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Complex relaunch: Repairs near complete, AAC preps for micro-sat, Army
A Saturday ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the near-completion of the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska following a rocket explosion at the Narrow Cape facility two years ago. In August 2014, a test launch of a hypersonic weapon was terminated by a self-destruct mechanism after a faulty thermal cover interfered with the vehicle’s steering assembly. The explosion that resulted caused extensive damage to the launch fa...
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Assembly member files for mayor
A current Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member filed to run for borough mayor. Dan Rohrer filed his application to run for mayor. Rohrer has previously served as deputy presiding officer, a position the assembly chooses. Rohrer’s assembly term ends in 2017. Dennis Symmons filed for one of two seats on the Service Area No. 1 Board, a seat he currently holds. There are still numerous vacancies for the assembly and ...
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GARDEN GATE: Don’t give gray mold spores more chances
Finding a green tomato laying on the ground in the hoophouse was my first clue that something was in the air. Something was in the air alright: mold. After a couple days of rain and fog, conditions were perfect for gray mold to explode on tomato leaves and stems, causing my cherry tomatoes to lose their grip and fall to the ground. Found on a wide range of plants (too many to list), gray mold (Botrytis cinerea) is...
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FISH FACTOR: Alaska brand tops on menus nationwide
Alaska is one of a handful of U.S. states to launch a go-to website aimed at keeping ocean acidification in the public eye. The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, a collaboration of state and federal scientists, agencies, tribes, conservation, fishing and aquaculture groups, went live last month. Its goal is to provide a forum for researchers to share their findings, and to connect with coastal residents concerne...
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Kodiak football opens with shutout
With all the pre-season hype centered on Kodiak’s new no-huddle offense, the defense felt left out. Not to worry. The unit showed up big in the Bears’ first game of 2016. The defense authored a dominating performance in the Bears’ 14-0 nonconference football victory over Houston Friday night at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The D smothered Houston, limiting the former member of the Northern Lights Conference to 108 y...
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3 file for 2 places on assembly
Daily Mirror Staff Kodiakans will see several contested races in the October election for Kodiak Island Borough seats. Along with incumbent Scott Smiley, both Monique Lewis and Matthew Van Daele have filed to run for two available three-year terms on the assembly. Lewis applied for an assembly vacancy in June, and she narrowly missed being appointed to the seat in a tie-breaker vote. Van Daele currently sits on th...
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Chiniak replant vote up in the air
The decision on purchasing trees to plant on burned and logged borough-owned land drew more discussion Thursday in advance of the decision on a contract for tree saplings at the next meeting. At the work session, several assembly members suggested the contract be coupled with one for the planting. “I would presume that whoever we hire to put the trees in the ground, that part of their contract would include … that...
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Kodiak boys second at Colony Invitational
Behind a runner-up finish from Keith Osowski, the Kodiak boys opened the cross country season with a second-place finish at the Colony Invitational Saturday in the Mat-Su Valley. The girls put two in the top 10 and finished fourth with 80 points. Osowski, a senior and Kodiak’s top returner, covered the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 50 seconds, just a second behind winner Hunter Kratz of Seward. Jack Hannah fin...
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Prep football: Week 1 results
Week 1 Northern Lights Conference Soldotna 49, West Anchorage 30 Wasilla 29, Eagle River 14 South Anchorage 27, Kenai 13 East Anchorage 33, Palmer 0 Kodiak 14, Houston 0 The rest of the state Colony 47, Bartlett 6 Service 55, West Valley 39 Monroe 59, Redington 6 Valdez 38, Nikiski 20 Eielson 67, Homer 31 Lathrop 36, North Pole 0 Dimond 21, Chugiak 14 Thunder Mt. 50, Juneau 20 Ketchikan 34, Seward 14
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Wallace: Video could victimize innocents
Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace cited privacy concerns and equipment functionality as reasons for her decision to terminate use of police body cameras, Thursday in an address to the Kodiak City Council. Wallace spoke during the city manager comments portion of the council regular meeting. She began by listing the pros of police body cameras. When Kodiak police officers began wearing the cameras in February 2015,...
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