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Alaska Science Forum: Cos Jacket: Ghost town on Tanana River
COS JACKET — On a canoe trip down the lower Tanana River, we’ve scrambled up a crumbling sand bank to explore a place that is less populated now than it was a century ago. No one, in fact, lives at Cos Jacket anymore. There is a cabin-size cache with a tin roof. A few sagging log structures sit on a ledge overhanging the Tanana. One of the cabins has lost its door and front wall to the river. Its long ridgepole po...
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Designer dog nabbed from shelter
A dog was stolen from the Kodiak Animal Shelter Monday. The Kodiak Animal Shelter shared a post on Facebook asking people to be on the lookout for Chinook, a mostly black male dog with white and brown areas. “He’s a Chiweenie,” said shelter manager Jean Lilly. It’s a designer breed, a cross between a Dachshund and a Chihuahua. Chinook disappeared between 1 and 4 p.m. Monday when someone climbed the fence and took ...
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Consolidation back on agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly may ask residents whether the borough should consider consolidating with city. Assembly member Kyle Crow proposed an ordinance to place the following question on the fall election ballot: “Should the Kodiak Island Borough pursue the idea of consolidating the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak into a single unit of government?” Borough manager Michael Powers said at the ...
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House fire started on porch
A Monday house fire in Kodiak caused more than $175,000 in damage, according to officials’ estimates. Bayside Volunteer Fire Department received the call at 2:53 p.m., Bayside Fire Chief Howard Rue said. He immediately called for backup from the Kodiak Fire Department. On arrival on scene at the end of Ptarmigan Pass Street, Rue found the house owned by Ryan Fletcher fully involved in flames. Rue praised the work ...
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Home lost in fire
Bayside Fire Department, assisted by the Kodiak Fire Department, responded to the mid-afternoon Monday fire of a house at the end of Ptarmigan Pass Street owned by Ryan Fletcher. According to Red Cross spokeswoman Beth Bennett, the two residents were not at home at the time of the fire, and their dog who was tied up outside is safe. However, Bennett said much of their property was destroyed and the Red Cross will ...
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Guest opinion: Another side to the Nickerson story
Every family, it seems, has its black sheep. The Booths had John Wilkes (Abraham Lincoln’s assassin), but they also had William, who founded the Salvation Army … redemption! The Nickersons of Bothell were reputed to have two black sheep, according the Sea Story column, “Tragedy in Uganik, 1988,” in the July 12 Daily Mirror. I believe that story has foul canal water in it, and feel justified to say that about the N...
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SKILL CAMP
Derek Clarkston/Kodiak Daily Mirror The Kodiak Football League hosted a three-day skills camp that concluded Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and FIeld. High school coaches and players, and KFL coaches taught youngsters the fundamentals of the game. The high school season starts in a few weeks, while the KFL season begins in late August.
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Quick decision needed for replanting in Chiniak
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is considering options for what to do with borough-owned land in Chiniak after logging of the burned parcel ends. Resource manager Duane Dvorak said the borough budgeted $315,000 out of the expected proceeds of the timber sale for reforestation. He said the borough needs to take action to reforest next year, and trees must be ordered a year in advance for fall or spring planting....
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City voters will decide on unionization
A petition to place city employee unionization on the municipal ballot has been certified by the Kodiak city clerk. City employees are currently prohibited from unionizing for the purpose of collective bargaining under a 1988 municipal ordinance exempting Kodiak from Alaska’s Public Employment Relations Act, which asserts the right of collective bargaining for public employees. On May 31, city employees began circ...
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Injured girl in serious condition
The girl who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday is in serious condition at a Washington hospital, University of Washington Medicine media relations representative Brian Donohue said Monday. Independent sources reported one of the girl’s hands was severed in the accident. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, “The ATV landed on the driver’s left arm causing major injuries.” The driver was ...
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