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Hans-Joachim Brandt
Hans-Joachim Brandt, known to his friends as Hajo, passed away on Wednesday, March 27 in Kodiak. Hajo was born in Berlin, Germany on May 12, 1942. Hajo was a world traveler as a sailor in his youth, a master mechanic and a tool machine mechanic. His loves were his grandchildren, cars and walks on the beach with his dogs. An avid Formula 1 auto race fan. He left his wife Gail and extended family in Germany and his ...
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Births: April 2
• Cynthia Brook Anthony was born at 2:42 p.m. March 25, 2013, to Tom and Thea Anthony. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Minnesota and Illinois. Her mother works at home and her father works for the state of Alaska. Also welcoming her to the family is Drake Anthony. Proud grandparents are Mitch and Debbie Anthony and Wendy Wolfram from Rochester, Minn., T...
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Alan Austerman Capitol Report
The last few weeks have been extremely busy in the Capitol. As I reported previously, the House transmitted its version of the operating budget to the Senate on March 14. The Senate finance committee adopted their version of the operating budget on March 26. That budget appropriates nearly $50 million more in General Funds than the House’s budget. The next steps in the operating budget process will take place earl...
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Kodiak College opens renovated student services office
Kodiak College’s student services office has a new look designed to make the office stand out to new students looking for help. The new look is the result of a six-month renovation project on the 2,200-square-foot first floor of Campus Center. The college has a new student services center that includes three offices and a reception area. College director Barbara Bolson said the upgrades were necessary because peop...
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Renewable power project’s budget is in the green
After years of work, Kodiak Electric Association’s grand renewable energy effort is scheduled to wrap up this summer — right on budget. According to records presented Thursday to KEA’s board of directors, the Pillar Mountain High Penetration Wind Project will end up with a cost of $38.9 million, only 0.37 percent over budget. Making matters better for Kodiak residents, better-than-expected interest rates and extra...
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Leisnoi land trade with borough not dead
Termination Point is a popular hiking destination on Monashka Bay, but most of the hikers who traverse its trails don’t know they’re trespassing. An ongoing effort by the Kodiak Island Borough could change that problem. Termination Point is owned by Leisnoi Inc., the Native corporation of Woody Island, which also owns substantial tracts of land along the Kodiak road system. Leisnoi is logging its Chiniak property ...
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More Q & A with Kodiak's greenest thumb
Editor’s Note: Garden columnist Marion Owen continues her spring question-and-answer session this week. To see last week’s first question-and-answer column, visit www.kodiakdailymirror.com. Q: We have a lawn, raised beds and a small greenhouse. We do the organic thing in our raised beds, but what about our lawn? We want it to look nice but don't want our kids playing on and running around barefoot on chemical-trea...
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Gun control is about control of the people
To the Editor: It’s been a while since gun owners in Australia were forced by law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms costing $500 million. First year results are in. Homicides are up 3.2 percent, assaults up 8.6 percent, armed robberies up 44 percent, and homicides with firearms are up 300 percent. There’s been an increase in break-ins and assaults on the elderly are skyrocketing. Gun-toting Americans are clea...
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Comfish will offer additional insight into Gulf catch share options
A new plan to reduce bycatch by trawlers is being crafted by federal managers for Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries, and it likely will result in a catch share plan. Now is the time for fishing residents to make sure the new program protects their access to local resources and sustains, instead of drains, their coastal communities. Currently, the plan includes trawlers in the central Gulf and both trawl and pot ...
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Around Kodiak: April 1
The Heroes of Telemark, an action-packed movie filmed on location in Norway, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Marion Center behind St. Mary’s Catholic School and Church. Admission is free. The 1965 film, starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris, is based on a true story of how a team sabotaged a Nazi laboratory in the Norwegian mountains. The laboratory was designed to develop “heavy water” for nuclear weapons. P...
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