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Kodiak Island Borough Superintendent Larry LeDoux announced during a Board of Education meeting on Monday that he will convene a task force to examine possible school reopening plans for the fall.

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Kodiak residents may soon be able to visit the library or swim laps in the public pool, with public facilities potentially opening on May 29, the Kodiak Emergency Service director announced on Thursday. 

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Following Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s announcement this week that all businesses in Alaska can reopen at 100% capacity on Friday morning, many shops in Kodiak are planning to open while at the same time remaining concerned about a potential spike in COVID-19 cases. 

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A Kodiak man, who was previously arrested for stealing coins worth more than $100,000, is now facing charges for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from Walmart. 

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Tuesday marked my last day working as a reporter for the Kodiak Daily Mirror. I wanted to take this moment to thank every person who has lent their expertise and time. Telling this island’s stories has been an honor, and I am grateful to all of you — our readers — for your trust. I hope I ha…

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is set to return to in-person meetings on Thursday, after meeting telephonically for nearly two months.

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Borough Clerk Tara Welinsky leaves her post this week, after one year on the job. Among the clerk’s duties are organizing and overseeing elections, and with local, state and federal elections on the horizon, questions remain about how the clerk’s office will rise to the challenge of organizi…

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The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley returned to Kodiak on May 8 after a 97-day deployment throughout the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. 

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Health mandate 10, which requires all travelers coming to Alaska from out of state to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days, has been extended to June 2, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced during a press briefing on Friday.

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Ten Alaska Army National Guard soldiers and one Alaska State Defense Force soldier assigned to Joint Task Force-Alaska have been working alongside Kodiak Harbor personnel as part of a coordinated effort with the city of Kodiak to ensure COVID-19 pandemic safeguards are followed at the ports …

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed the fiscal 2021 borough budget on Thursday, moving forward with a possible mill rate increase from 10.75 to 12.75 despite some concern over the negative impacts of a tax hike on the community.

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The Kodiak City Council extended coronavirus-related emergency ordinances allowing the city to modify utility fees and penalties for late sales tax filings for residents and businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Non-perishable food items that were expected to arrive in Kodiak on last Wednesday’s Matson vessel will be delayed until Monday due to maintenance on a crane used for unloading cargo, according to Matson. 

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Kodiak playgrounds will reopen Saturday, making them the city of Kodiak’s first public facilities to reopen after COVID-19 protective measures were put into place in March. 

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When the coronavirus forced learning to move from the classroom to the internet, North Star teacher Kathy Simpler didn’t miss a step. Sitting in front of her laptop, she taught her students to paint flowers in honor of Mother’s Day.

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Jacelyn Keys will serve as the new director of Kodiak College, according to an announcement made by University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Cathy Sandeen. Keys will come to Kodiak from the Blue Mountain Community College in Oregon, where she currently serves as the director of the Hermisto…

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to postpone a decision on a design project to repair a retaining wall on the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center property, which is owned by the borough and leased to Providence.

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A delegation of state and federal officials is visiting Kodiak today as part of a statewide tour aimed, in part, at learning how fishing communities are preparing for the influx of workers for the salmon fishing season and how they are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Cod caught by a locally owned fishing company will take center stage tomorrow afternoon in a live online cooking show hosted by Kodiak resident Amanda Hershberg. 

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed the fiscal 2021 budget during a special meeting on Saturday.

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A painting by Kodiak artist Dan Ogg was among 62 pieces selected for the Northwest Watercolor Society’s Annual Membership Exhibition “Waterworks Unchained.”

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The Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association has decided to forgo cost recovery, its primary method of generating income, due to the potential for low fish prices resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and low salmon run forecasts.    

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After nearly two months of remote meetings, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted on Thursday to convene a special meeting on May 14 to discuss an ordinance that would permanently permit the assembly to meet telephonically during declared disasters.

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A resolution to mandate electronic-only distribution of borough assembly documents failed during a regular meeting on Thursday, after some assembly members raised concerns about accessibility.

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Even as businesses begin reopening, the Kodiak Emergency Operation Center remains ready to respond to an outbreak of the virus in Kodiak, Emergency Services Council Director Mike Tvenge said during a public broadcast forum on Thursday. 

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced on Wednesday that bars, along with other places of entertainment, could reopen as early as today. But parched Kodiak patrons are in for a disappointment, as some local establishments said on Thursday that they intend to postpone opening their doors.

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Following coronavirus-related fears that led to panic buying in Kodiak, the need for on-island food sources became clear. The school district, local organizations and village farms want to help fill that gap.

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The Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center welcomed an orthopedic surgeon to its ranks for the first time in a year and a half. Dr. Aaron Humphreys joined the hospital staff last month, bringing a much needed skill set to the people of Kodiak.

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An Anchor Point man over the age of 80 has died from complications related to COVID-19, marking the 10th Alaskan to die from the disease, according to data from the state Department of Health and Social Services.

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The families of five fishermen missing from the F/V Scandies Rose, which sank last New Year’s Eve, will have to wait at least one more month before the missing are officially declared dead, as many hearings and jury services continue to be postponed until May 31 due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

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Alaska Waste employees began replacing existing roll carts with bear-resistant carts on Wednesday morning, distributing the new bins from the back of a U-Haul truck as they made their way down Larch Street. 

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On Sunday, a dozen spectators gathered at the Kodiak College parking lot to attend the commencement ceremony for the first students to graduate from the college’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. 

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Ravn Air Group filed a plan last week in bankruptcy court to sell off its assets in order to pay off its debts. According to court filings, Ravn owes roughly $91 million to lenders after borrowing money in 2015.