Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Public Safety Blotter: April 20
April 4 At 5:01 a.m., police gave a driver on Marine Way a driving advisement. At 9:17 a.m., a caller reported an annoying animal on Wilton White Way. The owner will stop the barking. At 11:09 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on West Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 11:59 a.m., a caller reported an annoying animal on Rezanof Drive East. It was a second warning for a barking dog and the next ti...
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Community events: April 20
Today 6:30 p.m. — Kodiak Electric Association annual membership meeting, Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. 6:30 p.m. — “Downton Abbey” night, Kodiak Public Library. 7 p.m. — KIBSD Board of Education regular meeting, borough assembly chambers. Tuesday, April 21 12:30 p.m. — Food distribution, Food Bank. 7:30 p.m. — City council work session, Kodiak Public Library multipurpose room. Wednesday, April 22 1 p.m. — Senio...
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Controlling the dollar's catastrophic collapse
PART 4 Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of the six-part “How safe is your money?” I realize the dollar has strengthened recently, but that is only in comparison to other fiat currencies, which are also being debased. It's basically a race to see who can debase or destroy the value of their currency the fastest. The Chinese and Russians aren't stupid. They realize they will never be paid back in full. ...
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pickett powers Kodiak past West Valley
Brandan Pickett twirled a one-hit shutout to power Kodiak to a 12-0 nonconference baseball victory over West Valley on Saturday at Baranof Field. Pickett retired the side in order in the first three innings before giving up a leadoff liner to center from Caleb Moretz in the fourth. The lengthy right struck out four, walked three and tossed 72 pitches in five innings — the game ended in the fifth due to the 10-run ...
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Tusty sailings canceled due to work
The M/V Tustumena will have 10 days of sailings canceled because “necessary additional work” turned up during the ferry’s annual overhaul, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation. The release said the ferry will now be returning to service on May 12, which means the May 2-11 sailings are canceled. “The canceled sailings include the first Aleutian Chain run for the summer 2015 schedule,”...
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First themes emerge from study about graying of fishing fleet
A group of researchers are studying the effects of the so-called “graying of the fleet,” the aging of fishermen without as many younger ones coming along behind, in the Kodiak archipelago and Bristol Bay, and the results of dozens of interviews are currently being catalogued. On Wednesday at the Baranov Museum, Danielle Ringer, a University of Alaska Fairbanks master’s student, presented the first preliminary them...
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Whale watching from Kodiak’s historic sites
Spring is a great time to visit Narrow Cape and view migrating grey whales. The giant creatures swim close to shore on their way to feeding grounds in the Bering Sea, particularly cows with their newborn calves. My daughter Abigail and I watch them from our favorite perch. It is on the cape above Fossil Beach, overlooking Ugak Bay. For the best views, we move back and forth between two World War II searchlight bun...
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Tapestry: Kodiak cares, it really does
Misfortune is an unwelcome visitor that takes many forms — a devastating disease, fire, loss of livelihood, death of a loved one, financial debilitation or scandal. Those caught in its trap find themselves in turmoil that can be metaphorically described as a raging storm at sea. But those storms are weathered with the help of friends and even strangers who offer a helping hand. The silver lining around the gloomy ...
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Judge sets sentencing date for 2 Kodiakans
Sentencing is scheduled in the next couple of weeks for two Kodiak residents who were originally charged with kidnapping, assault, theft and several misconduct involving a controlled substance charges. Jami Gibson, 40, and Phillip Gibson, 39, along with Julian Valdez, 28, were arrested last May after Alaska State Troopers investigated the kidnapping of three male campers ages 17, 21 and 23 and the beating of one o...
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On Parenting: Responsibility, bonding found on route
"Mom, can I do a paper route?" Nora asked. These are words a parent semi-rejoices yet semi-dreads to hear. There it was-in white and black ink in the Kodiak Daily Mirror: Our neighborhood was in need of a paper carrier. "Oh really. Hmmm," I pause. I gulp. And sigh. "Maybe. I'll call and see. I don't know if you're old enough," I reply, trying to sound positive. In my mind I have visions of ice-coated road, with No...
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