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AT&T increases bandwidth
AT&T has increased its cellphone bandwidth in Kodiak. In an email to the Daily Mirror, AT&T spokesman Andy Colley said the company has upgraded the capacity of its towers. “Capacity refers to the amount of network traffic — both voice and data — at any given time. Meaning we’ve increased the amount of voice and data traffic that our network can manage in Kodiak by 50 percent,” Colley wrote. Modern cellphones conve...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 23
Friday, Jan. 17 • At 12:07 a.m., a 911 caller reported a dangerous vehicle on Tom Styles Road. Officers caught up with the vehicle and its driver was negative for DUI. • At 2:42 a.m., a 911 caller reported water was coming into his home on Thorsheim Street. Officers assisted the resident in clearing the drain and public works also showed up. • At 3:03 a.m., officers warned a couple of homes on Hemlock Street of th...
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Stage and Screen: A Hollywood hustle competes for the Oscars
“American Hustle” (2013) is a fun film that features two of the most beautiful and most glamorous female actors of the day: Amy Adams (Sydney Prosser) and Jennifer Lawrence (Rosalyn Rosenfeld). Add to that Christian Bale, arguably a male heartthrob himself, beefed-up to play a far less than attractive and corpulent Irving Rosenfeld. Bale sports one of the worst comb-over hairstyles imaginable. In fact, the first f...
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Haiyan benefit concert scheduled for auditorium
A famed Filipino pop singer will visit Kodiak to host a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Kitchie Nadal, a multiplatinum artist in the Philippines, will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium and again at 6 p.m. March 1 in Anchorage. Tickets are $35 but have not yet gone on sale. All proceeds from the two concerts will go to Come Let Us Rebuild, a fundraising project of Anchorage...
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Playbook: Jan. 23
Friday, Jan. 24 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai High School. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.
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Trident Basin darkens city’s bright financial picture
Regular deficits at Kodiak’s city-owned shipyard have long drawn the ire of the Kodiak City Council, but now the council appears to have a new fiscal target. On Tuesday night, auditor Michelle Drew said the city is doing well financially and its enterprise funds are mostly breaking even. The two exceptions are the shipyard and the city-owned floatplane facility, Trident Basin. “The charges for service-type revenue...
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Transparency advocates ask for window into black-box budget process
The state’s budget is always a hot topic at the end of the Alaska Legislature’s annual session, but this year, it’s a big issue at the start of the session, too. This week, the online newspaper Alaska Dispatch published a series of articles blasting the way the legislature handles requests for public money. The articles criticized CAPSIS, the Capital Project Submission and Information System, for its lack of trans...
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NLC Power Rankings: Kodiak, SoHi girls keep rolling
The Northern Lights Conference is again home to the top girls basketball teams in the state. Kodiak and Soldotna have combined to begin the season 21-0 and each team has beaten perennial state power Dimond. The Stars also own two victories over three-time defending state champion Wasilla. Those two schools’ hot starts put them atop the Kodiak Daily Mirror Northern Lights Conference power rankings for the third con...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 22
The Kodiak GIS Users Group meets at noon Thursday in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Blythe Brown and Stephen Bodnar of the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District are the featured speakers. Need help filling out student aid applications? College Goal Alaska will help applicants with one-on-one sessions at 5 p.m. Thursday at Kodiak High School. Additional sessions will follow at 5 p.m. Jan....
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State economy forecast to grow, but data shortfall means no Kodiak guess
Alaska’s economy is expected to grow by four-tenths of a percent in 2014, but a lack of good data is keeping the state from guessing what that means in Kodiak. State economic forecaster Alyssa Shanks presented the state’s forecast at a meeting of the Kodiak Noon Rotary, then presented the forecast in a meeting with civic leaders. “The overall picture is one of growth,” she said, and added that the forecast may be ...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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