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Trident wins Donor of the Year award
SeaShare, a nonprofit founded in 1994 to help the seafood industry donate to hunger-relief efforts in the United States, has presented Trident Seafoods with its National Fisheries Institute Donor of the Year award. “Trident Seafoods has been so important to our success over the years. Donating fish, services and funding to support many of the donation projects that we manage,” said Jim Harmon, executive director o...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Radiothon raises thousands for St. Jude
It took a lot of volunteers to answer the phones and take donations at the annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon hosted by KVOK/KRXX. One of the volunteers spends her time helping out because when she was a child, she herself was treated at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, a pediatric cancer research and treatment hospital in Tennessee. In 1983, Brandi Noe was treated at St. Jude for retinoblastoma, cancer...
Mar 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents get safety tips after bear break-ins
In the past week and a half, a bear has broken into garages in Lake Louise Coast Guard housing and a garage in Bells Flats. On Wednesday, the Coast Guard gathered a group of local bear experts who regularly deal with problem bears to talk to Lake Louise residents about bear safety. Nathan Svoboda, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist, thinks all the recent incidents can be attributed to a single three- ...
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ComFish starts next week
Kodiak’s annual commercial fishery tradeshow kicks off on Thursday starting with safety and ending with fish filleting and movies. Forums throughout the first two days of the three-day show will have presenters from the University of Alaska, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, the U.S. Coast Guard and others presenting on a range of topics, includ...
Mar 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Choose Respect march to raise awareness about violence
The annual Choose Respect March, an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, is Saturday and a Choose Respect 5K will be taking place next month. Communities all across Alaska hold Choose Respect marches as part of former Gov. Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect campaign to end sexual assault and domestic violence in Alaska. A few Kodiak villages are participating along with the City of Kodi...
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Christian Science marks century in Kodiak since volcanic eruption
In her book about the history of the Erskine House, “A Legacy Built to Last,” local author Susan Jeffrey writes about “Nellie Erskine: Community Matriarch.” Susan describes the “dreadful ash fall of 1912” after the Novarupta-Katmai volcano eruption and about how “Nellie, W.J. [her husband], and most of the townsfolk decided to stay in Kodiak and dig out … Nellie’s resolve, quick humor, and abiding faith in the Chr...
Mar 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Trails to host Spring Walk and Roll
Island Trails Network is holding a spring Walk and Roll program after a successful event last fall. During Walk and Roll, participating students get punch cards, which they use to track the number of times they walk and bike safely to or from school or a bus stop, during school or after school. Generally, the program runs in mid-fall. Last October’s Walk and Roll saw 487 students from Kodiak’s four elementary scho...
Mar 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suspect in underwear thefts accepts plea deal, judge says
The man accused of stealing multiple pairs of women’s underwear from Kodiak homes pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges of attempted burglary. Ryan Cornelio, 18, was originally charged with three counts of burglary in the first degree, a class B felony. Later, two additional charges of first-degree burglary were added for a total of five. Cornelio pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted burglary in the sec...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man wins Alaska’s biggest one-day fishing tournament
Mike Olsen still thinks Kodiak “really is the greatest place on Earth.” That’s a significant statement since Olsen now lives in Anchorage, running a snowplow business, and he just won $52,000 in Homer. “Kodiak is more like one big family,” Olsen, 45, said. “There is a lot of love there. Everyone supports everyone.” Olsen displayed that kind of support by telling the Kodiak Daily Mirror his story should emphasize h...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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BARRY QUICK RESPONSE: Minor damage, no injuries after Kodiak boat fire
A stove fire on a salmon seiner triggered the boat’s fire alarm, sending the Kodiak Fire Department and Kodiak Police Department to St. Paul Harbor Tuesday afternoon. Kodiak Police Chief Jim Mullican said a fire on board the Kodiak-based F/V Salmon Barry was confined to the stove area, and firefighters put it out after arriving. There were no injuries reported. Salmon Barry owner Barry Rosenkranz said he had just ...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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