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2013 was highlighted by ocean news
The biggest story of the year happened on the first day of the year, but there was more than enough news in 2013 to fill the pages of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. As we look ahead to 2014, we’re looking back at 2013 and highlighting the stories that grabbed our attention — and, we hope, yours as well. Here are the top 10 stories of 2013, as chosen by the newsroom of the Daily Mirror: Kulluk washes up When the oil plat...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Best wishes for New Years
Lots of folks approach New Year’s Day filled with resolve for big changes: Lose weight. Save money. Be a better person. While those are worthy goals, I shy away from the big ones in favor of smaller goals that are easier to achieve. I like to break my resolutions down to smaller bites so I can measure my progress a little better. Call it an incremental approach. I take encouragement from small gains. Take for exam...
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Predictions for 2014
Last year, the Daily Mirror predicted more construction, a break in the Coast Guard murders and big changes in Alaska fisheries. Those all came true in 2013, so we’re back to offer a few humble projections for 2014: • Fewer salmon. After a banner year in 2013, Kodiak’s salmon harvest will fall to average-below average levels. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has predicted a return to normal year, but we’re o...
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Education, project funding are Kodiak’s top questions
The Kodiak Legislative Information Office held an open house on Monday to give community members an opportunity to talk to Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens about the upcoming January legislative session. Those who attended expressed concerns about a range of issues including education and projects that need funding. Tina Fairbanks, acting director of the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, was on han...
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Fishery council tackles gap in observer coverage
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is taking steps to close a hole in the new federal fisheries observer program. This month, the council agreed there is a problem with how the system addresses fish delivered to tenders afloat in the Gulf of Alaska. In a motion, the council unanimously agreed, “the definition of a fishing trip and the ability of catcher vessels to deliver to tenders introduces a potentia...
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2013 was deadliest year since 1997 in Alaska aviation
When Tyler Polum swam away from his sunken plane at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park this summer, he was the victim of grim luck. Polum and his passenger were unhurt. Thirty-five others died in Alaska aircraft accidents this year, according to statistics kept by the National Transportation Safety Board. That’s the most in a year since 1997, when 51 people died. According to the NTSB, there were 89 aircraft a...
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Horn adjusts to life in Germany
After Alysa Horn got adjusted to her new country, she didn’t slow down. The former Kodiak High School and University of Alaska Anchorage star is mowing down the competition in her first professional women’s basketball season in Germany. Horn plays for TSV Viernheim of the Bundelisga second division. Through the first half of the season, Horn leads her team with 18.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest. The forward...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 31
Tuesday, Dec. 24 • At 12:24 a.m., a 911 caller reported a large bear was standing near the dumpsters on the 2800 block of Woody Way Loop. It appeared the bear took a lot of trash into the woods. • At 2:28 a.m., a caller reported a man stole his cell phone. • At 5:50 a.m., a caller reported a man was sleeping next to a building on Kashevaroff Avenue. He was gone when officers arrived. • At 7:28 a.m., a caller repor...
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NLC power rankings: Colony takes Arizona tourney
There was not much hardwood action over the holiday weekend. Colony and Wasilla’s boys took trips to the Lower 48, while Kenai’s squads played endowment games against Nikiski. With so few games, there were not many changes in the Kodiak Daily Mirror Northern Lights Conference power rankings. Kodiak stayed on top of the girls rankings, while Colony remained as the top boys team. The rankings could look different ne...
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Local Results: Dec. 31
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Thursday, Dec. 26 Pacific Seafood 55, Island Espresso 43 Pete Oskolkoff 20, Adam Ross 13, Josh Olson 7, Joriah Barnett 6, Seth McCain 4, Jairom Barnett 3 and Elijah Patterson 2 points for Pacific Seafood. Juan Ruiz 17, Brandan Pickett 16, Noah Koller 4, Kalen Willis 2, Edmil Balila 2 and Brandon Ensley 2 points for Island Espresso. Ocean Beauty 102, ISA 87 Doug Frick 26,...
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