Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Full weekend of events ahead
Looking for something to do this weekend? There’s a bunch of activities going on around Kodiak kicking off the month of December. Friday night is the monthly First Friday art walk by the Kodiak Arts Council from 5 to 7 p.m. The Alutiiq Museum, Baranov Museum, Harborside Fly By, The Frame Shop, Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center and Kodiak Public Library are all hosting artists with mediums ranging from jewelry to photog...
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ACS sells wireless service to GCI
Alaska Communications announced plans Thursday to sell its wireless subscriber base, wireless assets and one-third share of the Alaska Wireless Network to Global Communications Inc. The company commonly referred to as ACS issued two statements Thursday, one announcing GCI’s purchase of Alaska Communications’ subscriber base and interest in AWN and the other announcing the sale of the wireless assets. GCI will pay ...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo's picks puts him on the naughty list
It’s Christmas time and Gizmo is on my naughty list. How did he get there you ask? Well, let me tell you. I thought the pup was a Seattle Seahawks fan, that was until Thursday afternoon when he made his Week 14 NFL picks. Gizmo did the unthinkable and predicted the 9-3 Philadelphia Eagles to beat the 8-4 Seahawks in what will be a huge NFC battle Sunday afternoon in the city of Brotherly Love. When he grabbed the ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 5
Nov. 18 Around 1:09 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 1:35 a.m., police conducted a security check on Benny Benson Drive. At 1:40 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 9:35 a.m., animal control observed no animal violations in the Monashka area. At 10:34 a.m., a caller reported shoplifting on Mill Bay Road. At 10:53 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Marine Way....
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Baptist Mission gears up for Currier and Ives, Bazaar
Kodiak is a town of great ideas. Like little seeds planted in fertile soil, these ideas sprout into festive events that draw the community together. The ideas originate within a small group or come from a single person, and soon they take on a life of their own. For 17 years, a Currier and Ives Christmas has drawn a cross-section of the community into the Kodiak Baptist Mission pavilion where people drink wassail,...
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In the Courts: Dec. 5
Elmer G. Barroga pleaded guilty to two counts of harassment in the second degree, offensive physical contact. Barroga was sentenced to 120 days in jail (120 suspended) and fined $2,000 ($1,000 suspended) and ordered to schedule a screening for alcohol/substance abuse and mental health/domestic violence/anger management and placed on probation for three years. William Dent-Kincaid pleaded guilty to reckless driving...
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Kodiak wrestlers back in action
The dust that has collected on Kodiak’s wrestling singlets over the past three weeks will come off today. The Bears travel to the North/South Tournament at Wasilla High School that begins today and ends Saturday. This will be Kodiak’s first meet since Dec. 15 when it opened the season at the Peninsula Duals. Kodiak was supposed to compete Nov. 22 at the Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament but couldn’t travel to Palme...
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Amazing Nature: Marine snow is food for deep sea life
When I took a leasurely walk this morning I admired the beautiful snow capped peaks of the mountains all around. This time of year people either talk about how they are glad that the snow is not yet impacting traffic or they wish for the fluffy stuff in anticipation of time spent crunching through a white wonderland, skiing, sledding, building snow figures or digging tunnels and piles. Scientifically, snow is noth...
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Kodiak hosts Denali Conference Volleyball Championships
Kodiak’s emerging small schools volleyball team was created three years ago with the hopes of competing against the state’s best mix-6 teams. The ESS Ravens could get that opportunity. The team enters the Denali Conference Championships as the No. 2 seed. The four-team double-elimination tournament begins today and ends Saturday at Kodiak Middle School. The tournament winner advances to next week’s mix-6 volleybal...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Dec. 5
Cikuq Ice Nanwat cikumaut. The lakes are frozen over. Kodiak may lie south of the frozen Arctic regions of Alaska, but from 1852 to 1870 it was a known for its ice. In the 1850s the California gold rush was in full swing, and the West Coast needed ice to preserve food. Russian American Company officials saw an economic opportunity and established contracts to sell ice in San Francisco. Ice production began in Sitk...
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