Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Upcoming Russian miniseries will feature Kodiak
KODIAK — A new miniseries will bring Kodiak to Russian TV viewers sometime next year, if all goes as planned. A five-person film crew visited the island’s largest city and Karluk for four days of filming and interviews for “The Russian-American Project” before heading to Sitka for another five days of work. The project is being funded by Mosfilm, the largest film studio in Russia. Alexander Petrov is the group’s t...
Oct 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard cutter Munro halts ship for illegal drift-net fishing
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A ship has been seized in the North Pacific by the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro for illegal drift net fishing, the Coast Guard announced Friday. The vessel Bangun Perkasa, which is infested with rats, has been moved to near Dutch Harbor, just beyond the 3-mile line that delimits Alaska waters. Ships carrying rats are prohibited from entering state waters. The Perkasa didn’t have a valid flag stat...
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Coast Guard Blotter — Sept. 30
Sept. 21 Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders were notified that the 36-foot gillnetter Shelo with two people onboard was on fire in Behm Canal 212 miles southeast of Juneau. The crew with the 30-foot pleasure craft Mickey H responded and provided communications relay to the watchstanders. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew diverted from a training flight to respond. The master of the Shelo was ...
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOAA asks to delay controversial halibut catch-share plan
KODIAK — The North Pacific Fishery Management Council opened its fall meeting in Unalaska Wednesday with a surprise announcement by Glenn Merrill of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Merrill, head of NOAA’s Alaska Region Sustainable Fisheries Division, said the management council should re-examine its proposed catch share plan for halibut charters. NOAA has received thousands of public comments ...
Sep 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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More come out in opposition to ban on leaded aviation fuel
KODIAK — An Environmental Protection Agency move toward banning leaded aviation fuel is drawing increased opposition from U.S. senators, including Alaska’s Mark Begich. A letter from Begich and several other senators sent last Wednesday to EPA and Federal Aviation Administration administrators calls for both organizations to work with the aviation sector and ensure an alternative to leaded fuel is available before...
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Trident Seafoods is fined $2.5 million by EPA
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Seattle-based Trident Seafoods will pay a $2.5 million civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated clean water law at the Star of Kodiak plant and other processing locations across Alaska, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Trident Seafoods Corp. also agreed to invest more than $30 million in waste controls, including the constructi...
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Fifteenth rocket from Kodiak Launch Complex is smash success (VIDEO)
KODIAK — A perfect day met a perfect launch Tuesday morning at the Kodiak Launch Complex. At 7:49 a.m. Alaska Daylight Time, a Minotaur IV rocket lifted off from Alaska’s state-owned spaceport, carrying TacSat-4, a prototype military communications satellite that promises to deliver satellite radio communications to high latitudes and deep valleys previously inaccessible to satellite signals. Pre-launch fears that...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Varied crowd gathers in predawn darkness to watch rocket go up
KODIAK — It was breakfast at launch. Pajamas and pancakes were the theme of the day at Tuesday morning’s rocket launch at Narrow Cape. While kids ran around kicking soccer balls and throwing footballs in the predawn light, still wearing that night’s pajamas, members of the Kodiak 4-H Club and the Kodiak Lions Club kept up a steady stream of pancakes and coffee to fend off the cool air. Annie Nelson, a 4-H member, ...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak is introduced to new Coast Guard boat (VIDEO)
KODIAK — A 38-foot aluminum boat newly stationed at the Kodiak Coast Guard base is the first of its kind serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, and the first to come with the latest in three-dimensional navigation software. But after the coordinates are plotted, it also provides a nice ride to the destination. “It’s very quiet,” said Petty Officer Tim Truitt as he piloted the special-purpose craft near St. Paul Harbor T...
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Latest Kodiak Launch Complex rocket scheduled to lift off at 7:49 a.m.
KODIAK — By the time you read this, the latest satellite to launch from the Kodiak Launch Complex should be soaring through space — unless a solar storm leaves it grounded. At press time, all remained on schedule for a launch at 7:49 a.m. from the spaceport at Narrow Cape, on the east side of Kodiak Island. While Kodiak’s weather has been good for the last few days and isn’t expected to present problems today, spa...
Sep 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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