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LIST OF SHIPWRECKS NEAR KODIAK ISLAND
EDITOR’S NOTE: This list includes Kodiak fishing vessels that have disappeared during the past two centuries. Many of the non-Kodiak ships that capsized near Kodiak Island had deckhands who were island residents. Captain Warren Good’s original list includes mapping, locations, GPS coordinates and sources for each entry. Those are not included in the Daily Mirror’s listing for brevity. This listing also does not in...
Jan 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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High School dancers prepare for “The Elements”
It was all smooth Thursday for the Kodiak High School dance team’s annual dance concert, “The Elements.” The dancers, the choreography, the music and the lights all came together as they practiced going through the entire two-hour set composed of 35 performances. In addition to the dance team, the KHS break-dancing boys will be performing a routine and all three of coach Sarah Nugent’s physical dance classes and h...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council gets Pier 3 update, discusses sales tax
The Kodiak City Council got a short update on the construction of Pier 3 and discussed the current sales tax and exemptions from the sales tax in the city at their Tuesday work session. “Where we are in terms of construction is on the other side of the actual new pier, there’s a sheet pile bulkhead, all of that’s in,” said project manager Roe Sturgulewski. “Basically all of the rock work downslope of the bulk head...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Minn. zoo euthanizes ailing Kodiak bear
Trouble spelled trouble for Phoebe, a 28-year-old Kodiak brown bear. But what gave her bigger problem was her poor health. Phoebe, who lived nearly her entire life at Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minn., was euthanized Tuesday after struggling for seven months with arthritis, said Dr. Louise Beyea, the zoo’s veterinarian. “The staff was concerned about being able to maintain her quality of life at an acceptable lev...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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P&Z moves date of next meeting for bigger venue
The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission voted to move the planned special meeting to hear from citizens about proposed changes to several sections of borough code from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4 The move was to take advantage of a larger venue after hundreds attended the last meeting on Jan. 12 and overflowed out of the borough assembly chambers and into the hall. The meeting will take place at the Gerald ...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIBSD superintendent has optimistic view of next year’s budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District could see up to a five percent cut in funding from the state, and the borough likely can’t make up the difference, but superintendent Stewart McDonald thinks the district is in good shape regardless. “We feel 100 percent certain that no matter how the budget goes this year that between funds we currently have, staffing formulas that we currently have, we may see a conversa...
Jan 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak population drops slightly
Alaska’s population dropped by about 60 people between July 2013 and July 2014, and the Kodiak Island Borough’s population decreased by 18, according to recently released statistics from the State of Alaska. The actual population decrease not including natural increases, the number of deaths subtracted from the number of births, is 184. From April 2010 to July 2014, the Kodiak borough’s population has increased sl...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Land sale update at borough work session
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has received an update on borough-owned land potentially available for future sales. Blocks include a 35-acre section near Fort Abercrombie on the south side of East Monashka Bay Road, a 257-acre section on East Monashka Bay Road near the landfill, and a 10,600-square-foot area on East Rezanof Drive by Antone Way. Three other areas were identified in Bells Flats. One is on Noch D...
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hunter wins contest with 109-point buck
The winner of the 2015 Eric Lochman Big Buck Contest took home a prize worth $2,500 and bragging rights for taking home the biggest deer rack in Unit 8, all of the islands in the Kodiak Archipelago, in the last year. Mack's Sport Shop has held the contest for more than 25 years, and 46 racks were entered into the contest this year. Although that was lower than historic highs, it was higher than last year's 23 entr...
Jan 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak rape suspect pleads guilty to coercion and attempted assault
A Kodiak man accused of rape has pleaded guilty to coercion and attempted assault in the first degree, avoiding trial and sidestepping the possibility that the sexual-assault victim might be required to testify in public, District Attorney Steve Wallace said Wednesday. As a result of the deal, Robert Zoellner Jr., 32, will be sentenced on April 27. He faces up to 15 years in prison, to be served consecutively, wit...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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