Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Borough to close its incinerator in February
By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer The Kodiak Island Borough’s incinerator at the landfill will close in February, according to a KIB letter to incinerator users. The borough decided to stop using the incinerator due to “recently approved Federal and State air quality and waste handling regulations and the advanced age of the incinerator,” the letter published Wednesday said. Bringing the two-decade-old incinerator, ...
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Bering Sea Halibut fishing threatened
If expected cuts are made in January, halibut fishing could be over in the Bering Sea west of Alaska, the source of one-sixth of halibut caught in the United States. That catch includes most of the frozen supply that sustains restaurants, food-service companies and retail stores nationwide, such as Costco and Whole Foods.
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Council hears from compost company, RCAC applicants
The Kodiak City Council listened to a request to amend the city’s contract with a company creating compost at the landfill and heard from applicants for the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council at the council’s work session on Tuesday. The city is working on building a compost facility on Monashka Bay Road, and it’s currently undergoing the permitting phase. Until the new facility is built, Qua...
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Jim Schnick ends three-year run as KHS football coach
When Jim Schnick arrived on Kodiak Island in 2010 it didn’t take him long to get involved with the Kodiak High School football program. “I think I took one day to rest and get some sleep after the plane ride and the very next day I was at practice getting to know the kids,” he said. Schnick’s run with the program has ended, as he told the Kodiak Daily Mirror on Monday that he has stepped down as head coach of the ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 112
Nov. 29 Around 2:55 a.m., police conducted four bar checks. At 3:55 a.m., police responded to a traffic offense on Selief Lane and arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence. At 5:23 a.m., a 911 caller reported a hit and run on Shelikof Street. Charges were forwarded for reckless driving and reckless endangerment. At 2:03 p.m., police patrolled the Bells Flats area for animal violations. At 2:33 p....
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James Malone Wheeler
James Malone Wheeler, beloved father, brother, grandfather and husband, was born on May 7, 1942, and passed away peacefully at his residence in Port Orchard, Washington, on Nov. 26, 2014. He was 72 years old. Wheeler is survived by his wife, Diane; children, James, Dennis, Marci, Tamara, Terri and Steven; 10 grandchildren; sister, Carla; and many nieces and nephews. He graduated from Kodiak High School in 1960 and...
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Achievers: Rotary Students of the Month
6th grade Rotary Nov-Dec Keishin Caballa Keishin Caballa, a sixth grader at Kodiak Middle School, has been selected as the Rotary Student of November-December by her teachers. Keishin was voted for this award because of her positive character in and out of the classroom, caring personality, and thoughtful attitude towards school and others. She always puts her best foot forward, whether it’s taking notes or workin...
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Coast Guard vessel returns home to Kodiak after Bering Sea patrol
KODIAK — Coast Guard Cutter Munro returned to its homeport of Kodiak Wednesday after a 76-day deployment in the Bering Sea. Munro left Kodiak in late September to patrol the U.S.-Russia Maritime Boundary Line, conduct domestic fisheries boardings, and maintain a persistent search and rescue presence in the Bering Sea. “I am extremely proud of the men and women who crew Munro,” said Capt. Jeff Thomas, Munro’s comma...
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Top island bowlers crowned
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Stefan Macahilas and Bryan Horn teamed up to win the Top 20 Bowling Tournament Sunday at Tropic Lanes. The tournament featured the 20 bowlers who have the highest average in the Kodiak Island Bowling Association. Macahilas had a tournament-best five-game average of 246. He started the tournament with his fourth career 300 game and also posted a 269 and 266. Horn averaged 201 over the five games,...
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Senate passes bill that gives moratorium on vessel discharge regulation
Thousands of commercial fishermen face the threat of tighter regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency for “incidental vessel discharges,” which include bilge water, ballast water, deck runoff and fish hold effluent.
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