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Coast Guard responds to grounded barge
A 382-foot barge that officials said could potentially be carrying more than 2 million gallons of fuel products went aground Saturday about two miles from Kodiak. There were no injuries and no signs of pollution issues, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the barge, which ran aground while being towed by the Bismark Sea, a 124-foot tug, a Coast Guard news release said. The barge was successfully refl...
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Kodiak third for seafood landings, officials say
Kodiak was third in the nation for both volume and value of commercial seafood landings last year, according to the 2013 Fisheries of the United States report released on Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Kodiak’s 426 million pounds of commercial seafood landings in 2013 were worth $154 million. Ahead of Kodiak on the volume list is Unalaska-Dutch Harbor, holding its first place spo...
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Gizmo impressed by Bumgarner’s heroics
Life in the Clarkston house has been rough this past week. I am to blame for that. In last Friday’s Daily Mirror I misspelled the family dog’s name in a headline. I know what you are thinking, “What kind of buffoon can’t spell his dog’s name?” I am that buffoon, and I have paid for it. Gizmo — or as I called him Gimzo — has let me know his displeasure by snapping at me several times and leaving a pile of vomit on ...
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Women's Show this Saturday
For the second time this year, the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center will turn into a women’s club. More than 30 booths from businesses are scheduled to appear at the fourth Kodiak Women’s Show Saturday. A wide-range of vendors will be participating, from local photographers to clothing and from fitness clubs to salons. “There is a heavy focus on the masculine in this community and really not enough focus on the hea...
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Philippine envoy’s visit to Alaska aimed at advancing trade, cultural ties
Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. will visit Anchorage next week to further strengthen Alaska’s long and productive ties with the Philippines, officials said Wednesday. During his Nov. 1-2 visit, Cuisia will meet with Sen. Mark Begich and with members of the Filipino-American community, one of the largest minority groups in Alaska. Cuisia and Begich will both attend the annual Filipino Maharlika Banquet, th...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak students make all-state band, choir and orchestra
Just more than a dozen Kodiak music students made all-state band, choir or orchestra this year. Students from all around Alaska audition for all-state by submitting recordings of themselves singing or playing challenging pieces of music and demonstrations of musical techniques. “The string requirements are ridiculously hard,” said Walter Muelling, the director of orchestras at the Kodiak Island Borough School Dist...
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A “ghost” of activities for Halloween
Haunted houses, trick-or-treating and scariness galore are happening this weekend in a variety of events for everyone. The events kick off tonight with Haunted Haley, the annual spookiness aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley. It’s from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a kid-friendly hour from 6 to 7. It is open to the public, but attendees must bring identification and drivers must have auto insurance in order to get ...
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Public-safety groups warn about bear safety on Halloween
Organizations associated with public safety and bears have issued a list of guidelines to have a bear-safe Halloween. The Kodiak Interagency Bear Safety Group’s guidelines are intended to keep kids and bears from scaring each other on dark evenings this weekend. The group’s guidelines: • Encourage participation in organized Halloween activities. • Trick-or-treat early and finish activities by 8 p.m. • Parents shou...
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Max, the Kodiak police dog, retires
Max celebrated his retirement from the Kodiak Police Department with a rare treat — a brick of meatloaf and doggie ice cream. The 11-year-old Belgian Malinois slobbered up both of them like he had never had them before. “I kept him on a pretty rigid diet,” his handler, Sgt. Michael Barnett, said. Kodiak’s police dog the last seven and a half years was sent out in style with a retirement ceremony Monday afternoon a...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mice used in migration research
A lab at Cornell University in New York, which is researching human migration by studying the DNA in common house mice, is asking Kodiak residents for help. Camille Mangiaratti, a Cornell student studying ecology, evolutionary biology and English, is gathering mice DNA from several cities in Alaska. Along with Kodiak, she is trying to get mice from Anchorage, Juneau, Homer, Valdez, Cordova and Fairbanks. “We’re tr...
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