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Mercury levels in fish increase when fish feed in deep water
A new study from the University of Hawaii at Manoa says mercury levels within fish rise the deeper the fish feed. The results may have implications for Alaska’s deepwater trawl and longline fisheries. "The implication is that predictions for increased mercury in deeper water will result in higher levels in fish," said Joel Blum of the University of Michigan, the lead author of the study, in a statement. "If we're ...
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Horn to play professional basketball in Germany
Former Kodiak and University of Alaska Anchorage basketball star Alysa Horn is headed overseas. Last week, Horn signed a contract to play professionally for TSV Amicitia Viernheim, a Division II team in Germany’s Women’s Basketball League. Horn said her coach at UAA played overseas and put her in contact with agents. Things brewed from there. She left Kodiak on Tuesday to prepare for the team’s Aug. 31 season open...
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Alaska Science Forum: A continent of ice on the wane
Despite taking up as much space as Australia, the blue-white puzzle of ice floating on the Arctic Ocean is an abstraction to the billions who have never seen it. But continued shrinkage of sea ice is changing life for many living things. A few Alaska scientists added their observations to a recent journal article on the subject. Since 1999, the loss of northern sea ice equal to the size of Greenland is a “stunning...
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Business brings faster Internet to harbor
Users of the downtown harbor’s Wi-Fi now have faster Internet speeds thanks to an upgrade from Kodiak computer business Frontier Micro Systems. Gene Mueller, owner of Frontier Micro Systems, purchased the downtown Wi-Fi system in July from the former owner of Coastline Computers. “We’ve upgraded the Internet speed,” he said. “Now we have more Internet and at a much faster speed than we did prior.” Frontier Micro o...
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Gridiron Guessers contest
The NFL season begins Sept. 5 with the Baltimore Ravens playing the Denver Broncos. Don’t miss out on the Kodiak Daily Mirror Gridiron Guessers game. The contest is free and weekly prizes are awarded from Bases Loaded. To sign up, go to go www.espn.com and click on the fantasy and games tab. Under that, go to Pigskin Pick ’em and then create or join a group. Search for the group name KDM. The password is “KDM.”
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Man accused of assault
A Kodiak man is accused of assaulting a family member and possessing a firearm while intoxicated. Ryan Yovino, 24, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Tuesday on charges of fourth-degree weapon misconduct (a misdemeanor) and third-degree assault (a class C felony). The assault charge is punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum $10,000 fine upon conviction. Alaska State Troopers responded to a rep...
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Discovery Channel puts Kodiak welders in the spotlight
A new Discovery Channel show will follow in the wake of “Deadliest Catch” and “Coast Guard Alaska” as it trails Kodiak workers on the job. The Discovery Channel’s three-episode “Alaskan Steel Men” premieres Friday night and highlights the welding work of Kodiak-based Quality Marine of Alaska. The show was produced by Lizard Trading Company, a non-fiction TV production company based in California. Dennis Butts and ...
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A1 asks for state timber sale near Sac River
Logging company A1 Timber Consultants Inc. has asked the state of Alaska to open timber sales on state-owned land near the Sacramento river. The request became public after three A-1 Timber employees and one employee of Leisnoi Inc. traveled to the state board of forestry meeting held this month in Soldotna. A recording of the meeting was not publicly available, but the meeting’s minutes state that A1 “would like ...
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Coast Guard rescues Tuxedni crewman
Sometimes even the rescuers need rescuing. On Monday, the Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old woman from the fishing tender Tuxedni as it sailed near Sitka. In June, the crew of the 103-foot Trident Seafoods tender was honored with the Coast Guard’s Gold Lifesaving Medal for its actions on Jan. 25, 2012. During a storm in Alitak Bay, the Tuxedni responded to the sinking of the fishing vessel Heritage and pulled it...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Going deep for halibut
As September approaches, most anglers are taking stock of their freezers. How much space is left for silver season, and how is the supply of everything else? The sad news is, lots of Kodiak freezers are light on halibut this year. The fish have been hard to find, and the average size is a lot smaller than usual. Our own freezer was in the same shape until recently. It’s taken a month of searching and experimenting...
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