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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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Alaska Science Forum: A walk through the UAF Cold Preserve
It’s mid-February, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work. The trail through the boreal forest is right outside my door. The North Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is 1,100 acres of spruce trees, ski trails, two lakes, an exotic tree plantation and a few dozen subtle research projects. Some are humming, twirling, measuring. Others are stained by leaf litter, falling back to the soil....
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 26
Monday, Feb. 24 • Around 1:23 a.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 2:30 a.m., a male was arrested for five warrants and a female was cited for no proof of insurance at Dog Bay. • At 3:41 a.m., a male on Shelikof Street was given a no bars advisement. • At 9:31 a.m., a driver on Shelikof Street was cited for defective brake lights. • At 9:43 a.m., a caller reported a domestic disturbance on Mill Bay...
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NLC rankings: Teams prepare for season finales
Northern Lights Conference teams are jockeying for position as the final week of the regular season is here. Three boys teams are still alive for the conference’s No. 1 seed — Colony, Kodiak and Wasilla. All three have two losses. Because of its sweep of Colony, Kodiak has the inside track to claim the regular-season title. All the Bears have to do is sweep Wasilla and the title is theirs. Kodiak’s girls already h...
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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...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 22
Andy Schroeder of Island Trails Network is presenting “Building a Bike and Pedestrian-friendly Kodiak” at noon Thursday at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center for this week’s Brown Bag Lunch talk. The presentation will include findings from the Safe Routes to Schools program, past successes in linking up neighborhoods through trails, and an update on current efforts to establish a community path.
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12 people compete in bench press contest
Men and women displayed their strength on Saturday at the Kodiak Athletic Club. Twelve people competed in the sixth annual Kodiak Athletic Club/KMXT Bench Press Contest, a fundraiser for Kodiak’s public radio station. Heather Norton made history by becoming the first woman to bench press her bodyweight in the six years of the contest. Norton pressed 150 pounds four times. Sonia Cortez muscled past Adelia Myrick to...
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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...
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Business Spotlight: Olsen makes twisting balloons a business
Last September, Larissa Olsen wanted to do something special for her daughter’s fifth birthday party. Thanks to a lot of practice and Internet videos, the mother of three transformed herself into a balloon artist, scoring a hit at the party and starting a viable business to boot. “Once I started doing it, I just kind of realized I loved it,” she said. “I didn’t expect it to get this big.” Olsen set up a Facebook p...
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