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Alaska fishing lectures begin Friday
A series of public lectures about Alaska fishing begins with a presentation at 3:30 p.m. Friday by Pacific Seafood Processors Association vice president Vince O’Shea. A live two-way hookup will allow Kodiakans to take part from Room 225 at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center on Near Island. “It’s a fun series and a good group of speakers we’ve got coming,” said series organizer Keith Criddle, head of the ...
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Fuel spilled into Womens Bay
Due to a mechanical malfunction during refueling of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Rainier, an unknown amount of diesel fuel accidentally spilled into Womens Bay around noon Tuesday. “We regret the incident and are working closely with the Coast Guard to minimize any environmental impacts,” NOAA spokesman David Hall said. The 231-foot ship based in Newport, Oregon, had been con...
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Navy wants towns, fishermen onboard for exercise
Military exercises planned for June 2015 in the Gulf of Alaska will have "minimal impact" on the environment, a U.S. Navy representative told listeners during a Monday presentation at the Kodiak Elks Lodge. "Some local fishermen will actually be part of the exercise," Cmdr. Damon Wenger said. Wenger and eight civilians are on a one-week tour of Alaska coastal towns to talk about the Navy's updated draft supplement...
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Middle School runners come to the aid of a fallen teammate
A cross country team time-trial turned into something more for three Kodiak Middle School students on Friday afternoon at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Eighth-graders Brenden Freeman, Michael Bersin and Matthew Neuhaus started the 2-mile course as ordinary students just looking to run fast, but they finished as heroes. Midway through the race, the trio came to the rescue of a fallen teammate who was havi...
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Suicide seminar set for Thursday
Participants will learn to recognize danger signs of suicide on how to intervene in a free seminar set for 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the Kodiak High School choral pod. “It’s a very brief three-hour training,” said Kim Slade of Healthy Tomorrows, a local community coalition. Slade and her colleague Jessica Lacy-Wooley will offer the Safetalk program for anyone over 15 years old interested in acquiring potentially life-...
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Alutiiq mask making
Alutiiq mask artist Perry Eaton is passing along his craft at the U.S. Coast Guard wood hobby shop in a weeklong workshop that started Wednesday. Starting with a square block of wood participants design their own masks and choose a style. A machine then cuts a round or oval shape out of the wood. By Friday, the masks were at the face-carving stage. One artist was already at the point of smoothing the face with san...
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Governor candidates on Kodiak issues
When Alaska's gubernatorial candidates came to town for the annual fisheries debate Aug. 28, the candidates sat down with the Mirror to answer questions about Kodiak priorities. At the time, there were three candidates for governor: incumbent Republican Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and Libertarian Bill Walker. Since then, Walker and Mallott have combined their tickets and are now running together on a Libe...
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KMXT recognizes volunteers at annual meeting
David Haught likes to do “anything and everything” at Kodiak’s public radio station, which honored him as volunteer of the year during KMXT’s annual member meeting, Saturday at the Kodiak Inn. A music fan who serves up an eclectic program every other week as host of the “Big Wave Radio” show, Haught also covers board shift and works the microphones at local government meetings. His favorite work is helping other v...
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Alaska Congressional delegation and hopefuls address ISIS
In the aftermath of the murders of two American journalists, Alaskan Congressional incumbents and their electoral challengers support air strikes but mostly oppose sending troops to combat the Islamic State. “Short of putting American boots on the ground, we should continue to use our superior firepower to confront and defeat this group of extremists,” Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, said in an email. Last week, a video...
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Borough declares Suicide prevention week
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly declared Sept. 8 through 14 as Suicide Prevention Week at its regular meeting Thursday. The proclamation urged Kodiakans to "recognize suicide as a significant public health problem … and "support the development of accessible behavioral health services." Jessica Lacy, violence prevention coordinator for the Kodiak Area Native Association, accepted the proclamation. "Suicide is p...
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