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Ferry system delays unaccompanied minor policy changes
The Alaska Marine Highway System announced that their new unaccompanied minor policy originally intended to take effect on Thursday will be delayed. “In reaction to the policy announcement, numerous Alaskans contacted [the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities] expressing their concerns of the difficulties that the policy would create for families that have already scheduled travel, particularl...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Banya fire injures two
A Chiniak banya exploded and injured two people Tuesday after a user of the sauna-like building accidentally used fuel oil instead of water to create steam, according to the Alaska State Troopers. A man and a woman were treated at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for their injuries, trooper spokesman Eric Olsen said. The woman was going to be flown out of Kodiak due to her injuries, but was unable to be flo...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Underwear bandit caught, admits brief crime spree
“He just told me right now, ‘I’m sorry mom. I don’t know why I did it. I’m not gonna do it anymore,’” Cornelio’s mother, Resie, said in a phone interview with the Kodiak Daily Mirror, moments after visiting her son in jail.
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man stabbed dead, suspect arraigned
The blue house with a white picket fence and a well-manicured lawn strikes its neighbors as the classic definition of the American Dream. But those neighbors said they had no clue that the pretty house at the corner of Ole Johnson Avenue and Simeonoff Street was the scene of a fatal stabbing Sunday. Teila Tofelogo was arraigned in Kodiak on Monday afternoon before Judge Dawson Williams on manslaughter and assault ...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly hears about energy
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a presentation on the Kodiak Regional Energy Plan from a Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference representative at their Thursday work session. The regional plan is the first step in a planning process that is part of an effort by the Alaska Energy Authority to ultimately reduce the cost of power and dependence on fossil fuels across the state. The plan identified alternat...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves new skate park ramps
The Kodiak City Council awarded a bid for two new skate park ramps for Baranof Park at Tuesday’s meeting. City Manager Amiée Kniaziowski said the ramps to be purchased will replace the two large ones at the park. The Parks and Recreation Department maintenance crew has rebuilt the small ramps at the park, and the medium-size ramps are not in as bad of shape as the large ones. A three-phase replacement schedule has...
Nov 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly reviews nonprofit funding at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has extensively discussed how to distribute nonprofit funding for the next year, tackling issues such as whether the assembly should cap how much money an individual nonprofit could receive. The assembly also discussed whether to keep part of the funding in reserve for contingency funding during the year, and whether to keep the nonprofit subcommittee to review all applications. ...
Nov 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Subway celebrates 25 years in Kodiak
This month marks 25 years of Subway in Kodiak, half the length the global company has been around. Kodiak franchise owner Dan Rohrer has run it for most of those 25 years, and if he has his way, he’ll be running it forever. In November 1989, Subway opened in their downtown location. The franchise was originally opened by Kevin and Sherry Tortorella with financing by Rohrer’s parents, Dick and Sue. Rohrer worked in...
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Denali disaster author to sign books
A former Kodiak resident is returning to the Emerald Isle on Friday to sign his book about a 1967 mountaineering disaster on Denali. Andy Hall, a former Daily Mirror reporter and editor, wrote “Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak,” about a 12-man crew that tackled the tallest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, commonly referred to as Denali. A terrible storm rolled in, is...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavy rain causes several slides
Heavy rain throughout Tuesday, which broke a 55-year-old record, and Wednesday caused several mudslides that partially blocked Kodiak roads on Wednesday. The first one early Wednesday morning blocked one lane of traffic on Rezanof Drive West across from Pier 2, according to a Kodiak Police Department Nixle alert. It was sent shortly after 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Less than an hour later, another Nixle alert stated tha...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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