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Reports show burgeoning salmon run
Kodiak is packed to the gills with pink salmon. As the pink salmon run reaches its peak, figures released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game show a salmon run that continues on course to beat preseason expectations. Through Sunday, fishermen have harvested 16.7 million salmon, including 13.8 million pinks, in Kodiak waters. On Sunday alone, fishermen reported taking 1.1 million pink salmon, a haul that foll...
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Fried leads One-ders to Quintathlon title
It didn’t matter that Levi Fried misfired on all 10 targets during the shooting portion of Saturday’s Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon. He did enough in his other two events to power his team — The One-ders — to the top of the podium at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Dakota Benton took the individual title. “Yesterday (Friday), I went out with a gun, and that was the first time I have shot (in a couple ye...
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Thomas Wilson Temple
Thomas Wilson Temple Homer resident Tom Temple, born Feb. 15, 1957, passed away June 6, 2013 at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage from complications related to his heart transplant. He was surrounded by his wife and children. Son of Anchorage residents Sarah (Sally) May Johnston and Brad Temple, Tom was a lifelong Alaskan. He loved the land, the water, the fish and — most of all — the people of Alaska. The maj...
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Kodiak opens season fifth in football poll
Kodiak emerged as the fifth-best team in the preseason medium-small schools football rankings released Monday by the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network. The Bears were rewarded from finishing last season with a 4-5 record, third in the tough Northern Lights Conference. Medium-schools newcomer North Pole tops the preseason rankings, while defending champion Soldotna is second, newcomer Juneau-Douglas is third and l...
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Borough completes review draft of new land use regulations
The Kodiak Island Borough has completed the final review draft of new regulations for land use within the borough. The regulations cover titles 16, 17 and 18 of the Kodiak Island Borough code and will be reviewed during a planning and zoning work session at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 in the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center. To see the latest draft of the regulations, visit http://bit.ly/16GvEUR. Contact the Mirror at edito...
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Election signup deadline this week
The deadline for nominations for city or borough elected positions is approaching. All nomination petitions must be submitted to the city and borough clerks by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The Kodiak Island Borough will see at least one new face on the assembly this year as assemblywoman Louise Stutes has decided not to seek re-election. Incumbent Carol Austerman has filed paperwork seeking re-election for her three-year s...
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Alaska's next Lt. Governor needs to avoid election errors
To the Editor: The Lieutenant Governor is tasked with overseeing the Alaska Division of Elections and ensuring we have access to the ballot and a say in our government by petition. Unfortunately, according to Associated Press reports, Lt. Governor Treadwell allowed well-known political flack Art Hackney of Anchorage to remove Alaskans' names from the petition to put the oil wealth giveaway on the ballot. Whatever ...
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Tread marks on shirt lead to arrest
A Kodiak man is accused of running over another man with his red BMW during an argument. Boun Pramoth, 50, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Monday on one count of second-degree assault. Second-degree assault is a class B felony that carries a maximum fine of $100,000 and a jail term of up to 10 years. According to the Kodiak Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Thorsheim Street ...
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ObamaCare will lead to Dhimmitude
To the Editor: No, I never heard of the word, “dhimmitude” before either. But, yes, it is on page 107 of the Obama Care health care law. Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad (holy war). Specically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence; it is also a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam. This information...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 13
Join the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge for an evening of nature trivia, starting at 7 p.m. tonight. Come with a team or join a team at the refuge visitor center. Categories include Kodiak biology, geology, geography, the Fish and Wildlife Service, history and more. Test your knowledge with friends.
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