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Cliff fall survivor may be discharged next week
A Kodiak teen injured in a fall from a cliff near White Sands Beach is on the mend in Anchorage and may return home to Kodiak soon. Brenda Finley reports that her son Nathan, 14, slipped on a mossy trail heading towards a beach near White Sands on July 5, resulting in a significant fall. Estimates of the fall were between 20 and 30 feet. “He lost his footing on the moss… He slipped and he fell and he went sliding....
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Post 17 finishes home season against Bartlett
Kodiak Post 17 concludes its home season with a four-game series against Bartlett beginning at 6:30 p.m. today at Baranof Field. Today’s and Sunday’s series finale at 11 a.m. are both nonleague games. Saturday’s doubleheader that begins at 12:30 p.m. consists of two league games. Kodiak stands at 5-5 in the league play (7-10 overall) and is in sixth-place in the National Division with 25 points. Bartlett is 8-3 in...
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Playbook: July 11
Friday, July 11 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Bartlett at Baranof Field, 6:30 p.m. Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Palmer at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, July 12 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Bartlett at Baranof Field, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Polar at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Bartlett at Baranof Field, 11 ...
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Dock may see temporary closure due repairs
The Anton Larsen Bay dock may be closed for business temporarily Sunday and Monday because of a geotechnical investigation. Matt Gandel, project manager for the Kodiak Island Borough, explained that engineers will be “drilling to see what the soil is like under the water.” Borough planners still have yet to determine whether the dock piles will be drilled or driven. Also, a drill rig will be brought out to the doc...
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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 junior all-stars loaded with experience
Coach Dave Smith isn’t concerned about carrying only 10 players on the Kodiak Junior Little League All-Star team. He feels what the team lacks in numbers it makes up for with experience. The team of 13-and 14-year-olds has seven returning starters from last year’s squad that went 5-4 and bowed out of the District I Finals tournament in the quarterfinals. “That helps,” Smith said. Kodiak started District I pool pla...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 10
June 24 • At 12:44 a.m., police cited a man for driving with studded tires on Shelikof Street. • Around 1:16 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 3:25 a.m., a bear raided a trashcan in the 2000 block of Mill Bay Road and then fled into the woods. • At 11:15 a.m., police warned a driver on Larch Street for having a brake light out and not stopping completely at a stop sign. • At 12:23 p.m., officers...
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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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Local photographer uses unique frames
Local photographer Dake Schmidt wanted new frames for his work. He found them in old windows and portholes. That task, he reports, has been complicated by a scarcity of frame materials. “I’ll never make a piece exactly like them again because you don’t have the same frame or the same looking portholes. They’re all originals,” Schmidt told the Mirror. Schmidt is Harborside Fly By’s featured artist for July. This is...
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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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