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Yakutsk delegation enjoys local warmth
As international rumblings continue between the Russian Federation and the United States over Ukraine, a delegation from the far eastern Russian city of Yakutsk visited Kodiak this week to toast religious brotherhood with their Alaskan neighbors. While some may associate Yakutsk with the board game Risk, Kodiakans learned about the Yakutians’ devotion to St. Innocent and St. Herman, their fondness for horses and t...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAC exec: Lower state funding ‘not a cut’
The Alaska state budget for fiscal year 2015 currently making its way through the Legislature gives $2 million less to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation than the previous budget, but the state-owned company’s leaders say it’s all part of the plan. “It’s not a cut,” AAC vice president and COO Mark Greby said Tuesday. “It’s a planned reduction that we proposed to the state.” Greby is in Kodiak this week on a regular ...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear seen on Mill Bay Road
Another bear was spotted wandering around town early Tuesday. According to a Kodiak bear observation form released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the adult bear was seen on Mill Bay Road at 12:23 a.m. A resident on Murphy Way called the Daily Mirror and said a bear had left tracks in his yard late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. On Saturday, a bear was spotted on Selief Lane. Contact the Daily M...
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CFA talk dominates fish group meeting
The possibility and meaning of Community Fishing Associations occupied panelists and commenters during a meeting of the city-borough Kodiak Fisheries Work Group held Monday in the borough assembly chambers. In a discussion moderated by Kodiak Chamber of Commerce executive director Trevor Brown, fisherman Dave Kubiak asked the group to request a study about CFAs from the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. “T...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austerman files for father’s House seat
Current Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Carol Austerman announced her candidacy as a Republican for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 seat on Monday. Under the recently enacted redistricting plan, District 32 will be the district including Kodiak, which is now in District 35. Austerman aims to succeed her father, Alan Austerman, as the representative for Kodiak, Yakutat and other Gulf of Alaska...
Mar 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ice rink to shut down earlier than usual
Kodiak’s skating season is coming to an end next week. The city of Kodiak Parks and Recreation Department will close the Baranof Park Ice Rink on March 24, a week before the normal closing, parks and recreation director Charlie Powers said Monday. “We had projected it to close based on our budget,” Powers said. This season, the rink opened on Nov. 1, two weeks before it usually opens. A petition to extend the clos...
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Bear seen on Selief
An adult bear was spotted on Selief Lane Saturday According to an observation form released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the bear was seen roaming in bushes at 2 p.m. The caller requested an officer check the area. The bear was gone when the officer arrived. Saturday’s bear sighting is the first reported in the city since Feb. 25. Contact the newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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Walters upbeat on launch complex
In the shadow of across-the-board cuts in state spending, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation Board of Directors held a quarterly meeting in Juneau Thursday to discuss the future of the state-owned company that operates the Kodiak Launch Complex. “We’re not worried,” said board member and Kodiak resident Tom Walters, who took part in the meeting by telephone. Over the weekend the Alaska House of Representatives passe...
Mar 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS activities director may drop to part-time
For more than a week, Bryan Ferris thought his time as Kodiak High School activities director would end after this school year. Ferris said KHS principal Phil Johnson told him the Kodiak Island Borough School District was abandoning the AD position in favor of a districtwide athletic administrator and that the district had offered him a teaching position for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Stewart McDonald...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four vie for KEA board
Four candidates are vying for three Kodiak Electric Association board of directors seats. According to a release from KEA, incumbents Ron Acarregui, Ben Millstein and Cecil Ranney and newcomer Clifford Ford are battling for the three three-year open seats. The four candidates will appear on the ballot to be mailed to KEA members on March 27. Completed ballots will be due by April 18 and results will be announced a...
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