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Holiday weather outlook bright
The skies should be bright and breezy for July 3-4, followed by a slow-coming change to the wetter, the National Weather Service told the Mirror Wednesday. “Friday looks like we’re going to be nice and sunny just like Wednesday and Thursday — nice stretch here,” said Craig Eckert, station chief of the National Weather Service in Kodiak. Wednesday’s warmth — at 73 degrees Fahrenheit — was 10 degrees lower than the ...
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KANA receives grant for new clinic
The Kodiak Area Native Association received $750,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation to build a new clinic. According to a Rasmuson Foundation statement, the clinic will provide improved access to behavioral health services as well as serve veterans and active duty military dependents. The grant was part of the Rasmuson Foundation’s Tier 2 grant program. That program provides large grants over $25,000 for large build...
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Running on the Fourth
Before fireworks light up the night’s sky, runners will take center stage in Kodiak’s annual July Fourth 10K Run and Walk. The 6.2-mile race begins at the Coast Guard base entrance at 9:30 a.m. Friday and ends at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation organized race has been a Kodiak tradition since 1980. The course is in honor of longtime Kodiak city pool manager Steve King, ...
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Pittsburgh student studies glowing bacteria in Kodiak
An email to Kelly Hegel’s adviser about a marine microbiology class in Kodiak is what brought Hegel all the way across the country from home to study bioluminescence, or glow-in-the-dark bacteria. Hegel just graduated from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s La Roche College with an undergraduate degree in biology. She decided to come to Kodiak for this class because she loves to travel and hoped it would help her figure o...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 3
June 16 • Around 1:18 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • Around 1:55 a.m., police conducted security checks on Chichenof and Simeonoff streets. • At 10:30 a.m., a caller reported a parking issue on Woody Way Loop. Officers will contact the owner. • At 3:11 p.m., a caller on West Marine Way reported that someone had taken a swing at him. • At 3:20 p.m., a caller dialed 911 to report an assault on Cen...
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Playbook: July 3
Friday, July 4 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Kenai at Baranof Field, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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School board calls for new member
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education is seeking candidates for the board to fill in for Todd Hailey, who resigned from the board to move off-island. Those interested in finishing out Hailey’s term on the board, through October, need to submit letters of interest by July 14 at 5 p.m. Interviews for the school board post will happen at a special work session on July 21 with appointment happen...
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Major All-Stars will rely on experience
The only Kodiak Major Little League All-Star baseball team to win a state title was in 1982. Manager George Lee is hoping to end that drought this season with a team loaded with experience. Ten of Kodiak’s 11 players are 12 years old, while seven were on last year’s squad. “It is basically the same team that we had last year, only they are three inches taller and faster and have more experience,” Lee said. Last ye...
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Overturned car accident being investigated by state troopers
Alaska State Troopers reported a serious accident involving an overturned car on June 21 at approximately 7:56 p.m. Troopers and emergency medical services personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle accident near mile 11 of Pasagshak Road. AST said in a statement that an investigation revealed that a 17-year-old from Kodiak “was operating a 2004 Subaru Sedan when it left the roadway for an unknown reason”...
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Coast Guard air base celebrates 50th with morale-builder
The Coast Guard’s Air Station Kodiak celebrated 50 years since it gained the air base designation. The base celebrated that in conjunction with a monthly morale-boosting day. The Coast Guard base in Kodiak officially became a designated air station in 1964. “That signified their permanence here in Kodiak,” Coast Guard spokesperson Diane Honings told the Mirror. “This is their 50th anniversary, take two.” It’s “tak...
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