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Borough finishes fix to messy problem for landfill neighbor
Reed Oswalt's property is now trash-free and will soon be free of the dump water from the landfill. Six months ago, Oswalt went before the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly to discuss the trash and dump water that had flowed through the fence separating his property on Monashka Bay Road from the neighboring landfill. Five assembly members went out to look at the trash and water problem on Oswalt's property, and the a...
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Election 2012: Kodiak residents agree that economy needs to be fixed
Kodiak voters appear to have mixed thoughts about the candidates on today’s ballot. On Monday morning, the Kodiak Daily Mirror took to the streets and coffeehouses to ask people if they were voting, which candidate they were voting for and what issues were most important to them. In 2008, 63 percent of the people who voted in Kodiak’s house district chose Republican John McCain; only 34 percent voted for Democrat ...
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Kodiak's Red Cross office closing after 67 years
Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly referred to the Kodiak office as an independent Red Cross chapter. The Kodiak Red Cross chapter was merged with other Alaska chapters in 2003. President Harry Truman’s signature hangs proudly on the wall of Kodiak’s American Red Cross office office. In a few weeks, that signature will come down along with the rest of the office's charter. After 67 years, K...
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Kodiak Middle School sticks with Obama
The votes are in, and President Barack Obama won both popular and electoral majorities. At least, that’s how the students at Kodiak Middle School see it. On Friday morning, handmade presidential candidate campaign posters decorated the halls of the school as students held a mock election, which teachers billed as a learning experience. Cid Blase, a sixth-grade teacher, helped organize the election, the second at K...
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Kodiak resident gets makeover on the 'Today' show
Kodiak resident Theresa Peterson was ambushed while navigating the streets of post-Sandy New York City. Fortunately, it was a good thing. Peterson, her mother, and her two daughters traveled to Washington D.C. last week, fulfilling a trip that had been on their to-do list for almost two years. Unfortunately, their arrival coincided with that of Hurricane Sandy. "We didn't get to see any museums because everything ...
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Election 2012: Pier project vies for ballot attention
Candidates aren't the only items on Tuesday’s ballot. Kodiak's Pier 3 project depends on the passing of Bonding Proposition A, which asks voters to decide if the state should issue general obligation bonds for state transportation projects. Projects include harbor upgrades, dock replacements, and road and rail extensions. If approved, Kodiak will receive $15 million to complete the funding for the Pier 3 replaceme...
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Salmon value highest since 1995
Kodiak salmon fishermen brought in the most valuable catch in almost two decades this year, according to new figures from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Area management biologist James Jackson revealed the new figures Friday during a meeting of the Kodiak Regional Planning Team, a multiagency group that coordinates salmon research and hatchery work in the Kodiak archipelago. The news wasn’t all positive, ...
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Lynch voted borough's deputy presiding officer
Kodiak Island Borough Assemblywoman Chris Lynch was voted the No. 2 official on the assembly during a Thursday meeting, just weeks after a contract dispute that involved her employment by the borough. In a 4-3 vote, Lynch was approved as the borough’s deputy presiding officer, defeating Louise Stutes. The deputy’s role is akin to that of vice president; Lynch will sit in for Mayor Jerome Selby if he is absent from...
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Chefs in training visit Kodiak
Their instruments come in tailored black cases, and each day their work goes on display before hundreds of people. These aren’t musicians, they’re chefs. Or, at least, they soon will be. For the past three months, the Kodiak Inn has hosted three students from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute as they complete externships, the final step before each receives an associate degree from the institute. Sara Webster, E...
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Sen. Gary Stevens faces a challenge from Henrichs
In Tuesday’s election, incumbent Sen. Gary Stevens faces a challenge from Robert Henrichs of Cordova to represent Senate District R, which includes Kodiak. Due to recent redistricting, Senate District R now stretches over Cordova, Dillingham and other areas farther north. Henrichs said he jumped into the election because of the redistricting. "I decided to run because we were in a new district," he said. "I looked...
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