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May 04 2011
Kodiak Island Borough Lobbies DC Delegation PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 May 2011

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            Representativesfrom the Kodiak Island Borough arrived in WashingtonD.C. last Friday to lobby Alaska's Congressional delegation. Theborough visits the nation's capitol every other year.

            This year'sthree-man delegation was Borough Mayor Jerome Selby, Borough Manager RickGifford and Assemblyman Dave Kaplan. All three are headed back to Kodiak today.Kaplan spoke to KMXT's Jacob Resneck by cell phone. He says amidst the budgetimpasse in Juneau,the borough is looking to secure federal dollars for capital projects.

 
May 04 2011
Kodiak Herring Season Slowing Down PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 May 2011

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            Two more buyers entered the Kodiak herring market this season to boost participation though low prices have kept many herring fishermen out of the water. One fisherman reports that one processor is paying $175 a ton compared to $425 last year.

            At its peak there were four processors buying herring. Now Trident and Ocean Beauty, both of which entered the game late, are the two remaining buyers.

            Fish and Game assistant area management biologist Geoff Spalinger says about half of the allowed catch has been taken so far.

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May 03 2011
Daily Mirror Launches New Website PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

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            There's a welcome new look to the web site for the Kodiak Daily Mirror newspaper. Developers have been working for the better part of a year on the completely new site, according to Editor-in-chief Derek Clarkston.

             An article about the new website posted on Monday notes that access will be free until sometime this summer, after which readers will have to pay for access. Subscribers to the print edition will get online access included at no extra charge. Those wanting only the online edition can pay $60 per year for access.

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May 03 2011
Kodiak Residents React to Bin Laden's Death PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

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            The word of Osama bin Laden's death was slow reaching many in Kodiak. Locally, the sentiments regarding bin Laden's death are wide ranging.

 KMXT's Maggie Wall spoke with folks downtown and at the boat harbor Monday afternoon about the news.

 
May 02 2011
Kodiak Guardsman Reflects on Bin Laden Death, War PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 May 2011

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            As President Barack Obama said in his address to the nation last (Sunday) night, terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and the mastermind behind the attacks of September 11, 2001, was killed by U.S. troops in a Pakistan villa Sunday morning.

             In the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, even soldiers from Kodiak Island were sent overseas to fight. One of them was Staff Sergeant Jay Baldwin, who grew up in Kodiak. He is the Operations NCO at the Kodiak Armory of the Alaska Army National Guard.

            Baldwin served in Iraq for a year with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry, patrolling the perimeter of the Bagdad airport.

            He heard the news of Bin Laden's death Sunday evening.

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