Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 14
AUG. 11 At about 9:14 a.m., Alaska State Trooper in Kodiak investigated the report of an American flag and a U.S. Marine Corps flag being stolen from a residence near the intersection of Spruce Cape Road and Carroll Way. AST also received two more reports from residences in the area that American flags had been stolen. Investigation continues. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call ...
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City government shouldn’t act like a common bully
All citizens are entitled to honest government. Few would disagree with that unremarkable statement. But what does it mean? In my book, an “honest” government is one that recognizes that it is just as obligated to abide by the law as any of its individual citizens, and which treats those citizens with courtesy and respect at all times and under all circumstances. Honest government never lies to or attempts to misl...
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Burglar missed chance to steal at least 50 guns
The burglar who stole 17 guns from Wild Trader’s on Saturday had the opportunity to steal 39 more handguns in a matter of seconds, but he was racing against time. The suspect stayed in the store for only 1 minute and 34 seconds as the security alarm blared after he smashed the pawn and locksmith shop’s main door. Wild Trader’s owner Kim Davidson and his 23-year-old son, Chaven, showed their surveillance video Wedn...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Learning camping skills, one tent stake at a time
Sitting on the beach of Woody Island next to a big stack of camping gear, I was excited for the Girl Scouts to arrive on the seiner F/V Silver Fox. The weather and transportation plans were cooperating for our weekend camping trip! The state park campsite was vacant. I could breath a sigh of relief as the final pieces of trip planning had fallen into place. Eleven excited scouts, five leaders, five tents, food, su...
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Shotguns, rifles stolen as string of burglaries hits Kodiak
Within hours before or after a burglar stole 17 guns from Wild Trader’s on Saturday, burglars also carted off three guns, including a shotgun, from a residence on Carroll Way in Kodiak. A day later, state troopers also responded to another home on Marmot Drive to investigate a reported burglary, where investigators say two rifles, a shotgun and a handgun were taken from the residence. On Friday, troopers also rece...
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KHS football faces tough 2015 schedule
If Kodiak High School’s football team ends with a winning record, it will be well-earned. The 2015 schedule, which gets started on Saturday in Nikiski, is loaded with quality opponents. It is a schedule that could make someone squirm, but not new coach Bill McGuire, who is embracing the challenge. “It is going to be tough,” McGuire said. “It is better to be building a program to compete than it is to win by 60. Yo...
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SENIOR LIFE: Aging Mastery Program ramps up Kodiak activities
The Aging Mastery Program, which is all about making and maintaining meaningful changes in health behaviors, financial well-being and enrichment in later life, is a growing movement in Kodiak. AMP is a program of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and is being sponsored in our community by the Senior Citizens of Kodiak through an NCOA grant. Ten-week sessions for people 55 and older focusing on navigating longer...
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Eco Challenge returns Saturday
After a year absence, the Eco Challenge will reappear on Saturday. The Eco Challenge is a Coast Guard Morale Well-Being and Recreation event that starts at 8 a.m. in an undisclosed location. The event is an endurance, scavenger-hunt type race. Teams, which are comprised of four people, don’t know where they are going and what they will be doing until the day of the race. In 2013, the winning team finished in 5 hou...
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Alumni hit the course Friday
The Kodiak cross country team’s annual Alumni Run is Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The event pits Kodiak’s current stars against the school’s past stars. The girls race begins at 5 p.m., followed by the boys race at 5:45 p.m. Community runners can also join the fun to see if they can hang with the varsity runners over the grueling 5-kilometer course, which is one of the toughest in the state. T...
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STAGE and SCREEN: 'Trainwreck is no train wreck
The opening skit: Home video quality scene featuring a middle aged man standing in the open door of his garage talking to two young girls seated on the hood of a car. The younger of the girls is holding a rag doll – both are paying rapt attention to a rant by their father about the absence of value in monogamy. The dad uses the rag doll as an avatar for his need to sexually satisfy all women with whom he comes in ...
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