Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Old Harbor fights domestic violence
The entire community of Old Harbor got up early Friday to hurry about putting the last touches on what has become to them a very important day in their battle against domestic violence, sexual assault and child maltreatment. The day alone signified the entire community’s commitment to fight the evil together, officials said. Children hurried about as they painted the signs, adults checked that everything was set j...
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Troopers: Kodiak suspect believed to be armed with rifle
The Alaska State Troopers are seeking a Kodiak man who is believed to have assaulted a woman on Friday, left armed with a gun, and assaulted her again on Sunday, according to an AST report. Bryce Beltran, 19, reportedly assaulted the woman in the Bells Flats area on Friday around 12:30 a.m. and left in a stolen vehicle with a .308 rifle, the report said. The vehicle was found later that day. On Sunday, the trooper...
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Alaska Science Forum: Catching a lake as it became land
If a lake drains on top of the world, will anyone hear it? Ben Jones and Chris Arp did. The Anchorage- and Fairbanks-based scientists placed sensors in a bathtub-shaped lake on Alaska's northern coast a few years ago. From what they can tell, the lake topped its rim and eroded/thawed a channel to the Beaufort Sea on July 5, 2014. With a flow greater than some northern rivers, the lake's water spilled into the ocea...
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New ranking puts Kodiak fourth in state for health
The Kodiak Island Borough ranks fourth in Alaska in community health, according to 2015 rankings from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, but that’s down a bit from the past few years. The County Health Rankings program has assessed the entire country by county for six years and is provided by the Robert Wood Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. In those six years, the Kodiak Is...
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Sydney Mutch excelling in equestrian
Sydney Mutch earned a varsity letter in a sport Kodiak High School doesn’t even offer. The freshman rode her way to a letter in equestrian through the United States Equestrian Federation. It was a grueling process, one where she logged more than 100 training hours and had to compete in at least three competitions. She recently completed the requirements, and in doing so possibly became the first KHS student to ear...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 1
March 22 At 1:21 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear in the 800 block of Hillside Drive. It was gone when police arrived. At 1:33 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear in the 800 block of Hillside Drive. It went back into the woods. Around 2:04 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 8:46 a.m., police cited a driver on Bancroft Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 9:08 a.m., police gave a driver on ...
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Look for sign at ComFish: Free beer tomorrow
Kodiak is all about fish and I’d like to begin this letter by sending a big congratulations to local angler Mike Olsen! Mike caught a 30.4-pound king to beat out 1,321 other anglers and win the top prize in the Homer Winter King Tournament. Speaking of fish, ComFish Alaska 2015 will be April 2-4 at the Kodiak Convention Center. There is a vendor meet and greet from 4-5 p.m. and free beer (while it lasts). Departme...
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Coast Guard flies ailing mariner to Kodiak
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flew an ailing mariner from a fishing vessel south of Cold Bay on Sunday, according to a Coast Guard release. The 19-year-old man was aboard the U.S. Intrepid 30 miles south of Cold Bay and was “experiencing abdominal complications,” the release said. A Kodiak-based MH-65 Dolphin and crew was in the area with the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley and removed the man from the vessel and to...
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Local starts effort to get salmon trash cans
A local Kodiak man is trying to raise awareness and community support for beautifying Kodiak with trash cans covered in vintage salmon-can labels. Astoria, Oregon and Anacortes, Washington both have such trashcans, and that’s where long-time fisherman Bruce Schactler first got the idea. “I always feel that we could do a lot more in town here,” Schactler said. “I feel like other places embrace all the things that w...
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Capitol Report: Budget cuts will impact all agencies
Hello again. With three weeks left until the legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 19, the Capitol building is a busy place. While Senate and House committees continue their discussions on various bills, the Senate Finance Committee will be holding additional hearings on next year’s Operating Budget (HB 72) including public testimony early this week. A Senate floor vote on the budget is scheduled fo...
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