Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 5
Oct. 17 A citizen reported a potential burglary in progress on Yanovsky Street. The Alaska State Troopers and Kodiak Police Department contacted the vehicle at the intersection of Mill Bay Road and Rezanof Drive and found the people did not try to burglarize the house, but they were in possession of marijuana. Both were issued summons for misconduct involving a substance in the sixth degree. Oct. 23 At 5:35 p.m., ...
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PKIMC earns a five-star rating
KODIAK — Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is a five-star institution, according to Hospital Compare, an online tool with information on the quality of health care at more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. Hospital Compare allows people to research and compare hospitals so that they can make the best choices for their health care needs and also encourages hospitals to improve the qu...
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Judge decides aggravator exists in church vandalism case
A judge decided that a “most serious” aggravating factor exists in the case where a man caused significant damages to the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in downtown Kodiak last summer. The existence of an aggravating factor adds to the jail time that Arkimedes Garcia, 22, could potentially serve. Over two days during a non-jury trial last week before Judge Frank Pfiffner, defense attorney Emily Jura and state prosecu...
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Retired chief reviewing KPD incident
Consultant Greg Russell is in Kodiak this week working on the investigation into the actions by Kodiak Police Department officers on Sept. 16, according to a Tuesday release from KPD. On that date, Kodiak resident Nick Pletnikoff was collecting mail near his home when officers restrained and pepper sprayed him, according to Pletnikoff’s mother. Nick Pletnikoff, who is autistic, was released without charge, but the...
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GUEST COLUMN: No dollar price on damage
Recently, as I flew back from Kodiak and the trial of the man who did the vandalism at Holy Resurrection Cathedral there, I began to think about what it is that the church exists for in that city. In every community, there are houses of worship of many varieties — Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox Christian, as well as a plethora of other and sundry forms of religious expression. Our culture has truly become a ...
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Kodiak ranks 7 on travel site’s best small towns list
A travel website has ranked Kodiak within the top 10 on it’s “Top 50 small towns in America” list. Discountmyflights.com, a California-based company that is striving to be “a one-stop source for all of the best deals on flights available online,” according to their website, ranked Kodiak seventh. The ranking states, “The City of Kodiak is known for giant bears, spouting whales and jumping salmon. The town features...
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Report: Seafood job numbers up again
Jobs in commercial fishing increased by 0.7 percent last year, a smaller growth than in previous years but still increasing as the numbers have been since 2009, according to the most recent “Alaska Economic Trends” by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Despite the growth, salmon fishing jobs decreased by 0.7 percent in 2014, the report said. The sablefish, herring and shellfish fisheries als...
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KHS football snags 5 all-state players
It was hard not to miss Kordell Pillans during a Kodiak High School football game this season. The 6-foot-1, 305-pound senior was always one of the biggest players on the field. He was also one of the best. Over the weekend, Pillans was named to the first-team of the medium-schools all-state team as an offensive tackle and earned second-team accolades as an interior lineman. “He was an impact player,” Kodiak coach...
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Sea Stories: Life and Death on Aiaktalik Island
On October 1, 1978, two weeks into the Kodiak King Crab season, the Marion A., a 42 foot steel boat, headed for the south end of Kodiak Island with sixteen crab pots. Onboard were skipper Delno Oldham, 25, and deckhands Jerry Allain, 28, and Gerald Bourgeois, 29. Delno Oldham, from Washington State, had fished for about five years. Allain, from Kodiak, had worked as the Kodiak Daily Mirror pressman before going fi...
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$300K left after completion of Anton Larsen dock
Boaters took advantage of the newly completed dock in Anton Larsen Bay over the weekend, with trailers lining the road as far as on a fine summer day. With construction completed, the Kodiak Island Borough still has about $300,000 left of the $2 million state legislative grant, $20,000 borough matching grant and $80,000 Denali Commission grant that paid for the project. “We pulled it in under budget,” borough engi...
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