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Era Aviation slowly returns to the air after fleet's grounding
Kodiak fliers are used to weather delays, but it wasn’t clouds or fog that left hundreds of disappointed travelers over the weekend. Instead, technical upgrades were what grounded Era Alaska’s fleet of 12 planes. “We had some equipment issues over the weekend,” Era spokesperson Steve Smith said. “All Era Aviation flights were grounded. We are slowly, but surely coming back from that.” Last week, the Federal Aviati...
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No damage reported after magnitude 5 earthquake hits Akhiok
No reports of damage have been received after a moderate earthquake rattled Kodiak Island on Monday evening. According to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, the magnitude 5.13 shaker hit at 5:44 p.m. and was centered in the middle of Alitak Bay, 5 miles southeast of Akhiok, at a depth of 30 miles. According to records from the US Geological Survey and posts from Kodiak residents on Facebook, the quake was f...
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Cruise ship season ends with canceled port visit
Kodiak’s cruise ship season has come to an end, but the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau is already planning for next summer. Kodiak saw 13 cruise ships come into port this summer, down from 15 in 2011. The Holland America cruise ship Amsterdam was scheduled to stop in Kodiak on Sunday but cancelled due to weather in the Gulf of Alaska. Holland America stopped in Kodiak eight times this summer, but ann...
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Girls home winning streak snapped
Kodiak’s girls swimming team doesn’t lose very often at home. So, when Dimond nipped Kodiak, the defending girls state champions, 94-91 on Friday, people left in the stands at the Kodiak Community Pool couldn’t believe what had happened. The loss snapped Kodiak’s 10-meet home winning streak, while the Bears lost for only the second time in their last 23 home meets. It was also the first loss — home or away — for K...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Silver salmon find comfort in hiding from anglers
The opening of the upper rivers to silver salmon fishing on Sept. 16 is a hallmark for many anglers. All those silvers that slipped into the previously closed sections are suddenly accessible. I’m a devoted fan of silver fishing in rivers, but I tend to avoid the rush on opening day. The attraction for me is more about solitude and undisturbed fish, both of which are scarce on opening day as well as most weekends ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 14 • At 12:40 a.m., a caller on Kashevaroff Avenue reported a man outside was being loud. He left upon request. • At 12:58 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Center Avenue. All was OK; an employee was working late. • At 1:15 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:18 a.m., an officer gave an intoxicated man a disorderly conduct advisement. • At 1:18 a.m., a ma...
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Sewage system could come to Monashka Bay neighborhoods
Kodiak’s multimillion-dollar new landfill could offer a side benefit to Monashka Bay residents — water and sewer service. At last week’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session, the Assembly agreed to ask for funding to plan a Monashka Bay water treatment plant co-located with a treatment plant at the new landfill. Water treatment plant funding showed up as No. 4 on a draft list of projects on the borough’s li...
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Swamped skiff, holed boat give harbor office a busy Monday
Mondays mean a rough re-entry to the workweek for most office workers, but Kodiak’s harbor office had a busier Monday than most as it helped two skiffs in trouble and a leaking crab boat. About 3:30 p.m., the harbor office and Kodiak police responded to a call for help from a fisherman whose skiff swamped in six-foot waves near Gibson Cove. Harbormaster Marty Owen said the fisherman driving the skiff beached it, b...
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Palmer, Eielson remain atop polls
Eielson and Palmer remained the top two teams in the latest Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s high school football rankings. Eielson cruised past previously ranked Monroe 65-21 to remain the top team in the mid-small school poll. Monroe dropped out of this week’s rankings. Palmer, behind six touchdowns from junior running back James Nisbett, edged previously unbeaten North Pole 49-42 to keep its top billing in ...
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T&C Classic today
Kodiak High School’s cross country team is organizing the T&C Cross Country Classic today at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The free event is for elementary to high school students and the community. The first of eight races begins at 3:45 p.m. T&C is giving prizes to the top three finishers in each race, while all participants receive a sucker. Contact the KDM sports department at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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