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Could a big earthquake strike again?
Fifty years ago today, on Good Friday in 1964, Alaskans experienced the second-largest earthquake in modern times. One overarching question regarding the 1964 Earthquake is could this kind of earthquake, which killed hundreds, caused millions of dollars in damage, destroyed entire villages, and changed the face of Alaska happen again? The answer is yes, but probably not in our lifetimes or those of the next few ge...
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Kodiak man assaults girlfriend with tomahawk
Kodiak resident Kenneth Michener, 29, was charged with third-degree assault following an incident Sunday night in which he allegedly brandished a tomahawk and a gun. According to an Alaska State Trooper, Michener’s girlfriend said he had come home from a bar and became violent, eventually getting out a tomahawk and damaging some furniture. She said he then took out a loaded gun and left their Briggs Court residenc...
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Old Harbor resident charged with second-degree assault
Old Harbor resident Alec Inga, 37, was charged with second-degree assault after an incident at his home on March 20. According to a report from the Old Harbor village public safety officer, the alleged victim was treated for injuries at Old Harbor clinic. She said Inga hit her with a frying pan. Alcohol was a factor in the incident, according to the report. Contact the Daily Mirror newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymi...
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Man falls from 30-foot cliff
A severely injured person who fell down a 30-foot cliff on Cliffside Drive in Kodiak late Tuesday was transported by ambulance to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for treatment. According to a release from the Kodiak Fire Department, the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department requested assistance from the city department at 11:30 p.m. A team trained in high-angle rescues hauled the victim by ropes up the cliff. ...
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Panel seeks downtown renewal
A city panel under city Mayor Pat Branson sees a disparity in the livability and beauty of Kodiak Island vis-à-vis the less-appealing reality of its downtown. The real nut of the problem say panel members is that the downtown is simply not a place conducive to spending much time and has begun to go to seed somewhat. The Kodiak Downtown Revitalization Committee addresses beautification, economic development, and so...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Church, state to commemorate 1964 earthquake
The State of Alaska and the Orthodox Church in America added their voices to the commemoration of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake The State of Alaska issued a proclamation declaring March 27, 2014, as Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day. The state is not only honoring the dead but all the first responders and persons whose lives were changed because of the earthquake. “The Alaska State Legislature remembers, re...
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Drill to use quake, tsunami scenario
This Friday, 50 years and one day after the earthquake that devastated Kodiak, Anchorage and other Alaska communities, emergency services will got another chance at the response. Alaska Shield is a drill in which communities statewide simulate a natural disaster, industrial accident or other mass casualty situation to test the plans, personal and equipment meant to deal with the situation. This year the drill scen...
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Comment period open for ferry schedule
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s proposed schedule for the coming fall, winter and spring ferry service to Kodiak and statewide is now available for review. The public is invited to submit comments in writing by Friday, April 5, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation. “This is an opportunity for communities to review and comment on the proposed schedule in consideration of community ...
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J's-ound upgrades sound systems for cars
For Jay Baldwin, a car audio system passes the test when you can sit in the driver’s seat, close your eyes, and “trick your mind, so the center stage is your dash.” Baldwin has pursued his passion for mobile sound quality since he attended Kodiak High School in the 1980s. Now as the technical wiz behind J-Sound, he installs custom systems for people who want something more than factory-installed speakers. “I start...
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KHS tower completion date gets pushed back
When classes start at Kodiak High School in the fall, students will head back to the same classrooms now in use, instead of occupying the new four-story tower now under construction as previously planned. The original schedule for completion of the tower by Aug. 1, in time for the start of classes, is now expected to happen two months later. “What we’re calling it is a modification to the phasing schedule,” projec...
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