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The Kodiak Arts Council continues its Performing Arts Series for 2022-2023 by bringing the string band Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards to perform at the Gerald C. Auditorium Saturday night.

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Kodiak will be without ferry service until the M/V Tustumena begins sailing again on March 2, due to difficulties with the M/V Kennicott’s overhaul and staffing issues.

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Banjoist Matt Mahan opened his Saturday matinee concert at Harborside Fly-by Coffee with a variety of musical offerings.

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Kodiak High School held its traditional Academic Excellence Assembly on Monday, which allows teachers, staff and parents to recognize student achievements and effort in the different academic disciplines and core classes.

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Kodiak High School students participated in a two-day workshop dedicated to seafood processing and preservation. Students were able to look at the science of seafood and its preservation, and they had the opportunity to get hands-on experience handling fish.

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For the second time in 48 hours, Kodiak crabbers have decided to continue to keep their boats moored, saying they will not fish for Tanners at the current offering price of $3.25 a pound being made by Kodiak processors.

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Local crabbers will continue to keep their boats moored in Kodiak, the Alaska Peninsula and Chignik, saying they will not fish for the current offering price of $3.25 a pound being made by Kodiak processors.

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Renovations for St. Herman Harbor and the possibility of USCG Base Kodiak adding icebreaker vessels were focal points of the conversation during Wednesday night’s joint work session between the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council.

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The Kodiak Electric Association is accepting applications for people who may be interested in running for one of three seats up for re-election on KEA’s Board of Directors.

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Kodiak trawlers have a 328 million pound pollock quota this year, up 12% from last year, according to data supplied by Julie Bonney, owner of Alaska Groundfish Data Bank Inc.

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The Borough Assembly and City Council will be holding a regularly scheduled joint work session tonight where they will discuss everything from capital improvement projects and the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group to the borough mayor’s update on consolidation and a group call with Sen. Gary Steve…

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Alaska Pacific Seafoods and OBI Seafoods have raised their price for Tanner crabs to $3 a pound, but at a Monday night meeting local fishermen said they would not fish for that price.

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The Port and Harbors Advisory Board favors development of a live-aboard policy for vessels in Kodiak harbors, and may recommend bringing the issue before the Kodiak City Council at a future date.

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Nearly 60% of Kodiak’s total rainfall for the month of January happened in the last three days, according to the National Weather Service.

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As of Sunday morning, Kodiak crabbers were standing firm with their decision not to sell any Tanner crab in Kodiak, instead moving every pound to Unisea in Dutch Harbor or, potentially, Peter Pan Seafoods at King Cove.

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The Kodiak Economic Development Corp. will be hosting a career expo during a three-week span in February for Kodiak High School juniors and seniors.

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A random collection of what there is to do in Kodiak. Send your ideas and information to Publisher Kevin Bumgarner via email at kevin@kodiakdailymirror.com

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Dozens of harbor users came to Tuesday night’s City Council work session, and all of those who spoke during the meeting were against the city’s push to make sweeping changes to the structure of the Port and Harbors Advisory Board.

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The California-based aerospace company ABL Space Systems’ first launch of its RS1 rocket ended in failure shortly after its Tuesday afternoon liftoff at the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak.

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Dozens of people are expected to show up for tonight’s Kodiak City Council work session to give feedback about changes being considered for the Port and Harbors Advisory Board.

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Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center leadership supports the formation of a new health care committee designed to foster more timely and higher-level conversations about facilities between the hospital and Kodiak Island Borough.

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The search for the next borough manager continues, and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly met in a closed-door session to discuss the topic at its regular meeting last Thursday.

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Alaska fish harvests for 2023 are being revealed almost daily by state and federal managers, ranging from salmon to groundfish to crab and herring.

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The California-based aerospace company ABL Space Systems’ next launch window at Pacific Spaceport Complex’s Kodiak facility is set for Jan. 9-13, which will not interfere with the tanner crab fishery that is scheduled to open on Jan. 15.

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The U.S. Navy plans to continue periodic military training exercises in an enlarged area of the Gulf of Alaska that will come within 50 miles of the south end of Kodiak Island, according to Kodiak Daily Mirror research and a statement released Wednesday.

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The full-service Northrim Bank branch planned for the old KFC/Taco Bell building in the Safeway parking lot could be open by the end of the month, company officials say.

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The Kodiak Island Borough School District chartered a plane from Ravn Alaska on Sunday to help teachers and staff trying to get back to Kodiak who were stranded in Anchorage. 

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Caleb Oswell has joined the Kodiak Daily Mirror as a general assignment reporter.

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly considered the formation of a health care committee and, separately, solutions for the misuse of dumpster sites, among other things, in its work session last Thursday.

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It’s hard to believe 2022 came and went so quickly. At least that’s how it felt at the Kodiak Daily Mirror.

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A brave group of Kodiak residents washed away 2022 by diving into the new year as part of the annual polar plunge. The polar plunge was held noon Sunday at Mill Bay Beach. Some community members came to the event dressed in costumes. A banana, Charlie Brown, and others took part in the plunge.

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This was an eventful year in Kodiak, from the bringing home of the Kodiak quads and aid for some fishermen to a new mayor for the Kodiak Island Borough and the implementation of ranked choice voting in state and national elections. From near-record inflation and unscripted Kodiak wage increa…