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Fifth candidate files for assembly seat, no candidates yet for council
Local business owner Dan Rohrer has filed to run for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. He joins Brenda Schwantes and Larry LeDoux and incumbents Dave Kaplan and Tuck Bonney in the race for three seats. Incumbent Jeffrey Stewart is the only candidate so far to file for two seats on the school board. No candidates have filed for 10 seats on local fire protection and service area boards. No candidates hav...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pink salmon derby draws a crowd
At the Kiwanis Club Kids Pink Salmon Derby on Saturday, 134 kids and their families lined the banks of the Buskin River, despite fog and persistent rain. The kids were between ages 2 and 15 and were divided into four age groups. Bundled up against the rain, the kids cast in hopes of catching the big winner. An otter cruised around the river, and a C-130 landed nearby at one point, distracting attendees from the we...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fort Abercrombie has a Quest
There’s a new family activity at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. “It’s a little bit like a treasure hunt,” said park volunteer Nancy Meitle. “It’s kind of a cross between a treasure hunt and geocaching.” Meitle composed a 50-stanza poem, which she printed onto a small pamphlet. Some of the stanzas contain clues while others contain military history or plant information. “Take the first letter/of the trail ...
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Troopers stay busy at Warm August Nights
Judging by the full parking lot at the Kodiak Fairgrounds Saturday, rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of music fans at this year's Warm August Nights. Estimating attendance numbers, organizer Dr. Jerimiah Myers of the Kodiak Lions Club said, "It looks like by the food count upwards of 900 people in the course of the evening." Admission cost a donation of food or money. Myers said the Lions collected two trucklo...
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Assembly puts bond issue before voters
At the Aug. 7 meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinanceto let the voters decide whether $10.23 million in bonds should be sold. The bonds would fund maintenance and repairs on borough-owned school buildings. The ordinance passed 6-1 with Mel Stephens voting no. “I do not think we are ready to present this matter to the voters because I do not think it has been properly thought through, and I ...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two more sign up for assembly race, one for school board
Two new candidates have signed up to run for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, joining incumbent Dave Kaplan and Larry LeDoux who both signed up last week. Incumbent Tuck Bonney has filed to run again, and Brenda Schwantes has filed as well. It’s now a four-way race for three seats. For the school board, Jeffrey Stewart filed to run for the seat he was appointed to in late July, the only candidate so f...
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State house candidates to debate the issues
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is hosting a debate among the candidates for District 32’s seat in the State House on Tuesday. The three Republican candidates, Richard Walker, Louise Stutes and Carol Austerman, and the sole Democrat candidate Jerry McCune will be there. “I don’t think there’s been any other public forum where the public can hear all the candidates together,” said Chamber Executive Director Trevor B...
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Music and fun scheduled at Warm August Nights
The weather may belie the name, but there’ll be music, fun and food regardless. The Lions Club sponsors Warm August Nights each year, and gets several local bands to play a set. The music will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday with an acoustic hour. Several local musicians will play and sing a couple songs each. After that, the featured bands start. First is Jeff Freeman Band, performing country selections. Next is Grea...
Aug 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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LeDoux to run for Borough Assembly
DAILY MIRROR STAFF A former Kodiak Island Borough School District superintendent is running for the Borough Assembly. Larry LeDoux filed his paperwork Thursday to run for one of the three seats up for grabs during the Oct. 7 election. Incumbent assembly member David Kaplan is the only other person to file. The filing period ends at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 15. The other assembly members up for re-election are Tuck Bonney...
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Boat catches fire in harbor
DAILY MIRROR STAFF A Kodiak Firefighter suffered minor injuries while responding to a fire onboard a boat in St. Herman Harbor Thursday morning. The 32-foot fishing vessel Kahuna, owned by Steven Mathieu, was berthed on the main float near the bottom of Ramp 2 when a fire broke out at a heating stove in its cabin. Mathieu reported the fire to the Kodiak Harbormaster Office by VHF radio shortly after 10 a.m. The Ko...
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