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Kodiakans speak out on proposed third launch pad
Island residents deluged Federal Aviation Administration representatives with objections to expansion of the Kodiak Launch Complex during an open house session about the agency's draft environmental assessment for the proposed project. Alaska Aerospace Corp., the state-owned enterprise that operates the launch facility at Narrow Cape, plans to construct a third launch pad at the site, one capable of handling mediu...
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Luck played role in silver derby winner’s catch
Kodiak fisherman Bryon Friend caught his 21.5-pound Kodiak Lions Club Silver Salmon Derby winner by being in the right place at the right time. Friend caught the fish in the Pasagshak Bay area, shortly after weighing in a large silver he’d caught. “I was actually out pleasure cruising, not really fishing seriously, I’d kind of worn myself out the day before, went through a whole bunch of them,” Friend said. “I had...
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Bishop, Haines, LeDoux, Rohrer, Skinner elected to council and assembly
In Tuesday’s municipal election, City of Kodiak residents retained their incumbent officials, while Kodiak Island Borough voters gave the boot to both of their incumbent assembly members, according to the unofficial results. Dan Rohrer, Larry LeDoux and Rebecca Skinner are Kodiak's new borough assembly members with 1,137, 1,121 and 671 votes respectively. Terry Haines and Randall Bishop retained their seats on the...
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Company casting for new ocean-based TV series
If you’ve ever dreamed of being on TV, now’s your chance. Al Roker Entertainment is casting for a new TV series about people who have an “extreme relationship” with the ocean who are “more comfortable on water than they are on land.” That includes fishermen who “go hard all the time,” “fish solo,” or are “the king of your fishery;” “live aboards;” captains who “make the guys on Deadliest Catch look like they shoul...
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Photo walk promises fun, prizes, rivalry
Kodiak photographers, whether experienced or new, will be taking part in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk this weekend. Groups from around the world get together at a pre-determined place, take photos, and can then enter their best photo, if they choose, into a competition for prizes including cameras, lenses, gift cards and subscriptions to KelbyOne, an online photography tutorial site. According to the Photo...
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Borough implements code violation citations
On Thursday, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly implemented citations for code violations such as animal and trash violations. The borough’s code enforcement officer will now have the ability to write tickets when they see animal violations, littering, waste violations and fireworks violations among others. Currently, violations are generally dealt with only when someone complains, said borough manager Bud Cassidy...
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Quilters show their stuff at annual show
Kodiak’s quilting guild showed off their work, sold quilts, raffled a quilt and held a silent auction to raise funds on Saturday and Sunday. The Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters hold the show annually, and this year’s theme was “Fire and Ice,” based off the color and design of the raffle quilt, sewn by show co-chair Becky Church. Dozens of quilts ranging from small wall hangings to large comforters displayed could be vote...
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DOT announces change in ferry boarding location
Due to construction, passengers and vehicles will now be boarding at Kodiak’s Pier 2, the city dock, a report from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced on Friday. “Beginning Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 passengers will continue to check in at the current terminal facility located at Pier 1 and will be asked to stage vehicles and board (Alaska Marine Highway System) ferries at Pier 2,” the repor...
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Dunbar and Young spar over fisheries
Kodiak’s Chamber of Commerce fisheries debate on Wednesday between incumbent Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Democrat Forrest Dunbar was heated at times, but also drew considerable agreement between the two on some issues. Dunbar told the Daily Mirror during a Wednesday pre-debate interview that he expected he and Young would have similarities on many issues relating to federal fisheries. One spot they clashed was o...
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Local candidate preview:Rebecca Skinner
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Rebecca Skinner said she believes in the public process, public involvement and transparency, and is concerned about the borough “living beyond its means.” “My last job before I returned to Kodiak, I worked for a company that was also facing shrinking budgets,” Skinner said. “So I feel like I have a lot of experience in making very thoughtful strategic decisions about inves...
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