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C.G. medevacs man from Dutch Harbor
A Coast Guard helicopter deployed on the Cutter Alex Haley assisted a 40-year-old mariner near Dutch Harbor Saturday. A Kodiak-deployed MH-65 Dolphin medevaced the man from the 559-foot bulk carrier Ken Ei 100 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor, according to a Coast Guard news release. The man suffered from abdominal distress and was flown to Cold Bay and then taken to Anchorage for further care. Contact the Daily Mi...
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Another earthquake near Larsen Bay
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was occurred Friday afternoon 44 miles south of Larsen Bay, according to U.S. Geological Survey preliminary data. The temblor was reported at 3:59 p.m. and was 8.6 miles below the surface. There were no immediate reports of damage. Last week, a 4.4 earthquake was reported 41 miles west southwest of Larsen Bay. Contact the Daily Mirror newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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Kodiak sets rainfall record
The Emerald Isle got a bit soggy on Wednesday. Kodiak broke a 46-year-old rainfall record for Feb. 26 with 2.51 inches, making it the ninth-wettest single February day in Kodiak history, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 1.17 inches of rain in 1968 and the wettest day in February occurred Feb. 25, 1947 with 4.53 inches of rain. Kodiak has had 6.48 inches of rain this month — half o...
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak governments lobby in Juneau
Going into the annual legislative reception hosted by Kodiak governments Thursday evening in Juneau, city Mayor Pat Branson took a few minutes to review a busy week in the capital, saying the city “is in a very good place.” Branson, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski and council members Rich Walker and Charlie Davidson have been lobbying the state Legislature and administration about local concerns. The borough sent M...
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Tax-free day is Saturday
Shoppers will get a 7 percent break within Kodiak City limits Saturday. The city of Kodiak has held the sales tax-free day on the first Saturday in March since 2009 as a way to encourage people to support local brick-and-mortar stores. A few categories are exempt, including items sold by the city and rentals for more than one day. “We’re just trying to get the word out there so people don’t forget our local retail...
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Library gets grant to add more foreign language books
Now that the whirlwind of construction, moving and opening is past at the new Kodiak Public Library, attention has shifted to developing its collections and programs, with a Rasmuson Foundation grant prompting a major foreign language book acquisition effort. At a Tuesday information session about the grant, KPL director Katie Baxter said she prefers the term "global languages." "Because they're not foreign here i...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mariner suffers hand injury in Cold Bay
A Coast Guard helicopter stationed in Cold Bay assisted a 25-to 30-year-old mariner Tuesday. A Kodiak-forward deployed MH-60 Jayhawk medevaced the man from the 680-foot fish processing vessel Ocean Phoenix 85 miles northwest of Cold Bay, according to a Coast Guard news release. The man suffered a severe injury to his left hand and was further transported to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. This is the Coast...
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ADF&G closes black rockfish fishery
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the black rockfish fishery in the northeast district of the Kodiak area Wednesday evening. Catch reports indicate the black rockfish harvest in the northeast district is approaching the guideline harvest level, according to an ADF&G news release. Jig vessels may retain black rockfish in the northeast district as bycatch, up to 20 percent by weight of the target species...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS students prepare for college
With spring break approaching, the counseling staff at Kodiak High School keeps busy helping seniors with final decisions about where to go after graduation — for many the end of their residence on the island. College and career counselor Bryan Rivera estimates 50 to 60 percent of the schools 190 current seniors will attend two- or four-year colleges next fall. “I’m in the process of meeting all the seniors,” he s...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Earthquake reported near Larsen Bay
A Magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning 41 miles west southwest of Larsen Bay, according to U.S. Geological Survey preliminary data. The temblor was reported at 6:56 a.m. and was 34 miles below the surface of the ocean. There were no immediate reports of damage. Contact the Daily Mirror newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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