Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
STUTES: September update
Thanks to some helpful weather and diligent firefighters the Chiniak fire, properly called the Twin Creeks Fire, has been declared to be contained. This fire started of unknown causes on the evening of August 27th and has thus far burned over 5,000 acres and claimed a number of structures including the community library. The overwhelming support shown by the community proves that we truly care for the wellbeing of...
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Norman Lynn Hickok
Norman Lynn Hickok, age 79, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Montana. The son of Mona Lucille (Evans) and Louie Thorn Hickok, Norman was born February 18, 1936 in Kittitas, Washington. He graduated from high school in Moses Lake, Washington and his love of music lead him to a music major in college. While a talented musician, Norman pursued a career in carpentry and con...
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Thomet represents USA in Wales
On Saturday, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet will represent his country at the 31st World Mountain Running Championships in Snowdonia, North Wales. In August, Thomet was selected as a member of the US Junior Mountain Running Team. “I love trail running, and being part of a USA team is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Thomet told the Daily Mirror in August before leaving for Germany to participate in the Con...
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Cold is just so 10,000 B.C.
You know, despite all this hullabaloo about rising sea levels and lost habitat both for both man and beast, I’ve got a feeling global warming might work out just fine for Alaskans. I mean we’ve had millennia upon millennia of icy cold. Come on. Take my home town of Dillingham for instance; I have a theory that it has the worst weather in the state. I’ve walked to school at 30-below (yes, as a matter of fact it was...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 16
Sept. 11 Around 12:44 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:13 a.m., police conducted a security check on East Rezanof Drive. At 1:35 a.m., police cited a driver in the 1000 block of East Rezanof Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 1:55 a.m., police advised man in the Maple Avenue and Hillside Drive area about no camping laws. At 2:07 a.m., police conducted a security check on Selief Lane. At...
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Alaska Science Forum: Alders go their own way in autumn
With every autumn breath we take, Alaska brightens with yellows, reds and oranges of plants recovering what they can from tired solar panels. But one shrubby tree does not join the party. Alders remain a stubborn green. Many won't drop their leaves until long after the snow falls. This reluctance is one of the wonders of an overlooked organism, said ecologist Roger Ruess. A UAF professor, Ruess has studied alders ...
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ALUMNI UPDATE: Fried makes college debut
Levi Fried has started his collegiate running career at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. Fried, a former Kodiak great, placed 11th out of 27 runners in the school’s only home meet of the season, the Yellow Jacket Invitational, Friday in Spearfish S.D. The freshman recorded a 6-kilometer time of 20 minutes, 34.65 seconds. In his first NCAA Division II race on Sept. 4, Fried placed 37th out of 51 runner...
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Poems installed at Fort Abercrombie
Two poems written by locals were installed on plaques at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park on Saturday, two of the last poems in a three-year program to place 11 poems in seven state parks across Alaska. The Abercrombie poems were written by Leslie Leyland Fields and Fred Stager. Accompanying the poem on the plaques were photographs by local photographers Corey Pederson and Stacey Studebaker. The first part o...
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Common murres dying off in ‘unusual year’
Enjoying idyllic weather on the Labor Day holiday, Hal Long paddled his kayak out onto Monashka Bay Sept. 7 and saw some white objects floating off the south shore. “I thought they were floats at first,” Long said. But a closer look showed he had found about a dozen dead common murres, birds that spend most of their lives at sea. Long’s discovery was not unique. The Homer News reported Aug. 27 that dead murres hav...
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Wasilla-based driver earns 75th career victory during Stock Car Shootout
Keith Jones can be considered an Alaska dirt track legend, and on Saturday the veteran driver raced his way to a milestone victory at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Jones, one of three hobby stock drivers who ferried to the island for the inaugural Kodiak Island Racing Association Stock Car Shootout, captured the 25-lap main event. By taking the checkered flag first, it gave him a victory at every track in the state. ...
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