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Submarine donated for student ocean experience
A Kodiak man has donated a yellow submarine to the Explorers Club for youth learning experiences. Richard Waddell, a boat captain and former salvage worker, donated his submarine to the Ocean Explorers group of the Alaska chapter of the Explorers Club, an international organization promoting scientific exploration. Originally, Waddell planned to sell the sub. “For our educational explorer program, we felt that we ...
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Why don’t hibernating bears get osteoporosis?
Bears have the right idea. Don’t fight the cold; just shut ‘er down for six months and emerge when it’s warmer. Why didn’t we think of that? For one thing, our bones would wither. We’d all get osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become more fragile. Bears don’t get osteoporosis, even though they hibernate for more than half the year in Alaska. What might we learn from this? Seth Donahue of Michigan Tech Univers...
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Alaska Aerospace downplays failed launch
Alaska Aerospace Corporation officials are downplaying the consequences of Monday’s failed rocket launch, but the road to the Kodiak Launch Complex remains closed as an investigation gets under way. “There isn’t a whole lot of damage to anything,” AAC senior vice president and COO Mark Greby said from the site. "I’ve seen worse-looking after a hurricane.” At about 12:15 a.m. Monday, a three-stage solid fuel booste...
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Kodiak remains out of football rankings
Earning its first victory of the season wasn’t enough to propel Kodiak into the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s weekly high school football rankings. The win was thrilling — a 22-20 Northern Lights Conference decision over Homer. Kodiak went ahead on a two-point conversion with under nine minutes left in the contest and then swatted away Homer on a pair of trips inside the red zone that preserved the Bears’ f...
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Death Notice: David Pestrikof
Funeral services for David Pestrikoff, who passed away peacefully in Kodiak on Friday night, will be held at Holy Resurrection Cathedral on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m., followed by graveside services and burial in Ouzinkie around 4:30 pm. Following the burial, a repast will be held in Ouzinkie at the Tribal Hall. For those remaining in Kodiak after the funeral, a small reception will be held at Monk's Rock Coffee...
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Lions silver salmon derby begins
The Kodiak Lions Club's annual silver salmon derby began on Sunday, and tickets are already selling. Entrants can buy a $20 ticket that is good for both entering a fish and entering a raffle for a four-wheeler. The derby ends on Sept. 30. Salmon can be weighed at Pickled Willy's on Shelikof Street from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The catcher of the biggest fish gets $300, second place wins $200 and third place wins $100. Add...
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Air space over Kodiak launch site closed
The Federal Aviation Administration has closed the air space over the Kodiak launch site where a rocket exploded on Monday. A radius of two miles around the site is closed to 2,000 feet up. The closure is effective until August 30 and is due to air space congestion, according to the FAA notice. Contact the newsroom at newsroom@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 26
August 28 • At 1:52 a.m., a caller on Thorsheim Street reported a dog barking for the last two hours. The owner brought it inside. • At 8 a.m., police were investigating an instance of violating conditions of release. • At 9:15 a.m., police were investigation a domestic violence restraining order violation. • At 12:42 p.m., police were investigating an instance of violating conditions of release. • At 2:13 p.m., a...
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Kodiak Island Births: Aug. 26
Kinsley Grace Fulghum was borne at 6:09 a.m. on August 17, 2014 to Cale and Krista Fulghum. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her parents are originally from northeast Georgia and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Kodiak Veterinary Clinic, and the baby’s father works at Air Station Kodiak. Ethan Jacob Cailao Catubig was born at 12:48 p.m. on August 18, 2014 to Maricor and Roel Ca...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Ptarmigan season is here
Well, I did it again. I let Aug. 10 slip right by without notice. That’s two years in a row! Why is the date significant? Kodiak’s ptarmigan season opens on Aug. 10. I’m a big fan of ptarmigan hunting, but the season opens about the same time silvers arrive along local beaches and halibut fishing really picks up offshore. Deer season has only been open a week or so, too. There are so many things to do on Kodiak in...
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