Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Woman starts diaper bank
A Kodiak woman has started a diaper bank to help low-income families in Kodiak. Emily Arnick, an employee with Kodiak Area Native Association’s Cama’i Home Visiting Program, came up with the idea for the diaper bank after doing some research on problems that affect low-income families in Kodiak and nationally. “I read an article that said — it came out in July — diaper need creates stress and ultimately affects a ...
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Hypothermia specialist taught in Kodiak
Local search and rescue volunteers had the opportunity last week to learn about cold-water hypothermia from a California doctor who specializes in hypothermia research. Dr. Thomas Nuckton, a critical care physician from San Francisco, traveled to Kodiak to participate in a weeklong national search and rescue certification course, SARTECH II, with members of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue. The course taught the ba...
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Weather expected to stay wet
A storm bringing warm, wet weather from the central Pacific near the Hawaiian Islands has dampened Kodiak, and more is on the serving platter this week. No records have been set thus far as the National Weather Service predicts a seasonably wet week through the Kodiak archipelago. As of 6:15 p.m. Sunday, 8.36 inches of rain had been recorded at Benny Benson State Airport, more than an inch above normal to that poi...
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Kodiak volleyball losses heartbreaker in finals
Kodiak got its revenge on Dimond, but it was the Lynx who walked away with the title. Coming through the losers’ bracket, Dimond rallied to beat Kodiak 31-29 in the “if necessary” Service/Dimond Volleyball Tournament championship match Saturday evening at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Dimond, which beat Kodiak in the finals of the West Spiketacular earlier this season, forced the final set to 30 points by handi...
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Garden Gate: Last call for winterizing your yard and garden
Weather for this Halloween week is forecasted to be WWW: Warm, Wet and Windy. While discussing the unusual balmy weather with a friend of mine, she said, “Yeah, we’re not in Kansas anymore,” adding, “We’re still pulling carrots.” Lately, weather has been on the front burner of many conversations. Skiers and deer hunters wring their hands, waiting for snow, while Chiniak commuters are grateful for ice-free roads. N...
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Thomet third in Calif.
Wearing a bright yellow Kodiak jersey, Levi Thomet zoomed through the hilly 2.9-mile Mt. Sac Cross Country Invitational course Saturday in Walnut, Calif. The two-time Alaska state champion finished third in a stocked field with a time of 14 minutes, 46 seconds. Torrey Pines (Calif.) senior Tal Braude won in 14:27, while senior Garrett Corcoran of Vila Park (Calif.) was second in 14:29. Blake Hanney of Stockdale (C...
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Soldotna, West claim football titles
Defense was optional in the medium-schools championship football game Saturday at the Anchorage Football Stadium. Juneau and Soldotna combined for 991 yards of offense, 15 touchdowns and 44 first downs. And in the end, it was the Stars who emerged as champions with a 56-49 victory with the second-most points in state football playoff history. Ironically, it was Soldotna’s defense that sealed the victory. Tied at 4...
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Popular haunted house returns
As Halloween approaches, Coast Guardsmen at the communication station are putting their scariest faces on for Haunted COMMSTA. Haunted COMMSTA, a haunted house held in the basement of the communication station on Anton Larsen Road, will return on Saturday to give Kodiak residents a frightful experience. Haunted COMMSTA was not held in 2012 because of the tragedy that occurred at the communication station that year...
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City council approves first reading of park hours ordinance
With little comment, the Kodiak City Council approved the first reading of a proposal to implement closed hours at the city's public parks. If approved at a second reading during the city's next city council meeting, Ordinance 1313 will close the city's parks from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., May through August. From September through April, parks will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Until the ordinance is passed, city par...
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Third hydro turbine on track for November startup
A project to bring more water power to Kodiak is almost complete. A third turbine at the Terror Lake hydroelectric project is still on schedule for startup next month, Kodiak Electric Association CEO Darron Scott told the KEA board of directors on Thursday. “We’re starting to wrap up getting toward the end,” he said. “We’re looking at having it in and on and spinning by the end of November.” Starting up the $4.6 m...
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