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Pier 1 wood does not pose threat
City, borough and state officials say no codes have been broken and no environmental dangers exist from a pile of treated wood refuse from the demolition of Pier 1. The wood is currently stored on private property near Kalsin Bay. According to Lori Aldrich of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Solid Waste Program, the discarded wood now belongs to a private citizen. Tom Quass, code enforcement o...
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Council members get support from governor
Three Kodiak City Council members have returned from a lobbying trip to Juneau, hopeful that a grant request for the transient float replacement project will be fulfilled. In July 2015, the council adopted a resolution to apply to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facility’s Harbor Facility Grant Program for up to $1.5 million in matching contributions for the replacement project. “It was rated No...
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Healthy Kodiak: Isolation contributes to danger of addiction
I recently spent 10 days in California visiting family and I was very thankful to come home to Kodiak, because I realized that the community here is very different than any other place I have lived. I have noticed that the population is very small and close-knit. I have deeper friendships with people even though I have known them for less time. I was pleasantly surprised when my Kodiak friend bought me flowers and...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 6
March 20 At 1:32 a.m., police received a report of two men fighting in the 300 block of Center Avenue. It was verbal only. At 1:55 a.m., police received a report of a man passed out in the 200 block of Marine Way. He was OK. At 2:10 a.m., police arrested a man in the 300 block of Center Avenue for a warrant. At 8:12 a.m., police cited a driver in the 800 block of Thorsheim Street for having no proof of insurance a...
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Assembly carried out fair process
To the editor: The March 31 Daily Mirror carried a 1 1/2-page open letter by borough assemblyman Mel Stephens intimating the unsuitability of a candidate selected by the assembly to be the new borough manager. After having read Mr. Stephens’ letter, would any of us want this candidate as the next borough manager? But, let’s be fair and review the facts before deciding. When the candidate, Mr. Michael Powers, was i...
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Cawley, Forsman roll to bowling titles
A pair of Kodiakans made a mark at their first appearance at the Alaska Women’s Bowling Association State Championships. Pamla Cawley and Barbara Forsman teamed together to capture the division III doubles title at the state championships in March at Eagle River Bowl. The Kodiak duo knocked down a handicap total of 1,582 pins in a three-game series to finish 38 pins ahead of the runner-ups. In the same category, K...
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Alaska Science Forum: Thule people had northern life figured out
About 1,000 years ago, Norse explorer Leif Ericson bumped into the New World at Newfoundland. The old world was filling up, with 300,000 people living in the Roman capital of Constantinople. Up here in Alaska, the ancestors of today's coastal Natives were quietly having one of the more successful runs in human history. The Thule people of Alaska's west and north coasts lived a good life for centuries, perfecting t...
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Mallott: Plan needed from current Legislature
In an appearance at a ComFish trade show forum in Kodiak Friday, Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott continued to tout a plan for addressing Alaska’s $4.1 billion budget deficit. Repeating a theme of urgency that administration officials have taken to communities across the state, he said Gov. Bill Walker will call lawmakers back to Juneau if they do not pass a budget in the remaining weeks of the regular session. “It i...
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Yet another soggy month on the isle
March in Kodiak continued a trend of little snow and a lot of rain. According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak officially received 7.34 inches of rain in March, almost two inches more than the 5.53-inch average. The all-time record for March’s rainfall in Kodiak is 12.73 inches, set in 1998, according to the Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute. Just 3....
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ComFish finishes strong with great presenters
ComFish 2016 is over and with it ended a run of forums Kodiak Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown called some of the best ever. “We had both U.S. senators and the lieutenant governor, (Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner) Sam Cotten, (Kodiak state representative) Louise Stutes, and (ADF&G) director of commercial fisheries Scott Kelley and numerous others,” Brown said, also mentioning Gunnar Knapp...
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