Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Run the Rock deadline nearing
Long-distance runners don’t have much time left to register for Saturday’s KMXT-FM Run the Rock. The last time to register for the marathon, the half-marathon and 10-kilometer races is 6 p.m. Friday during the spaghetti feed at Springhill Hall. Looking for a shorter race? Registration for the 5-kilometer event begins 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. All four races are a fundraiser for public rad...
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation needs to support local businesses
To the Editor: Bernie Karl, owner of the Narrow Cape Lodge (and Chena Hot Springs) has been talking to state legislators, trying to convince them to appropriate $2.5 million into the Governor’s budget this next year for the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) to purchase Narrow Cape Lodge. Knowing what Mr. Karl is up to, the AAC Board of Directors said they would not refuse the funding if it became available to pur...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 10
Saturday, Oct. 5 • At 1:19 a.m., a 911 caller reported a couple was in a fight. The woman said she would satay with friends. It was verbal only. • At 1:28 a.m., a business on Marine Way showed officers the damage a man did on his way out. Officers said they would contact him to pay for the damages. • At 1:50 a.m., two men were fighting with a bouncer. Officers separated them and warned the fighters. • At 2:32 a.m....
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Achievers: Oct. 10
• Bayside Fire Station volunteer Jim Pickett recently attended the Alaska State Fire Conference in Anchorage. During the conference, he competed in the self-contained breathing apparatus race, which required him to run 75 feet to turnout gear and put all the turnout gear on as quickly as possible. Pickett’s 48-second time earned him the first place plate. Pickett was also recently awarded the firefighter of the ye...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 10
Thursday, Oct. 3 • At 12:38 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of stolen tires at the Kodiak Budget Rental Car shop. Investigation revealed sometime during the previous night that someone broke into the building and removed some tires and other items. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call the Kodiak Alaska State Troopers at 486-4121. • At 4:09 p.m., Alaska State ...
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Museum writes book on groundbreaking archaeological dig
The Alutiiq Museum is has almost finished a book that documents more than 30 years of research and collections from the Karluk One archaeological site. “Kal’unek — From Karluk” explores the museum’s largest collection, which taken from the ancient Alutiiq settlement built at the mouth of the Karluk River. The collection contains more than 26,000 objects, most of which are made of organic materials such as horns, a...
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Stage and Screen: "The Way Way Back" — More engaging than it originally appears
“The Way Way Back” (2013) starts and ends in the same place — the rear-facing seat of a restored Vista Cruiser era station wagon. Fourteen year-old Duncan (Liam James) is occupying this “seat of exile” in his mom’s boyfriend’s wagon. Mom Pam (Toni Collette,) boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell) and Trent’s disaffected daughter Steph (Zoe Levin) are on their way to Trent’s beach house for a summer vacation. Trent opens t...
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Russian Orthodox bell returned to Kodiak
A 19th century Russian Orthodox bell has been returned to Alaska and Orthodox natives after being held by Catholics for more than a century in Southern California. The bell, known as the San Fernando bell, was returned to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral on Oct. 1 and is waiting to be placed in a permanent outside display. Rev. Innocent Dresdow, dean of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, said repatriation o...
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Refuge closure isn't stopping Kodiak hunters
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is officially closed to hunting. Unofficially, that doesn’t mean much. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, only subsistence hunters are permitted in the refuge during the government shutdown. Ask Kodiak flight services and resident hunters, however, and you get a different picture. “The refuge called me and told me we couldn’t take anyone into the refuge,” said Dean A...
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Kodiak tennis off to state
Icy Basa grew up in the Philippines playing badminton. When she became a freshman at Kodiak High School, she decided to give tennis a try. Basa soon found out tennis is nothing like badminton. “I was thinking that tennis was like badminton expect the racquet is smaller and the shuttle is not like a ball,” she said. Basa uses her athleticism to cover the tennis court and on Friday will make her third and final trip...
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