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Coast Guard: better detection caused foreign incursion spike
This year’s spike in foreign fishing incursions is based on better detection, not increased foreign fishing activity, says deputy chief of enforcement for the Coast Guard’s 17th District. In 2013 the Coast Guard documented 30 incursions into U.S. waters by foreign vessels in the Alaska area. More than half were by one South Korean trawler. The number is up from 10 total incursions in 2012. Both years are well beyo...
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Kodiak girls No. 3 in WPI
The Alaska School Activities Association released its first Winning Percentage Index of the basketball season earlier this week. Kodiak’s girls are third, while the boys are ninth. The WPI measures the strength of a team’s schedule and how it does against that schedule. Neither margin of victory nor location of games is considered and only games against 4A teams count. The WPI is used to determine the two at-large...
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Selief Lane playground vandalized
Kodiak Police are investigating the vandalism of two playground slides vandalized at the Selief playground. A citizen reported damage to the City of Kodiak play structure on Selief Lane Monday afternoon, City Parks and Recreation Director Charlie Powers said. It’s hard to tell when the damage occurred, he said. One piece of heavy plastic on a slide atop a three-level play structure was broken. There was a burn mar...
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NLC rankings: Kodiak girls continue to stay on top
Every decent 4A girls basketball team in the state is playing at the Dimond Prep Shootout that begins today in Anchorage. The best team is not. Top-ranked Kodiak (16-0) is not one of the 16 teams participating in the four-day tournament. West Anchorage and Soldotna, the other two undefeated 4A teams left, are. Coach Amy Fogle isn’t concerned that her team is not joining the party. “I don’t understand why anybody w...
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City council approves fishery adviser
Kodiak is one step away from a new fisheries adviser. By unanimous vote at a special Tuesday night meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved lobbyist Heather McCarty of Juneau to be the joint Kodiak city and borough fishery adviser. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will have the final say on McCarty’s position at its Thursday night meeting. The position is a two-year contract to represent the city and borough at...
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KTUU offers GCI Channel 2 Olympics coverage
Anchorage TV station KTUU is offering its competitor GCI permission to rebroadcast two weeks of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics prime time coverage. The offer, announced by KTUU in a news release Friday, is the latest volley in a longstanding contract dispute between the two Alaska media giants. GCI didn’t immediately return phone calls from the Daily Mirror asking if the company would accept KTUU’s offer. The Olympics...
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Local results: Feb. 5
Kodiak Hockey League Feb. 1 Bantam/Peewee Blue 4, Gold 3 Liam Kirven 2, Aaron Hocum 1 and Luke Doerksen 1 goal for blue. Wesley Santiago 3 goals for Gold. Squirts Gold 8, Blue 7 Savana Long 4, Chase Doerksen 2, George Aquino 1 and Aiden Klump 1 goal for Gold. Dalton Horn 3, Garrick Schauff 2 and Liam Dupras 2 goals for Blue. Girls Little Dribblers Jan. 30 Third- and fourth-graders State Farm 12, Teen Center 6 Dari...
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Business Spotlight: Breakfast buritos on the go
Dave Sharp has enough confidence in his product to put his face behind it. The logo of new a burrito delivery business is a drawing of a smiling, bespectacled man with a white beard that extends to his shoulders. He takes a personal touch with his business’ slogan as well. It’s: “Always eat a good breakfast —Mom.” Sharp, 56, is a retired Army helicopter mechanic originally from Los Angeles. He has lived in Kodiak ...
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Alaska Science Forum: Climate researcher says there’s still time, but not much
Painting the breeze one dozen at a time, monarch butterflies once fluttered across the meadow of James Hansen’s Pennsylvania farm. Now, the climate activist and his wife are lucky to see one. Monarchs are threatened by lack of the only food — milkweed — they eat as caterpillars. Herbicides, land clearing and other people-related activities may be dooming the monarchs. “I wonder if we are witnessing the exterminati...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 5
Monday, Feb. 3 • At 12:01 a.m., a caller reported a stolen vehicle on Mill Bay Road. The vehicle was later found and the caller cancelled the report. • At 12:21 a.m., an officer was served papers. • At 1:38 a.m., a bar check was conducted at Shelikof Street. • At 1:46 a.m., a bar check was conducted at Marine Way. • At 2:44 a.m., a security check was conducted on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:47 p.m., an officer found hea...
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