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Horizon Lines accused of fraud in Guam, Hawaii shipments
The federal government has accused shipping company Horizon Lines of bilking the military of millions of dollars over the past several years. According to a complaint filed Aug. 23, Horizon Lines and fellow shipper Matson Navigation Company Inc. illegally inflated the cost of shipping servicemen’s belongings to Hawaii and Guam. Horizon Lines is the principal cargo operator in Kodiak and has extensive operations in...
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Turkey Trot on Thursday
Before Thanksgiving dinner is served, burn a few extra calories at Kodiak’s annual Turkey Trot. The 5-kilometer fun run, or 2-mile health walk begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Teen Center. Registration starts at 9:15 a.m. The race starts and ends at the Teen Center. Entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. All proceeds go the Kodiak High School cross country team’s trip the Footlocker West Regional on Dec. 7 ...
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City league volleyball set to begin
With the Kodiak High School gym near completion, the Parks and Recreation volleyball co-ed league is finally about to begin. The league was delayed a month because new flooring had to be installed at the gym. That process is almost finished, and the league will commence play Dec. 9. This is Corey Gronn’s third year organizing the volleyball league, and each year the numbers have increased. He said more than 200 pl...
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Alaska Science Forum: By the light of the moon
Laura Prugh knew she shouldn’t bother trying to trap kangaroo rats in the California desert on nights when the moon was shining. Professors had told her that small mammals make themselves scarce under the light of the moon, lest they become a meal for a predator that spotted them. But Prugh had no choice. She had so many study plots at Carrizo Plain National Monument she needed to set out her traps every night she...
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Grocery stores remain open on holiday
As you’re putting the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving dinner, don’t worry if you’ve forgotten an essential ingredient to your hard-cooked meal. This year, Kodiakans will have several options for last-minute food shopping runs as area grocery stores keep abbreviated hours on the holiday to accommodate for dinner-related purchases. CostSavers, Kodiak’s Costco outlet, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as it ...
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City flag football tourney rescheduled
Due to a lack of interest, the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation’s first Turkey Bowl has been postponed. The 7-on-7 flag football single-elimination tournament has been rescheduled for this Saturday and Sunday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Teams have until Friday to register in person at the Teen Center or by calling organizer Landon Durand at 486-8671. The entry fee is $50 per team. Contact the Daily Mirror spo...
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Dump GCI
To the Editor: Hey, it’s me again. How many of you actually believe the ads placed by GCI in the Mirror on Thursday, Nov. 14 and again Nov. 21 that read, “An outside Corporation May Not Be Committed to Rural Alaska BUT WE ARE?” I don’t believe that for a minute. I’ve been following the GCI and NBC issue. It seems Kodiak is losing out on Sunday night football. Really? Not in my man cave. I bailed on GCI years ago, ...
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Canada approves commercial production of engineered salmon eggs
The Canadian environmental regulator Environment Canada has approved commercial production of genetically engineered salmon eggs at a laboratory on Prince Edward Island. Monday’s announcement is a step forward for AquaBounty Technologies, which is seeking commercial approval for a salmon engineered to grow more quickly than natural fish. “It’s a milestone for us,” said company spokesman Dave Conley. AquaBounty’s p...
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Fisheries work group prepares to review analyst applications
In a Monday morning meeting, the city and borough fisheries work group discussed the status of the search for a new fisheries analyst. The city and borough have been looking for a person to replace analyst Denby Lloyd since the beginning of November. The deadline for applications is 3 p.m. Wednesday. The fisheries analyst is a two-year contract job that requires the analyst to monitor actions of fishing regulators...
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