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Man allegedly assaults Tusty captain
An Anchorage man was arrested when the ferry Tustumena arrived in Kodiak Friday after he allegedly assaulted the vessel’s captain while en route from Ouzinkie. Tustumena crew members notified Alaska State Troopers at about 10:15 a.m. that they had detained 57-year-old passenger Thomas Scofic, according to a trooper report. An investigation indicated Scofic was intoxicated and had caused a disturbance during which ...
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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. But Tuesday's primary produced a GOP nominee who can appeal to key constituents, such as one of Alaska's biggest voting blocs: military personnel. Newly-nominated GOP challenger Dan Sullivan, Alaska's former attorney general and a Marine lieutenant colonel, pos...
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Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters rejecting a referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system were prevailing with a narrow lead in late returns Tuesday night but the outcome remained too close to call. "We knew this would be very tight," said former state Rep. Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, who appeared in debates urging Alaskans to vote no on Ballot Measure No. 1. Polling from ...
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Decision on golf course could come soon
The final decision on the future of Bear Valley Golf Course — a Coast Guard-owned facility — could come as soon as next week. “We are finalizing a decision, that is all I can say,” Kodiak Coast Guard base’s Morale, Well-Being and Recreation director Joe Bower told the Daily Mirror on Tuesday. In Tuesday’s Daily Mirror, MWR posted a help wanted ad for a Bear Valley Golf Course greens manager for the 2015 golf seaso...
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Letter to the editor: Glyphosate is harmful for humans and wildlife
To the Editor, Gallon after gallon of Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) is being sprayed in Chiniak to aide in the replanting process. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is proven to be toxic to humans and wildlife. Including the fish and deer that the people of Kodiak rely on. Glyphosate causes numerous health problems including genetic mutations, destruction of red blood cells, ...
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Expect delays for blasting
Traffic on the Chiniak Highway may be held up this evening as blasting connected with the runway safety extension project at Kodiak’s Benny Benson State Airport continues. Interruptions may occur up to a few times per week during this phase of the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities project, said Jeff Daly, a project engineer with contractor Kiewit Corp. “It’s not going to be every day,” he sa...
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MMA event a hit in Kodiak
Moments after Waylon Soptick won his professional mixed martial arts fight at “Rumble on the Rock” he got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Taylor Decker. She said “yes,” and the two celebrated the engagement with a hug and a kiss in front of nearly 1,000 people packed inside the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds pavilion. “First I wanted to do it in the cage, but I didn’t think I would get the...
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Borough discusses Bay View guard rail at work session
At Thursday's work session, the Bay View Road Service Area Board attended, seeking funding for a guard rail for a dangerous section of road, located at the intersection of Bay View Road and Monashka Circle. The chair of the board, Reed Oswalt, said there's been two accidents in the past two years where people have gone over the edge. "We've had two people go over the side because of the fact when it gets rainy out...
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Kodiak Island Births: Aug. 19
• Grace Eloise Guinan was born at 6:05 p.m. on August 8, 2014 to Burt and Rebekah Guinan. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her parents are originally from Florida and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s work works at Providance Kodiak Island Medical Center, and the baby’s father works for the U.S. Coast Guard. Grandparents are Jesse and Kathy Hackler and Sara Standard. • Aubrey Kate Maloney wa...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Are you ready for silver salmon?
The recent pattern of heavy rainfall and swollen rivers couldn’t have been timed any better. Silver salmon have been appearing in good numbers offshore, but the sudden onslaught of sweet freshwater from their home streams has brought many closer to shore. In fact, a few are even nosing upstream into the rivers now. I’ve seen dry years in Kodiak when the silvers failed to enter rivers until Labor Day or even later....
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