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New radio station live
Kodiak public radio fans now have twice as much to be happy about. Kodiak Public Broadcasting has formally opened a new public radio station, KODK-FM 90.7. The station is a sister to KMXT-FM 100.1, which continues to be Kodiak’s flagship public radio station. General manager Mike Wall said Kodiak needs a second public radio station because public radio listeners have different ideas of what they want to hear, and ...
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Borough requests $100 million for Tusty
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a resolution asking Gov. Sean Parnell to budget $100 million for a new Tustumena-class ferry but failed to approve a larger legislative wish list Thursday night. The assembly's Tustumena asks the governor to add $100 million to the state's vessel replacement fund. A new Tustumena-class vessel is expected to cost in excess of $200 million, but the vessel replacement fund ...
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation should close the launch complex
To the Editor: Now the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) wants the federal government to pay for a barge dock and boat launch at Pasagshak Bay (Kodiak Daily Mirror 9-10-13). After 18 years, it is time the AAC stops suckling off taxpayers and the state and close the defunct Kodiak Launch Complex. The proposed larger launches — the Falcon 1 for e.g., which is a two-stage liquid rocket, means more contamination to t...
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Use of CFA should be explored for quota distribution
Many Kodiak residents remember with pain and regret the negative impacts of Bering Sea crab rationalization. Many are also aware of the negative community impacts from the rationalizing of fisheries in Iceland, New Zealand, and our own East Coast. Past experience tells us that when catch share programs (rationalization) are put in place, communities suffer significant negative impacts. The City and Borough of Kodi...
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Special Olympic golfers win gold medals
DAILY MIRROR STAFF A pair of Kodiak golf teams captured gold medals at the state Special Olympics fall games that concluded last Sunday in Anchorage. The duo of Bill Marsh and James Glenn won the M2 alternate shot team play competition, while Kathryn Moody and Joyce Gregory won the F1 division. Aharon Dolph and Tyler Heffner placed third. Christopher Kavanaugh and Dan Kavanaugh produced Kodiak’s highest bocce plac...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 20
Wednesday, Sept. 18 • At 9:34 a.m., a business on Shelikof Street requested extra patrols, as a man who had been trespassed was hanging around though he was outside of property lines. Officers reminded the man of the trespass order and he left when an officer asked him to. • At 1:06 p.m., an officer returned a loose dog to its owner. • At 1:28 p.m., an aggressive man was asked to leave a property on Benny Benson R...
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Around Kodiak: Sept. 20
The American Legion hosts department service officer Jim Pisa from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday to assist veterans with questions and paperwork about the Veterans Administration. St. Mary’s Catholic School hosts a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Unruh family from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $5 for children six and younger, $10 for adults, or $40 for a family of six. The Kodiak High School volleybal...
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Playbook: Sept. 20
Friday, Sept. 20 Cross country: Kodiak vs. Colony at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Girls, 5 p.m.; boys, 5:45 p.m. Football: Kodiak junior varsity vs. Nikiski and Kenai at Nikiski High School, 4 p.m. Racing: Motocross and ATV at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 Cross country: Kodiak vs. Colony (co-ed 4x 1-mile relay) at the Bear Valley Golf Course, 9 a.m. Football: Kodiak vs. Thunde...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Partially smoked salmon
Sikiaq - Partially Smoked Salmon Ugnerkami iqallut taikata sikialitaartukut. - In the spring when the salmon come, we make the partially smoked salmon. Sikiaq, a lightly smoked salmon, is a common offering at Alutiiq breakfast tables. Stay at an Alutiiq lodge or bed and breakfast and you may awake to the aroma of this baking fish. Unlike typical smoked salmon, which is brined and then smoked for about 10 days, sik...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Sept. 20
Tuesday, Sept. 17 The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa assisted the crew of the fishing tender Express after it suffered an engine casualty in the Gulf of Alaska, 70 miles west of Hoonah. The crew of the 110-foot cutter safely towed the 125-foot fishing tender, with two people aboard, to Hoonah. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center received a call Sunday from the master of the Expres...
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