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A drive to clean starts online
A new group is asking people and businesses to dedicate 15 minutes a day to picking up trash in Kodiak. "Project Kodiak Cleanup" was started by William Kenny, who said the main purpose of the project is to get everyone to help keep the community clean. "We're asking other local businesses and private residents to commit 15 minutes a day to keeping a section of town, whether it's in front of their own business or d...
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Hormone injections speed salmon operations
While Cook Inlet fishermen scream for a solution to low king salmon returns, a hatchery in Kodiak has made a quiet breakthrough that could ensure kings return to Kodiak for years to come. Using injected hormones, Kodiak’s Pillar Creek hatchery has regularized the complicated process of collecting and fertilizing king salmon eggs, meaning more than 200,000 juvenile fish could be ready for release as early as 2014. ...
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Kodiak ends season with five-set loss to Palmer
Kodiak’s comeback attempt to prolong its volleyball season fell short Friday against Palmer.  After dropping the first two sets, Kodiak clawed back to force a fifth and deciding set. It couldn’t complete the comeback, falling 25-20, 25-22, 14-25, 21-25, 19-17 in a 4A state championship loser-out match at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla.  The Bears led 7-1 in the fifth set and had three match points in ...
Nov 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak National Guardsmen homebound
Kodiak National Guardsmen deployed to Afghanistan have returned to the U.S. and are expected in Kodiak later this week. The soldiers set foot on U.S. soil, in Indiana on Thursday. Sen. Mark Begich greeted the soldiers as they arrived at Camp Atterbury in Indianapolis, Ind. where they were being in-processed before returning to Alaska. "It was great to be able to see them, greet them, and see their eyes as they wal...
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Assembly should be involved Middle Bay composting project
To the Editor: On Thursday, Nov. 8 I listened to the city council meeting. Under citizens' comments, three people spoke against Pete Olsen's composting project that he wants to have in Middle Bay. The complaints and objections were well-founded. When Mr. Olsen spoke, he gave them no answers or responses. I learned that there is no written plan for the public to view. Right there, that puts up a red flag! There are...
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School district feels federal budget woes
School attendance is up, but federal budget woes are taking a bite out of the Kodiak school budgets, the school district announced Thursday night. The announcement came during a joint work session between the school board and the borough assembly, a meeting intended to ease the two bodies toward a budgeting process smoother than the rough-and-tumble negotiations of the past two years. In July, the borough assembly...
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Kodiak wrestlers second at Nikiski
Kodiak’s wrestling team came up one point short of winning the Peninsula Duals Saturday at Nikiski High School.  Kodiak  fell to Northern Lights Conference foe Colony 37-36 in the championship match to finish second in its season opener.  The Bears received championship victories from Leo Sega (285 pounds), Andrew Caballa (113), Jay-Ar Small (120), Eddy Burris (126), Hayden Foster (132), Cameron White (145) and Da...
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Kodiak man charged with felony after wrecking hotel room
A 32-year-old Kodiak man is accused of kicking in a hotel door and ripping a clothing rack off the wall while intoxicated. Johndaniel Steele faces one charge of third-degree criminal mischief, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail. The incident allegedly occurred around 5:30 a.m. Nov. 1 when the Kodiak Police Department received a 911 call from the manager of the Shelikof Lodge, reporting a fight...
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Offended by Mr. Fox letter
To the Editor: After reading the latest “gloom and doom” letter written by Mr. Fox and published in the Daily Mirror on Thursday, Nov. 8, I am offended by his lack of trust, faith and belief in his fellow Americans and the democratic system. Americans have fought wars with other countries, lived through slavery, endured and suffered through economic depression and recessions, and triumphed over a multitude of civi...
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Republican views are on their way out
To the Editor: It’s funny people would think I’m mean-spirited for speaking the truth. My whole life in this town I have put up with mean-spirited remarks from the other side. I’ve been told I’m going to hell for not believing the way you do. The N word is commonplace in this town, and everyone has been waiting for Obama to be shot by people like you, just like Kennedy was. This time, my very rights as a woman wer...
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