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The Kodiak Island Borough is scrambling to spend the last of its money from the federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act before the Dec. 31 deadline. 

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The Kodiak Coast Guard base reduced its coronavirus risk level from red (high) to amber (moderate) on Friday, following an outbreak that infected 14 service members and close contacts over a two-week period.

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Kodiak reported one case of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The case was a resident whose contraction of the virus was unknown, according to a press release from the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization. 

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The Kodiak City Council has rejoined the Kodiak Consolidation Committee after council members withdrew their participation last month. 

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Kodiak is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week to highlight the federally protected lands that make up two-thirds of the island, as well as parts of Afognak and Ban Islands. 

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Chilly fall days and lengthening nights mark the start of the northern lights season, when photographers, nature lovers and adventure seekers brave the cold in search of “Lady Aurora” and her dancing lights.

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Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Al Gross came to Kodiak on Monday to speak in-person with community members. The visit occurred just two days after his first debate with Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan (R-AK), which was streamed online and focused on fisheries issues.

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One minute, Kodiak’s police chief was at an indoor law enforcement conference in Chicago, and the next moment, he was standing outside a gas station, helping a person who was suffering from a mental health crisis.  

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There have been 36,337 earthquakes reported in Alaska so far in 2020. Most were just small rumblings of the North American and Pacific Plates grinding together along the fault line that runs south of the Aleutian chain. Only one, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake near Simeonoff Island in July, caus…

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Alaska U.S. Senate candidates Dan Sullivan and Al Gross held their first of three debates on Saturday, clashing over issues ranging from fisheries and Pebble Mine to tariffs and Arctic security. The debate, which was streamed online, was hosted by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. 

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Last Thursday, Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent Larry LeDoux wore a green sweater. Over at the high school, the administrative team gave their staff mugs full of green tea, granola bars in green wrappers and coffee from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. 

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Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and independent challenger Al Gross will debate fisheries issues on Zoom on Saturday, in an event organized by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. 

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Sometime around 2014, the trout in the Guatemalan town of Sibinal started to die.  

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In early July, the Kodiak Island Borough instated an officer to enforce violations of the Uniform Table of Minor Offenses. The set of fines applies to violations of borough rules for things like abandoning junk cars and disposing of trash improperly.

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Some charter sports fishermen have reported losing millions of dollars after tourists canceled their trips to Kodiak this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, but more federal relief funding may soon come their way. 

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A total of 1,466 votes had been counted in the race for three seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly as of Wednesday. There are a handful of ballots still trickling in from rural villages, which all voted absentee, along with other absentee voters, but there are three clear leaders in t…

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Abercrombie Campfire, Cama’i Chai and Buskin Bedtime are just a few of the locally inspired tea flavors blended and sold by family-run Kodiak Tea Co. 

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More positive cases of COVID-19 should be expected at Coast Guard Base Kodiak during the next two weeks as the process of contact tracing continues, according to the top official at the base.  

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With all the early voting ballots in Tuesday’s municipal election counted, Geoff Smith, Aimee Williams and Julie Kavanaugh were in the top three positions for three seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. 

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Ballots continue to trickle into Kodiak’s rural villages, but only time will tell whether they trickle in fast enough.

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It’s Election Day in Kodiak. 

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The Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization announced on Friday that three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 on the island. 

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An India-based space technology company has signed on with Alaska Aerospace Corporation to conduct test launches at the Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska in Kodiak. 

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Flu season is rapidly approaching. And with the COVID-19 pandemic very much still a part of life, it’s even more important to get a flu shot this year. Kodiak Public Health Nurse Elsa DeHart urged Kodiakans to get vaccinated as soon as possible. 

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Musician Jimmy Buffet is famous for inspiring generations of woozy sun worshippers to waste away in Margaritaville. 

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In the weeks leading up to the municipal election, the Kodiak Daily Mirror has been publishing Q&As for candidates running for borough assembly, city council and board of education.