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How Safe is Your Money?
PART 1 Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of the six-part “How safe is your money?” Before gold and silver were used as a medium of exchange, the barter system was the prominent means for most transactions. If a dairy farmer needed some shoes, he would trade however many quarts of milk he and the cobbler agreed on as a fair price for a pair a shoes. The problem with this method is that it's difficult to ...
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House report: Looking for input
Greetings from Juneau! I’d appreciate if you could take a few minutes to share your experiences and opinions about a few issues currently being debated by the legislature. Your input, as my constituents, is important as I make decisions and cast votes. Here are three bills which are currently being debated and I’d love to know what you think: Senate Bill 6, “Eliminate Daylight Savings Time,” eliminates Daylight Sa...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time to tune up your shooting
Newcomers to Kodiak are startled by our long deer season, beginning each year on August 1 and extending through the end of October on the road system. In fact it runs through December 31 on the remainder of the island. On August 1, most people are chasing halibut and pink salmon without regard for what is happening in the surrounding hills. The deer opener comes on you quickly here on this great island. In fact on...
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Alumni update: Horn prepares for semis
Alysa Horn, in her first season with Osnabruck, is one step away from playing for a championship in Germany’s Bundesliga second division women’s basketball league. Top-seeded Osnabruck begins a two-game semifinal series with second-seeded Veilchen on April 19. The second game is April 25. Osnabruck lost both of its regular-season games to Veilchen (60-57 and 60-55). Horn ranks second on the team in points per game...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 14
Thursday, April 9 At approximately 11:05 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a vehicle with an overturned trailer near mile 3.5 of Rezanof Drive. Subsequent investigation revealed that a 24-year-old Kodiak man had been driving a 2003 Ford F250 Pickup while towing a 26-foot trailer loaded with a mini-excavator when the trailer started to fishtail. He attempted to slow and control the trailer’s wa...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 14
Theo Thomas Haakanson was born at 1:52 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015, to Yorgen Haakanson and Lee Elliott. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches long. His parents are originally from Old Harbor and Idaho and now live in Kodiak. His mother works at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and his father works as a plumber. Also welcoming him to the family is Hendrik. Grandparents are Glen and Phyllis...
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Senior Life: Center services earn high marks in survey
Spring has arrived, though we might still see a bit of snow, and the senior center is planning a spring luncheon at noon Friday, April 17. Come and enjoy a delicious luncheon of baked ham, potatoes, asparagus and a special dessert.Regular soup and salad bar service will also be available. Suggested donation for anyone 60 and older is only $7 for the full meal deal. Lunch & Learn On Earth Day, April 22, a park rang...
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Anglers asked not to fillet, de-head King salmon at sea
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Marine boat anglers returning to ports within the Kodiak Road system will be prohibited from filleting, mutilating and de-heading sport-caught king salmon at sea, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said Monday. Marine boat anglers returning to any port on the road system from May 31 to Aug. 31 may not fillet, mutilate, or de-head these fish until they have been brought to shore and offloaded...
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READY TO REBUILD: Kodiak Launch Complex talking with potential customers while preparing for repair work
Mark Greby wrinkled his face and smiled as he checked bullet holes. “You could see how bad of a shot these people are,” he said. Greby didn’t seem upset after seeing the green aluminum highway sign that points to the Kodiak Launch Complex operated by his company. Rifle, shotgun and pistol rounds peppered the sign with holes. “That seems to be a very American thing to do — shoot at the signs,” he said. “We take no ...
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Assembly tackles fireworks issues, will consider ban at two beaches
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly will consider modifying the fireworks laws to ban fireworks at two beaches close to town that get many complaints, officials said. A resident said during an assembly meeting that the problem gets worse each year and the fireworks are “out of control” at Mill Bay Beach. She said she has nothing against fireworks and doesn’t want them banned altogether, but believes Mill Bay Beach ...
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