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In favor of legislation prohibiting smoking in public spaces
To the Editor, I smoked many years ago and I make no judgments of people who smoke. I believe people have the right to do what they want with their own bodies. That being said, I also believe no one has the right to make a decision for themselves that affects my body or anyone else’s body. I have asthma. It’s gotten a lot worse over the years and cigarette smoke is one of my major triggers. I appreciated several y...
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Robert Norman Holt
Robert Norman Holt, 56, passed away unexpectedly at home in Talkeetna, Alaska, on Feb. 18, 2015. Rob was born on Aug. 29, 1958, to Jerry and Norma Holt of Kodiak, Alaska. During his early years, Rob lived with his family in various West Coast locations as well as Taiwan, where his father, a naval officer, was stationed for two years. Rob came to Kodiak in 1967 when his dad was assigned to the naval base. They move...
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Boat, trailer home taxation to be reconsidered
The Kodiak Island Borough gave the assessing department permission to move forward with drafting an ordinance to exempt boats from taxation, and the assessing department is also working on changing how trailer houses are taxed. Borough assessor Bill Roberts told the assembly during a presentation at the Thursday meeting that taxing boats is costing more money than it brings to the borough. Commercial fishing and c...
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Kodiak Borough Assembly hears about homelessness, awards two contracts
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a report on homelessness by the Brother Francis Shelter executive director and approved two contracts for dock and culvert installation. Monte Hawver told the assembly that the amount of people the shelter has been helping has risen considerably during the past decade and a half. In addition to sheltering homeless people, the shelter also has a homeless prevention progra...
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Tsunami siren test set for Wednesday
If you hear the tsunami warning siren sounding on Wednesday morning, don’t be alarmed. According to a Kodiak Island Borough news release, residents may hear the siren between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Tsunami warning broadcasts may also appear on television and over the radio during that time. The test is “to make sure that the tsunami warning system works from one end to the other,” the release said. Offici...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 24
March 11 At 1:21 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. At 1:25 a.m., police conducted a security check on Simeonoff Street. At 1:28 a.m., police conducted a security check on Chichenof Street. At 1:31 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive East for looking at his cellphone while driving. At 1:44 a.m., police conducted a security check on Marine Way. At 9:29 a.m., a caller on Erskine Avenue...
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Community events: March 24
Send items for inclusion in Community Events to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. Today 7 p.m. — Free iMovie editing workshop sponsored by Island Trails Network, at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center. 7-8:30 p.m — Kodiak Choirs Spring Concert, Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Wednesday, March 25 10:15-10:45 a.m. — Emergency warning system test, ts...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 24
Briana Guadalupe Castillo Ramirez was born at 8:45 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015, to Maritza Guadalupe Ramirez de Castillo. She weighed 7.15 pounds and measured 19.1 inches long. Her parents are originally from El Salvador and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works at home and her father works at Trident Seafoods. Also welcoming her to the family are Selbin, Cindy and Brayan.
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Outdoor Kodiak: Walking stick proves worth on hillsides
The calendar may claim it’s spring, but on Kodiak the claim always seems to precede the fact by a couple of months. Rather than March, our spring always comes sometime in May. This year is nonetheless an anomaly. We’ve certainly had more than our fair share of rain, but you have to climb high into the hills to find much snow at all. For me that means an early start on spring in at least one regard. I don’t have to...
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Achievers: March 24
Kodiak resident and Azusa Pacific University student Isaac Fields made the academic Deans' List at APU. A Chemistry major, Fields is honored for a fall semester 2014 academic standing of 3.5 or better grade-point average. Fields is joined by 1,983 other students receiving the same honor. Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With ...
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