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Dunbar and Young spar over fisheries
Kodiak’s Chamber of Commerce fisheries debate on Wednesday between incumbent Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Democrat Forrest Dunbar was heated at times, but also drew considerable agreement between the two on some issues. Dunbar told the Daily Mirror during a Wednesday pre-debate interview that he expected he and Young would have similarities on many issues relating to federal fisheries. One spot they clashed was o...
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Kodiak woman a finalist for national sandwich contest
Sugiyarti Jorgenson has a knack for cooking contests. In 2012 she created a dish — a sweet potato chicken burger — that won the Louisiana Sweet Rewards Recipe contest. That same year she was a finalist in the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council’s “Get Wild with Wild Rice” contest with her version of wild rice beef stew. The Kodiak resident is back at it in 2014. Jorgenson is a finalist of the Oroweat Bread “Ame...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 3
September 21 • At 2:04 a.m., police cited a driver on Madsen Avenue for having no proof of insurance. • At 2:24 a.m., a caller reported malicious mischief on Center Avenue. It’s under investigation. • Around 2:51 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 9:38 a.m., a caller requested a patrol of Von Scheele Way. • At 10:47 a.m., police warned a driver in the Powell Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area fo...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 3
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer Boating Skills & Seamanship 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 8-Dec. 17 Experienced instructors and subject matter experts cover all the basics needed to operate a boat safely in Alaska. Topics include selecting and equipping your boat, trailering, rules of the road, navigation, power systems, communications, emergencies, weather, and lines and knots. The class will meet at the Ko...
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Steven Leroy Strickert
Steven Leroy Strickert, 65, of Anacortes, Washington, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Providence Medical Center in Everett, Washington. He was born on Feb. 26, 1949 in Anacortes, the son of George Strickert and Alyce (Omondson, Strickert, Clark). Steven grew up in Anacortes and attended local schools, graduating from Anacortes High School in 1967. He served in the US Army as a helicopter mechanic and was honorably...
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LeDoux will not disappoint
To the Editor, I am excited to see so many competent candidates for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and am confident a strong assembly will be the end result. Although I have never before written a letter of support for any candidate, I feel compelled to do so now. I want to urge voters to seriously consider Larry LeDoux for the assembly. I have known Larry for over 20 years, during many of which I had the good...
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'Harmful fish management makes no sense'
To the Editor, Starting Oct. 6, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets in Anchorage on the continuing dispute of Gulf of Alaska Trawl Bycatch Management. Trawlers want to privatize public groundfish resources, because it means they could collect quota lease fees of up to 70 percent without working aboard the boats where the quotas are caught. That just takes money from captains and crewmen who might sp...
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In the Courts: Oct. 3
Cindy A Williams pleaded guilty to theft in the second degree. Williams was sentenced to 48 months in jail (46.5 suspended) and ordered to pay restitution and placed on probation for five years. Craig D Newbill pleaded guilty to promoting contraband in the first degree, controlled substance. Newbill was sentenced to 24 months in jail (20 suspended) and fined $10,000 ($8,500 suspended) and ordered to pay restitutio...
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Local candidate preview:Rebecca Skinner
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Rebecca Skinner said she believes in the public process, public involvement and transparency, and is concerned about the borough “living beyond its means.” “My last job before I returned to Kodiak, I worked for a company that was also facing shrinking budgets,” Skinner said. “So I feel like I have a lot of experience in making very thoughtful strategic decisions about inves...
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Ti Kenese fished with the best
As Ti Kenese talks about fishing, he sounds like a seasoned skipper who gets nostalgic for the bygone era when the profession was more exciting and rewarding. “I did it all,” he said. He fished blue, brown and red crab, baradai, opilio in waters off the Aleutian, Pribilov and St. Matthew Islands; he fished with the Russians in joint ventures at Kamchatka. He rolled with the rogue waves on highliner boats commanded...
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