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Three bears spotted near Otmeloi
A sow and two cubs went out for a stroll Tuesday morning. A man observed the three bears wandering on his property near Otmeloi Way around 10:45 a.m., according to an email from the Kodiak branch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The email stated the bears were not causing problems and were just passing through the yard. "With the recent rains, this is not uncommon," ADF&G Area Wildlife Biologist Nathan S...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girl Scouts learn about different cultures
Simultaneously with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides worldwide, Kodiak troops celebrated World Thinking Day, Saturday at East Elementary School. Nine of Kodiak's 10 troops each chose a country and made a booth featuring its culture. Some scouts dressed in traditional apparel from the selected countries. The event has taken place for 88 years each Feb. 22, marking the birthday of both Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, O...
Feb 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man found severly beaten downtown
A 53-year-old man was found beaten in the 400 block of Marine Way in Kodiak late Saturday. Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said the man was transported to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage due to the severity of his injuries. The victim was found by a passer-by who reported the crime, Wallace said, and police are investigating. “We have no suspect at this time,” Wallace said. Contact the Daily Mirror...
Feb 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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C.G. medevacs man from Cold Bay
For the fourth time in two weeks, a Coast Guard helicopter stationed in Cold Bay for the crab season assisted a mariner. On Monday, A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk medevaced a 48-year-old man with abdominal pain from the 272-foot fishing vessel American Dynasty approximately 95 miles northwest of Cold Bay, according to a Coast Guard news release. The helicopter crew flew the man to the Cold Bay Clinic for subsequent ...
Feb 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Radio station raises $30,000 for St. Jude
Kodiak pop and country music radio listeners have a reputation for being generous in the annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon. This year was no exception. The two-day event raised exactly $30,000, according to KVOK general manager Ellen Simeonoff. That’s just under last year’s total of $30,213. Many of the donations came in during the final hours of the fund drive. At 9 a.m. Friday, the big board in th...
Feb 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber highlighs past year at banquet
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce celebrated 2013 achievements with its annual awards banquet, Friday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. In his opening remarks, chamber director Trevor Brown highlighted events including local litter cleanups, business after hours, the Coast Guard appreciation dinner and the tax-free shopping day as successes. He noted the efforts by the chamber for the Kodiak Housing Authority a...
Feb 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear spotted at Ft. Abercrombie
An adult bear was spotted wandering around Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Friday afternoon. A surveyor working along the edge of the new parking lot at Miller Point saw the bear around 4:30 p.m. and reported it to the Kodiak branch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. ADF&G Southcentral Regional Wildlife Supervisor Larry Van Daele said in an email that the bear saw the surveyor and "bolted toward the...
Feb 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doubleheader: Kodiak enjoys back-to-back nighttime shows Tuesday and Wednesday thanks to clear skies, strong solar activity
Sarah Lovette knew it was going to be a good night for the northern lights by about 6 p.m. Tuesday, when the four Aurora Borealis apps on her phone started going nuts. Lovette has long had an ambition to photograph the northern lights during her two tours to Kodiak with the Coast Guard. Last month she traveled north to Fairbanks to take a two-day workshop on shooting the aurora with photographer Ronn Murray. She d...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer boats out for Kodiak pot gear season
The state pot gear for Kodiak waters opened at noon Thursday, offering a potentially lucky margin for fishermen who follow the tradition of not sailing on a Friday. Onboard the fishing vessel Chisik Island in St. Herman Harbor, skipper Victor Buchanan looked forward to a good haul as he bustled about in the single-digit temperatures, making final preparations like changing out the anchor rode. “This is a weird yea...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak’s legislators split on voucher issue
Kodiak's two legislators have different takes on a proposed amendment to the Alaska Constitution to allow school vouchers. A proposed bill this session would send to the Alaska voters an amendment that would allow the state to use public funds to pay for students who attend private or religious schools instead of public ones. The amendment was one of the signature education policies outlined by Gov. Sean Parnell i...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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