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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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Sockeye weir counts soar in Ayakulik
A mild spring and plenty of fish are buffering sockeye weir counts in a couple of locations on the island as the commercial salmon season begins. The Alaska Division of Fish and Game reports that counts in Karluk and Ayakulik have been going through the roof in comparison with recent years, but at least in the case of the latter location, fish counts are getting back to what they were more than a decade ago. In Ay...
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Cutter SPAR receives new commanding officer
The command of the Coastguard Cutter SPAR changed hands on Friday morning, from Lieutenant Commander Michele Schallip to Lieutenant Commander Douglas Jannusch. It began with the national anthem and an invocation. Then Schallip and Jannusch inspected the assembled crew of the SPAR by walking amongst the ranks and shaking hands. Commander James Houck, the Waterways Branch Chief for Alaska, spoke about the work the S...
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Teenager, Ugandan artists featured at library during Art Walk
During the First Friday Art Walk, participants stopped in at the Kodiak Public Library to enjoy two types of art that were worlds apart. At the front of the library, photographs from Uganda were on display, along with beaded necklaces made from colored pieces of newspaper. The Ugandan photos and necklaces are part of a library-to-library exchange. In 2013, several Kodiak residents spent time in Uganda. They worked...
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Assembly passes borough budget, mill levy stays same, tax revenues up
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a $33.99 million budget for fiscal year 2015 on Thursday, with increases to borough employee salaries, nonprofits contributions and tax revenues. The panel approved the budget by a vote of 6-0. Borough revenues and expenditures totaled $33,993,681 for all funds. Last year’s budget totaled $34.3 million. Fiscal 2015 begins July 1. “It’s a good budget,” borough Mayor Jerrol ...
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Kodiak warmest May on record followed by rainfall record
On the flipside of the warmest and driest May on record, June’s first weekend brought a storm that saw Kodiak hit a new daily rainfall record on Friday. “It was 2.98 inches, surpassing the old record for the date of 1.78 set back in 1927. It was a big day,” Ray Miller, meteorological technician with the National Weather Service, told the Mirror. Kodiak experienced its warmest May on record, with its monthly mean t...
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Man rescued from drifting vessel in Anton Larsen Bay
The Coast Guard, Kodiak Police Department and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rescued a man from a vessel adrift near Anton Larsen Bay near Kodiak Sunday. The crew of the NOAA research vessel Rainer safely towed the man and his 20-foot fishing vessel to Anton Larsen Bay after it was determined the boat was disabled.
 The Kodiak Police Department reported to Coast Guard watchstanders at the Sector A...
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Profit-hungry dealers coming to Kodiak in drug 'epidemic'
Use of methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs is getting so rampant in Kodiak that drug dealers are attracted to Kodiak because of its high profit margin. The Daily Mirror asked Sgt. Eric Olsen of the Alaska State Troopers and other experts in addictions whether Kodiak indeed had a drug problem. “It’s an epidemic,” Olsen said. “The amount of hardcore narcotics I’m seeing come through this island, and the dollar v...
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