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Borough approves NPFMC letter at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a letter to send to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council with analysis recommendations. NPFMC is working on creating a program to deal with trawl bycatch, and the letter tells NPFMC what Kodiak aspects of the program NPFMC’s analysis should focus on. The assembly agreed that the letter was representative of Kodiak, and it will be sent on to NPFMC since the city...
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Local candidate preview: Larry LeDoux
At the Sept. 23 debate, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Larry LeDoux said some of the things he cares about are fiscal responsibility, transparency, protecting and using natural resources, supporting quality schools and preparing for the future. “We need to be transparent so people own their taxes; they understand where the monies are going, they understand the priorities,” LeDoux said. “Every issue that'...
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Local candidate preview: Terry Haines
Editor’s note: Starting today The Kodiak Daily Mirror will be running profiles of every candidate running for City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. Terry Haines has sat on the council for two non-consecutive terms, and feels as a seasoned councilman, he's more familiar with government and fills a productive role. He said balancing the budget and fisheries were two issues important to him. Currently,...
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Kodiak woman caught with heroin and meth
A Kodiak woman was arrested Saturday attempting to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine on a flight from Anchorage to the Emerald Island. According to an Alaska State Trooper report posted Sunday evening, Tamra M. Jones, 42, was caught with 24.3 grams of heroin and 8.3 grams of meth at Ted Stevens International Airport. The estimated value of the heroin and meth was $26,500. According to the troopers, Jones was deta...
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Local election: Proposition 1
Proposition 1, a question of whether the Kodiak Island Borough should sell $10.23 million in bonds for school renewal and replacement projects, will be on the ballot at the Oct. 7 election. If the voters approve the measure, the bonds will qualify for a 70 percent reimbursement from the State of Alaska. That means the state will pay back $7,161,000 for the bonds while the borough will be responsible for $3,069,000...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Late season dollies
My fishing partner paused in putting on his waders and pointed downstream. I could here it too. Several fishermen were laughing and cheering over splashing that was obviously a silver salmon. I nodded and pointed upstream. He grinned at me and pointed to the edge of the river. A fresh bear pile stood between us and our fishing destination. We must be in Kodiak! We were headed up a local river into areas little vis...
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Motivating folks to 'do the right thing'
To the Editor, Most conscientious folks already recycle and are sufficiently motivated by the common good. Trouble is, all the reasons Mr. Reinke laid out for recycling (in the Tuesday 9/16 edition) are not enough to motivate the majority of our citizens who don’t. The folks who recycle now do not recycle enough to significantly increase the life of the landfill, reduce our garbage costs, or reduce our impact on t...
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Kaplan represents the public
To the Editor: On Sept. 25 I was on the Borough Assembly work session agenda and presented to the assembly about the need to fully utilize our community transitional housing facility resource on Mission Road for our family members who struggle with addiction and need safe and sober housing. This was not a presentation asking for any funds, just leadership and will from our elected officials who are responsible for...
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Thomet leads Kodiak’s boys to 13th straight region crown
As Kodiak’s Levi Thomet was putting a bow on his third consecutive Region III cross country title, he pumped his right arm for the fans lined up to see one of the nation’s fastest runners. The senior earned the right to celebrate. Thomet broke free from the other 41 runners early and raced to the finish in a course-record time of 16 minutes, 3 seconds, Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. He was proud of his a...
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Ostrander wins fourth region title
There was no mystery to who was going to win the Region III Cross Country Championships girls 4A race. The only question was how big of a margin would Kenai’s Allie Ostrander win by? The answer: 2 minutes, 4 seconds. In a brutal driving rain and a soggy terrain, Ostrander never broke from her picturesque stride in cruising to her fourth regional title in a course record of 17:48, Saturday at Bear Valley Golf Cours...
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