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Four days of Kennicott sailings cancelled
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Kennicott will not be heading to Kodiak and making trips between here and Homer this weekend as previously scheduled due to needed repairs, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced today. The June 18 to June 22 sailings have been cancelled “due to mechanical issues with the vessel’s vehicle elevator,” according to a DOT&PF release. The Kennicott...
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Borough issues fireworks guidelines
The Kodiak Island Borough issued guidelines for fireworks users as the legal timeframe for shooting off fireworks began on Monday. Fireworks are legal in the borough, but not within the City of Kodiak limits, from June 15 to July 15 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. The guidelines, posted on Facebook and on a new sign posted at popular fireworks area Mill Bay Beach, emphasize consideration of the occupants of close by reside...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Singing songs by the campfire and making new friends
For two years, it was a moment I had been eagerly awaiting — taking my Girl Scout troop camping. My daughter joined scouts in first grade and the following year there was a big need for leaders. With the encouragement of a girl friend, I took the plunge and became a leader. My biggest fear was that the girls would discover that I hadn't been a scout myself in my youth. This shouldn’t have been a concern — it didn’...
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Kodiak bests daily heat record
Kodiak reached 70 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, setting a new daily warm weather record. Craig Eckert, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Kodiak station manager, said he did not know what the previous record had been, due to the way the machines generate information. An unofficial record of 71 degrees was set in 1924. Unofficial records are those recorded prior to 1949. Eckert told the Mirror in...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: An intriguing rock in the Alaska wilderness
NEAR THE MIDDLE FORK, CHANDALAR RIVER — Our knees pressed into crunchy lichen, three of us hunch around a rock the size of a postage stamp. Peter Jenniskens, a meteor astronomer with the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California, is smiling. This rock is unusual: it was sitting on top of day-glow lichen and is dark as a charcoal briquette. “I’m very excited by this top ...
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KIVC heads to Lower 48 for Tournament
The high school volleyball season ended eight months ago, but for nine ladies it never stopped. The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club is competing in the 42nd AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships, one of the nation’s largest youth tournaments that begins Saturday in Orlando, Florida. Kodiak is grouped in a 17-and-under division, and is the only Alaska team in the field of 82. “It’s nerve-racking because...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 17
June 5 Around 1:57 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:21 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mil lBay Road. At 9:18 a.m., a caller reported a loose dog in the Otmeloi Way and Rezanof Drive area. Police were unable to locate it. At 2:49 p.m., police responded to harassing communications. They were advised of their options. At 2:01 p.m., police arrested a man on Center Avenue on suspicion of...
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Coast Guard helicopter, cutter assist several
A Coast Guard helicopter and crew forward deployed in Cordova have flown a woman off a cruise ship and rescued two people since the beginning of this week, and a cutter and auxiliary crew aided a disabled vessel on Saturday, according to Coast Guard reports. On Saturday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, home ported in Kodiak, responded to a disabled vessel in Chrome Bay near Cook Inlet. The cutter was una...
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Council authorizes fire station pre-design
The Kodiak City Council authorized pre-design of a new fire station and introduced an ordinance to change city code governing how abandoned vessels are dealt with. The council authorized a contract with Stantec for just less than $100,000 for pre-design of a new fire station and a condition assessment of the old library. “What we’d like to do is to begin the process to plan for the project replacement, at least th...
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Andrew Leroy Endresen
Andrew Leroy Endresen, 50, passed away May 29, 2015 in his home in Wasilla, Alaska. Andrew was born October 19, 1964 in Washington. He moved to Alaska in March of 1976. He had lived in Kodiak, Seward and Kenai before moving to Wasilla. “Andy was the nicest person and he would do anything for anyone and was loved by many” Andrew is survived by his wife Kristy Staton, his father William A. Endresen, Brother William ...
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