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Summer roadwork rolls on in Kodiak
Planners expect the various road resurfacing projects on the island to finish up in August, although much of the work for the time being is jumping in between projects as pavement cools. The work on Spruce Cape and Island Lake are part of the overall Kodiak Area Roads Preservation Project, a $6.7 million project directed by the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. “Right now we’re cu...
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Dunbar prepares for final NCAA Championships
After missing last year’s NCAA Division I Track and Field Championship because of injuries, Trevor Dunbar is ready to tear up his home track. Five years ago, Dunbar graduated from Kodiak High School as the top runner in Alaska. Now, the University of Oregon senior is hoping to end his college career as one of the top runners in the nation. The NCAA Track and Field Championships begin today at historic Hayward Fiel...
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Public safety blotter: June 11
May 26, 2014 • At 12:10 a.m., police received a 911 call reporting a bear and a gun shot on Woody Way Loop. A neighbor said another neighbor had shot the bear. Police are investigating. • At 2:05 a.m., police arrested a man on a warrant on East Rezanof Drive. • At 2:42 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 3:11 a.m., police conducted a security check on East Rezanof Drive. • At 12:11 p.m., police recei...
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Old-growth spruce destroyed at research site
This spring, John Yarie learned of the death of the oldest living things he knew. Since 1988, the silviculture professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks had measured and fertilized a stand of giant spruce trees on a hillside south of Fairbanks. A few weeks ago, forest technicians visited the site and found that one dozen trees had been cut down, possibly by "wood poachers." "I'm just really disappointed some...
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Pipeline training offered in Fairbanks this fall
The plumbers and pipefitters union offers pipeline welding training in Fairbanks for Alaskans from all over. The Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 375 are jointly offering a free 18-week course in advanced pipeline welding. The training begins on Aug. 4 and ends on Dec. 5. Open schedules during that time period will be necessary because the classes are Monday through Friday from...
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Maritime workforce plan identifies priority occupations
A recent state and university study reported that Alaska ranks third in the nation in per capita maritime with 70,000 total jobs in Alaska. The maritime industry includes seafood harvesters, processors, marine occupations, support jobs and research, enhancement and management. Maritime industry groups, along with five state agencies and the University of Alaska, worked together for two years to develop a strategic...
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Alaskan congressional delegation reports research grants
The Alaska Congressional Delegation reported Tuesday that the National Science Foundation gave some $9.2 million in five new grants to Alaskan research organizations. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Mark Begich, and Representative Don Young put out a joint statement listing the bodies receiving the NSF grants. The grants were as follows: • $7,315,833 to the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States for “An Arctic C...
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Anton Larsen dock gets design OK, borough eyes 2015 finish
A new, possibly larger replacement dock at Anton Larsen Bay could be completed in the latter half of 2015, and would most likely employ an out-of-town construction company to do the precision build necessary for the much-needed facility. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved the design for a new dock at its regular meeting on Thursday. The assembly voted 6-0 to give Jensen Yorba Lott of Juneau a term contrac...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 10
May 25, 2014 • At 12:33 a.m., a woman on Mozart Circle reported a bear was in her yard and then ran off. • Around 1:06 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 1:27 a.m., an officer found a glasses case. It was placed in evidence until someone claims it. • At 1:33 a.m., someone reported malicious mischief. It’s under investigation. • At 1:44 a.m., police received a 911 call about an assault on Marine ...
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High school sports’ top 10 moments
As the last out in the softball and baseball state tournament brought the 2013-2014 high school sports season to an end, it made one think: What a year it was for Kodiak High School. Here are the top 10 stories of the school year as judged by Daily Mirror sports reporter Derek Clarkston. 10. Year of the coaches Kodiak had a remarkable cadre of coaches of the year. Earning awards were: John Lindquist (swimming), Am...
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