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Another earthquake near Larsen Bay
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was occurred Friday afternoon 44 miles south of Larsen Bay, according to U.S. Geological Survey preliminary data. The temblor was reported at 3:59 p.m. and was 8.6 miles below the surface. There were no immediate reports of damage. Last week, a 4.4 earthquake was reported 41 miles west southwest of Larsen Bay. Contact the Daily Mirror newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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Fish Factor: Changes are occuring in seawater
Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, US policy makers are quibbling over climate issues as bivalves dissolve in an increasingly corrosive Pacific Ocean. Any kid’s chemistry set will show that big changes are occurring in seawater throughout the world. As the oceans absorb more carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel burning outputs (primarily coal), it increases acidity to a point where shellfish can’t survive. It is r...
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C.G. medevacs man from Dutch Harbor
A Coast Guard helicopter deployed on the Cutter Alex Haley assisted a 40-year-old mariner near Dutch Harbor Saturday. A Kodiak-deployed MH-65 Dolphin medevaced the man from the 559-foot bulk carrier Ken Ei 100 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor, according to a Coast Guard news release. The man suffered from abdominal distress and was flown to Cold Bay and then taken to Anchorage for further care. Contact the Daily Mi...
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Kodiak sets rainfall record
The Emerald Isle got a bit soggy on Wednesday. Kodiak broke a 46-year-old rainfall record for Feb. 26 with 2.51 inches, making it the ninth-wettest single February day in Kodiak history, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 1.17 inches of rain in 1968 and the wettest day in February occurred Feb. 25, 1947 with 4.53 inches of rain. Kodiak has had 6.48 inches of rain this month — half o...
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Kodiak looks to end skid against Wasilla
Kodiak’s girls basketball team puts its undefeated season on the line today and Saturday against Northern Lights Conference rival Wasilla. Top-ranked Kodiak has started the season with a program-best 20 consecutive victories. The Bears are 8-0 in the NLC and have already clinched the top seed for the conference championships that begins next Thursday at Colony High School. Wasilla is fourth in the NLC with a 4-4 r...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 28
Feb. 17 At 9:17 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Kodiak. Investigation revealed a 47-year-old assaulted two family members by causing physical injury. The person was placed under arrest and transported to the Kodiak City Jail and held without bail pending arraignment. Feb. 24 At 8:57 p.m., troopers contacted a 26-year-old male near the Kodiak trooper post. Investigat...
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Playbook: Feb. 28
Friday, Feb. 28 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Wasilla. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Wasilla. C squad, 10 a.m.; junior varsity, 11:30 a.m.; varsity, 1 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla at Kodiak High School. C squad, ...
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One word drives writer on journey to forgiveness
Leslie Leyland Fields had come across that little word in the Lord’s Prayer thousands of times, and now she stumbled over it, as if it were a roadblock, interfering with her communication with God. As. “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” That word sent Fields on a journey of forgiveness and healing, which is the subject of her new book, Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers. The jo...
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Guest opinion: Kodiak's chance to speak up on fisheries
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is in the process of developing a catch share program (rationalization) for the Gulf of Alaska trawl fishery. Entitled, the Gulf of Alaska Trawl Bycatch Management Program, the emerging program is in response to a growing management concern: bycatch of critical species, particularly Chinook salmon, halibut and Tanner crab in the Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries. At this j...
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Line item needed to restore crab
To the Editor: I got many endorsements of my recent letter on Kodiak's besotted advisor selection and the demise of the King Crab Capital of the World. Emails rolled in and the phone rang constantly. The letter made a national website for, as one commenter noted, "sleeping with the enemy." The Board of Fisheries recently approved my proposal to wisely shut down hard on bottom trawling in all state waters around Ko...
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