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It’s 'one for the road' for bars on Alaska ferries
The Alaska Marine Highway System is closing the bars on six of their ferries, including the two that serve Kodiak, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. About half of the ferries in the AMHS system have bars, and all of them will be closing when the ferries return from annual spring overhauls. For the two ferries that regularly serve Kodiak, the closures are still a few months out. The M/V Ken...
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Scout, parents clear 600 pounds of marine debris
Ten Boy Scouts, two Cub Scouts and scout parents removed about 600 pounds of marine debris from the Buskin Beach area on Saturday. The debris-removal project was sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and supported by Island Trails Network. The project is Boy Scout Wesley Pyle's community service project, one of the requirements before becoming an Eagle Scout. The project aims to remove marine debris pollution and...
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Governor names Kodiakan to Board of Regents
Gov. Bill Walker announced the appointment of Andy Teuber of Kodiak to the University of Alaska Board of Regents on Monday. Teuber is the president and CEO of Kodiak Area Native Association and the chairman and president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Walker also nominated three other Alaskans for seats on the Board of Regents: Sheri Buretta of Anchorage, John Davies of Fairbanks and Lisa Parker of...
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Borough adopts KATS plan
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly adopted a resolution in support of the Kodiak Area Transit System’s transportation plan and confirmed mayoral appointments to two boards at their regular meeting on Thursday. The KATS plan outlines current services, needs and potential projects for the transportation service. Originally passed in 2007, the plan was updated in 2009, borough manager Bud Cassidy said. He said anothe...
Jan 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council amends Horizon contract
The Kodiak City Council has amended its agreements with Horizon Lines for the use of Pier 3 and authorized changes to two Pier 3 contracts. Kodiak’s recently renegotiated contracts with Horizon would not allow the corporation to have a lien against the new crane Horizon will be providing for the new Pier 3. Horizon was recently acquired by Matson Navigation Company, necessitating amendments to the contracts to ref...
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle school locked down due to student threats
The borough's school district locked down Kodiak Middle School for about 25 minutes Friday after a student allegedly threatened another student, officials said. The school district did not give more details about the students involved and KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald downplayed the incident. “This particular case was where someone was just upset, and they weren’t able to keep the person in one place so th...
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Kodiak hides highway of death
In the vastness of the cold seas near Kodiak Island lies a massive highway of death, where uncharted pinnacles and hidden rocks have claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people during the past 250 years, a 30-year research of Alaska shipwrecks shows. Capt. Warren Good, who conducted the meticulous research, warns that jagged rocks will continue to cause more fatalities in Kodiak’s fishing industry. This, he said, ...
Jan 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIST OF SHIPWRECKS NEAR KODIAK ISLAND
EDITOR’S NOTE: This list includes Kodiak fishing vessels that have disappeared during the past two centuries. Many of the non-Kodiak ships that capsized near Kodiak Island had deckhands who were island residents. Captain Warren Good’s original list includes mapping, locations, GPS coordinates and sources for each entry. Those are not included in the Daily Mirror’s listing for brevity. This listing also does not in...
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High School dancers prepare for “The Elements”
It was all smooth Thursday for the Kodiak High School dance team’s annual dance concert, “The Elements.” The dancers, the choreography, the music and the lights all came together as they practiced going through the entire two-hour set composed of 35 performances. In addition to the dance team, the KHS break-dancing boys will be performing a routine and all three of coach Sarah Nugent’s physical dance classes and h...
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Council gets Pier 3 update, discusses sales tax
The Kodiak City Council got a short update on the construction of Pier 3 and discussed the current sales tax and exemptions from the sales tax in the city at their Tuesday work session. “Where we are in terms of construction is on the other side of the actual new pier, there’s a sheet pile bulkhead, all of that’s in,” said project manager Roe Sturgulewski. “Basically all of the rock work downslope of the bulk head...
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