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Assemblywoman Chris Lynch comes under fire for dealings with borough
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will examine the borough’s code regarding conflict of interest and restrictions on employment for assembly members after a contentious Thursday night work session. During the work session, assemblyman Tuck Bonney brought to light the fact that assemblywoman Chris Lynch, working under her company Kodiak Construction Services, has quietly been providing consulting services to the b...
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Three names, but only two choices on borough assembly ballot
Tuesday’s race for two seats on Kodiak Island Borough Assembly should be a simple vote for Kodiakans, but there’s still a chance for the unexpected. Sitting assembly member Jerrol Friend applied for re-election but withdrew his name from contention for personal reasons. That withdrawal came after the deadline for printing ballots, however, and borough clerk Nova Javier said Friend’s name will appear on the ballot ...
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Trading cards on display during art walk
Miniature masterpieces will be on display during the Kodiak Arts Council's First Friday art walk. The miniature pieces of art, also known as artist trading cards, are original works the size of baseball cards. The creations can be made out of any media as long as they don't exceed the 2.5-by-3.5-inch dimensions. "Artists are excited to make these and it's affordable art," Arts Council visual arts coordinator Kate ...
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Dead humpback whale washes up in Chiniak
Chiniak residents are getting first-hand experience with the old saying that nature isn’t always pretty after a 40-foot dead humpback whale washed ashore on Thursday. “It’s an obvious victim of killer whales,” said Bree Witteveen, the marine mammal research biologist for the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. Witteveen visited the animal Thursday and took samples of its skin and blubber for laboratory testi...
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Coast Guard aircrews have long, futile trip in search for missing Norton Sound boaters
The unsuccessful search for two missing boaters in Norton Sound last week is the starkest example yet of the challenges facing the Coast Guard as it nears the end of its first summer of Arctic search and rescue. On Monday, David Slwooko, Debra Kimoktoak left Koyuk for Unalakleet, traveling in a 17-foot skiff across Norton Sound with their two dogs. When the pair failed to arrive Monday evening, Alaska State Troope...
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Commercial salmon season wraps up on target in Kodiak
Kodiak had a better than expected return on pink salmon this year. Preseason estimates by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game forecast Kodiak would have an average return of 13.2 million fish. Instead, the department counted more than 16 million pink salmon in its Kodiak management area, making for strong even-year return based on the department’s harvest categories. “We came in a little over 16 million,” Fish ...
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Price tag to repair Baranof Park ice rink climbs above $1 million
The cost of an Aug. 1 arson attack at the Baranof Park ice rink has passed $1 million. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council allocated $400,000 for a cost-plus contract with Jay-Brant General Contractors of Homer to complete repairs on the ice rink, which was damaged when a vandal set fire to wooden debris. The blaze spread to the rink’s dasher boards and damaged the building’s roof. When added to substantial...
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Afognak Island hosts innovative green forest project
Two conservation groups are cashing in on Afognak Island timber, but they’re not using a saw to do it. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the American Land Conservancy have partnered with London-based CAMCO Global to market what they’re calling the Afognak Forest Carbon Project, producing carbon credits for global markets. It’s a way for the groups to make money without cutting down trees, and it’s the first ti...
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Kodiak Electric Association prepares to open the throttle on new wind turbines
Clarification: The insurance payment mentioned in the second half of this story covered a Terror Lake dam leak different from the one plugged with Frisbee-like discs last winter in a story covered extensively by the Daily Mirror. The story has been corrected with this clarification. Kodiak’s new wind turbines are up and operating, but the Kodiak Electric Association is waiting on two more steps to open the throttl...
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New face coming to school board with election
The Kodiak Island Borough School Board will see one new face this year since incumbent Peggy Rauwolf decided not to run for another term. Debra Kirk and incumbent Norm Wooten are the only two people running for the two open seats in Tuesday’s school board election. Kirk said she is qualified for the position from years of involvement in Kodiak’s schools as a parent. “I’ve been involved with the parent teacher asso...
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