Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
State starts path to new Tusty
The Alaska Marine Highway System has begun looking for a consultant to design the ferry that will replace the Tustumena. The estimated cost of a ship to replace the 49-year-old Tustumena is between $175 million and $210 million. While getting a replacement for the Tustumena is a priority, AMHS will not be rushing the design process. It is estimated that the design of the new ferry will take around 18 months. “The ...
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Swimmers sweep Homer Invitational
Kodiak’s swim team swept Saturday’s Homer Invitational at Homer High School.  The boys scored 145 points and rolled to an easy 68-point victory over runner-up Colony, while the girls tallied 70 points to edge second-place Soldotna by three points.  Nicholas Lincoln was a double-winner for Kodiak taking the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 7.55 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (56.22). The boys also received wi...
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ITN and volunteers clean up Tugidak Island
Island Trails Network staff and volunteers have returned from Tugidak Island after removing thousands of pounds of marine debris from four and a half miles of beach. The goal of the two-year Tugidak Island cleanup project is to remove 40,000 to 80,000 pounds of marine debris from an 11-mile beach on the south side of the island, which is located at the southern end of the Kodiak archipelago. The final weight of th...
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No. 4 Kodiak hosts No. 3 Kenai in home opener
While Kodiak’s varsity squad was in Anchorage last week, the Bears’ junior varsity team beat South Anchorage for the program’s inaugural win on Joe Floyd Track and Field’s artificial turf. This week, Kodiak’s varsity is hoping to get its first win on its multimillion-dollar home turf. No. 4 Kodiak opens its home season against No. 3 Kenai at 11 a.m. Saturday. “I’m pretty sure everybody has butterflies for this one...
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Borough mayor announces another Tustumena delay
Same refrain, different day. On Thursday night, borough Mayor Jerome Selby revealed the state ferry Tustumena will remain in dry dock through at least mid-October, marking yet another delay in the return of Kodiak's principal ferry. "We will continue to have service from the Kennicott," Selby said to assuage concerns that Kodiak will lose all connections to the mainland. Selby's announcement followed an email from...
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Flu shots available in Kodiak
Alaska’s flu season doesn’t peak until December, but the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is beginning its flu drive early. Flu shots must be given before the flu starts spreading, and on Thursday the state Section of Epidemiology released its vaccine recommendations for this flu season. Vaccination is recommended for all Alaskans six months and older. Thirteen different flu vaccines are available o...
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Fogle named Kodiak girls basketball coach
A veteran Kodiak basketball coach is headed back to the bench. Amy Fogle was announced last week as Kodiak High School’s new girls varsity basketball coach. Fogle is no stranger in Kodiak. She has coached the Kodiak’s boys and girls programs for a combined 11 1/2 seasons, with her last appearance in 2010. Fogle replaces Stephanie Smiley, who resigned after two seasons to become the women’s basketball director of o...
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Guest Opinion: Keep public resources in the hands of the public
Once again, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (the Council) is considering a catch share program (rationalization) for the Gulf of Alaska. In an effort to provide the trawl fleet with the tools it needs to reduce bycatch of critically important species like Chinook salmon, crab and halibut, the privatization of our public fisheries has been put back on the table. The Council, fishing industry and the co...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Sept. 6
Aug. 28 The Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel Quanah P safely towed a 22-foot jet boat to Homer Aug. 28. The three crew aboard the vessel called Coast Guard Sector Anchorage to report they were disabled nine miles southwest of Homer. Due to a lack of response to their marine assistance request broadcast and darkness, the watchstanders directed the Homer Auxiliary to respond. Sept. 1 A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopt...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 6
Wednesday, Aug. 28 • At 3:29 a.m., a man was cited for camping. • At 12:20 p.m., a man was cited for driving without a license, insurance or registration. • At 7:48 a.m., a 911 caller reported a disturbance on Thorsheim Street. There was no crime and the parties separated. • At 8:07 a.m., a caller reported two men were parked in front of her driveway for a half an hour, and wouldn’t tell her why they were there. O...
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