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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 | 6 6 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 | 8 8 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 | 6 6 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 | 7 7 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...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Borough Assembly hears about homelessness, awards two contracts
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a report on homelessness by the Brother Francis Shelter executive director and approved two contracts for dock and culvert installation. Monte Hawver told the assembly that the amount of people the shelter has been helping has risen considerably during the past decade and a half. In addition to sheltering homeless people, the shelter also has a homeless prevention progra...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tsunami siren test set for Wednesday
If you hear the tsunami warning siren sounding on Wednesday morning, don’t be alarmed. According to a Kodiak Island Borough news release, residents may hear the siren between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Tsunami warning broadcasts may also appear on television and over the radio during that time. The test is “to make sure that the tsunami warning system works from one end to the other,” the release said. Offici...
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crab Fest gets Xtratuf as sponsor, announces new logo
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce released the logo for the 2015 Crab Fest and announced a big-name sponsor last week. The logo has a crab holding a pair of Xtratufs, the ubiquitous brown rubber boots, and Xtratuf has signed on as a sponsor for Saturday, May 23, dubbed “Xtratuf Day.” The logo was designed by born-and-raised Kodiakan Veronica Samaniego, who works at the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center, who ...
Mar 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council authorizes $2.24 million settlement for Pier 3
The Kodiak City Council authorized $2.24 million to pay for issues that have arisen with the new Pier 3 construction and authorized the design of a new city website. During Pier 3 construction, there have been several issues with the contractor, Pacific Pile and Marine, which the $2.24 million absolves. Some of the issues mentioned by city manager Aimée Kniaziowski during the Thursday meeting include storm damage ...
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Near Island gravel pit, local weed legislation discussed at work session
The Kodiak City Council discussed a new fence to be erected behind the gravel pit on Near Island and a future work session to talk about local marijuana legislation at Tuesday's work session. The fence on Near Island would protect hikers from falling into the gravel pit. “What it kind of boils down to is the pit has moved to a point where there’s a lot of safety issues at the top of the pit because it’s such a ste...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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