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Sewage system could come to Monashka Bay neighborhoods
Kodiak’s multimillion-dollar new landfill could offer a side benefit to Monashka Bay residents — water and sewer service. At last week’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session, the Assembly agreed to ask for funding to plan a Monashka Bay water treatment plant co-located with a treatment plant at the new landfill. Water treatment plant funding showed up as No. 4 on a draft list of projects on the borough’s li...
Sep 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swamped skiff, holed boat give harbor office a busy Monday
Mondays mean a rough re-entry to the workweek for most office workers, but Kodiak’s harbor office had a busier Monday than most as it helped two skiffs in trouble and a leaking crab boat. About 3:30 p.m., the harbor office and Kodiak police responded to a call for help from a fisherman whose skiff swamped in six-foot waves near Gibson Cove. Harbormaster Marty Owen said the fisherman driving the skiff beached it, b...
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Crowd undeterred by downpour at grand opening for new field
On Saturday, the biggest proof of the success of Kodiak’s new artificial turf sports field might have been on the jerseys of the city’s high school football players. In past years, the mud of Joe Floyd Track and Field caked players even on sunny days. Though the wind blew 30 mph and rain fell in sheets on Saturday, Kodiak High School football teams played with clean jerseys. Saturday’s homecoming games against Sol...
Sep 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers break up marijuana growing operation
The Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit seized 24 marijuana plants from a Kodiak home on Tuesday afternoon. Investigators contacted a resident on Turner Lane on Sept. 11 around 3:30 p.m., and conducted a search on the residence. During the search they seized 24 marijuana plants, half a pound of processed marijuana and marijuana growing equipment. Alaska State Troopers were not able to release nam...
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Assembly agrees on landfill, high school as top priority for state funding request
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is taking the belt-and-suspenders approach when it comes to island projects. On Thursday night, the assembly agreed upon its capital improvements list, an annual document that tells the Alaska Legislature what the borough’s priorities are. At the top of this year’s list are projects the borough is already seeking state funding for — the new borough landfill and the new Kodiak Hig...
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New pet supply store opens to serve Kodiak's dogs and cats
Kodiak pet owners looking for pet food or unique toys can now visit Kodiak Pet Supply. Kodiak Pet Supply, part of the Kodiak Veterinary Clinic, had its grand opening on Saturday, and will now be open five days a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The pet store has been in talks for five years. “It’s been a long time coming,” manager Dave Berg said. “We sold so much at the clinic we realized we wanted to expand to p...
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Air Station Kodiak helicopter lifts two from crashed plane in North Slope
Kodiak Coast Guardsmen on the North Slope have performed their second major rescue since a forward operating base was established in Barrow in June. On Friday night, a Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk flew 160 miles south of Barrow to rescue the two survivors of a plane crash. The two men — a father and son — were found in good condition and taken to Barrow. According to the Coast Guard, the call for help came at 7:30 p.m. Fr...
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Alaska-grown food heading to Kodiak students
Kodiak students who eat school lunches have already started filling their bellies with Alaska-grown products. The Nutritional Alaskan Foods in Schools grant program, announced in August, gave $3 million to schools statewide as a way to get children to eat foods grown in Alaska, while also helping Alaska’s economy. “It’s an opportunity for Kodiak to spend $55,000 on statewide locally harvested foods,” district supe...
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Borough opens surplus sale
The Kodiak Island Borough has opened bidding for its 2012 surplus sale. The sale, conducted online, ends 8 a.m. Sept. 28, and all bidding is being conducted online at http://bit.ly/UeGcmG. Sixty-two lots of items, including a bulldozer, laptop computers and office equipment are included in the sale. Contact the Mirror at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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New wind turbines turn on, fuel surcharges turn down
Walkers and joggers thronged Pillar Mountain in Thursday’s sun, but while many enjoyed the cloud-streaked horizon from the mountain’s summit, no one had as good a view as Orlando Muentes and Muhammed Oladineji. In a tiny, swaying basket 260 feet in the air, the two men weren’t relaxing. Instead, they wielded paint rollers as part of a team maintaining Kodiak Electric Association’s Pillar Mountain wind turbines. “W...
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