Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Stevens: Pared-down state budget faces more cuts
As he echoed projections of multibillion-dollar deficits, Sen. Gary Stevens painted a dim budget outlook Tuesday and talked about a wide range of issues affecting Kodiak, including his priorities for the coming year. During an interview with Daily Mirror reporters, Stevens warned that the state’s stripped-down budget faces more cuts after a worldwide drop in the price of oil led to a projected $3.5-billion shortfa...
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Stage and Screen: 'Wild' is a walk into the wilderness
Reese Witherspoon is an underrated actor. Many think of her as a vapid, airhead character actor as a result of her 2001 classic portrayal of Elle Woods in “Legally Blond.” It’s hard to imagine anyone else playing this charming comedic role as convincingly as Witherspoon. In an odd way Elle Woods has become the signature role of an actor with a much broader range of performing skills than this part suggests. Three ...
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Wasilla tops first NLC hoops power rankings
There will be no perfect basketball team in Kodiak this season. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty to cheer about. Did you really expect another perfect season? Those only come around once a decade. The girls probably surprised many by starting the season with two straight wins and increasing the program’s win streak to 31 games — a remarkable feat by any team. They not only won two games, but won them co...
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Mary Eyman
Memorial services were held for Mary Eyman, 79, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. at the Elder House near Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.    Mary Eyman died Saturday morning, Dec. 6, at Providence, with family at her side.   She had been a resident at the Elder House since its opening earlier this year. Prior to that, she resided at the Providence Care Center for eight years.    The oldest of 10 children, Mary ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 24
Dec. 13 Around 2:44 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 3:45 a.m., police responded to a dangerous driver on Rezanof Drive. They were unable to locate the vehicle described. At 7:03 a.m., police cited a driver on Larch Street for failing register the vehicle. At 9:41 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 4:51 p.m., a caller requested a subject re...
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Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- At this annual gathering of more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, press conferences offered by the organizers feature scientists discussing everything from Mars rovers whiffing methane to Christmas lights visible from space. One press conference that has for a few years had a recurring slot at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union is the state of changes in the Far North. Here'...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo's Letter to Santa
Dear Santa, I figured you get tired of reading letters written by kids, so I decided to give you a break. You probably don’t get many letters written by dogs, right? I know you have reindeer, but do you have a dog? I’ve been watching you on television a lot this month and have never seen you with one. I picture you with a boxer or maybe a miniature schnauzer. I’m a fluffy Japanese Chin with a squishy face that mak...
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Local results: Dec. 24
City League Basketball Dec. 22 Petro 91, Water of Life A 71 Geoffrey Agmata 27 points, Godfrey Agmata 23, Randy Delacruz 16, Dustin Krug 9, Pete Danelski 8, Adam Kilborn 5 and Tom Slagle 3 for Petro. Elijah Hiner 18 points, Austin Cowley 15, Mikel Garner 13, Michael Mainifo 8, Andrew Gregory 8, Tony Will 5 and Ryan Lenon 4 for Water of Life. F/V Incentive 54, Strangers 38 Jordan Fogle 18 points, Chris Chernoff 18,...
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Kodiak redefines homelessness in America
Alfredo Godoy’s job stinks. His daily routine involves blood and decapitation, a lot of beheadings. But he loves his work and he gets compensated well. “We gather fish and we gut it and we cut it,” said Godoy, 59, describing his work processing salmon at a Kodiak cannery. “It’s fast-paced, but it’s good money.” Godoy said he brings home at least $960 each week for about 12 hours of work. That’s almost $4,000 month...
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10 years later: lessons remain
Just over 10 years ago, a ship carrying soybeans went aground in Makushin Bay on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Chain during a big storm. Air Station Kodiak responded with a Jayhawk helicopter along with the cutter Alex Haley. Through the wind and squalls and approaching darkness, the Coast Guard worked to get the crew of the Selendang Ayu off the boat. After taking all of the crew off the ship except the captain...
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