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Riders enjoy new skate ramps at Baranof Park
It had been half a year since Elrik Hanson had picked up a skateboard. He got reacquainted with his board in a big way Monday afternoon. Hanson and a few of his buddies spent three hours testing the new ramps at Baranof Park. After several successful tricks, and some not so successful, they walked away satisfied. “I’m glad there is a mini-ramp section, because I can’t really mess with the big stuff,” Hanson said. ...
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Boat, trailer home taxation to be reconsidered
The Kodiak Island Borough gave the assessing department permission to move forward with drafting an ordinance to exempt boats from taxation, and the assessing department is also working on changing how trailer houses are taxed. Borough assessor Bill Roberts told the assembly during a presentation at the Thursday meeting that taxing boats is costing more money than it brings to the borough. Commercial fishing and c...
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Kodiak Borough Assembly hears about homelessness, awards two contracts
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a report on homelessness by the Brother Francis Shelter executive director and approved two contracts for dock and culvert installation. Monte Hawver told the assembly that the amount of people the shelter has been helping has risen considerably during the past decade and a half. In addition to sheltering homeless people, the shelter also has a homeless prevention progra...
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Tsunami siren test set for Wednesday
If you hear the tsunami warning siren sounding on Wednesday morning, don’t be alarmed. According to a Kodiak Island Borough news release, residents may hear the siren between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Tsunami warning broadcasts may also appear on television and over the radio during that time. The test is “to make sure that the tsunami warning system works from one end to the other,” the release said. Offici...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 24
March 11 At 1:21 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. At 1:25 a.m., police conducted a security check on Simeonoff Street. At 1:28 a.m., police conducted a security check on Chichenof Street. At 1:31 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive East for looking at his cellphone while driving. At 1:44 a.m., police conducted a security check on Marine Way. At 9:29 a.m., a caller on Erskine Avenue...
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Community events: March 24
Send items for inclusion in Community Events to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. Today 7 p.m. — Free iMovie editing workshop sponsored by Island Trails Network, at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center. 7-8:30 p.m — Kodiak Choirs Spring Concert, Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Wednesday, March 25 10:15-10:45 a.m. — Emergency warning system test, ts...
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Around Kodiak: March 24
Cod closure The Kodiak Area state-waters Pacific cod season for all vessels using pot gear will close at 11:59 p.m. today, according to an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Inseason catch estimates indicate the pot gear harvest allocation will be attained at the time of the closure. Fishermen are reminded that all groundfish pots must be open and unbaited at the time of the closure. Followi...
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Alumni update: Horn finishes regular season
Alysa Horn helped move Osnabruck into first place in the Northern Division standings of the Bundesliga second division women’s basketball league in Germany on Sunday. The former Kodiak and University of Alaska Anchorage star scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in her team’s 65-50 victory over Lichterfelde in the final regular season game of the season. The victory moved Osnabruck (18-4) ahead of Veilchen (1...
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In favor of legislation prohibiting smoking in public spaces
To the Editor, I smoked many years ago and I make no judgments of people who smoke. I believe people have the right to do what they want with their own bodies. That being said, I also believe no one has the right to make a decision for themselves that affects my body or anyone else’s body. I have asthma. It’s gotten a lot worse over the years and cigarette smoke is one of my major triggers. I appreciated several y...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 24
Briana Guadalupe Castillo Ramirez was born at 8:45 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015, to Maritza Guadalupe Ramirez de Castillo. She weighed 7.15 pounds and measured 19.1 inches long. Her parents are originally from El Salvador and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works at home and her father works at Trident Seafoods. Also welcoming her to the family are Selbin, Cindy and Brayan.
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