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Borough approves Port Lions School painting
At the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly special meeting on Thursday, the assembly approved a contract for the painting of the Port Lions school. The assembly approved the contract with Carl's Drywall and Paint, LLC for $74,000. That was the only agenda item at the special meeting. Borough Manager Bud Cassidy said at a prior meeting where this was discussed that it's important the painting happens before winter. The ...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lots of choices for assembly, council elections
The filing deadline for local elections has passed, and there are seven candidates for three Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seats and four candidates for two Kodiak City Council seats. The filing deadline for both city and borough elections was Friday at 4:30 p.m. For the city council, incumbents Terry Haines and Randall Bishop have signed up as well as David Haught and Marine Leist. For the borough assembly, incu...
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Murkowski helps break ground for new Coast Guard housing
Murkowski helps break ground for new Coast Guard housing By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer Senator Lisa Murkowski helped break ground for a new Coast Guard Base Kodiak housing facility on Thursday. Vice Admiral Charles Ray, the commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area; Captain Jeffrey Westling, the commander of Coast Guard Base Kodiak and Lars Wagner, the housing project manager, joined in shoveling the dirt. Admir...
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Intravenous needles turn up around Kodiak
Carelessly discarded needles from intravenous use are turning up around Kodiak, and they pose a significant risk to people who come across them. “Of course, we don’t know who’s used that so we don’t know what kind of communicable diseases might be associated with the possibility of other’s people’s bodily fluids, blood being on those needles,” said Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace. “So people run risks of being p...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local photographer’s work honored at international competition
Local photographer Carol Scott recently had two of her photographs place in the Professional Photographers of America’s International Photographic Competition. At the competition, a panel of judges reviewed almost 5,000 entrants. Of those entrants, 1,800 were chosen for PPA’s General Collection and 918, the “best of the best” according to a report, were chosen for the Loan Collection. Scott has a photograph in eac...
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State House candidates debate the issues
On Tuesday night, the District 32 candidates for a seat in the Alaska State House of Representatives talked fisheries, ballot measure 1 and education in a forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and KMXT. All four candidates appeared at the forum: Democrat Jerry McCune and Republicans Louise Stutes, Carol Austerman and Richard Walker. Although the candidates didn’t take too many jabs at each other during the co...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tusty sidelined with mechanical issues
The ferry Tustumena will not be arriving in Kodiak today, according to an Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities release. The release said the Tustumena is sidelined with mechanical issues, which will keep the ferry from sailing from Homer to Kodiak today. Tuesday’s sailing between Homer and Seldovia were also cancelled. The vessel is expected to resume the previously posted schedule on Thursday...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fifth candidate files for assembly seat, no candidates yet for council
Local business owner Dan Rohrer has filed to run for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. He joins Brenda Schwantes and Larry LeDoux and incumbents Dave Kaplan and Tuck Bonney in the race for three seats. Incumbent Jeffrey Stewart is the only candidate so far to file for two seats on the school board. No candidates have filed for 10 seats on local fire protection and service area boards. No candidates hav...
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Pink salmon derby draws a crowd
At the Kiwanis Club Kids Pink Salmon Derby on Saturday, 134 kids and their families lined the banks of the Buskin River, despite fog and persistent rain. The kids were between ages 2 and 15 and were divided into four age groups. Bundled up against the rain, the kids cast in hopes of catching the big winner. An otter cruised around the river, and a C-130 landed nearby at one point, distracting attendees from the we...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fort Abercrombie has a Quest
There’s a new family activity at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. “It’s a little bit like a treasure hunt,” said park volunteer Nancy Meitle. “It’s kind of a cross between a treasure hunt and geocaching.” Meitle composed a 50-stanza poem, which she printed onto a small pamphlet. Some of the stanzas contain clues while others contain military history or plant information. “Take the first letter/of the trail ...
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