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Guest Opinion: A long wait for replanting decision
This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting might best be described as a mix of the good, bad, and truly ugly. The first item on the agenda was borough funding of local nonprofit organizations. Which began with a two-hour stream of administrators and staff from the various Kodiak NPO’s coming before the assembly describing what functions they perform in the community and what they do with the borough funds that ...
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Consolidation back on agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly may ask residents whether the borough should consider consolidating with city. Assembly member Kyle Crow proposed an ordinance to place the following question on the fall election ballot: “Should the Kodiak Island Borough pursue the idea of consolidating the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak into a single unit of government?” Borough manager Michael Powers said at the ...
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Kodiak warming up to frozen yogurt
“It’s been awesome so far,” entrepreneur Clara Alcaide Glynne said about running Island Freeze, her new frozen yogurt cafe in downtown Kodiak. “We’re just swamped with people after dinner.” Glynne joined the U.S. Air Force after her 2003 graduation from Kodiak High School and still serves as a technical sergeant in the Air National Guard, commuting to Anchorage each month. She also has a regular job at the Kodiak ...
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Home lost in fire
Bayside Fire Department, assisted by the Kodiak Fire Department, responded to the mid-afternoon Monday fire of a house at the end of Ptarmigan Pass Street owned by Ryan Fletcher. According to Red Cross spokeswoman Beth Bennett, the two residents were not at home at the time of the fire, and their dog who was tied up outside is safe. However, Bennett said much of their property was destroyed and the Red Cross will ...
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SKILL CAMP
Derek Clarkston/Kodiak Daily Mirror The Kodiak Football League hosted a three-day skills camp that concluded Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and FIeld. High school coaches and players, and KFL coaches taught youngsters the fundamentals of the game. The high school season starts in a few weeks, while the KFL season begins in late August.
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Quick decision needed for replanting in Chiniak
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is considering options for what to do with borough-owned land in Chiniak after logging of the burned parcel ends. Resource manager Duane Dvorak said the borough budgeted $315,000 out of the expected proceeds of the timber sale for reforestation. He said the borough needs to take action to reforest next year, and trees must be ordered a year in advance for fall or spring planting....
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Injured girl in serious condition
The girl who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday is in serious condition at a Washington hospital, University of Washington Medicine media relations representative Brian Donohue said Monday. Independent sources reported one of the girl’s hands was severed in the accident. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, “The ATV landed on the driver’s left arm causing major injuries.” The driver was ...
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City voters will decide on unionization
A petition to place city employee unionization on the municipal ballot has been certified by the Kodiak city clerk. City employees are currently prohibited from unionizing for the purpose of collective bargaining under a 1988 municipal ordinance exempting Kodiak from Alaska’s Public Employment Relations Act, which asserts the right of collective bargaining for public employees. On May 31, city employees began circ...
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Guest opinion: Another side to the Nickerson story
Every family, it seems, has its black sheep. The Booths had John Wilkes (Abraham Lincoln’s assassin), but they also had William, who founded the Salvation Army … redemption! The Nickersons of Bothell were reputed to have two black sheep, according the Sea Story column, “Tragedy in Uganik, 1988,” in the July 12 Daily Mirror. I believe that story has foul canal water in it, and feel justified to say that about the N...
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Another record
Sunset paints the sky over Island Lake Road, Saturday. On Sunday, Kodiak was the warmest it has ever been on July 17, according to the National Weather Service. At 78 degrees Fahrenheit, the high temperature bested by a solid margin the old record of 75 set in 1979. This is the second daily heat record Kodiak has broken this summer. The first was on June 8, at 72 degrees.
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