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NMFS surveys plan to measure fishing’s side benefits
The National Marine Fisheries Service is gearing up for a big look at the side benefits of fishing. According to notices posted in the Federal Register, NMFS will survey all seafood processors and bait-and-tackle shops in the United States during 2014. Using mail-in surveys, the federal fisheries agency plans to measure the economic impact of fishing businesses. According to the notices, more than 2,500 tackle sto...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 27
Monday, Dec. 23 • At 12:27 a.m., a caller requested public assistance on Mill Bay Road. All was OK. • At 10:55 a.m., a caller reported suspicious circumstances. Officers called to look at the items found. • At 11:04 a.m., an officer stopped to assist a driver on Mill Bay Road. All was OK. • At 12:26 p.m., a caller reported items were stolen from a vehicle. It is under investigation. • At 3:02 p.m., an officer impo...
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Parks and Rec: Dec. 27-Jan.3
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 AQUATICS Winter Youth Swim Lessons are separated by skill level and students must be at least four years old to participate. They will be held Thursday through Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 26 through Jan. 4. All classes are full. Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Dec. 27 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. ...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 27
Christmas Bird Count The Kodiak Audubon Society is holding the second week of the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday. To sign up for the count, contact Rich MacIntosh at 486-3087. Volleyball bake sale Kodiak Volleyball Club is holding a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Safeway. Talk government The Kodiak Legislative Information Office will hold an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday with Rep. Ala...
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House Bill 77 is not acceptable
To the Editor: In the Alaska legislature there is now a bill so sinister that, were it to be enacted, it would lead to massive disenfranchisement of rural Alaska and a way of life. This is House Bill 77 (HB 77). What it does is substantively to remove the Alaska public, legislature and judiciary from the decision-making process as regards the notification, sale, disposal and other allocation of Alaska’s lands, wat...
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Weather causes accidents
Three people are recovering after a severe traffic accident that briefly blocked the Chiniak Highway at Deadman’s Curve on Christmas Eve. The accident was the biggest result of the snowfall that gave Kodiak a white Christmas but slickened streets and tied up traffic. According to the Alaska State Troopers, 26-year-old Rogelio Hernandez was driving his 2008 Nissan Rogue when he crossed the center line of the highwa...
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Man injured on Shuyak Island medevaced to Kodiak
The Coast Guard medevaced a man who slipped and fell on ice on Shuyak Island on Tuesday. According to a release from the Alaska State Troopers, The United States Coast Guard notified Alaska State Troopers of the injured man around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The investigation revealed the 27-year-old man from Alabama had fallen between five to eight feet onto ice at Port Williams on Shuyak Island, located approximately 50 mil...
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Top sports moments of 2013
From volleyball to basketball and swimming to running, Kodiak High School had a banner 2013 sports year. With only a few days left in the year, it is time to reflect on the past 12 months. I’ve narrowed down the lengthy list of sports moments to the top 10 — it wasn’t easy; there were many worthy moments that I left off (send your complaints to sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.) Some memorable moments that did not mak...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 27
The Kodiak Legislative Information Office will hold an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday with Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens to hear the concerns of constituents before the 2014 session of the Alaska Legislature. The Kodiak Audubon Society is sponsoring a Christmas Bird Count Saturday. To sign up to participate in the count, contact Rich MacIntosh at 486-3087. Kodiak Volleyball Club is holdi...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Ice Skate
Kungkiq; Kankiiq - Ice Skate Cuumi kungkirtaallianga unuk nangpiarluku iraluwakan. - Before, I used to ice skate all night sometimes when the moon was out. By December, many of Kodiak’s small ponds frozen strong enough to support ice skaters. Alutiiq Elders recall the joy of skating. As youths, many had homemade ice skates made from evaporated milk cans. Flatten the cans, tie them to your shoes, and away you go, s...
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