Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Tapestry: Wilma Finlay’s century-long journey
On a quiet, uneventful Monday afternoon while people immersed themselves in their work, school and their personal affairs, Kodiak lost 100 years of stories, kind deeds, memories and wise counsel as Wilma Finlay breathed her last in her room at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where she had been staying since she underwent treatment of a broken wrist in early October. Shortly before Wilma died, her son, Dal...
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In the Courts: Nov. 16
Charges dismissed • Two charges of violating conditions of release against William Mecham, 20, were dismissed Oct. 5. • A charge of first-degree vehicle theft and two charges of fifth-degree criminal mischief against Kevin Brennick, 53, were dismissed Oct. 31. • Charges of public consumption of liquor and public possession of liquor against Gabriel Feliciano, 30, were dismissed Nov. 8. • Charges of fourth-degree a...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 16
The Baranov Museum hosts a special open house geared toward educators 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Learn how to bring traveling exhibits to your classroom and find out what lessons can be taught at a museum field trip. Call Sarah Short, the museum’s education curator, at 486-5911 or email education@baranovmuseum.org. The annual Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Bazaar takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the St....
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Kodiak man accused of stealing van and fishing gear
A Kodiak man is accused of stealing a van and fishing gear. Vladimir Poplavkov, 23, is scheduled to be arraigned in Kodiak district court today. According to court documents, the theft allegedly occurred between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Oct. 10. The van's owner reported his blue Chevy van had been stolen from his job at A-1 Timber at Lash Dock. The man later found his van in Kodiak. When he recovered it, he noticed so...
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Child's rare eye problem solved with special glasses
Nels Jensen has struggled with reading his whole life. Jensen, 16, knows how to read, but for him the words just don't look the way they are supposed to. Now he finally knows why. Last month, Jensen found out he has Irlen syndrome. The rare disorder is not a problem with the eye, but a problem with the way the brain processes visual information. People with Irlen syndrome see distorted image when they try to read ...
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Anchorage museum attracts Kodiak kids to science night
On Tuesday night, the Kodiak National Guard armory was turned into a science gallery. For the second year, the Anchorage Museum brought science exhibits to Kodiak for kids and families. Betany Porter, interdisciplinary museum educator for the Anchorage Museum, said the science night gives educators a chance to explain the science behind what is happening in the Arctic, stimulate community-wide discussions about sc...
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Derby team recruiting new members
The Rock Island Rollers, Kodiak’s roller derby team, is looking for fresh meat.  The Rollers hosted an open practice Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s School to introduce the sport to prospective players.  “We have had people move out and have had to make some big turnaround,” Rollers vice president Desiree Smude said. “So we are always looking for new people to come in and make it bigger.” Smude said she hopes to put...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 15
Wednesday Nov. 7 • At 6:25 p.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Marine Way. It was gone on arrival. • At 7:35 p.m., an officer found a vehicle that appeared to be on fire; the brakes were smoldering. The owner was contacted and the problem was fixed. • At 8:11 p.m., a woman turned in a wallet. • At 8:49 p.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle on Pillar Mountain. All was OK. • At 9:40 p.m., a man recei...
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Stage and Screen: Hero or villain? — Your Choice!
A catastrophic mechanical failure causes a commercial airliner to dive uncontrollably toward the ground from 18,000 feet. All efforts to regain control of the plummeting aircraft go for naught. Control surfaces do not respond to hydraulic or manual commands. The ground is closing in on the airplane and nothing can be done to raise the nose of the plane to achieve more lift from the failing engines. ‘Whip’ Whitaker...
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Kodiak High School's art students to appear on iTunes
The work of Kodiak High School’s art students will appear on iTunes later this month as part of an innovative new project. At this month’s Alaska School Board conference in Anchorage, students from four Alaska communities were invited to contribute chapters to a digital book entitled “We are Alaska.” To represent Kodiak as one of the four communities, students from the high school’s art class wrote a story, drafte...
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