Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Light show back for third year
If you’re in need of a little holiday joy, head over to Otmeloi Way to check out Kodiak’s biggest Christmas light display. Kodiak resident Andy Crawley has continued his spectacular Christmas lights tradition, which is now on display every night until the holiday. This is Crawley’s third year putting on the show, which has consistently backed up traffic on Otmeloi Way for the last two holiday seasons. He held his ...
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Coast Guard sends helicopter to Cold Bay for snow crab season
Members of Air Station Kodiak just returned from Cold Bay, where they stood by to help ailing mariners during the red king crab fishery season. Now they’re back in the small Alaska Peninsula town to help with the snow crab season. On Saturday, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to the forward operating location in Cold Bay to stand by for fishermen in Southwest Alaska during the w...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 10
Wednesday, Dec. 4 • At 4:08 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Chichenof Street. All was OK. • At 8 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear was at a dumpster on the 1200 block of Selief Lane. Officers had no contact with it. • At 9:14 a.m., a caller reported his vehicle was stolen. He called police later and said the person he suspected took it had agreed to give it back and police assistance was...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Christmas for outdoor enthusiasts
Is there anything more difficult than Christmas shopping for outdoor enthusiasts? Absolutely! The harder job is being an outdoor enthusiast and “helping” loved ones select your gifts. I get to see both sides of the challenge since I’m an outdoor nut and married to one in her own right. After more than 40 years of practice, we’ve managed to sort the problem to our satisfaction. I bet I can help you through this dif...
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Births: Dec. 10
• Sophia Evalette Christeman was born at 1:29 p.m. Nov. 29, 2013, to Veronica and Phillip Christeman. She weighed 6 pounds, 13.4 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak. Proud grandparents are Bibiana Christeman from Palau and Julia Samaniego from Mexico. • Teresa Rae-Hilton was born at 3:17 p.m. Dec. 2, 2013, to Matt and Maria Hilton. She weighed 8 pounds, 5.6 ounces and measure...
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Free Tilikum
To the Editor: On Oct. 24, CNN aired a documentary titled “Blackfish.” The documentary focuses on the life of SeaWorld’s 12,000-pound killer whale named Tilikum. At the age of three, the whale was taken out of the wild away from his pod. Killer whales are extremely intellectual and emotional creatures. Something like this happening can be extremely harmful to their state of mind. Tilikum has been in captivity for ...
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Education amendment opens door for addressing problems
The next state legislative session begins Jan. 21. One of the most important pieces of pending legislation is Senate Joint Resolution 9 (SJR9) “Proposing amendments to the constitution of the state of Alaska relating to state aid for education. It is ripe for passage. Our state constitution includes the so-called Blaine Amendment. Back in the Ku Klux Klan era of the mid-1800’s, Republican Sen. James G. Blaine of M...
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Are we losing touch with our children?
To the Editor: Having only been in Kodiak for a few short months, I am amazed at what a small town homey feel it has. Kodiak has a way of giving you a feeling of family and of close-knit relationships. Since arriving on the island, I have noticed that most of the families have both parents and sometimes even the children working multiple jobs, due in part — I suppose — to the high cost of living and the rise in ta...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 10
Mapping group meets The Kodiak GIS User Group will meet at noon today in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center. Join mapping experts for an update of data collection around Kodiak Island. Parks gathering The Kodiak Island Borough parks and recreation committee meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 26 has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. tonight in the school district conference room in the borough build...
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Board of Fisheries changes little in Chignik
The Alaska Board of Fisheries is making few changes in Chignik-area fisheries after a two-day meeting in Anchorage. Only two of eight proposals submitted by Chignik fishermen were approved by the seven-member fish board last week. The accepted proposals determine when a seine has stopped fishing and allow fishery managers flexibility when deciding whether to open the Chignik River commercial salmon fishery. The se...
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