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Board of Fisheries opens four-day Kodiak meeting
The Alaska Board of Fisheries opened its four-day Kodiak meeting on Tuesday as it listened to the first of more than a hundred fishermen who signed up to give the board a piece of their minds. During its four-day stay, the board will address 19 proposals including trawling in state waters and the declining condition of salmon fisheries on Kodiak Island's south end. The board operates on a rotating cycle that retur...
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Cattle supporters speak up
Forty-five Kodiak residents gathered Tuesday night to talk about cattle living on an island shaped like a T-bone. As many as 1,000 cattle inhabit remote Chirikof and Wosnesenski islands, but the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge wants to remove what it says is an invasive species that is overgrazing prime seabird habitat. “There’s no grazing permits, there’s no management,” said refuge manager Steve Delehan...
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School board approves tenured teacher contracts
The Kodiak Island Borough School Board approved more than $10 million of contracts for tenured teachers during a special meeting Monday night. The board approved $10,249,271 distributed among 136 certificated tenured teacher contracts for the 2014-2015 school year. Contracts ranged from $35,491 to $87,946 depending on the teacher’s position in the district’s salary schedule. The school board also approved the $26,...
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Chamber board member nominations open
Four seats on the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce are open for election this year. According to a release from the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, each of the four vacancies is for a three-year term. Trevor Brown, executive director of the chamber, said one of the four seats was vacated by former Alaska Waste chief Rick Vahl and the other three vacancies are from the expiring terms of Rick Kniaziowski, Bob Brodie and Greg ...
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NLC power rankings: Kodiak, Colony remain on top
The Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament wasn’t the only holiday extravaganza over the weekend. Northern Lights Conference teams participated in tournaments from the Mat-Su Valley to Fairbanks. With a slew of tournament results, the Daily Mirror NLC power rankings have a different look this week. Kodiak girls and Colony boys remain in the top spots, but that is about the only thing that didn...
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Alaska Science Forum: Old dogs, Alaska, and the New World
When people first walked across the Bering Land Bridge thousands of years ago, dogs were by their sides, according to researchers who wrote a paper published in the journal Science. Scientists from Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles used dog DNA material — some of it unearthed by miners in interior Alaska — to conclude that today’s domestic dog originated in Asia and accompanied the first humans to the New World abo...
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Registration opens for Girl Scouts Women of Science and Technology Day
Next month, the Girl Scouts of Alaska will conduct the 22nd annual Women of Science and Technology Day across the state. Girls from kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to attend the Feb. 8 event at Kodiak College. The purpose of the day is to excite young women about STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and to teach them about careers in those fields. “It’s just to get girls i...
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Timothy Joe Naumoff
Timothy Joe Naumoff passed away Jan. 4, 2014. A viewing will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Kodiak Funeral Chapel. His funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, followed by a graveside service at Kodiak City Cemetery. Following the service, there will be a repast at St. Paul’s Springhill Hall.
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Dirk Allen Richcreek
Dirk Allen Richcreek, 48, of Kodiak, passed away on Dec. 14, 2013. Dirk began his adventurous life in Crescent City, Calif. where his father served as the local harbormaster. The redwood forest along the Smith River was his childhood stomping ground. In his early teens, he moved to Newport, Ore. and he graduated from Newport High School in 1983. Dirk began his life as a fisherman at age 15, harvesting nearly every...
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Alumni update: Lindquist back in the pool
Former Kodiak High School swimming star Jori Lindquist was back in the pool for Northern Arizona on Friday. In a meet against Oregon State, Arizona and New Mexico State, the freshman placed sixth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2 minutes, 9.40 seconds and 11th in the 200 freestyle in 2:00.25. She also swam the opening legs of Northern Arizona’s third-place 400 freestyle relay and seventh-place 200 medley...
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