Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Strip boat owner convicted
Darren K. Byler was convicted Wednesday of making false statements and violating the Refuse Act while operating a floating strip club near downtown Kodiak. KTUU reported the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Anchorage announced the conviction against the former owner of the Wild Alaskan, a converted crab fishing vessel that operated as a club for most of 2014. The jury found Byler’s wife, Kimberly Riedel-Byler, not guilty...
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Locals donate to gift, clothing drives
The Kodiak community gave an outpouring of coats, clothing and gifts to people in need this year, as it does repeatedly. The Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center along with Sun’aq Tribe and the Salvation Army coordinated a joint Christmas program among their three organizations. They provided 243 children with clothing and gifts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. “We have not had to turn anyone down,” said KWRCC ...
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Christmas services at all hours
For Kodiakans looking to spend part of their holidays in worship, local churches offer a wide variety of Christmas Eve services. St. Paul Lutheran Church is holding an old-fashioned candlelight service tonight at 7. St. Mary’s Catholic Church has a Christmas Eve family mass at 6 p.m. followed by caroling starting at 9:30 p.m. “Midnight” mass begins at 10 p.m. with a Christmas mass at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. St. Jame...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 24
Nov. 6 At 12:05 a.m., a citizen reported a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. Patrolling officers were advised. At 1:46 a.m., police gave a driver in the 2400 block of Selief Lane a no camping warning. At 7:24 a.m., someone found a syringe with possible drugs in it in the 200 block of West Rezanof Drive. Police retrieved it and placed it into evidence for safe destruction. At 8:14 a.m., po...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 24
Dec. 13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a man about his 2014 and 2015 Alaska residence sport fishing licenses, and found he did not meet the residence requirements. He was issued two citations for false statement on a sport fish license. Dec. 15 At 12:27 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report that someone had stolen an inflatable “Fat Santa” decoration from in front of a Cutoff Road residence. Anyone wit...
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In the Courts: Dec. 24
Arnold J. Natkong pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Natkong was sentenced to 60 days in jail (57 suspended) and fined $1,000 and placed on probation for three years. Carlos Rosete pleaded guilty to two counts of assault in the fourth degree, cause fear of injury. Rosete was sentenced to 390 days in jail (360 suspended) and ordered to complete recommended treatment and placed on probation for five years. Ioelu Si...
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TEEING OFF: Gizmo's letter to Santa
Dear big man in a red suit, Remember me? I scribbled you a letter last Christmas. By the way, it was a dogrrific day. Mommy got me a stocking crammed full of treats, while daddy added to my collection of squeaky toys. In case you don’t remember me, I’m a pint-sized fluffy white dog with a smushed in face — sometimes when I wake up I have snot bubbles coming out of my tiny nose. I had the pleasure of meeting you th...
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KHS boys hoops play on Boxing Day
The Kodiak High School boys basketball team will be boxing out opponents on Boxing Day. The Bears are playing a pair of “unofficial” games on Saturday, the day after Christmas, which is also known as Boxing Day, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the KHS gym. The Blue and Gold game, an intrasquad scrimmage, takes place first and is followed by the alumni game at 7 p.m. This will be Kodiak’s first games at home this season....
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Blue Christmas recognizes tough holidays
It’s a cold, slushy day in Kodiak this Thursday morning, but cozy and warm in Monk’s Rock, where the sense of hospitality is as thick as the fog outside. I usually don’t get into the Christmas spirit until after the fourth Sunday of Lent, but this year it has come quicker, because I have had the joy and privilege of ringing the bell for the first time at the red kettles of the Salvation Army. What put me in the sp...
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Week in Words: Putting the chi back in Christmas
Xmas is legit. I grew up hearing, and still hear today, about how wrong “x-mas” is, how it “takes the Christ out of Christmas.” It appears that we have been using “xmas” as long as we have been saying “Christmas.” “Christmas,” as the one-word version of the Old English “Christes maesse” (referring to the church service that celebrates the birthday of Christ in the Christian calendar, Christ’s Mass), has been writt...
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