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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’...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Mud flies at Bear Crawl
Dozens of racers crawled through net tunnels, swung across monkey bars, high-stepped through tires, climbed over “The Wall” and splashed through mud in the second iteration of KMXT’s Bear Crawl Obstacle Race. The runners were divided into eight waves, including two waves of children racing on a shorter course with fewer obstacles. Sonja Reed and Mariana Desantiago ran the race during an early heat once with Reed’s...
Jun 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers: Man entered USCG restricted area; gun, drugs found
The U.S. Coast Guard Military Police stopped a vehicle operating in a restricted area after which troopers found drugs and a gun in the vehicle and arrested the driver, a trooper report said Friday. The military police contacted the troopers on Thursday at 8:27 a.m. after stopping Larry Goss, 54, of Kodiak, who was “driving in a restricted area of the Kodiak Coast Guard Base Property,” according to the report. Tro...
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Ferries to continue regular service with budget passage
Normal ferry operations will continue past July 1 as a result of the Alaska legislature passing an operating budget, the Alaska Marine Highway announced in a release Friday. “AMHS apologizes to our loyal customers and the traveling public for the turmoil and confusion this budget uncertainty may have caused,” the release said. AMHS originally announced on June 1 that ferry operations would cease on July 1 if a bud...
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