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Murkowski writes letter of support for Karluk Lake enrichment
Senator Lisa Murkowski supports the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association’s push for enriching nutrients in Karluk Lake. Murkowski wrote a letter to Alaska’s Fish and Wildlife Service saying, “Approval of the application will help move this fishery restoration project another step closer toward achieving the ultimate goal of bringing adult sockeye salmon back into the Karluk Lake system.” On the southwestern sid...
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Alutiiq Museum hosts indoor “campout”
Alisha Drabek uses a mixture of old and new activities to keep the stream of authentic Alutiiq culture and knowledge flowing through the present day. “We play a mix of traditional games and modern, Alutiicized games and have fun practicing the language and introducing ourselves,” Alisha Drabek, Alutiiq Museum’s executive director told the Mirror at its second annual campout — a language and cultural Alutiiq immers...
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Coast Guard to do controlled burns
The Coast Guard said Wednesday it was scheduling controlled burns June 19-20 for firefighter training. “The BASE Kodiak Fire Department will be conducting controlled burns June 19th and 20th (pending favorable weather conditions). You may notice large clouds of rolling black smoke throughout both days. These clouds are not unusual during the burns and you shouldn't become alarmed,” the Coast Guard said in a statem...
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Alaska police chiefs: marijuana ballot will cost taxpayers
Kodiak might get an unwanted financial burden if marijuana gets legalized in the state come November, police warn. The Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police said in a statement Tuesday that taxpayers in Alaska’s small towns and cities could face up to $6 million in unanticipated costs if the marijuana initiative passes this year. The Alaska Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure 2, which would tax and regulate the...
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Kodiak arts orgs join innovation program
A group of arts organizations selected Kodiak Arts Council and the Alutiiq Museum to participate in a program with the goals of innovation and change. The Foraker Group, the Rasmuson Foundation, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and New York-based EmcArts started a free program, New Pathways Alaska, for ten organizations. It will include workshops, consultation and coaching. The Kodiak Arts Council seeks ideas ...
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Area B&Bs view community, websites as key to bookings
With more than 40 bed and breakfasts on the island, Kodiak’s B&B market can offer a lesson on healthy competition with a generous helping of community enthusiasm. We asked a few bed and breakfasts around town how they competed in a town with so many B&Bs and what it takes to thrive here. Beating the competition was not on the list. Many B&Bs, it turns out, do not see other B&Bs as competitors per se, but more as a...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 18
May 31, 2014 • At 12:12 a.m., someone called 911 from Thorsheim Street. There was no emergency. • Around 3:27 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. • At 7:18 a.m., police ticketed a man in the Birch Lane and Mill Bay Road area for having no proof of insurance and arrested him for driving with a suspended license. • At 9:10 a.m., someone called police and said they’d found a passport on West Marine Way....
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Arctic Alaska shines in a different light
Slicing through the top quarter of the Alaska map, the Arctic Circle marks the boundary of perpetual light. North of the line, the sun won't set on summer solstice. But somehow the breezy, treeless tundra of Barrow has a more arctic feel than Fort Yukon, also pole-ward of the line but home to dense spruce forests and Alaska's all-time high temperature of 100 degrees. A more "ecologically sound" definition of the A...
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Kodiak High School alumnus honored
Add “informatics research” to the list of Kodiak’s contributions to the world. The University of Washington School of Medicine gave Kodiak High School alumnus Erik Van Eaton an Early Achievement Award for his writing and software development work. Van Eaton, a graduate from Kodiak High School (Class of ’88), received a technical journalism degree from Oregon State University in 1992. He also pursued a degree in bi...
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Chamber firming up fall debate schedule
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce said Monday it was preparing a debates schedule for candidates for local, state and national offices that could see the first candidates hitting the stage in early August. First up should be a pre-primary debate for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 in early August. Kodiak, now part of District 35, will join Cordova, Seldovia, Tyonek and other Gulf of Alaska coastal com...
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