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Coast Guard cutter Munro stops in Adak on Bering Sea trip
Spirits were high in the distant Adreanof Islands village of Adak Saturday afternoon as students, teachers and parents filled the mess deck of the visiting Kodiak-based Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Munro’s crew provided a cinematic treat that Adak’s children seldom get to experience, complete with candy, popcorn and beverages. Thirty viewers — almost 10 percent of Adak’s population — enjoyed a movie as the Munro visi...
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Comment period extended on Frankenfish issue
Opponents of genetically engineered salmon got a bit of good news on Wednesday after the Food and Drug Administration announced it will allow more comments on a study that found modified salmon pose no significant environmental impact. The delay means more time for opponents to rally behind a collection of bills proposed by Alaska’s Congressional delegation to block the sale of the world’s first commercially avail...
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Medevac rescues heart attack victim
A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued an ill fisherman near St. Paul Island. Before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, a crew based at Air Station Kodiak and forward-deployed to St. Paul Island responded to a distress call from the 240-foot fishing vessel Starbound. The call, which was relayed through Health Force Services, a private medical provider, reported the 44-year-old man was suffering from a heart attack. "Whe...
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Playbook: Feb. 14
Friday, Feb. 15 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. Junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. C squad at Soldotna Middle School, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. C squad at Soldotna Middle School, 7:30 p.m.
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 13
Kodiak Growers hosts a potluck and seed-saving program at 5:30 p.m. tonight in the home of Judy Hamilton, 3946 Woodland Drive. Bruce and Midge Short will discuss the virtues of growing vegetables and Kodiak and how to properly save seeds. They will give away a selection of their home-grown and home-harvested seeds to anyone interested in participating in a seed-saving program. Call Judy Hamilton at 654-4666 for mo...
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Kulluk will head to Asia for repairs
The drilling rig Kulluk, a two-month inhabitant of Kiliuda Bay, is about to move out. On Monday, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which operates the Kulluk, announced it will move the Kulluk to an Asian shipyard for repairs needed after the Kulluk ran aground New Year’s Eve on Sitkalidak Island. Neither Shell nor Coast Guard spokesmen could confirm when the tow from Kiliuda Bay will take place or where the Kulluk will ultim...
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NLC power rankings: Busy week in the NLC
It was an extremely busy week for the Northern Lights Conference last week. All six girls teams played in the four-day Lady Lynx Prep Tournament at Dimond High School. The conference faired well by posting a combined 16-8 record. Wasilla, Kodiak and Colony all placed in the top four of the 16-team tournament. On the boys side, Colony remained the top team in the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s NLC power rankings, while Kodi...
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Housing ranks as top concern in Chamber survey
Housing and the high cost of living topped the list of Kodiak’s economic concerns, according to the results of a survey from the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s online survey asked questions about Kodiak’s strengths, challenges, community concerns, housing, and residential and commercial growth; 187 people responded. “I think people took it really seriously,” Chamber economic development specialist Joe B...
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Kodiak ESS closing in on rural hoops title
The Kodiak Emerging Small School boys basketball team moved closer to dethroning the rural schools defending champion over the weekend. Kodiak ESS earned three victories over Old Harbor on Friday and Saturday in Ouzinkie and is one win away from claiming the archipelago title. On Friday, ESS won 50-42 and 70-32, which was followed by a 34-32 win on Saturday. The two teams will finish the regular-season series Thur...
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Alaska Science Forum: Seismologist visits Southeast in wake of large earthquake
CRAIG — In this cozy Southeast Alaska community that smells of red cedar chips used to power a boiler that heats both the school and the pool, seismologist Natalia Ruppert responded to an hour of questions from more than 150 people who gathered in the auditorium of the Craig High School. The residents of Craig and the outlying areas, many of them wearing Xtratufs and flannel shirts on a rainy/snowy evening, had ex...
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