Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Capital budget: Austerity, but room for Kodiak projects
Rep. Alan Austerman has called 2014 a “year of austerity,” and the Alaska Senate agrees. On Saturday, the Senate voted 17-3 to approve a $2 billion capital budget, down from $2.9 billion approved last year for 2013. The capital budget must still be approved by the Alaska House and governor Sean Parnell, but even if this budget is an austere one, it still contains plenty for Kodiak residents to cheer about. The bud...
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Court case lets feds protect tribal land from state and borough taxes
A court decision quietly released on Easter Sunday has given the Akiachak Native Community a major victory over the federal and state governments in a case that may have big implications for tribes across Alaska. U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled that the federal government can accept land from Alaska Natives and hold it in trust, protecting that land from development and local taxes. Under federal...
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Commercial fishing still distant from Alaska’s Arctic Ocean
As scientists from around the state and country gathered to discuss Arctic shift last week, it became clear that more questions than conclusions are available about Arctic fish populations — and where the warm winds of change will take them. Sea ice is at a record low, ocean acidification is on the rise, an undulating Arctic weather system is pushing extreme weather around the globe, and marine life populations fr...
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Kodiak owns two top state track and field marks
Through the first two weeks of the season, Kodiak High School’s track and field team has posted two state-leading marks. Sophomore Levi Thomet owns the top 3,200-meter time with a 9-minute, 30.37-second eight-lapper. Teammate Cole Christiansen is second in the state at 9:54.79. Thomet and Christiansen are also part of the 3,200-relay state leading time of 8:23.95. Clayton Hannah and Levi Fried fill out the squad. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 10
Tuesday, April 2 At 1:19 a.m. and 1:25 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 1:51 a.m., an officer gave a man a warning for a traffic offense. At 7:32 a.m., a taxi received a call for a pickup. She was with another person and couldn’t pick up the caller. The driver said the woman was intoxicated and upset. She did not meet protective custody criteria and agreed to take a different taxi. At 8:48 a.m...
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ITN warns Kodiak beachcombers about rat poison canisters
Containers used to store rat poison have washed up on one of Kodiak’s beaches, and Island Trails Network is advising people to avoid contact with the empty canisters if any others show up. The thermos-sized aluminum canisters could contain residual amounts of aluminum phosphide, a toxin used to kill rats and bugs. When aluminum phosphide is exposed to moisture in the air, it produces phosphine, a poisonous gas tha...
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Coastal Contracting is a doctor for sick houses
With the good weather approaching, businesses like Kodiak’s Coastal Contracting Inc. are preparing for a summer of building. Owner Matt Corriere started Coastal Contracting in 2002, but at that time he was just doing carpentry work. He has since expanded his services to include building and design, heavy equipment rentals and snow plowing. “I’ve always known I wanted to work for myself ever since I was young,” Cor...
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Adam Joshua Quizana Mangrobang
Adam Joshua Quizana Mangrobang, 19, died April 4, 2013 at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. He was born on September 30, 1993 in Quezon City, Philippines and came to Kodiak in March 2008. He is survived by his parents, Ruben Mangrobang of Kodiak, Alaska (originally from the Philippines), his mother, Fe Quizana of the Philippines, and his half-sister Angela Mangrobang of the Philippines. Being a part of the ...
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Kodiak Storm place fourth in Anchorage
The Kodiak Storm’s return to the Fools on Ice Tournament didn’t go as planned. Kodiak’s female hockey team went 0-3-1 to finish fourth in the four-team intermediate division in the three-day tournament that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. “Everybody skated really hard and we had fun,” team member Heather Norton said. “One of the biggest things to hurt us this year was not having the ice rink ready to go.” Skaters d...
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Borough mayor’s complaint against assemblyman is dismissed
Borough assemblyman Mel Stephens has been cleared of financial wrongdoing by the Alaska Public Offices Commission. In a ruling released Monday, the commission dismissed a complaint filed by borough Mayor Jerome Selby. The complaint alleged Stephens, an attorney, failed to follow financial disclosure rules when accepting payment for a case in which he represented a client fighting the Kodiak Island Borough in court...
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