Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
KIB interested in conservation easements
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed how to fund nonprofits and received an update on potential conservation easements at their Thursday work session. In a brief update, Austin Quinn-Davidson from the Great Land Trust spoke about proposed conservation easements on Leisnoi-owned land on Long Island and at Termination Point. The Great Land Trust proposes buying conservation easements with Exxon Valdez Oil Sp...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 29
July 21 At 3 a.m., police gave a man in the 3400 block of Rezanof Drive a no camping warning. At 8 a.m., police received a report of a loose dog in the 100 block of East Rezanof Drive. Police were unable to locate it. Police received a report of a neighboring residence with junk overflowing on the sidewalk on 17th Avenue. Patrolling officers spoke to the owner who was cleaning and clearing out the mess and would b...
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Fish Factor: Labeling law loophole leaves crab out
Wheels are already in motion to provide two measures of relief for Alaska’s pink salmon industry, which is reeling from the lowest harvest since the late 1970s. Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, began the process last week to have the Walker Administration declare the pink salmon season a disaster, which would allow access to federal relief funds. Pinks are Alaska’s highest volume salmon fishery and hundreds of fisher...
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KHS XC 10th at Bartlett
Both Kodiak’s boys and girls cross country teams finished 10th at the Bartlett State Preview Saturday in Anchorage. Keith Osowski paced the boys with a seventh-place finish, while Honey Rose Macatuno was the top girls' finisher in 23rd. Osowski covered the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 36 seconds. He finished 21 seconds back of winner Gus Schumacher of Service. Finn Walker of West was second in 16:07 and Trace...
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Powers: KIB needs plans, review of organization
After three months with the Kodiak Island Borough, new manager Michael Powers is calling for some changes and new directions for the borough and praises borough staff and the community for its diversity. In a three-page 90-day report, Powers calls for expanded recycling, short- and long-term goal planning, a borough facilities plan, more interaction with villages, more training and a review of borough organization...
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Hepatitis C back on the rise
As Alaska communities struggle to combat a growing heroin epidemic, reported cases of hepatitis C are increasing in the state, particularly among young adults, according to an epidemiology bulletin from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. In the Kodiak Island Borough, the number of new reported cases fell from 22 in 2011 to nine in 2012, but has slowly increased since, with 12 in 2013, 15 in 2014 ...
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Alaska carbon credit market grows
In 2006, the 8,200 acres of the Afognak Forest Carbon Project became the first forest carbon credit program in Alaska. Now, proponents of carbon credit programs like the one on Afognak are trying to expand Alaska’s forest carbon credit supply to take advantage of new customers and give private landowners, particularly Native villages and Native corporations, monetary incentive to keep trees standing. The Climate T...
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Trusty Tusty, Part 4: Years of bumps add up
Editor’s note: This is the final part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. Every year, the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Tustumena gets a checkup. It’s taken out of service, hauled into dry dock and examined. If things are irredeemably broken, they’re...
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In the Courts: Aug. 26
Nation Ralph Sega pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. He was fined $500. Brandon Reed pleaded guilty to assault 4 and theft 3. He was sentenced to 180 days jail and is on probation until June 9, 2019. Jose Dejesus Mercado was convicted of refusing to submit to a chemical test. He was sentenced to jail 30 days with 27 days suspended and fined $1,500. He is on probation one year. Colin R. Gre...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 26
July 20 At 1 a.m., police cited a man in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road for violating conditions of release. At 1:44 a.m., a person asked for assistance removing an unruly customer from the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. He calmed down before police arrived, and they said they no longer needed help. At 7 a.m., a man reported a vehicle blocking his driveway in the 600 block of Hemlock Street. It was gone when p...
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