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NOAA Report Upbeat on Fisheries
By PETER J. MLADINEO Mirror Editor The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported “positive trends” in fishing throughout the entire U.S., with Alaska staying in the top five of commercial fishing states. The federal agency said in a statement that U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing saw a 7 percent year-on-year increase in 2012 compared with 2011, with a 3 percent gain in fishing jobs...
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Water work at Spruce Cape on May 1
The City of Kodiak Public Works Department said in a statement that it will be working on the water distribution system at the north end of Spruce Cape on May 1, from 8:00 a.m. till approximately 5:30 p.m. It does not expect any water outage for residential areas adjacent to the Navy Training Site, although water may turn a brownish color. “This will be a temporary condition and the water system will be restored o...
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Kodiak College hosts first of three director finalists
Kodiak College’s search for a new director to replace outgoing Barbara Bolson got a taste of Texas on Monday when candidate Lee “Rusty” Waller visited faculty, staff, and students. Beaming enthusiasm, indigenous interest, and Texas charm as he greeted students, faculty, and staff on Monday, Waller seeks as one of three finalists to succeed Bolson, installed in 2006. Waller currently serves as program coordinator f...
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City ups Monashka pump house loan
The City Council asked for an additional $3.5 million in loans to afford the upgrade of the city’s Monashka Bay Pump House, the main water supply for the city that’s in dire need of repair. Mark Kozak, the city’s public works director, told the Mirror the city had submitted an additional loan request to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation through the Alaska Drinking Water Loan Fund to increase the ...
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Wells guilty of murdering two at Coast Guard
A jury’s guilty verdict in the double homicide of Jim Wells in Kodiak was deemed a “long road to justice,” in which the murderer’s guilt ultimately convicted him, a probable life sentence awaits, and a community begins the process of closure. A federal jury of 12 in Anchorage took six hours to convict James Michael Wells, 62, on six counts of killing two of his co-workers James Hopkins and Richard Belisle at the C...
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Assembly Considers New Waste Collections Center
Recycling and reuse topped the Borough Assembly’s agenda on Thursday with planning for a possible centralized waste management facility hitting a “critical juncture.” Nick Szabo, head of the Borough’s Solid Waste Advisory Board, requested the Assembly’s input in developing plans to build a centralized recycling, reuse, and solid waste disposal facility. “We’ve been meeting for several months to develop the design ...
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Skate fans grind council
A long roster of citizens appeared at the Kodiak City Council’s regular meeting Thursday to speak on behalf of the skate park in Baranof Park. Sporting goods store owner and skating advocate Jeremiah Gardener led the charge, describing backers’ frustrated attempts to get approval for donated labor to make improvements. The city turned down the offer due to liability concerns, and a current plan calls for $130,000 ...
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Reuters veteran takes over newsroom
The Kodiak Daily Mirror has a new editor with the appointment of Peter J. Mladineo to head the local paper’s newsroom. Mladineo’s academic background includes an undergraduate history degree from Rutgers University and a Masters in Business Administration from Rider University. His journalism experience began with a weekly newspaper in his native New Jersey. He lived in Vilnius, Lithuania, and wrote for the Baltic...
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Crabs in, rides out at CrabFest
Without the Ferris wheel and other big rides, Kodiak’s 2014 Crab Festival will look different from previous years’ events, but visitors can count on getting a plate of steamed crab legs on the midway. “Pickled Willys will be doing the crab,” said Summer Wood, community relations director for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the festival set for May 22-27 In recent years the crab concession was run a...
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Year’s first cruise ship cancelled
The year's first scheduled cruise ship visit to Kodiak, which was due in this morning, has been canceled. According to the harbormaster's office, Holland America contacted the office early Thursday to say the 781-foot Volendam would not make the planned stop at Pier 2. That means the probable first cruise ship of the season will be the Silversea Cruise's Silver Shadow, due at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, according t...
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