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Evacuation run/walk is Saturday
Kodiakans will get an opportunity to follow the evacuation route that was used during the Good Friday Earthquake on Saturday. A run/walk will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. The race begins at the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak building downtown and finishes at the Kodiak Public Library. The course will follow the same evacuation route that people used to reach high ground in 1964. “It will be fun, but also show the se...
Mar 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber to end economic development service to governments
Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will end its annual contracts to provide economic development service to local governments on April 30. The chamber sent a letter earlier this month to the Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak invoking the contracts’ early termination clauses, rather than continue to the June 30 end. Chamber executive director Trevor Brown said the chamber board decided on the change at its March 17 ...
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Kodiak named one of the healthiest communities in Alaska
Kodiak is among the healthiest communities in Alaska, according to a County Health Rankings report released Tuesday. The fifth annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute listed Juneau and Sitka as the other healthiest places in the state. Western Alaska continues to have the poorest health outcomes, according to the study. “Alaska’s data are br...
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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...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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