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Coast Guard coordinates good Samaritan rescue
Kodiak-based Coast Guard crews responded to a sailor adrift in heavy seas on a sailboat without rudder or rigging 400 miles south of Cold Bay Tuesday, according to a Coast Guard release. A C-130 was dispatched from Air Station Kodiak along with two MH-60 helicopters and a refueling aircraft from the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center after an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert was received from the 30...
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Walter “Wally” Edwin Johnson Jr
Walter “Wally” Edwin Johnson Jr. died Oct. 7, 2015. He was 86. Wally was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Walter Johnson Sr. and Helen. On Jan. 28, 1956 he married Elspeth “Betts” (Conable) Johnson in DeKalb, Illinois. Wally was a teacher, principal, coordinator of curriculum and assistant superintendent at Illinois schools until the age of 45. He received a doctorate from Northwestern Univ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 21
Oct. 16 12:12 p.m. Reports two people came into his residence and will not leave; callers roommate states he is hallucinating and will keep an eye on him. Mill Bay Road 12:40 p.m. Reports reckless driving; patrol advised. Mill Bay/Benny Benson 1:30 p.m. Same person called to report people in his residence; Mill Bay Road 1:52 p.m. Reports a motor vehicle accident; no injuries. Female cited for failure to exercise d...
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Providence honors local infant health program
The Kodiak Kindness program received one of six Providence Health and Services 2015 President’s Awards for Strategic Innovation on Oct. 13. Heather Preece is the director of the program. She is a registered dietician and lactation consultant. Preece said she started the program after discovering several parents had questions on feeding their newborn babies, especially breastfeeding. Physicians began referring thei...
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Alaska Science Forum: North Slope crude, burning on water
On a clear day last spring, fire sizzled on water at Poker Flat Research Range in the Chatanika River valley. There, scientists were spilling crude oil in a manmade water basin and torching it from above. A series of similar test burns were part of a team effort between university scientists and researchers with the oil and gas industry. On that April day, an orange flame hissed on the surface of a body of water 3...
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On-air panhandling season
Since there was very little in the way of formal agreement between and betwixt the Kodiak Daily Mirror and myself regarding these little columns I do, (except the mutual respect between old pros that we know the rules), I nevertheless thought I'd try to slip past some shameless self-promotion this week. Well, not so much "self" promotion; more like promotion of the nonprofit organization that I work for. KMXT publ...
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Alutiiq dancers shine at AFN Convention
Two-year-old Aurora Belle Sholl stood stoically on the glistening stage of the Dena’ina Center Thursday night in Anchorage with 13 other Alutiiq dancers. It was Quyana night at the 49th annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention and the event was sold out with 3,000 in the crowd seated before them and television cameras broadcasting young Aurora and the others live. Gracefully, the dance troupe then performed ...
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4-H raises funds at annual pumpkin sale
A line of people stretched from the Kodiak Fairgrounds arena almost to the parking lot when the annual 4-H Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Sale began on Saturday. 4-H program assistant Jen Hagen said the turnout was amazing. “It’s awesome, and we couldn’t ask for better weather,” Hagen said. “We try to make it fun for everyone with pictures, the petting zoo, kids games.” The night before, 30 volunteers spent the day ...
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Health Summit moved back
Mayor Pat Branson’s much anticipated Health Summit has been moved back a month from a proposed November date to a December date. It has also gone through a name change from being called a health summit to being titled Kodiak Strong! Planning Day. The event is now scheduled for Dec. 2 between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Benny Benson building at Kodiak College. “After visiting the Sitka Summit, we found that the coll...
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Crafts, Scandinavian tools at holiday market
The annual Holiday Market is coming up this weekend featuring first-timer to the market Jim Dillard and his traditionally-crafted Scandinavian implements. Dillard, a long-time wood carver, uses old-fashioned tools in his crafting. “Everything is done with the same tools they would have used a century or so ago,” Dillard said. The basic tools are hand-made carving axes, a straight-edge knife called a “sloyd knife” ...
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