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School board calls for new member
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education is seeking candidates for the board to fill in for Todd Hailey, who resigned from the board to move off-island. Those interested in finishing out Hailey’s term on the board, through October, need to submit letters of interest by July 14 at 5 p.m. Interviews for the school board post will happen at a special work session on July 21 with appointment happen...
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Playbook: July 3
Friday, July 4 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Kenai at Baranof Field, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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Major All-Stars will rely on experience
The only Kodiak Major Little League All-Star baseball team to win a state title was in 1982. Manager George Lee is hoping to end that drought this season with a team loaded with experience. Ten of Kodiak’s 11 players are 12 years old, while seven were on last year’s squad. “It is basically the same team that we had last year, only they are three inches taller and faster and have more experience,” Lee said. Last ye...
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Coast Guard air base celebrates 50th with morale-builder
The Coast Guard’s Air Station Kodiak celebrated 50 years since it gained the air base designation. The base celebrated that in conjunction with a monthly morale-boosting day. The Coast Guard base in Kodiak officially became a designated air station in 1964. “That signified their permanence here in Kodiak,” Coast Guard spokesperson Diane Honings told the Mirror. “This is their 50th anniversary, take two.” It’s “tak...
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Kodiak students can now request retroactive diplomas
Students who did not pass the high school exit exam may be getting a notice soon saying they can request a retroactive diploma. Between 60 and 80 students in the Kodiak Island Borough School District are eligible, according to KIBSD Superintendent Stewart McDonald. The students became eligible under House Bill 278, the education bill, which went into effect Tuesday. Part of the bill repealed the Alaska High School...
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Overturned car accident being investigated by state troopers
Alaska State Troopers reported a serious accident involving an overturned car on June 21 at approximately 7:56 p.m. Troopers and emergency medical services personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle accident near mile 11 of Pasagshak Road. AST said in a statement that an investigation revealed that a 17-year-old from Kodiak “was operating a 2004 Subaru Sedan when it left the roadway for an unknown reason”...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 2
June 14 • Around 1:51 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 9:06 a.m., someone on Hillside Drive reported they had been a victim of fraud via an on-line scam. • At 9:10 a.m., someone called 911 requesting a welfare check on Hemlock Street. • At 10:07 a.m., someone reported her friend’s vehicle was keyed on Hillside Drive. • At 11:40 a.m., police ticketed a man in the Powell Avenue and Mill Bay Road...
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Port Lions, Tusty celebrate the Fourth
The Tustumena will feature large in Port Lions’ celebration of the Fourth of July and its own 50th anniversary. The ferry — which is celebrating its semicentennial too — is scheduled to leave Kodiak at 9:30 a.m. for Port Lions and will wait for the celebrations to end before heading back to Kodiak via Ouzinkie. “The Tustumena has agreed to laying over five hours for the event. They’re going to be going directly fr...
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The mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range
Forty-two years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over a tundra plateau saw a group of caribou. Thinking something looked weird, he circled for a closer look. The animals, dozens of them, were dead. The pilot reported what he saw to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The caribou, 48 adults and five calves, were lying in a group. The way their carcasses rested showed no signs that the animals had been runni...
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Floating club hits hiccup within days of opening
After a hiccup in his foray into the world of floating adult entertainment, Wild Alaskan owner Darren Byler breathed a sign of relief. “We’re opening Tuesday night at 8 p.m.,” owner Darren Byler told the Mirror. The U.S. Coast Guard temporarily suspended from operations the seaborne adult entertainment charter bar that floats in Dog Bay, accessible to patrons by water taxi, two days after its initial opening. The ...
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