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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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Garden Gate: Outfoxing the fox sparrow
Finally, we have a cloudy day. After a long spell of nice weather, I was secretly starting to wonder if there was something wrong with the faucet up there. So the other night, in the cool of the evening, I spent an hour speed-transplanting flower, herb and veggie seedlings that were itching to get their roots into bigger digs. Transplanting young green stuff when the weather is warm and dry, even at night, can be ...
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Fish Factor: Sockeyes booming at Bristol Bay
With salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay. The answer can be summed up in two words: sockeye salmon. Bristol Bay is home to the largest red salmon runs in the world and sockeye is Alaska’s most valuable salmon fishery by far. In most years, well over one-third of Alaska’s total earnings from salmon fishing stem from Bristol Bay. ...
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Outdoors Kodiak: Fine-tuning your king trolling
We’re “fortunate” in managing to catch a lot of king salmon from our boat — or at least that’s what we hear from the friends around us who aren’t doing as well. But fortune actually plays only a small part in our catch rate. It has a lot more to do with systematically testing the water and the way we fish, then fine-tuning both our location and our methods. In the sincere belief that everyone likes to catch fish a...
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Playbook: July 8
Tuesday, July 8 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Knik at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 Baseball: Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Dimond-West at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m.
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Public Safety Blotter: July 4
June 18 • At 12:58 a.m., a caller reported a bear in the 2000 block of Mill Bay Road. It was gone when police arrived. • At 1:17 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle on Pillar Mountain Road. • At 1:39 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • Around 1:47 a.m., police conducted three bar checks. • At 7:37 a.m., police asked a man to leave Center Avenue. • At 8:08 a.m., police served pa...
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Post 17 hosts Kenai
On America’s birthday, Kodiak will be treated to the playing of the national pastime. Today, Post 17 hosts the Kenai Post 20 Twins in an American Legion AA baseball doubleheader at Baranof Field. The first game — a nine-inning league affair — begins at 12:30 p.m., which is followed by a seven-inning nonleague game. “There is nothing else that I would rather do than play baseball on the Fourth of July,” Jakob Arnol...
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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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