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Assembly to decide on letter
Due to lack of a quorum, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly delayed a decision on a letter regarding trip limits of pollock in the state trawl fishery beginning in January. Currently, during the walleye pollock trawl fishery in Prince William Sound, fishermen are allowed to keep 300,000 pounds of pollock on their vessel per trip and tender vessels are allowed to keep up to 600,000 pounds aboard in a calendar day, ...
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears and b-boys battle it out
The Bears growled and tried their hip-hop routine, but a group of breakdancers flipped, flopped and twirled their way into the fan’s hearts packed inside the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium Tuesday afternoon. The girls on the Kodiak High School dance team gave it all they had, but the b-boys ultimately won in the annual holiday dance battle between the school’s two dance squads. The dance team spends countless hours p...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Election results certified
More than 50 percent of Alaska State House District 32 registered voters turned out for the 2014 general election, according to the certified election results. The results, which were certified Monday afternoon by the Division of Elections, gave Republican Sen.-elect Louise Stutes the win over Democrat Jerry McCune, 3,236 votes to 2,608. For State Senate District P, voters chose Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Alaska) over D...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleanup continues at launch facility
ANCHORAGE -- The cleanup of hazardous materials and metal shards continues at the state-owned Kodiak Launch Facility three months after military testers detonated a rocket carrying an experimental weapon, and the work might not be completed this year. The team conducting the test Aug. 25 for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command noticed an anomaly within four seconds of the rocket lifting off in the earl...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Processors learn about quality control
Seafood processing workers learned about quality control and seafood safety in an eight-day class that ended last week. The twenty-three students came from eight different processing plants from around Alaska. Some came from Kodiak, but others were from Nome, Seward and Petersburg. They represented Icicle Seafoods, Global Seafoods, Ocean Beauty, and several others. “They’re all processors and they’re all in produc...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak residents get an avalanche of tips on safety
Being aware of surroundings and keeping an eye out for red flags are the top two things to do when heading into avalanche country. That was the takeaway from a class on avalanche safety held on Saturday with a packed room at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Kodiak Island Search and Rescue helped bring down Nick D’Alessio, an Alaska Avalanche School instructor, to teach the class. At the beginnin...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Law-enforcement officials, health organizations talk about dangers of meth and heroin
Representatives from the Kodiak Police Department and local health organizations told a crowd about identifying drug paraphernalia and signs of drug use. A local detective with the Kodiak Police Department, who requested anonymity, said meth and heroin are, by far, the two most common drugs in Kodiak. He also said Kodiak has become a hub for drug distribution in the area. It’s not as easy to identify users as some...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's the snow?
While snow has pelted much of the rest of the United States, Kodiak and the rest of Alaska has seen warmer temperatures and little snow. Alaska’s relatively warm temperatures compared to other areas cold and snow is pretty normal, according to Craig Eckert, the local National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration station manager. It’s a weather pattern that comes with a warm high-pressure ridge that’s currently a...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Affidavit: Stabbing suspect said he ‘could kill’ victim
Before a fatal stabbing Sunday, a Kodiak man charged with manslaughter said he “could kill” the victim, according to a police affidavit. Teila Tofelogo, 44, faces manslaughter and assault charges in the case that left Dennis Fathke, 59, dead. The affidavit by Sgt. Tim Putney of the Kodiak Police Department states Tofelogo said he and Fathke joked about Tofelogo’s “ninja moves” with a 12-inch curved knife. “The def...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedy this weekend
It will be “a good night for laughs” in Kodiak on Saturday. That’s how Mike Amberg is advertising his comedy show this weekend. Mike Amberg told the Mirror he moved to Kodiak last year, and this will be his first show in Kodiak, but if all goes well, he’ll hopefully do more. He’s worked as a clown at children’s hospitals, and he worked in a circus as a clown for two seasons. Amber describes the show as “an evening...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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