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Fish Factor: Fisheries Team compiles top priorities
The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group also stated that “fish and fishermen in Alaska are viewed as barriers to development,” and that there is “irreplaceable optimism” that fish can coexist with development at any scale. Fisheries was just one of the topics that 250 Alaskans brainstormed about in 17 te...
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ESS downs Lumen, starts 2-0 in conference
A sluggish start wasn’t a problem for Kodiak ESS in its second game of the season. The Ravens nailed three 3-pointers and exploded for 20 points, which kick started a 59-37 thumping of Lumen Christi in a boys Peninsula Conference basketball game Friday evening at Kodiak Middle School. After starting slow in its season-opening win over Lumen on Thursday, ESS coach Ross Elvehjem told his players they needed to bring...
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Troopers busy with three separate vehicle-related crimes
State troopers were on a roll during the past few days dealing with three separate vehicle-related crimes in Kodiak, including one involving a vehicle fire at the end of Monashka Bay Road Friday. On Jan. 19, troopers investigated a complaint from Brent Watkins, 53, who reported that his 2010 Ford Transit van was hit at Mill Bay Beach. A state trooper report said Watkins’ vehicle was unoccupied when an unknown vehi...
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UPDATE: School lockdown more drill than imminent danger, superintendent says
The borough's school district locked down Kodiak Middle School for about 25 minutes today after a student allegedly threatened another student, officials said. The school district did not give more details about the students involved, “This particular case was where someone was just upset, and they weren’t able to keep the person in one place, so they just locked down the school and acted accordingly,” said Stewar...
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Kodiak hides highway of death
In the vastness of the cold seas near Kodiak Island lies a massive highway of death, where uncharted pinnacles and hidden rocks have claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people during the past 250 years, a 30-year research of Alaska shipwrecks shows. Capt. Warren Good, who conducted the meticulous research, warns that jagged rocks will continue to cause more fatalities in Kodiak’s fishing industry. This, he said, ...
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In the Courts: Jan. 23
Malcolm Zachary Cherry pleaded no contest to proof of insurance to be carried and exhibited on demand. Cherry was fined $500. Frank G Edra pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Edra was sentenced to 200 days in jail (170 suspended) and fined $1,000 ($500 suspended) and ordered to schedule a screening for alcohol/substance abuse and mental health/domestic viol...
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Teeing Off: Brady should get punished
I’m not buying it, and you shouldn’t either. Gizmo and I sat on the couch Thursday and watched New England quarterback Tom Brady talk to the media about Deflategate for 30 minutes. The more Brady talked, the more upset Gizmo got. At one point I thought Gizzy was going to grrrrrr Mr. Brady of the podium. He can sniff out a cheater with the best of them. I was going to grrrrrr Brady myself because I picked him over ...
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LIST OF SHIPWRECKS NEAR KODIAK ISLAND
EDITOR’S NOTE: This list includes Kodiak fishing vessels that have disappeared during the past two centuries. Many of the non-Kodiak ships that capsized near Kodiak Island had deckhands who were island residents. Captain Warren Good’s original list includes mapping, locations, GPS coordinates and sources for each entry. Those are not included in the Daily Mirror’s listing for brevity. This listing also does not in...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 23
Dec. 29 Around 2:15 a.m., police conducted security checks on Mill Bay Road and Cedar Street. Around 2:26 a.m., police conducted eight bar checks downtown. At 2:43 a.m., police conducted a security check on Egan Way. At 9:47 a.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of Bells Flats. At 1:33 p.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of the Monashka area. At 2:40 p.m., someone reported a fight that happened...
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Against the anti-Agenda 21 conspiracy in Kodiak
During the several weeks prior to the Jan. 12 meeting of the Borough planning and zoning commission, there were numerous letters written to the local paper. The common theme — the code update project was an “insult” to the community because it was derived from Agenda 21. The anti-Agenda 21 conspiracists are wrong. Here’s why. Agenda 21 is a planning document that was meant to help local communities worldwide with ...
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