Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Safe Routes to School aims to encourage kids to walk or bike to school
To the Editor: We appreciate that the Daily Mirror brought attention to the recently completed Kodiak Safe Routes to School plan, which addresses how to make our community more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. However, the article published on June 6 misrepresented Safe Routes to School by implying that the primary focus is to address childhood obesity in Kodiak. The author of the article also made a poor choice o...
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Alaska State Troopers: June 7
Saturday, June 1 • At 8:49 a.m., the village public safety officer in Port Lions reported there was a gunshot victim at the village clinic. The 19-year-old man had a gunshot wound in his left foot. He was medically evacuated to Kodiak by a local air carrier. The initial investigation revealed the shooting was accidental and self-inflicted, and occurred between 1-3 a.m. Alcohol was a factor in the incident, and the...
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Coast Guard Blotter: June 7
June 3 A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Cordova from Kodiak medevaced a cruise ship passenger near Prince William Sound. The crew safely hoisted the 53-year-old man, who was suffering from gastrointestinal distress, and transported him to Cordova to meet emergency medical personnel for further transport to Anchorage from commercial medevac services. Coast Guard 17t...
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In the Courts: June 7
Dismissals • A charge of third-degree assault against Jamshid Hudaykulov, 24, was dismissed April 19. • A charge of second-degree criminal trespass against Dennis Fathke, 58, was dismissed April 23. • A charge of second-degree criminal trespass against Gabriel Feliciano, 30, was dismissed May 3. • Charges of second-degree criminal trespass and sixth-degree use of a controlled substance against Disa Robison, 43, we...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Son-in-law
Nengauwaq : Son-in-law Gui nengauwangq’rtua. : I have a son–in-law. Alutiiqs use the term nengau’aq in a variety of ways. In some communities, it specifically means a son-in-law: the man who married your daughter. In others, the word is a general term for any man related by marriage. Whatever they are called, Alutiiq men know that when they marry an Alutiiq woman, they marry her family. The extended family is extr...
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TV show causes mermaid frenzy
Mermaids, dragons and mystic monsters — they all inspire our fantasies. Who has not looked upon the ocean and wondered what might live in its depths that we don’t know about. Who has never stood looking out at the crests of waves, a sudden splash, or a dark shape quickly moving away under water and wondered what it was that we saw but could not quite put a name to? Lucky are those who have felt the excitement of s...
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Another Day in Paradise: Bearing our pains
As we have been moving boxes and furniture around, the old aches and pains reappear. Bruises that run up and down my arms, my back, shoulders and knees remind me that I’m not 18 anymore. I have increased my daily portion of anti-inflammatory and aspirin and have moaned greatly. I have been reminded twice this week that I have nothing to complain about. As we continue this packing experience, our dogs continue to b...
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Assembly passes budget with smaller tax hike for Service Area No. 1
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has approved a $34.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1. The budget raises taxes only in Road Service Area No. 1. There, members of the service area's advisory board requested a rise in the area's property tax mill rate from 0.5 mills to 2.0 mills. The assembly, citing the scale of the increase, approved a smaller increase, to 1.5 mills. "I am adamantly oppo...
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Dunbar, Thomet compete in Oregon
A pair of Kodiak runners will compete at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon on Saturday. Kodiak High School rising junior Levi Thomet is competing in the high school boys invitational mile at 6:56 Alaska time. Before that, Kodiak graduate and current University of Oregon star Trevor Dunbar will make his 2013 track season debut. Dunbar was sidelined during the collegiate track and field season with an injury. La...
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Run for Rescue Saturday
The second Run for Rescue is Saturday. The run that promotes awareness of human trafficking begins at 10 a.m. at Monashka Bay Park (the corner of Otmeloi and Monashka Bay road). Registration begins at 9 a.m. Runners can tackle 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers or a half-marathon. All courses follow Monashka Bay Road. All proceeds go to Project Rescue, a ministry that rescues women and children in India, Nepal, Banglades...
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