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Borough looks at bond issue for facilities projects
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly mulled a future bond issue as part of a solution to the upkeep on borough facilities projects. An assembly work session Thursday saw agreements among some members to develop plans to use inter-fund loans and a possible bond issue to help fund the borough’s renewal and replacement facilities maintenance program. “It’s real clear that we have multimillions of dollars worth of asset...
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High school construction more than half done
The construction of the new high school — budgeted at $80 million — is more than halfway finished and slated to be completed by its target date in fall of 2015. “Overall we’re at about 55 percent completion of the project,” Bruce Walter, the project manager for Wilson Engineering, told the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Thursday. The initial plans called for the completion of it by Aug. 1, in time for the start of...
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Goldenchains much coveted up north
In mid-summer, you can see them standing alongside our roads, gesturing and aiming their smart phone cameras at buildings and side yards. Comments go something like this: “What is that amazing yellow tree?” “Is that a wisteria?” “Wow, I want one of those in my yard.” It happens every year, visitors from communities north of the 58th parallel (Homer, Anchorage, Fairbanks) venture down to the Emerald Isle for a mini...
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Fish Factor: Summer fisheries booming
Salmon takes center stage in Alaska every summer, but many more fisheries also are going on all across the state. The world’s biggest sockeye salmon run is expected to surge into Bristol Bay any day, where a catch of about 17 million reds is projected. Elsewhere, the annual summer troll fishery in Southeast Alaska kicks off on July first with a target of just over 166,000 Chinook salmon. Lots of crab fisheries are...
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In the Courts: June 30
Lazaro Coreas-Velasquez pleaded guilty to public possession of intoxicating liquour. Coreas-Velasquez was fined $200. Clatyon Sanders pleaded guilty to violation of custodian duty. Sanders was sentenced to 93 days in jail (90 suspended) and placed on probation for two years. Jose A Velasco pleaded guilty to criminal trespass in the second degree. Velasco was sentenced to five days in jail. Daria A. Huey pleaded gu...
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Legion’s cookout canceled, several parades and picnics planned for 4th
The American Legion hosts the 4th of July parade once again this year, but patriots hankering for a cheeseburger and a coke afterwards need to go elsewhere. The Legion parade begins at 11 a.m. downtown. Parade staging begins at Oscar's Dock at 10:15 a.m. The American Legion canceled its cookout – a Kodiak tradition -- due to “economic reasons,” Jared Decker, second vice commander of the Legion, told the Mirror. “I...
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Post 17 begins long homestand tonight against Eagle River
After playing five games in four days on the road, Kodiak Post 17 is set to begin its longest homestand of the season tonight against Eagle River. Tonight’s 7:30 p.m. nonleague American Legion AA baseball game is the first of 12 consecutive games at Baranof Field for Post 17 — a span of three straight weekends at home. With half of the contests being conference games, Kodiak manager Leonard Pickett sees this is a ...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 27
June 7, 2014 • At 12:18 a.m., police arrested a man on West Marine Way for criminal trespass in the second degree and for being drunk on a licensed premise. • Around 1:38 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 1:56 a.m., someone called 911 to report a reckless driver in the East Rezanof Drive and Woody Way area. The vehicle was gone when police arrived. • Around 1:58 a.m., police conducted two bar c...
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MMA show coming to Kodiak
One of the most popular sports in the world — no, not soccer — is coming to Kodiak in August. A Kenai Peninsula-based fight show production company is preparing to host a mixed martial arts cage fight at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds on Aug. 16. Robert Couture, owner of 6 or 5 Times Productions, said he got the idea of putting on the show, “Rumble on the Rock” from a Kodiak friend. “Nothing like this has ever happ...
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Golf tourney, Bear Crawl on Saturday
The Kodiak High School Booster Club is hosting its annual “Tee off for Kids” golf tournament Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. The 18-hole, four-person scramble tournament begins at 8:45 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top two teams, along with prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Entry fee is $30 for adults and $25 for high school students. Lunch is included for the golfers. The tou...
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