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House fire causes nearly $20,000 in damages
A house at 1412 Mill Bay Road caught fire Saturday morning, leading to an estimated $20,000 in damages. The Kodiak Fire Department was dispatched at about 7:45 a.m. The first crew on the scene reported the house “heavily involved in flames from the rear of the structure,” according to a release from the department. The occupants evacuated before firefighters arrived and there were no injuries, according to the rel...
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak fans help team by traveling
The Seattle Seahawks have the 12th man; the Kodiak Bears have the sixth man. Nearly 300 crazed fans — some painted in blue and gold — rocked Sullivan Arena during the entire three-day state basketball tournament. Kodiak fans outnumbered the combined fans of every other 4A team there. “Kodiak just loves basketball,” Bears head coach Amy Fogle said. “They appreciate basketball and they just love good basketball ... ...
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough, chamber end relationship
The Kodiak Borough Assembly passed its strategic plan at its regular meeting Thursday while its economic development partnership with the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce formally ended earlier in the day. The assembly voted 5-0 to pass its 2014-18 strategic development plan, laying out the assembly’s vision in terms of restructuring the budgeting process, islandwide transportation, a military facility zone and economic...
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dad, daughter recall happy challenge of life
Fourteen years ago, John Cannon’s life changed forever. He broke up with the mother of his only child and became a single father raising a 4-year-old daughter. “When I took her on initially, I didn’t know what the future held,” John said. “I was terrified, scared to death. Looking back at the way everything went, I can breathe easy.” This weekend, John and her mother, Raejean, will both be in attendance at the Sul...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gear foes struggle to find common ground
By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer The latest phase of the long-standing tension between trawl fishermen and their small-boat colleagues is playing out in Kodiak over a paragraph in a letter. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Kodiak City Council plan to send a letter to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council before NPFMC’s April meeting. NPFMC will again take up the problem of how to limit unwanted bycatc...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yakutsk delegation enjoys local warmth
As international rumblings continue between the Russian Federation and the United States over Ukraine, a delegation from the far eastern Russian city of Yakutsk visited Kodiak this week to toast religious brotherhood with their Alaskan neighbors. While some may associate Yakutsk with the board game Risk, Kodiakans learned about the Yakutians’ devotion to St. Innocent and St. Herman, their fondness for horses and t...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAC exec: Lower state funding ‘not a cut’
The Alaska state budget for fiscal year 2015 currently making its way through the Legislature gives $2 million less to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation than the previous budget, but the state-owned company’s leaders say it’s all part of the plan. “It’s not a cut,” AAC vice president and COO Mark Greby said Tuesday. “It’s a planned reduction that we proposed to the state.” Greby is in Kodiak this week on a regular ...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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CFA talk dominates fish group meeting
The possibility and meaning of Community Fishing Associations occupied panelists and commenters during a meeting of the city-borough Kodiak Fisheries Work Group held Monday in the borough assembly chambers. In a discussion moderated by Kodiak Chamber of Commerce executive director Trevor Brown, fisherman Dave Kubiak asked the group to request a study about CFAs from the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. “T...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear seen on Mill Bay Road
Another bear was spotted wandering around town early Tuesday. According to a Kodiak bear observation form released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the adult bear was seen on Mill Bay Road at 12:23 a.m. A resident on Murphy Way called the Daily Mirror and said a bear had left tracks in his yard late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. On Saturday, a bear was spotted on Selief Lane. Contact the Daily M...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austerman files for father’s House seat
Current Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Carol Austerman announced her candidacy as a Republican for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 seat on Monday. Under the recently enacted redistricting plan, District 32 will be the district including Kodiak, which is now in District 35. Austerman aims to succeed her father, Alan Austerman, as the representative for Kodiak, Yakutat and other Gulf of Alaska...
Mar 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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