Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Travis Wheeler
Our beloved Travis, age 39, left his long struggle with illness behind and passed into eternity to be with his Heavenly Father, Lord, and Savior on Oct. 21, 2014. Travis was born in Boise on July 28, 1975 to Bill and Terry Wheeler. Although his parents divorced when Travis was only three, he was always close to his father. His mother later married Kenneth Houston, and Travis was then blessed with another father an...
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Pro-marijuana legalization police chief to speak in Kodiak
A Missouri police chief has expressed his support for legalization of recreational marijuana use in Alaska, saying many law enforcement officers have started to realize that the country’s current drug policies aren’t really working. Chief Larry Kirk, a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, spoke to the Kodiak Daily Mirror a few days before delivering his views at the local rotary clubs and radio stations ...
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Kodiak’s relatively unknown fishery provides extra income for divers. (VIDEO)
Kodiak has a fishery that many people may not know about: Parastichopus Californicus, commonly referred to as the red sea cucumber. It kind of looks like a cucumber, except the wrong color. It’s red and while it looks prickly, its spines are actually soft and not dangerous. In fact, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Kodiak Laboratory has two types of cucumbers in both its aquarium and touch tank. About 20 dive...
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Orion’s Mountain Sports Reverse Pillar Mountain Results
Saturday, Oct. 25 9.1 miles Men 1. Levi Thomet, 59 minutes, 26 seconds; 2. Keith Osowski, 59:50; 3. Jack Hannah, 1:00:02; 4. Anthony Rubina, 1:00:12; 5. Chad Pysher, 1:01:23; 6. Daniel Johnson, 1:06:06; 7. Anthony Saucier, 1:06:08; 8. Joel Wattum, 1:08:48; 9. Brenden Thompson, 1:13:21; 10. Anthony Maghupoy, 1:14:49; 11. Josh Fitzgerald, 1:15:15; 12. Mario Alverez, 1:18:00; 13. Ben Millstein, 1:18:21; 14. Dave Ostl...
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Kodiak netters place fifth
Kodiak’s volleyball team finished fifth at the Dimond/Service Tournament Saturday in Anchorage. After opening gold-bracket play with a 25-22, 25-19 victory over Bartlett, the Bears were eliminated from the tournament with losses to South Anchorage, 25-12, 25-22, and East Anchorage, 25-10, 25-23. Kodiak tied for fifth with Chugiak in the 20-team tournament. South defeated Dimond in the tournament finals. Kodiak wen...
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Council certifies election results, approves new Horizon contracts
The Kodiak City Council approved the municipal election results at Thursday’s meetings. City clerk Debra Marlar administered the oath of office to Randall Bishop, who was re-elected to a second three-year term. He has been on the council since October 2011. Incumbent Terry Haines was also re-elected to a three-year term. He has served two non-consecutive terms on the council. Haines took the oath of office on Wedn...
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School district begins work on strategic plan
Community members, parents and others gathered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to start work on a strategic plan for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. “Every time we do this each year, my hope is to just give people a voice, actually help set a direction, and then work with the (school) board to move forward in our direction,” said KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald. “I’m hoping that we capture some b...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 27
October 13 • At 4:51 a.m., police conducted a security check on East Marine Way. • At 4:53 a.m., police conducted a security check on Marine Way. • At 9:11 a.m., a caller reported a bear in the 1400 block of Larch Street. • At 9:50 a.m., police advised a driver on Rezanof Drive West about a cancelled license. • At 12:25 p.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Mill Bay Road. • At 12:26 p.m., a caller reported...
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Fish Factor: Canadian gold and copper mines threaten salmon rivers in Southeast Alaska
Throughout history, arguments over land and water usages have run the gamut from tussles over fences with next-door neighbors to shootouts over inter-state grazing rights in the Old West. But when land and water rights pit one country against another, that’s when things really get tricky. That is the situation in Southeast Alaska, where residents find themselves downstream from several massive open-pit gold and co...
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Celestial Seasonings’ tea delivers the zing
In 1976, I lived in a small 2-bedroom apartment in north Seattle, one block from Green Lake. My roommate, Cathy Childs, was 15 years older than me. She had long blonde hair (with split-ends that I thought needed trimming), drove a Volkswagen Beetle (too fast), ate brown rice with tamari, put yogurt on her granola and drank a lot of Celestial Seasonings’ Red Zinger tea. For me, Cathy was a new pair of glasses. She ...
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