Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
City council signs off on first review of FY14 budget
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the first reading of the city's fiscal year 2014 budget on Thursday, setting the stage for the budget's acceptance in June. The city's fiscal year starts July 1, and the proposed $37 million budget before the council includes a 6 percent cut overall, the result of cost-cutting and the end of several expensive construction projects. The city is expected to have the equiv...
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Marian Call will perform in Kodiak
Singer-songwriter and self-proclaimed “nerd” Marian Call will perform in Kodiak tonight. Call’s musical style has been described as “acoustic joy jazz” by fans, and her lyrics touch on subjects like Shark Week, airplanes, NASA, Alaska and TV shows. “I’m kind of a nerd, so a lot of my songs are secretly about ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and other things too,” Call said. “There are little hidden Easter eggs.” Kodiak Arts...
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Around Kodiak: May 24
Alaskan children’s author Sara Feriante Donkersloot will hold a book signing today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harborside Fly-By. Come learn about Alaskan animals and look at her books “Down by the River” and “Out on the Tundra.” The A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day weekend. Call 486-8686 for more information.
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Observing 30th birthday, hatchery association expands
The Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a significant expansion. At Thursday’s annual meeting of Kodiak’s regional fish hatchery group, board members shared stories of KRAA’s founding, and local hatchery managers gave presentations about Pillar Creek Hatchery and Kitoi Bay Hatchery. “This year we’re working on our hatchery expansion,” said Michael Smimmo, assi...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Outsider/Stranger
Allanertaq : Outsider / Stranger Allanertakiinga akgua’aq. : An outsider came to see me yesterday. Hosting guests was a sign of power and prosperity in Alutiiq communities. Each winter, as the sun sank below the horizon, wealthy families initiated festivals, inviting friends from their own community and neighboring villages to participate in feasting, dancing, singing, visiting, and gift-giving. Guests were anxiou...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 24
Thursday, May 16 At 1:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a man at the Kodiak DMV office. Investigation revealed the man had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for failure to complete community work service. He was placed under arrest and remanded to the Kodiak Jail where he was held with no bail pending arraignment.
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In the Courts: May 24
Dismissals Two counts of third-degree assault against Teila Tofelogo, 43, were dismissed May 10. Eight counts of fraudulent use of an access device and one count of criminal impersonation against Karen Young, 47, were dismissed. Theft Jason Ray, 38, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail (80 days suspended), and will be on probation for three years. Stalking Karen Young, 47, plea...
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Island Flavor: Picnics on Alaska Airlines. Shortest. Column. Ever?
I was thinking about Snoopy when I ordered it. I’m trusting that at least some of my readers remember Snoopy, the World War I Flying Ace and head beagle in the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles Schulz. The Flying Ace was only one of the fantasy identities of Charlie Brown’s dog. Snoopy imagined himself in several other roles. He was Joe Cool. Or a vulture. Or, in his darkest moments, a lawyer. I always loved ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: May 24
May 16 Coast Guard Station Ketchikan crewmembers terminated the voyage of a recreational boat fishing in Carroll Inlet after discovering safety and fishing violations on the vessel May 16. The Station Ketchikan 25-foot Response Boat - Small crew safely escorted the 20-foot boat, with two people aboard, to Mountain Point near Ketchikan. During an at-sea boarding, the station crew discovered life jackets missing, an...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 24
Monday, May 20 • At 12:16 a.m., a cab driver reported his two passengers, a man and woman, were fighting inside the cab and he needed assistance. Both parties were gone when officers arrived. • At 12:34 a.m., a man received a citation for no proof of insurance. • At 1:32 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Powell Avenue. • At 1:55 a.m., a caller reported a man stole her cellphone. As she was speaking with an of...
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