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June declared Filipino-Americans month
Citing their “vital contributions to the economic, social, political, and cultural quality of life in the community,” Kodiak Island Borough Mayor Jerrol Friend declared June to be Filipino-American Heritage Month in Kodiak. At the borough’s regular meeting on Thursday, the proclamation read by Friend added that Kodiak was “made up of a wonderful mosaic of culturally diverse people.” Filipino-American Association o...
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June 4, 2014
• At 12:52 a.m., someone called to report suspicious circumstances on Mill Bay Road. Police checked the area and did not find signs of anyone. • At 12:53 a.m., police served papers at the jail. • At 1:06 a.m., police conducted a security check on Egan Way. • Around 1:24 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:01 a.m., police arrested a man on Thorsheim Street for driving with his license revoked, vi...
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Borough assembly passes nonprofit funding
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a resolution funding nonprofits at their June 19 meeting amid lengthy discussion and a failed substitution amendment. Twenty-five nonprofits applied for funding. Under the resolution, 17 nonprofits received funding and eight did not due to their applications either being late or missing required information, according to a memo accompanying the resolution. Assembly member ...
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The keys to fishing with kids
We’re entering the most important fishing season of the year for families: Kid season. There’s really no better place than Kodiak for kids to learn how to fish, and no better time than July and August. School is out. The weather is often great. And the waters teem with willing fish! I grew up loving to fish, as did my wife. I’m proud to report that we’ve passed it along as a family heritage. Our daughter loves to ...
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Kodiak Post 17 wallops Palmer in doubleheader
From a look at the scores in Kodiak Post 17’s doubleheader trouncing of Palmer Sunday, they might as well have been playing football. Kodiak smashed Palmer by a combined score of 37-3 in a two-game sweep at Palmer’s Senior Field. The Bears posted a 24-0 victory in the first game and won 13-3 in the nightcap. The pair of wins shot Kodiak up to third place in the American Legion AA National Division with 14 points a...
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Weather break saves cam club on solstice photo hike
The summer solstice looked to be a washout this year, with heavy rains hitting Kodiak on Saturday afternoon, sending events organizers either weathering low turnouts or facing decisions to postpone or cancel events. Not so for the “Solstice PhotoWalk,” hosted by the Kodiak Camera Club. One of the reasons was its scheduled hike up Pillar Mountain to take photos on the longest day of the year started so late — after...
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Mag 8.0-wave warning misses Kodiak
A tsunami warning triggered by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake missed Kodiak by hundreds of miles and was subsequently downgraded to an advisory. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday the epicenter of the quake was 30 miles northwest of Amchitka, a small island more than 1,200 miles from Kodiak down the Aleutian chain. The NOAA said in a statement that Amchitka had experienced a wave incre...
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Mailman retiring after 30 years of doing Kodiak routes
For Steven Tyner, retirement from 30 years on the job as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Kodiak beckons on July 1. He has a mixed mind when it comes to the day — especially when it comes to what to do with all his new leisure time. “I’m relieved to be retiring,” Tyner told the Mirror. “I started part-time work when I was 12. I used to clean charter boats in Westport, Washington. It’s been so long. ...
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Borough Assembly discusses healthcare plans, meeting decorum
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly introduced two ordinances — including one on meeting decorum — and approved several contracts at its regular meeting on Thursday. The contracts included a fuel tank replacement at the Chiniak school and a healthcare plan switch for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1547. Union and nonunion borough employees will be switched to a new healthcare plan with t...
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Seafood industry nervously awaits Bristol sockeye run
Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. In fact, it’s being called the riskiest season in recent memory in the 2014 Sockeye Market Analysis, a biannual report done by the McDowell Group for the fishermen-run Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. As presaged by buyer pushback at seafood trade shows earlier this year a...
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