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NOAA ship updating Uganik Bay soundings
Updating 100-year-old navigational information, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is surveying the seafloor in Uganik Bay and west of the Kodiak Archipelago. It’s part of a multiyear project to correct the charts used by mariners, said Capt. E.J. Van Den Ameele, commanding officer of the surveying vessel, the Rainier. The 50-member crew of the 231-foot NOAA vessel uses a shallow-water, multi-beam...
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NOAA ship updating Uganik Bay soundings
Updating 100-year-old navigational information, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is surveying the seafloor in Uganik Bay and west of the Kodiak Archipelago. It’s part of a multiyear project to correct the charts used by mariners, said Capt. E.J. Van Den Ameele, commanding officer of the surveying vessel, the Rainier. The 50-member crew of the 231-foot NOAA vessel uses a shallow-water, multi-beam...
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Fact check Part 2: Collective bargaining
Teamsters Local 959 and the city of Kodiak have run advertisements on Proposition 1, a collective bargaining initiative on the city ballot. This is the second in a series of articles this week in which the Daily Mirror will clarify or correct statements in those advertisements. If passed, the ballot measure would give city employees the right to unionize for the purpose of collective bargaining. According to Teams...
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Council candidates eager for more service
The Kodiak City Council will have two three-year seats, currently occupied by council members Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon, on the ballot in the upcoming municipal election. The incumbents are running unopposed. Municipal elections will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Charlie Davidson Davidson was first elected to the city council in 1993 and served until 2005. He briefly filled a vacant position from ...
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Fact check Part 2: Collective Bargaining
Teamsters Local 959 and the city of Kodiak have run advertisements on Proposition 1, a collective bargaining initiative on the city ballot. This is the second in a series of articles this week in which the Daily Mirror will clarify or correct statements in those advertisements. If passed, the ballot measure would give city employees the right to unionize for the purpose of collective bargaining. According to Teams...
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Council candidates eager for more service
The Kodiak City Council will have two three-year seats, currently occupied by council members Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon, on the ballot in the upcoming municipal election. The incumbents are running unopposed. Municipal elections will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Charlie Davidson Davidson was first elected to the city council in 1993 and served until 2005. He briefly filled a vacant position from ...
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Week in Words: Cousins getting together for a beat-down
A historic night, this past Monday night, to say the least. One of the largest television audiences ever tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. “Debate” has been around since about the 14th century, and in English it still means to “quarrel,” “dispute,” or, in some more polite circumstances, “discuss” and “deliberate.” But, really, who would tune in to watch a “pr...
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Visitor numbers up for summer of ’16
This year Kodiak’s cruising tourists increased by one-third from 2015 numbers. According to Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity McCarthy, 21,386 cruise ship passengers visited Kodiak in 2016, compared to 14,076 in 2015. McCarthy attributes the increase to larger cruise ships than normal visiting Kodiak. Fourteen ships visited Kodiak this summer, one less than planned, due to a cancelation. Numbers of non-c...
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Right to unionize: Fact check Part 1
Teamsters Local 959 and the city of Kodiak have run advertisements on Proposition 1, a collective bargaining initiative on the city ballot. In a series of articles this week, the Daily Mirror will clarify or correct statements made in those advertisements. The Kodiak community has been inundated with arguments for and against city Prop. 1. If passed, the ballot measure would give city employees the right to unioni...
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SPAR returns to Kodiak
The SPAR is home at last. The Coast Guard Cutter SPARR returned to Kodiak Sunday following 42 days patrolling the Arctic region and Bering Sea, according to a Coast Guard press release. The patrol was part of Operation Arctic Shield 2016, and crewmembers “assisted with scientific research, participated in community relations visits in remote Alaska native villages, conducted maritime law enforcement, completed mai...
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