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Air Station Kodiak helicopter lifts two from crashed plane in North Slope
Kodiak Coast Guardsmen on the North Slope have performed their second major rescue since a forward operating base was established in Barrow in June. On Friday night, a Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk flew 160 miles south of Barrow to rescue the two survivors of a plane crash. The two men — a father and son — were found in good condition and taken to Barrow. According to the Coast Guard, the call for help came at 7:30 p.m. Fr...
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Alaska-grown food heading to Kodiak students
Kodiak students who eat school lunches have already started filling their bellies with Alaska-grown products. The Nutritional Alaskan Foods in Schools grant program, announced in August, gave $3 million to schools statewide as a way to get children to eat foods grown in Alaska, while also helping Alaska’s economy. “It’s an opportunity for Kodiak to spend $55,000 on statewide locally harvested foods,” district supe...
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Borough opens surplus sale
The Kodiak Island Borough has opened bidding for its 2012 surplus sale. The sale, conducted online, ends 8 a.m. Sept. 28, and all bidding is being conducted online at http://bit.ly/UeGcmG. Sixty-two lots of items, including a bulldozer, laptop computers and office equipment are included in the sale. Contact the Mirror at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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New wind turbines turn on, fuel surcharges turn down
Walkers and joggers thronged Pillar Mountain in Thursday’s sun, but while many enjoyed the cloud-streaked horizon from the mountain’s summit, no one had as good a view as Orlando Muentes and Muhammed Oladineji. In a tiny, swaying basket 260 feet in the air, the two men weren’t relaxing. Instead, they wielded paint rollers as part of a team maintaining Kodiak Electric Association’s Pillar Mountain wind turbines. “W...
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Coral protection plan is potential threat to Kodiak fishing
Proposed protection for Alaska’s cold-water corals could hurt Kodiak fishing if a proposed Endangered Species Act listing is taken up by the federal government. The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration on Aug. 20 to protect 43 Alaskan cold-water coral species under the Endangered Species Act. The petition accuses some fishing activities, like trawling, of prese...
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Kodiak says goodbye to hoophouse ‘godfather’ at harvest dinner
In most years, the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual harvest potluck is a chance for growers to celebrate their harvests and share experiences. This year’s event was shadowed by a hint of sorrow as the district says farewell to Mark Kinney, the field officer who oversaw the growth of Kodiak’s high-tunnel hoophouse network. “This man is the godfather of high tunnels; there’s no question about tha...
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Colorado company makes big donation to Ouzinkie firefighters
The Ouzinkie Village Response Team can now react to emergencies quickly. Ouzinkie recently received a donation of $6,000 worth of emergency response pager equipment from Swissphone, a company in Colorado that designs alert systems and equipment. In the absence of a fire truck, Ouzinkie fire chief Travis Sheppard has been trying to raise money for new fire equipment to help with response times. Sheppard reached out...
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Kodiak police station's heating system breaks
The city of Kodiak will spend $37,000 to repair failing seals and acidic glycol in the heating system of the Kodiak police station. Glycol is the material used to carry heat from the police station’s boiler to other parts in the building. Sometime during installation of the heating system, the glycol became contaminated, turning it acidic. By January, the acidity within the system had dissolved seals, causing leak...
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Silver salmon fishing limit cut on Buskin River
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued new restrictions on silver salmon fishing in the Buskin River. Effective Saturday, fishermen will be allowed to catch only one silver salmon per day. Each fish must be at least 20 inches. The normal catch limit of two fish per day remains in effect throughout the rest of the Kodiak road system. A fisherman may catch one silver salmon in the Buskin and another in an...
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Secretary of Commerce declares disaster for king salmon fisheries in Yukon, Kuskokwim and Cook Inlet
ANCHORAGE (AP) — King salmon fisheries in major Alaska watersheds have been declared failures by the U.S. Department of Commerce, making commercial fishermen eligible for disaster relief. Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced the disaster declaration Thursday for the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, which flow into the Bering Sea, and for Cook Inlet region south of Anchorage, which includes the Kena...
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