Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Flu numbers higher than normal for Alaska
The Alaska Division of Public Health said Tuesday that the influenza virus is on the move in the state at the moment. It may not have hit Kodiak, but still should serve as a fair warning to anyone in the state because the virus can travel far during high-season tourism months. “This year the reason that we put out the advisory is to alert healthcare providers that we’re seeing flu activity at a time when we don’t ...
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Post 17 splits with defending champs
Kodiak Post 17 opened its first American Legion varsity baseball season in nearly three decades by splitting a four-game series with defending champion Chugiak. On Saturday, the Bears won the first conference game, 8-3, and dropped the second conference game, 7-4, at Baranof Field. Chugiak won the nonconference series opener, 7-2, on Friday, while Kodiak took Sunday’s nonconference game, 14-3. “Anytime you can com...
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City accepts grants to move along pump house and Aleutian projects
At the June 12 council meeting, the council accepted grant money to help complete the Monashka Bay pump house and the Aleutian Homes water and sewer project. The council passed a resolution accepting a $2,955,792 grant from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for the Aleutian homes water and sewer replacement project. "That's a sizeable grant. As you all know, this is an expensive project," said ci...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 17
• Christopher Robert Medeiros was born at 3:43 p.m. June 9, 2014, to Amelia and Alex Medeiros. He weighed 8 pounds, 11.6 ounces and measured 21.75 inches long. His parents are originally from Lodi, California, and now live in Kodiak. His father is in the Coast Guard in Kodiak. Grandparents are Robert and Pam Medeiros from Lodi, California, and Kathryn Brown and the late Russell Cochran from Elk Grove, California. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 17
May 30, 2014 • At 1:02 a.m., police received a 911 call about a disturbance on Hillside Drive. The disturbance was gone when police arrived. • At 1:12 a.m., someone on Selief Lane called 911 and hung up. It was a misdial. • At 1:31 a.m., police received a call requesting public assistance on Erskine Avenue. Everything was OK. • Around 1:32 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. • At 1:52 a.m., police co...
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Borough and city to examine new building fee structure
Kodiak recoups less than half of its department costs through building permit fees and may need to revise its fee structures, planners from the city and the borough said. Last week the Kodiak City Council discussed cost recovery scenarios after conducting a building permit fee and land use study. Robert H. Pederson, community development director of the Kodiak Island Borough, and Doug Mathers, the city’s building ...
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Kodiak vets reflect on Bergdahl release
As Kodiakans observed Flag Day, Kodiak war and army veterans weighed in on the handling of Bowe Bergdahl, the recently freed prisoner of war in Afghanistan whose release has sparked controversy. Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban in 2009, arrived back in the United States late last week. He is now undergoing reintegration treatment at a medical facility in San Antonio. At the same time, the U.S. Army is cur...
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Audubon hikes provide social opportunities and fun
For long-time residents and newcomers to Kodiak, bi-weekly Audubon hikes provide an opportunity to meet new people and get outside. “I’ve been here 20 years, and I’ve hiked just about everything on the road system,” said Tia Leber, the hike leader, on Saturday. “I can share the knowledge and meet lots of people.” The hikes happen on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Participants meet at the ferry terminal, sign a w...
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Outdoor Kodiak: An early start for pink salmon
With the focus on king salmon over the last month, you’d think most of the questions I hear involve those great brawlers. Not so! Here’s what I’m hearing: “Are you seeing any pink salmon yet, Hank?” It’s quite a jump from 30-pound king salmon to 3-pound pinks, so you have to wonder why folks are interested. That’s because the earliest pink salmon are special fish, even if they’re small. You don’t need a boat to ca...
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Dunbar goes out champ-style
Trevor Dunbar closed out his stellar college career as a national champion. The University of Oregon men captured their first outdoor track and field title in 30 years on Saturday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, and Dunbar played a huge role in ending the drought. A day before, the Kodiak High School 2009 graduate ran the fastest 5,000 meters by an Alaskan and seventh quickest by an Oregon runner to f...
Jun 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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