Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Appreciating layers of archeological friendships
This week the Alutiiq Museum community archaeology dig begins. For Kodiak, this means a chance to participate in a free, public site excavation and learn about Kodiak history. For our family, this means an influx of visiting scientists to our home. My husband, Patrick, is an archaeologist and leads the community dig, as well as the remote digs every summer. Early on, I learnt what this time of year meant for our h...
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July interim report
The legislature entered the interim after passing the Fiscal Year 2016 budget on June 11. Although there has not been an official announcement yet, we may be called back into special session this fall to consider matters related to the development of a natural gas pipeline. Throughout the next six months, various legislative committees will also hold meetings in preparation for next year’s session, which begins on...
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GCI enhances wireless in Kodiak, promises to bring 4G LTE to Emerald Isle by year’s end
GCI is upgrading its six cell towers in Kodiak and is on track to bring 4G LTE wireless data speeds to the local community by the end of 2015, as wireless network upgrades are implemented throughout the summer, a company news release said Monday. “As an Alaska-based company, GCI is dedicated to bringing top technologies and services to our customers across the state, including residents and visitors in Kodiak,” sa...
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Kodiak Island Births: July 15
Madden Kole Hiner was born at 4:16 a.m. on July 1, 2015, to Ashley and Mariah Hiner. He weighed 7 pounds, 1.4 ounces and was 19 inches long. His parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at home, and the baby’s father works at Scott’s Heating and Plumbing. Also welcoming him to the family is Ailey Skye and Kaia Emme. Grandparents are Randy and Paula Ensign from Kodiak, Mark and Jennif...
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Former KHS star joins 907
Alec Canete-Hall, a former Kodiak High School basketball star, is participating in Lower 48 tournaments over the next two weeks as a member of Team 907 Blue. Team 907 features high school players from across the state, including Barrow sensation Kamaka Hepa. The team kicked off its tour last weekend at the Nor Cal Summer Tip Off and will also play in a tournament in Anaheim, California (July 15-19) and Las Vegas, ...
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Swearingin begins bowling tourney
Kodiak youth Dustin Swearingin started his run at the Junior Gold Championships on Monday in Chicago, Illinois. Swearingin, 15, produced a five-game bowling average of 145.60 — nearly 50 pins below his average — during the first qualifying round. The rising Kodiak High School sophomore recorded scores of 169, 143, 194, 99 and 123, which placed him 376th out of 455 bowlers in the U15 Boys division. The top roller, ...
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Kodiak church leaders, members take stand on Supreme Court’s ‘same sex’ ruling
When the Supreme Court legalized “gay marriage” in all 50 states, including those that, by referendum, opposed it, Liz Simmons, pastor of St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, rejoiced. Bible teacher and mission worker, Art Zimmer, wept. When he heard the cheering in the background as the news was announced over the radio, Zimmer said he felt “deeply grieved” in his spirit, “knowing how blatantly this flaunts ...
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Jackson ordinances scheduled for public hearings
Two ordinances intended to relax Kodiak Island Borough code to allow moving trailers from Jackson Mobile Home Park are scheduled for a second public hearing at Wednesday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The first Jackson-related ordinance to be considered at Wednesday's meeting "would allow mobile homes to relocate to the other existing mobile home parks in our community without regard to the non-conformi...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 14
July 4 At 1:04 a.m., police cited a driver in the 12th Avenue and Rezanof Drive area for having no proof of insurance. At 1:26 a.m., police admonished a driver in the Oak and Thorsheim streets area for not having headlights on. At 1:34 a.m., police cited a driver in the High and Thorsheim streets area for having no proof of insurance. Around 3:26 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 3:42 a.m., polic...
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Students get free physicals
More than 60 students received free physicals on Saturday as part of an effort to help reduce the cost of high school sports. Students filled out paperwork and waited their turn for their physical at Kodiak High School. Last summer, Sarah Nugent, the dance team coach at Kodiak Island Borough School District, held the first free physical day in years. “When I was a student, people volunteered their time to give fre...
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