Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
TAPESTRY: Memorable Saltery road experiences keep riders on alert
Just about every ATV owner in Kodiak has taken his vehicle on the narrow trail that extends from the American River near the Chiniak Highway to Saltery Cove. Dale Stratton, owner of Can’t Get Enough ATV River Fishing, is one of the first to drive the Saltery trail in the spring when there, in most cases, is still a lot of snow on the road. When the weather warms up, heavy rains can make the rivers impassable. Ther...
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STRIKING GOLD: Swearingin qualifies for national tournament
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Dustin Swearingin was not pleased when his mom signed him up to compete for a spot at the Junior Gold Championships — the biggest youth bowling tournament in the nation. “I was actually pretty mad at my mom for signing me up because usually the people signed up have high averages,” Swearingin said. He has no reason to be mad at his mom now. Swearingin qualified for the prestigious ...
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Kodiak loses two at Districts
The Kodiak Little League intermediate baseball all-stars fell to 0-3 in District I play after a pair of losses on Wednesday and Thursday. Despite getting a complete-game performance from Nevin Lee, Kodiak fell, 9-2, to Abbott-O-Rabbit on Wednesday in Knik. On Thursday, Kodiak mustered only a pair of hits in a 10-0 loss to Knik. “We are playing better baseball each game, and to me that is the important thing,” coac...
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ITN seeks volunteers for removal of marine debris
Island Trails Network has stored tens of thousands of pounds of marine debris collected from islands and shorelines in the Kodiak Archipelago during the past couple of years. Now, they’re getting the chance to have it taken to the lower-48 for recycling. A barge is coming around stopping in Kodiak and other areas in coastal Alaska to pick up previously collected marine debris and take it to Washington for recyclin...
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Cannery worker in 1915 photo identified; among first Filipinos in Kodiak
He was never famous. He never drove a car. He never flew in a plane. But Denis Rodill, records would show, was among the first Filipinos to live in Kodiak. And he was a war hero. Rodill’s fascinating story came to light after his 77-year-old daughter, Diane, spent seven years researching his life and his remarkable worldwide journey from Manila to ports around the world, surviving several wars as a Merchant Marine...
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Eco Challenge returns
After a year hiatus, one of Kodiak’s most grueling races is back. The Eco Challenge, a Coast Guard Morale Well-Being and Recreation event, is set to re-debut on Aug. 15. The race, which debuted in 2002, was cancelled last year because the Coast Guard did not have the budget or enough personnel to organize the event. That’s not the case this year. “It’s nice to see it back in action,” said race organizer Jim Willis...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 9
July 1 Around 2:27 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:46 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 2:49 a.m., police conducted a security check on Egan Way. At 2:57 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive East. At 8:54 a.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Larch Street. Police assisted the driver. At 9:53 a.m., a caller reported criminal trespass on M...
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Kodiak Post 17 hosts Bartlett
After a 10-day break in the schedule, Kodiak Post 17 begins the second-half of its American Legion baseball season on Friday. Post 17 hosts Bartlett in a four-game series. Today’s 6:30 p.m. game and Sunday’s 11 a.m. contest are nonleaguers, while Saturday’s league doubleheader begins at noon. Kodiak posted a 7-3 league record during the opening portion of the schedule — that included going 4-0 at home against Kena...
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ADF&G building gets new mural
When you enter the Alaska Department of Fish and Game building on Near Island next time, take a look to the left and you’ll see a new mural made by Alaska artist Mike Anderson. The clay mural depicts a bear catching a seal at the beach. Anderson modeled the bear after one his father-in-law, long-time Kodiakan Joe Floyd, shot, complete with small scars on the head. Anderson lives in Cordova, but he got married in K...
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Kodiak is Alaska's most expensive city, study says
Kodiakans often complain about the high cost of living here, and the latest issue of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development publication “Alaska Economic Trends” shows the complaints may be justified, at least on the housing side. The publication stated as of early this year, Kodiak is Alaska’s most expensive city, according to a Council for Community and Economic Research study of 250 cities in t...
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