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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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Kodiak students can now request retroactive diplomas
Students who did not pass the high school exit exam may be getting a notice soon saying they can request a retroactive diploma. Between 60 and 80 students in the Kodiak Island Borough School District are eligible, according to KIBSD Superintendent Stewart McDonald. The students became eligible under House Bill 278, the education bill, which went into effect Tuesday. Part of the bill repealed the Alaska High School...
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Floating club hits hiccup within days of opening
After a hiccup in his foray into the world of floating adult entertainment, Wild Alaskan owner Darren Byler breathed a sign of relief. “We’re opening Tuesday night at 8 p.m.,” owner Darren Byler told the Mirror. The U.S. Coast Guard temporarily suspended from operations the seaborne adult entertainment charter bar that floats in Dog Bay, accessible to patrons by water taxi, two days after its initial opening. The ...
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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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Port Lions, Tusty celebrate the Fourth
The Tustumena will feature large in Port Lions’ celebration of the Fourth of July and its own 50th anniversary. The ferry — which is celebrating its semicentennial too — is scheduled to leave Kodiak at 9:30 a.m. for Port Lions and will wait for the celebrations to end before heading back to Kodiak via Ouzinkie. “The Tustumena has agreed to laying over five hours for the event. They’re going to be going directly fr...
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Fourth of July events
• Tustumena ferry leaves at 9:30 a.m. for Port Lions for the July 4th Anniversary Party of Port Lions. The ferry departs for home at 5:00 p.m., stopping in Ouzinkie. For more information, call the city of Port Lions at 907-454-2332 or the Native Village of Port Lions at 907-454-2234. • The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation July Fourth 10K Run and Walk begins 9:30 a.m. Friday in front of the Coast Guard base entr...
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Babies wax patriotic at Legion contest
Babies festively dressed in Fourth of July outfits charmed the crowd at the American Legion’s annual baby contest. Contestants aren’t required to wear Fourth-themed outfits, but many do, since the contest always takes place the weekend before the Fourth of July. The outfits were creative. A little boy in a sailor suit won Mr. Fourth of July while a baby in a white tutu with red and blue feathers won Miss Fourth of...
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Kids give kick-start to Kodiak rodeo
Kodiak equestrians kicked off the 2014 rodeo season with a “Play Day” Saturday. Participants competed in barrel racing, pole bending, flag and rescue races. There were also a few family non-horse related events including a calf chase and a petting zoo. This event and three more scheduled later this summer are designed to help kids and adults build up points that will help someone win a saddle or belt buckle during...
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Army Corps to explain permitting to Kodiak
Anyone with a wetlands or permitting question can ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is hosting an informational open house on July 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Kodiak Public Library. The corps’ regulatory division representatives will entertain permitting questions regarding requirements for placing fill and structures in waters of the United States. “We do have folks in Kodiak who have projects that may im...
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Super-yacht in Kodiak waters awaits orders
Kodiakans might have noticed a massive yacht anchored offshore. Its sleek design glistens thoughtfully visible from Deadman’s Curve and the Kodiak airport. The white ship is actually the Vava II, a super-yacht commissioned by the Swiss-Italian billionaire entrepreneur Ernesto Bertarelli, who gave it to his wife, Miss U.K. Kirsty Roper, for her 40th birthday, British papers said. According to yacht magazine Charter...
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