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Ever-changing: the number of Alaskan glaciers
A glaciologist once wrote that the number of glaciers in Alaska “is estimated at (greater than) 100,000.” That fuzzy number, perhaps written in passive voice for a reason, might be correct. But it depends upon how you count. Another glaciologist saw an example of the confusion when he visited Yakutat Glacier. Yakutat, near the Alaska town of the same name, is a withering glacier that calves into a deep lake of its...
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Guardian Flight buys Apollo MT, new plan offered
Guardian Flight and Apollo Medi Trans reunited after five years as separate companies and came with a new plan to service Alaskans. Both companies, once under the same ownership but then split off from each other, provided emergency medical air transportation services to people in Alaska and around the U.S. Guardian Flight offered actual transportation services on airplanes, while Apollo MT provided insurance and ...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska’s unemployed flat, Kodiak’s sees seasonal bump
Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed unchanged month-to-month at 6.4 percent in May, compared with April. Locally, Kodiak’s unemployment rolls edged slightly higher with its job market remaining stable. Kodiak’s official unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent month-to-month from 4.8 percent in April to 4.9 percent in May. Its monthly unemployment improved on an annual basis — May 2013’s rate was 5....
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand Slam hits the one-year mark as book collection grows
Denise Duncan, co-owner of Grand Slam Toys & Books, sees a lot more books on the shelves in the near future. “I definitely want to make our book section a lot bigger. I want a huge book section because we’re lacking that in Kodiak,” Duncan told the Mirror at Grand Slam’s first anniversary event on June 21. A few dozen people attended the store’s first birthday party, or “carnival” as Duncan called it. The event, h...
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Films draw out emotion, memories
Ten students made five-minute films about the Exxon Valdez oil spill’s impacts on Kodiak, and showed them at the Kodiak Public Library on Sunday. Each film tackled a unique topic or angle such as lawsuits, effects on Natives and their subsistence life, a videographer’s memories, a fisherwoman’s memories, lessons for the future, effects on fisheries, and social effects on the community. The Exxon Valdez went agroun...
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Ever-changing: the number of Alaskan glaciers
A glaciologist once wrote that the number of glaciers in Alaska “is estimated at (greater than) 100,000.” That fuzzy number, perhaps written in passive voice for a reason, might be correct. But it depends upon how you count. Another glaciologist saw an example of the confusion when he visited Yakutat Glacier. Yakutat, near the Alaska town of the same name, is a withering glacier that calves into a deep lake of its...
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Anchorage airport bust stops heroin headed for Kodiak
Alaska State Troopers reported Tuesday a woman trying to bring in black tar heroin to Kodiak was apprehended and charged in Anchorage. A statement from AST reported that the woman was arrested at the airport with roughly 20 grams of black tar heroin with a “Kodiak street value of approximately $14,000.” “The seizure occurred at the Anchorage Airport from a female passenger en-route to Kodiak on a local air carrier...
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missile complex looking at August launch, more future work
The U.S. Army confirmed scheduling a test launch of a hypersonic weapon at the Kodiak Launch Complex sometime in August. “I can confirm a test of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Flight Test-2 Hypersonic Technology Test is scheduled for August 2014 from the Kodiak Launch Complex,” John H. Cummings III, Public Affairs for the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command told the Mirror. An exact date has not been re...
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June declared Filipino-Americans month
Citing their “vital contributions to the economic, social, political, and cultural quality of life in the community,” Kodiak Island Borough Mayor Jerrol Friend declared June to be Filipino-American Heritage Month in Kodiak. At the borough’s regular meeting on Thursday, the proclamation read by Friend added that Kodiak was “made up of a wonderful mosaic of culturally diverse people.” Filipino-American Association o...
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Post 17 wallops Palmer in doubleheader
From a look at the scores in Kodiak Post 17’s doubleheader trouncing of Palmer Sunday, they might as well have been playing football. Kodiak smashed Palmer by a combined score of 37-3 in a two-game sweep at Palmer’s Senior Field. The Bears posted a 24-0 victory in the first game and won 13-3 in the nightcap. The pair of wins shot Kodiak up to third place in the American Legion AA National Division with 14 points a...
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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