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Kodiak High to work with NASA on earthquake predictions
A global initiative led by NASA to develop ways to better predict earthquakes will soon get legs in Kodiak. And some of its data crunchers will be Kodiak High School students. “We will have some NASA interns coming here this fall,” Kodiak Island Borough School District Stewart McDonald told the Mirror. “They’re going to be installing the earthquake sensors that talk to the satellites. They will be installed right ...
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Kodiak cost of living data: expensive haircuts, cheap movies
Kodiak has one of the highest costs of living compared with other locales in the U.S., — especially when it comes to haircuts and rentals. Alaska’s cost of living bumped up over in the last year while Kodiak is still ranks as one the most expensive cities in the U.S. to live. According to a report from the Alaska Department of Labor and Economic Development, Alaska was the fourth costliest state in the country, be...
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Alaskan youth nominated as heroes
This summer, Alaskan youth are being nominated as heroes for making a difference in their community. It’s for the Summer of Heroes program by Boys and Girls Clubs-Alaska and Alaska Communications. The program recognizes five youths between ages 6 and 18 and one child of an Alaska Communications employee who have made a difference in their community. This can be through volunteering or fundraising work for a cause,...
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Borough seeks funding for Womens Bay emergency shelter
The borough began accepting public comments related to funding an emergency shelter in Womens Bay. A notice from the Kodiak Island Borough said that the project would have no significant impact on the environment and intending to request funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The borough requested and will be receiving $475,000 for the shelter from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...
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Troopers make July 4 meth and pot bust
Alaska State Troopers reported Tuesday a significant drug bust after a traffic stop, bringing the total of seized drugs value to $300,000 in the last year. AST reported it stopped a 2003 Dodge Truck near mile 3 of the Chiniak Highway for a traffic offense. The troopers report claimed the driver of the vehicle, Loren Delacruz, 24, of Kodiak, was found to be on adult probation for the prior offense of attempted robb...
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Troopers seeking information on hit-and-run of teen
A hit-and-run left a 14-year-old girl injured on Thursday after a truck reportedly struck her on Neva Way. Alaska State Troopers are still searching for the vehicle. A troopers report said the girl was riding her bike when the truck hit her. The report said that the driver fled the scene, not stopping or assisting the biker after the hit. The truck was described as a maroon Ford with KVOK Crab Festival stickers on...
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New owners at Island Hydraulics
While Wikipedia defines hydraulics as “a topic in applied science and engineering dealing with the mechanical properties of liquids,” Lucas Baxter sees hydraulics as a world unto itself best off practiced through experience. Baxter and his wife Aimra just took over Island Hydraulics, one of the city’s oldest hydraulics machine shops, in June. He said the shop sells Wexler winches, “probably the best winch on the m...
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Kodiak hosts four festivities for Fourth
Four locales around the island hosted Fourth of July festivities on Friday, with Port Lions grabbing the lion’s share of the excitement for its event on the day. By some counts well over a hundred showed up in Port Lions, while Kodiak’s parade was smaller than other years. Chiniak had more parade participants than spectators and was the most patriotically arrayed while Old Harbor had a visit by the mega yacht rece...
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Kodiak teen falls from cliff at White Sands
A Kodiak teenager fell from a cliff at White Sands Beach and was transported to Anchorage for treatment of “significant injuries.” Alaska State Troopers reported that he had been part of a hiking party but got separated from the group when he fell. “We got a call a little before 2 p.m. in the afternoon on July 5 about a 14-year-old boy that fell off a cliff in an area that is locally referred to as White Sands Bea...
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Stevens announces he won’t run again, votes against comments rules
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Mel Stephens announced he would not be seeking re-election when his term ends in October, saying the assembly would benefit from “new blood.” Stephens encouraged community members at the assembly’s regular meeting July 3 to consider running for a seat in the assembly or the Kodiak City Council this fall, and asked that they consider serving a single term. Stevens also voiced d...
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