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Local election: Proposition 1
Proposition 1, a question of whether the Kodiak Island Borough should sell $10.23 million in bonds for school renewal and replacement projects, will be on the ballot at the Oct. 7 election. If the voters approve the measure, the bonds will qualify for a 70 percent reimbursement from the State of Alaska. That means the state will pay back $7,161,000 for the bonds while the borough will be responsible for $3,069,000...
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Kodiak woman caught with heroin and meth
A Kodiak woman was arrested Saturday attempting to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine on a flight from Anchorage to the Emerald Island. According to an Alaska State Trooper report posted Sunday evening, Tamra M. Jones, 42, was caught with 24.3 grams of heroin and 8.3 grams of meth at Ted Stevens International Airport. The estimated value of the heroin and meth was $26,500. According to the troopers, Jones was deta...
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Borough approves NPFMC letter at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a letter to send to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council with analysis recommendations. NPFMC is working on creating a program to deal with trawl bycatch, and the letter tells NPFMC what Kodiak aspects of the program NPFMC’s analysis should focus on. The assembly agreed that the letter was representative of Kodiak, and it will be sent on to NPFMC since the city...
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Local candidate preview: Larry LeDoux
At the Sept. 23 debate, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Larry LeDoux said some of the things he cares about are fiscal responsibility, transparency, protecting and using natural resources, supporting quality schools and preparing for the future. “We need to be transparent so people own their taxes; they understand where the monies are going, they understand the priorities,” LeDoux said. “Every issue that'...
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Local candidate preview: Terry Haines
Editor’s note: Starting today The Kodiak Daily Mirror will be running profiles of every candidate running for City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. Terry Haines has sat on the council for two non-consecutive terms, and feels as a seasoned councilman, he's more familiar with government and fills a productive role. He said balancing the budget and fisheries were two issues important to him. Currently,...
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Council approves NPFMC letter, declares fire prevention week
At the Kodiak City Council's work session and meeting on Sept. 25, the council approved a letter to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The letter is the result of meetings of the joint city and Kodiak Island Borough fisheries work group where testimony from citizens was heard and a fisheries analyst provided information. The letter, which tells NPFMC what aspects of trawl bycatch management NPFMC's an...
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Local chef to compete in Anchorage
Kodiak chef Joel Chenet will be competing in Anchorage on Tuesday for a chance to compete against chefs from around the nation. Chenet, co-owner and chef at Mill Bay Coffee & Pastries, will compete against three other chefs from Anchorage, Juneau and Seward in the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s third annual Great Alaska Seafood Cookoff. The live cooking will start at 6:30 p.m., and the competitors won’t find...
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KISAR group keeps skills sharp with training
Last weekend, the Kodiak Island Search and Rescue group trained in rappelling and navigating in the backcountry. The training involved a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and four hours of hiking. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter took KISAR members to the top of Fourth of July peak, a mountain behind Bells Flats. “We took 13 members into the backcountry here quite a ways, it was about a four-hour hike down,” said KISAR presi...
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Kodiak girls hoping for a strong showing at regions
Kodiak started the season with a youthful girls cross country team. Injuries have stunted the growth of the team this season, but coach Marcus Dunbar is looking for season-saving performances at Saturday’s Region III Championships at the Bear Valley Golf Course. “We haven’t really had a meet where I thought we ran at full strength … We are hoping this weekend might be it,” Dunbar said. Kodiak hasn’t been on top of...
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Troopers to accept unwanted prescription drugs
This Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal. The troopers in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will be accepting the drugs in an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft. Only pills and patches will be accepted. They cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, the report said. It is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked. “Medi...
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