Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Police blotter Feb. 21
Wednesday, Feb. 19 • At 12:30 a.m., a caller reported a male sleeping on Mill Bay Road. The man was gone on arrival. • Around 12:58 p.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 2:44 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated male standing outside of a building on Thorsheim/Cedar and was concerned because of the cold weather. The man was gone on arrival. • At 8:45 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on R...
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Kodiak boys travel to Juneau
David Anderson is ready to take a break from playing teams in the Northern Lights Conference. Kodiak’s boys basketball team went 4-2 during a six-game in nine-day span that concluded with a loss to Soldotna last Saturday. The fourth-year coach gets his break when the Bears travel to the Capital City for three games in three days. Kodiak plays at 6:15 p.m. tonight against Thunder Mountain and at 8 p.m. Friday and S...
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Bigger wall to protect road from falling rocks at “the dip”
A bigger barrier between Rezanof Drive and basketball-sized boulders from the Pillar Mountain rockslide area will go up in 2015. “The dip,” or the area between City Pier 2 and City Pier 3 on Rezanof Drive West has long been a hazard for motorists. The mountainside was mined for rocks for constructions in the 1950s and it’s been a rockslide area since at least 1971. Sporadic falling boulders that have crested the 1...
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Love locks cut off of Near Island bridge
Call it a Valentines Day mystery. Several dozen “love locks” went missing from the Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge this week and no one has fessed up to taking them down. Love locks are a Parisian tradition that recently blossomed on the bridge to Near Island. The idea is for couples to fasten a lock to the bridge, write their names on it and cast the keys into the water as a symbol of their permanent love. But the s...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 20
Alutiiq Museum curator of archaeology Patrick Saltonstall is giving a lecture on "Saving the Past for the Future: Archeological Site Disturbance and Documentation in the Kodiak Archipelago" at noon today at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Center. The lecture is part of the Visitor Center's weekly brown bag lunch series. The Kodiak High School tsunami bowl team presents “Jellyfish Apocalypse: Causes, Problems a...
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Nick Mullan, Jr.
Our beloved brother, brother-in-law, and best friend Nick Mullan, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Kodiak, Alaska on the morning of Jan. 29, 2014. Nick was born to Nick Mullan, Sr. and Nora Mullan in Kodiak on Dec. 11, 1956. Nick Jr. attended East Elementary School in Kodiak. He loved playing Little League baseball. Nick played junior varsity basketball for Kodiak High School. After graduating from...
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Community health center offers help for Affordable Care Act
As the March 31 deadline to sign up for insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act approaches, Kodiakans are making steady use of resources to help the process. “I have been booked solid for weeks,” Kodiak Community Health Center outreach and enrollment coordinator Cherie Skonberg said Wednesday. Skonberg spends up to an hour and a half with each client who wants assistance going through the enrollment steps ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 20
Tuesday, Feb. 18 • Around 1:19 a.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 6:25 a.m., a 911 caller reported suspicious circumstances on Erskine Ave. All was OK. • At 8:55 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Mill Bay Road. A male left upon request. • At 9:16 a.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Mill Bay Road is preventing her family from getting out of their vehicle. The officers were unable to cat...
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New book keeps local family name alive
Although the A. Holmes Johnson Library has given way to the new Kodiak Public Library, a forthcoming book promises to keep the prominent Kodiak name alive. Author Dr. Robert Johnson, known locally as “Dr. Bob,” expects to see printed copies of “Alaska Frontier Surgeon” arrive from the publisher any day now. The book tells the life story of his father, Arthur Holmes Johnson, and along the way provides first-hand in...
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Stage and Screen: 'The Other Son' — A Microcosm of Middle-East Misconceptions
“The Other Son” - A Microcosm of Middle-East Misconceptions Joseph Silberg is an Israeli teenager in the process of a pro forma pre-induction physical exam for the IDF (Israel Defense Force.) One step in the process is an everyday blood draw and analysis. At this point the “routine” examination morphs into an unexpected and defining new reality. Joseph has a blood type that is not possible given the blood types of...
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