Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Part 4 Continued from Feb. 6, 2015 issue, Page 15 EDITOR’S NOTE: This list includes Kodiak fishing vessels that have disappeared during the past two centuries. Many of the non-Kodiak ships that capsized near Kodiak Island had deckhands who were island residents. Captain Warren Good’s original list includes mapping, locations, GPS coordinates and sources for each entry. Those are not included in the Daily Mirror’s ...
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Kalakala demolition crew saving souvenirs of iconic ferry
TACOMA, Wash. — Amid demolition, crews scrapping the ferry Kalakala are saving bolts, pieces of distressed metal with rivets, some railing. The brass trim of windows. Maybe the pistons and connecting rods from the big engine. And they can use it, considering that the office phone at Rhine Demolition Inc. has been ringing non-stop with calls from people seeking those sorts of souvenirs. "They just want a piece of t...
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Alaska Aerospace Corp. floats idea of privatization
JUNEAU — The president and CEO of Alaska Aerospace Corp. said Wednesday that the state-owned corporation would like to become a private company. Craig Campbell told the Senate Finance Committee he does not believe shutting down the corporation and the Kodiak Launch Complex that it owns and operates would be a good decision, given the investment that's been made and the future opportunities. He also said if the sta...
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Try new approaches to community problems
I thought the outcome of Thursday’s P&Z meeting was as it should be, and I thought Scott Arndt did a good job of running the meeting. Dozens upon dozens of speakers spoke during the 4 1/2-hour meeting, which included some witty and salient observations. One person noted that Kodiak consists of two groups of people: the first group enjoys and appreciates living on Kodiak, while the second group is trying to figure ...
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Red West
Red West was born Donald Neil West in Winchester, Indiana, Jan. 20, 1955. Red was one of 14 children living in a one-bathroom house in the small town of Lynn, Indiana. Red enjoyed good times with his brothers and sisters and he really loved his mom. He spent 12 of his 20 years in the Coast Guard stationed in Kodiak. Red liked the Coast Guard, but he loved the people he got to work with. He enjoyed being able to fl...
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Community events
Send items for inclusion in the Community Calendar to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. TODAY Noon-1 p.m. — Why Did the Fish Cross the Road? A Talk About Salmon Habitat and Fish Passages, with Blyth Brown, Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District, and Trent Dodson, Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor C...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 12
Feb. 5 At approximately 11:22 a.m., Kodiak AST contacted a 42-year-old Kodiak man. It was confirmed that he had an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to report to jail stemming from the original charge of assault in the fourth degree. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Kodiak Jail where he was remanded. He was held without bail pending arraignment.
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Debora Howard
On Feb. 2, 2015, Debora Howard passed away at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center with her husband of 19 years, John Howard, holding her hand at the bedside. Debi was born Dec. 9, 1957, at Williams Air Force Base in Mesa, Arizona, to James Royce McCown from Little Rock, Arkansas, and Carole Jean Ellis from Oklahoma. She grew up and attended high school in Ceres, California (near Modesto). At 18 years old Debi ...
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Another Kodiak ship sank in 1993
I noticed you missed a shipwreck that occurred in January 1993; “The Massacre Bay.” The Daily Mirror article was published on Jan. 18, 1993. This was a big one. They had to lease the High School auditorium because there were so many mourners. (About 700 mourners attended) — Karen Lee
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Subsistence office looking to change rural determination process
The Office of Subsistence Management is working on changing how Alaska communities are determined as rural or non-rural as it relates to subsistence harvest of fish and game. Only communities classified as rural are allowed to harvest animals under federal subsistence rules on federal public lands such as the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Currently, to determine whether a community is rural, the Federal Subsist...
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