Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak’s Filipino community punched with disappointment
Muffled sorrow hugged Kodiak’s Filipino community Sunday as they went back to work and recollected Manny Pacquiao’s defeat against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. On Saturday, dozens of local residents knocked out boxing parties, splitting the pay-per-view cost, while other fans circumvented cable companies, watching the fight live from Twitter’s Periscope, which let users broadcast video directly to the Internet fr...
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Assembly pulls fireworks from agenda after much discussion
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly pulled an ordinance to prohibit fireworks at two beaches near residential areas from their meeting agenda after much discussion at their Thursday work session. The ordinance, which was scheduled to be introduced at the May 7 meeting, would have prohibited fireworks year-round at Mill Bay Beach and Mission Beach. Currently, fireworks are allowed in the borough, but not within City...
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Garden Gate: Less is more in gardening, photography
I tell people that if given any topic, I can, in a step or two, relate it to gardening. This week I’m going to combine a couple of my favorite topics: gardening and photography. Okay, so this one’s not as difficult as trying to find a common thread between gardening and car racing or gardening and manufacturing lipstick, but here we go... Two of the most difficult photographs to take are portraits and landscapes. ...
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Middle School students survey, blast to success
Two teams of Kodiak Middle School students built rockets and conducted a recycling survey in a science and engineering contest, and one team will have their project competing at a regional tournament. Under the direction of eighth-grade teacher Kathryn Simms, the “Bottle Bill Bros” and the “Rocket Launchers” placed first and second, respectively, in the statewide ecybermission competition, a U.S. Army Educational ...
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Oil companies should share some of their profits
To the Editor, We all know that there is a great amount of concern about the deep cut backs in education the state is going to have to endure. The oil companies are still making billions in profits from Alaska oil, not as many billions as they use to, but still making good money. Does the oil companies always have to have all of the profit all of the time? Can’t they share some of that profit they are making from ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 4
April 12 At 2:34 p.m., police observed a man who was dancing in the road and was a traffic hazard on Thorsheim Street. He moved out of the road when police asked. At 3:10 p.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. At 4:12 p.m., a caller reported an aggressive dog on Baranof Street. The owner was given a warning. At 6:11 p.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Selief Lane. The owner was admonished, and ...
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Community events: May 4
Today 7 p.m. — Author Doug Vandegraft presents “What was the Name of that Bar?” at the Kodiak Public Library. 7 p.m. — School board work session, Central Services Conference Room. Tuesday, May 5 5-8:30 — Game night, Kodiak Public Library. Wednesday, May 6 6-9:30 p.m. — Social dancing, cha-cha, East Elementary School. Saturday, May 9 9 a.m.-noon — Sea kayak rescues and recoveries, Coast Guard Base Kodiak MWR pool. ...
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Kodiak baseball issues 5-3 win to Palmer
Kodiak was in a giving mood Friday evening. Three Bears pitcher combined for 17 walks in a 5-3 nonconference baseball loss to Palmer at Baranof Field. The loss snapped Kodiak’s five-game winning streak and ended its opening 10-game homestand with a 5-5 record. “We were fortunate to be able to get this many home games all the way into May,” Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “It was a blessing for us.” Kodiak opened t...
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Kodiak boys track wins Homer Invite
Editor's note: This is a different story than what appeared in Monday's paper. That story had Kodiak's boys placing second instead of winning the Homer Invite. Kodiak’s boys track and field team captured the Homer Invitational titlw Saturday at Homer High School. The boys, without the services of distance star Levi Thomet, finished first with 133 points, 16 points ahead of runner-up Kenai. Kodiak’s girls placed se...
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Kodiak softball swept by South
After losing a three-game series to South Anchorage by a combined score of 52-3 it would be easy for Kodiak’s player to hang their heads in defeat. That wasn’t the case when the opening softball weekend ended Saturday at East Addition Field. “What I’m most pleased about is how the girls handled themselves,” fifth-year coach Sam Catt said. “It is hard to come out here and take a whooping and still be up in spirits,...
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