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Teams ready for Eco Challenge
Seventeen teams will navigate around the Emerald Isle Saturday as part of the Coast Guard’s annual Eco Challenge race. The race, in its 11th year, is a mystery to participants. Teams get clues at each checkpoint that reveal their next destination. The event begins at 8 a.m. at a location that will be uncovered to competitors at tonight’s team check in. The 17 teams is up from six in 2011 and three from last year. ...
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Sports weekend calandar
Kodiak youths will get a chance to showcase their skills in two different sports on Saturday. At 10 a.m., the Kodiak Elk Lodge is holding its annual soccer shoot at the Baranof Ice Rink. The event is for boys and girls under age 13. The event is free, and each participant receives a soccer ball. At 2 p.m., Kodiak Little League is putting on a clinic and pickup game at Coon Field. The clinic is for players age 9 to...
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Playbook: Aug. 16
Friday, Aug. 16 Cross country: Kodiak High School alumni run at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Girls, 6:45 p.m.; boys, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Racing: Motocross, ATV at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 3 p.m.
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City's sales tax reaches into borough
As a small business owner, Judi Kidder is used to paying taxes. But when she audited her latest home phone bill, she found something unexpected — a sales tax. Kidder doesn’t live within city limits, but as she discovered after combing through years of bills, she’s been paying city sales taxes on each bill. “I’m going to raise merry hell,” she said after discovering the charge. Kidder isn’t alone. After posting her...
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Borough will seek composting delay
Tonight, city and borough officials are expected to request the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postpone approval of a temporary composting plant on a two-acre plot of land within the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. The request comes after nearby homeowners raised concerns that runoff from the proposed plant could contaminate drinking water wells. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation agreed with thos...
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KIBSD offered four-year grant to fight obesity
The Kodiak Island Borough School District has been offered a four-year grant to work on school nutrition and physical activity programming. The Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control grant, awarded by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, is expected to be accepted by the Kodiak Island Borough school board at its meeting Monday. The overarching goal of the grant is to reduce obesity in school-aged ch...
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Kodiak football switches offensive attack
Several teams in the National Football League had success running the pistol offense last year, and now Kodiak hopes to run it with the same success this year. After experimenting with the pistol at times last season, the Bears are making it their primary offense for the 2013 high school football campaign. “It makes you more versatile,” said second-year head coach Jim Schnick, who also doubles as offensive coordin...
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Research: The cure to assumed fear
To the Editor: There is certainly something to be said about fear of the unknown; fear of the different. It is easy to resort to assumptions after encountering something that inspires fear or anger. After reading the letter to the editor in our Kodiak Daily Mirror on Tuesday August 13, 2013 I was ushered into a state of fear and anger. Angry that a letter polluted with such an onslaught of falsities was published,...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 15
Friday, Aug. 9 • At 12:10 p.m., a caller reported a lot of suspicious activity in a building. The suspects were gone when officers arrived. • At 3:41 p.m., a caller reported an employee was stealing merchandise. It is under investigation. • At 6:25 p.m., a vehicle was parked in a red zone. It was moved when an officer asked. • At 7:08 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle was swerving all over the roadway. Officers ha...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 15
Saturday, Aug. 3 • At 12:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Ford truck for a moving violation on Rezanof Drive. Investigation revealed a 22-year-old Kodiak passenger had violated his probation. He was arrested and taken to the Kodiak Jail where he was held with no bail pending arraignment. • At 8:28 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle collision involving ...
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