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Stevens announces he won’t run again, votes against comments rules
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Mel Stephens announced he would not be seeking re-election when his term ends in October, saying the assembly would benefit from “new blood.” Stephens encouraged community members at the assembly’s regular meeting July 3 to consider running for a seat in the assembly or the Kodiak City Council this fall, and asked that they consider serving a single term. Stevens also voiced d...
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Henry’s crafting beer scene at mall
At the downtown mall, longtime family eatery Henry’s Great Alaskan Restaurant is pouring everything it knows about beer into a new bar strategy. It not only wants to do a brisker bar business, but it hopes to create a “beer renaissance” in town. The restaurant, in operation in town since the fifties, chose to use its capacious bar space for a new set of taps with the hopes of improving the bottom line for the bar ...
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Golf course future lies with base commander
Golfing in Kodiak may continue after this year. The Coast Guard told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that it has not made a decision on what it is going to do with the Bear Valley Golf Course on Anton Larsen Road. The decision to close the nine-hole golf course or keep it open will come after the 2014 golf season ends, Coast Guard District 17 public affairs officer Lt. Veronica Colbath said. “I know there has been i...
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Private fireworks sales booming for Fourth
Fireworks sellers are doing a brisk business just in time for Independence Day celebrations. Since Kodiak will not have a public fireworks display, residents will have to put on their own shows. And if the pops, booms and bangs in the evening working up to July 4 are any indication, Kodiakans are well-stocked for the holiday. The only place in Kodiak where fireworks are for sale is Les n’ Dan’s, located across the...
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State to grant $890K to school district for distance learning
The Alaska Dept. of Education announced a teaching initiative grant for Kodiak schools to help them expand virtual learning programs and partner with other school districts in the state. “The Kodiak Island Borough School District will receive an $890,260 grant and is partnering with the Pribilof, Lower Kuskokwim, Lower Yukon, Northwest Arctic, Lake and Peninsula, Nome, St. Mary’s, and Annette Island school distric...
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Troopers stress safety, dry boating around Fourth
Alaska Wildlife Troopers will maintain a strong presence around the state during the Fourth of July weekend as part of its safety awareness program Operation Dry Water. “We don’t want to dampen anyone’s weekend,” said trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen. “We just want to make sure people are out and stay safe.” Operation Dry Water is an initiative to help raise awareness about boating safety and reduce alcohol and drug...
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Kodiak to get absentee in-person voting
A Native leadership team dedicated to increasing Alaskan voter turnout announced said on Thursday it helped 176 villages sign up as absentee in-person voting sites for upcoming primary and general elections. Kodiak has three locales on board — Kodiak, Larsen Bay and Port Lions. “Those three villages are new absentee in-person voting sites. There are three other villages — Akhiok, Ouzinkie and Old Harbor — that are...
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Holiday weather outlook bright
The skies should be bright and breezy for July 3-4, followed by a slow-coming change to the wetter, the National Weather Service told the Mirror Wednesday. “Friday looks like we’re going to be nice and sunny just like Wednesday and Thursday — nice stretch here,” said Craig Eckert, station chief of the National Weather Service in Kodiak. Wednesday’s warmth — at 73 degrees Fahrenheit — was 10 degrees lower than the ...
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Pittsburgh student studies glowing bacteria in Kodiak
An email to Kelly Hegel’s adviser about a marine microbiology class in Kodiak is what brought Hegel all the way across the country from home to study bioluminescence, or glow-in-the-dark bacteria. Hegel just graduated from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s La Roche College with an undergraduate degree in biology. She decided to come to Kodiak for this class because she loves to travel and hoped it would help her figure o...
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KANA receives grant for new clinic
The Kodiak Area Native Association received $750,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation to build a new clinic. According to a Rasmuson Foundation statement, the clinic will provide improved access to behavioral health services as well as serve veterans and active duty military dependents. The grant was part of the Rasmuson Foundation’s Tier 2 grant program. That program provides large grants over $25,000 for large build...
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