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Easement passed, one delayed supporting conservation negotiations
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly passed an ordinance in support of negations over a conservation easement on Long Island and postponed a resolution in support of negotiations for an easement on Termination Point. The prospective easements are on land owned by Leisnoi Incorporated. At a previous work session, the assembly heard from the Great Land Trust that the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council could purcha...
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Kodiak spikers take out Wasilla
Kodiak High School basketball fans are known to get loud, but volleyball fans? Behind a raucous crowd, Kodiak zoomed past Wasilla 25-15, 25-16, 25-22 in a Northern Lights Conference match Friday at KHS. Friday’s game was a designated Dig Pink match that raised awareness for breast cancer. The bleachers looked like a sea of pink as fans cheered every ace, dig, kill and block. “Once the fans are excited, we get exci...
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FISH FACTOR: Salmon, crab permit prices in steep drop
Unsettled” best describes the mood among brokers in the business of buying, selling and trading Alaska salmon permits and quota shares of various catches.  For salmon permits, “the dust hasn’t really settled” since the season ended, said Doug Bowen of Alaska Boats and Permits in Homer, but at the moment, prices are tanking across the board. “There were a few bright spots but several areas in the state did not do w...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 5
Sept. 27 At 12:26 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of Trident Way. The driver and passenger both said they were smoking pot. Police seized a pipe for destruction, and the people took a cab home. At 1:27 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Mill Bay Road. It was cleaning staff working. At 1:30 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 500 block of Thor...
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GARDEN GATE: Nature's miracles
Did you ever wonder how and why a fall leaf changes color? Why a highbush cranberry leaf turns brilliant red? A willow turns gold? And where do the yellows, reds and oranges come from in the first place? To learn the answers, we first have to understand a little bit about leaves. And after all that leaf-learning, I’ll share a special recipe with you. Photosynthesis: Nature’s miracle Leaves are nature’s primary foo...
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College gets new trainer for boat classes
Kodiak College has a new training tool that squishes all of a boat’s operational systems into a four feet by seven feet cart to teach repair and maintenance classes. Most of the systems are miniaturized with a small engine, a tiny prop and a five-gallon bucket of water to represent the ocean in a sea water-cooling system. “You can see all the vessel systems at once and you can also see how they integrate with each...
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Parnell paces KHS boys into state
In the third grade, Michael Parnell drew himself on a piece of paper beating Keith Osowski in a running race. Nearly a decade later, the artwork became reality. Last Saturday, Parnell won the 4A boys race at the Region III Cross Country Championships. And the person he beat by 0.4 seconds … get ready for this … was teammate Keith Osowski. The two shared the top two spots throughout the first 4.9 kilometers of the ...
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Officials to talk drug problems at Monday forum
A host of local officials and representatives will be speaking Monday night about drugs for a discussion and question and answer period focusing on education and solutions to the problem. Trevor Brown, the executive director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting the meeting, said he hopes it’s a step forward in working on the problem. “We understand that the issue will not be resolved in a two-hour m...
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City still keeping eye on water level
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Kodiak water consumption has slowed over the past week, but the city is still maintaining a vigil over Monashka Reservoir, said Mark Kozak, public works director. “The precipitation we’ve gotten has helped,” he said. “But the rate it is dropping is due to the processors not running at full capacity.” Water use has dropped this week to 2 to 3 million gallons a day because of less demand by proces...
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Bigley makes fourth trip to state
If Zoe Bigley gets a feeling of being lonely at the 4A state cross country championships, that’s because she probably is. For the second time in her prep career, Bigley, a senior, will be the only Kodiak girl competing during Saturday’s race at Bartlett High School. In fact, this is the fourth straight year that Bigley has qualified for the big show without her team advancing with her. “It’s really weird to go the...
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