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Red flags fly on manager applicant
To the editor: Open letter to Kodiak Island Borough Assembly: You are in the process of finalizing a contract for a new borough manager. If you Google “Michael Powers King City, California,” and “Michael Powers Dunsmuir, California,” you get a large number of responses. If you take some time to pull each response and either read (in the case of local newspaper articles) or listened to (in the case of local televis...
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Soldotna rallies to knock off Kodiak in conference opener
The Kodiak boys’ Northern Lights Conference soccer opener contained everything from jubilation to heartache. The Bears led Soldotna 3-0 before 13 minutes clicked off the clock; the Stars rallied with four straight goals to lead at halftime; Kodiak netted the equalizer late in the second half; Soldotna booted the game-winner in the 74th minute and tapped in a bonus goal in the final seconds. Whew. You can take a br...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 4
March 16 At 8:47 a.m., a person reported a break-in in a shed in the 1200 block of Chichenof Street with the shed and some items damaged, but nothing appeared stolen. At 9:40 a.m., a man reported someone slashed his tires in the 200 block of Shelikof Street. At 11:12 a.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of the Monashka area. At 3:11 p.m., police received a report of a man panhandling in the 500 block of ...
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GARDEN GATE: Warm winter moves up spring planting
Back in the old days, you planned your spring gardening To-do list based on planting out on Memorial Day. I think we can all agree that this year’s planting day will be much earlier. Not only did the soil not freeze into giant blocks, but you can be that slugs are up and around, cavorting in our raised beds. More on that later. Meanwhile, the warmish weather gives us time and temperature buffers. Lon White of Stra...
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Fish Factor: Fishermen slow to adopt lifesaving tech
Alaska fishermen can send an SOS call directly to the Coast Guard, but many are not hooking up to the new lifeline Digital Selective Calling instantly signals a distress call over VHF radios to other vessels, and the feature has been a required part of the handheld units since 1996. In Alaska, the ability for mariners to hook up with the Coast Guard was acquired just last year, when transceiver and antenna high si...
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Kodiak girls blanked in season opener
Kodiak’s girls soccer team was faced with the daunting task of starting the season against Soldotna, last season’s Northern Lights Conference runner-up and sixth-place finisher at the state tournament. And to boot, the Bears were shorthanded, having only 10 players in Saturday’s conference tilt. That all added up to a 14-0 loss to the Stars at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “The girls had great hustle, good spirit and...
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Pillans strong in debut
Kodiak’s Kordell Pillans started the 2016 track and field season exactly how he ended the 2015 season — on top. Pillans, the defending 4A state champion in the shot put and discus, won both those events at the season-opening Big C Relays, Friday and Saturday inside the Dome in Anchorage. The senior won the shot put with a career-best mark of 51 feet, 10.25 inches and grabbed the discus title with a heave of 152-06...
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Murkowski campaign responds
Steve Wackowski, campaign manager for Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election bid, submitted the following statement in an email to the Kodiak Daily Mirror on Friday (capitalizations as in original): “Let me be crystal clear, I just spoke with the Senator and she stated that regardless of who the nominees are she will not vote for or support a democratic candidate for President.”
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Murkowski not committed to GOP candidate
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she has not settled on a candidate to support in the upcoming presidential election and left open the possibility that she could cast her vote across party lines. “I’m being very ecumenical in all this,” Murkowski said during an interview after she spoke at a ComFish trade show forum, Thursday in Kodiak. Listing a series of issues including military base realignment and federal ...
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Stutes OK with election challenge
Rep. Louise Stutes says a challenge for her position in the Alaska State House of Representatives will be good for Kodiak and for District 32. “That’s good for the community. A choice is good,” Stutes said. “I feel like I’ve worked hard and done a good job ... I’ve tried to be communicative. If I’m not doing a good job, the people will replace me, but I think that it’s always good to give voters a choice.” Duncan ...
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