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Military cancels 2013 Alaska exercise
Military officials have canceled this year’s Northern Edge exercise, a massive biennial training event that involves thousands of U.S. personnel from several branches of the armed forces, because of federal budget difficulties, according to a Friday announcement from the Alaska Command. Eielson A...
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Garden Gate: Q&A Part 3
Editor’s Note: Marion Owen’s spring gardening Q&A continues with Part 3 this week. For parts one and two, see the April 1 and March 25 issues of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Q: The calendar says it’s spring, but after last weekend’s snowfall, winter is not over. My perennials are starting to poke thr...
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Hatchery planners talk about 2013 season
Pillar Creek Hatchery will likely have two new release sites for sockeye smolt this year. The Kodiak regional planning team, which includes biologists, hatchery managers and fishermen, met in March to create and discuss local hatchery plans. Members approved three permit alteration requests to al...
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Capitol Report: April 8
Hello again from Juneau. With the legislatives session slated to adjourn this coming Sunday, the Capitol building is an active place. As you probably know, the governor’s bill to cut oil taxes, which I voted against, is now in the House finance committee after passing out of the House resources c...
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Pick. Click. Give. totals break records
The final Pick. Click. Give. numbers, announced Tuesday show that Kodiak residents pledged $42,275 to their favorite local nonprofits. The Pick. Click. Give. program allows Alaskans to donate money from their Permanent Fund dividend and has become an effective way for nonprofits around the state ...
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Prep track: Thomet sizzles in season-opening meet
Kodiak High School’s Levi Thomet proved Friday he is the distance runner to beat in this track and field season. The super sophomore sizzled in Kodiak’s season-opener with a lightning-quick 3,200-meter time of 9 minutes, 30.37 seconds at the Big C Relays at The Dome in Anchorage. Thomet beat his ...
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Fish Factor: Halibut season off to slow start
Absent from supermarket fliers this spring have been ads featuring the year’s first fresh halibut, reflecting the anticipated push back by buyers to the high priced fish. “No ads in the papers. No excitement this year,” said more than one major buyer. In recent years, dwindling supplies of halibu...
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Borough assembly approves $62 million construction budget for Kodiak High School project
The new Kodiak High School is on its way. In a 6-1 vote, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a $62,257,750 million construction contract with Watterson Construction of Anchorage to complete the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The contract approved by the assembly incl...
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