Click.Give said Tuesday. The pledges will benefit Kodiak organizations and nonprofits, including Alutiiq Museum, Humane Society of Kodiak, Kodiak Arts Council, Kodiak Public Library Association, Kodiak Women’s Resource and...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t fall for IRS, Jamaica phone scams
Kodiakans have received multiple fraudulent phone calls in the past few weeks from people either posing as the Internal Revenue Service or calling from Jamaica about prize winnings. Kodiak Police Department Lt. D.J. Clumpner said these are the two main phone scams that have been going around Kodiak recently. The Jamaica one is a scam that has been going around in different iterations for years. “That’s a version o...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boat, trailer home taxation to be reconsidered
The Kodiak Island Borough gave the assessing department permission to move forward with drafting an ordinance to exempt boats from taxation, and the assessing department is also working on changing how trailer houses are taxed. Borough assessor Bill Roberts told the assembly during a presentation at the Thursday meeting that taxing boats is costing more money than it brings to the borough. Commercial fishing and c...
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