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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...
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax-free day is Saturday
Shoppers will get a 7 percent break within Kodiak City limits Saturday. The city of Kodiak has held the sales tax-free day on the first Saturday in March since 2009 as a way to encourage people to support local brick-and-mortar stores. A few categories are exempt, including items sold by the city and rentals for more than one day. “We’re just trying to get the word out there so people don’t forget our local retail...
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Library gets grant to add more foreign language books
Now that the whirlwind of construction, moving and opening is past at the new Kodiak Public Library, attention has shifted to developing its collections and programs, with a Rasmuson Foundation grant prompting a major foreign language book acquisition effort. At a Tuesday information session about the grant, KPL director Katie Baxter said she prefers the term "global languages." "Because they're not foreign here i...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mariner suffers hand injury in Cold Bay
A Coast Guard helicopter stationed in Cold Bay assisted a 25-to 30-year-old mariner Tuesday. A Kodiak-forward deployed MH-60 Jayhawk medevaced the man from the 680-foot fish processing vessel Ocean Phoenix 85 miles northwest of Cold Bay, according to a Coast Guard news release. The man suffered a severe injury to his left hand and was further transported to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. This is the Coast...
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ADF&G closes black rockfish fishery
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the black rockfish fishery in the northeast district of the Kodiak area Wednesday evening. Catch reports indicate the black rockfish harvest in the northeast district is approaching the guideline harvest level, according to an ADF&G news release. Jig vessels may retain black rockfish in the northeast district as bycatch, up to 20 percent by weight of the target species...
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KHS students prepare for college
With spring break approaching, the counseling staff at Kodiak High School keeps busy helping seniors with final decisions about where to go after graduation — for many the end of their residence on the island. College and career counselor Bryan Rivera estimates 50 to 60 percent of the schools 190 current seniors will attend two- or four-year colleges next fall. “I’m in the process of meeting all the seniors,” he s...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Earthquake reported near Larsen Bay
A Magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning 41 miles west southwest of Larsen Bay, according to U.S. Geological Survey preliminary data. The temblor was reported at 6:56 a.m. and was 34 miles below the surface of the ocean. There were no immediate reports of damage. Contact the Daily Mirror newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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Three bears spotted near Otmeloi
A sow and two cubs went out for a stroll Tuesday morning. A man observed the three bears wandering on his property near Otmeloi Way around 10:45 a.m., according to an email from the Kodiak branch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The email stated the bears were not causing problems and were just passing through the yard. "With the recent rains, this is not uncommon," ADF&G Area Wildlife Biologist Nathan S...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girl Scouts learn about different cultures
Simultaneously with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides worldwide, Kodiak troops celebrated World Thinking Day, Saturday at East Elementary School. Nine of Kodiak's 10 troops each chose a country and made a booth featuring its culture. Some scouts dressed in traditional apparel from the selected countries. The event has taken place for 88 years each Feb. 22, marking the birthday of both Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, O...
Feb 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man found severly beaten downtown
A 53-year-old man was found beaten in the 400 block of Marine Way in Kodiak late Saturday. Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said the man was transported to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage due to the severity of his injuries. The victim was found by a passer-by who reported the crime, Wallace said, and police are investigating. “We have no suspect at this time,” Wallace said. Contact the Daily Mirror...
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