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Volunteers work to move donated World War II searchlight from Oregon to Kodiak
A bunker in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park used to contain a searchlight used during World War II, and two volunteers are trying to bring one to Kodiak to place in the park. Retired school teacher Nancy and retired machinist and tool-and-die maker Chuck Meitle live in Oregon but are volunteering at Fort Abercrombie for their fourth summer. While in Oregon, they spotted a bunch of searchlights in a field an...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough releases application to fill assembly vacancy
The Kodiak Island Borough has released the application for people interested in filling the assembly seat that will be vacant starting in July. Interested parties must be a one-year or more resident of the borough and a qualified voter. They also must be willing to file a financial disclosure statement required by the State of Alaska if they are appointed, and can’t “hold any other compensated borough office or bo...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough issues fireworks guidelines
The Kodiak Island Borough issued guidelines for fireworks users as the legal timeframe for shooting off fireworks began on Monday. Fireworks are legal in the borough, but not within the City of Kodiak limits, from June 15 to July 15 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. The guidelines, posted on Facebook and on a new sign posted at popular fireworks area Mill Bay Beach, emphasize consideration of the occupants of close by reside...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak bests daily heat record
Kodiak reached 70 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, setting a new daily warm weather record. Craig Eckert, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Kodiak station manager, said he did not know what the previous record had been, due to the way the machines generate information. An unofficial record of 71 degrees was set in 1924. Unofficial records are those recorded prior to 1949. Eckert told the Mirror in...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Singing songs by the campfire and making new friends
For two years, it was a moment I had been eagerly awaiting — taking my Girl Scout troop camping. My daughter joined scouts in first grade and the following year there was a big need for leaders. With the encouragement of a girl friend, I took the plunge and became a leader. My biggest fear was that the girls would discover that I hadn't been a scout myself in my youth. This shouldn’t have been a concern — it didn’...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIVC heads to Lower 48 for Tournament
The high school volleyball season ended eight months ago, but for nine ladies it never stopped. The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club is competing in the 42nd AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships, one of the nation’s largest youth tournaments that begins Saturday in Orlando, Florida. Kodiak is grouped in a 17-and-under division, and is the only Alaska team in the field of 82. “It’s nerve-racking because...
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Coast Guard helicopter, cutter assist several
A Coast Guard helicopter and crew forward deployed in Cordova have flown a woman off a cruise ship and rescued two people since the beginning of this week, and a cutter and auxiliary crew aided a disabled vessel on Saturday, according to Coast Guard reports. On Saturday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, home ported in Kodiak, responded to a disabled vessel in Chrome Bay near Cook Inlet. The cutter was una...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council authorizes fire station pre-design
The Kodiak City Council authorized pre-design of a new fire station and introduced an ordinance to change city code governing how abandoned vessels are dealt with. The council authorized a contract with Stantec for just less than $100,000 for pre-design of a new fire station and a condition assessment of the old library. “What we’d like to do is to begin the process to plan for the project replacement, at least th...
Jun 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library starts full summer of reading clubs
The Kodiak Public Library has an expansive offering of reading clubs this summer, one of the largest ever. “This is absolutely a range of clubs that has not been offered by Kodiak Public Library in the past,” said library director Katie Baxter. “It’s really a result of wonderful staff and patron interaction generating ideas.” The library has ten reading clubs for people of all ages. Who Are Our Heroes? is the name...
Jun 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADF&G increases sockeye salmon bag limit in Karluk, Afognak rivers
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, in the Karluk and Afognak rivers has been increased to 10 fish, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said Monday. The emergency orders will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, the department said in separate news releases. The biological escapement goal for early run sockeye salmon into the Karluk Rive...
Jun 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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