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Baldwin honored for service to nation, Kodiak community
Kodiak celebrated the career of a man committed to a “home team” army Thursday night. Sgt. Jay Baldwin, who retired from the Alaska Army National Guard in October, served as administrator at the Kodiak Armory for 21 of his 27-year career, during a time when “homesteading,” or being allowed to serve in one place was unusual. At a ceremony at the American Legion he got to take turns with his former soldiers telling ...
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Gov. Parnell's Kodiak visit canceled for weather
Update: The governor's trip has been canceled due to weather. He plans to reschedule, but has not yet set a date. Governor Sean Parnell will make a visit to the Emerald Isle today. The governor arrives this morning and plans to attend college/career day at Kodiak High School, according to his spokeswoman Sharon Leighow. His itinerary also includes a meeting with city and borough mayors. The purpose of the meetings...
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GCI, KTUU reach deal
Kodiak’s cable NBC programing is coming back just in time for tonight’s Olympic opening ceremonies. Cable provider GCI and Anchorage NBC affiliate KTUU announced Thursday morning that they’ve resolved a contract dispute that has left some 7,000 rural Alaskan cable customers without NBC television programing since November. The resolution is a multi-year agreement, not a short-term truce for the Sochi 2014 Winter O...
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Providence care center open house Saturday
After years of planning and construction, a new home for Kodiak’s elders opens Saturday. An open house and ribbon cutting for the new Providence Chiniak Bay Elder House will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday. The facility, which is located on Chichenof Street on the hill above the hospital, will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tours. For more information, call 486-9210. Contact the Daily Mirror newsr...
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GCI and KTUU resolve dispute in time for Olympics
Kodiak’s cable NBC programing is coming back just in time for Friday’s opening ceremonies for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Cable provider GCI and Anchorage NBC affiliate KTUU announced Thursday morning that they’ve resolved a contract dispute that has left rural Alaskan cable customers without NBC television programing since November. The resolution is a multi-year agreement, not a short-term truce for the Olympi...
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Salvation Army has vacancy in low-income housing
A recent policy change at the Kodiak Salvation Army has created some available housing on the Emerald Isle’s tight low-income rental market. Ten beds in a men’s apartment and six beds in a women’s apartment became available last month for low-income Kodiak applicants. The Mission Road Salvation Army’s Transitional Housing Facility isn’t new, but the decision to re-open it for all-purpose, low-income housing is. Th...
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Winter weather to return to Kodiak
Winter weather will make a return appearance this Friday in Kodiak, predicts the National Weather Service. During what’s been one of the Emerald Isle’s warmest winters on record, no measurable, more than .1 inches, snowfall has fallen at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak since Jan. 13. That’s expected to change Friday when Kodiak weather station manager Craig Eckert expects between 4 and 6 inches of snow will fall. "...
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Coast Guard: better detection caused foreign incursion spike
This year’s spike in foreign fishing incursions is based on better detection, not increased foreign fishing activity, says deputy chief of enforcement for the Coast Guard’s 17th District. In 2013 the Coast Guard documented 30 incursions into U.S. waters by foreign vessels in the Alaska area. More than half were by one South Korean trawler. The number is up from 10 total incursions in 2012. Both years are well beyo...
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Selief Lane playground vandalized
Kodiak Police are investigating the vandalism of two playground slides vandalized at the Selief playground. A citizen reported damage to the City of Kodiak play structure on Selief Lane Monday afternoon, City Parks and Recreation Director Charlie Powers said. It’s hard to tell when the damage occurred, he said. One piece of heavy plastic on a slide atop a three-level play structure was broken. There was a burn mar...
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City council approves fishery adviser
Kodiak is one step away from a new fisheries adviser. By unanimous vote at a special Tuesday night meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved lobbyist Heather McCarty of Juneau to be the joint Kodiak city and borough fishery adviser. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will have the final say on McCarty’s position at its Thursday night meeting. The position is a two-year contract to represent the city and borough at...
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