Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Smoking ban passes first vote
With a 6-1 vote, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly pushed a controversial ban on public smoking past its first hurdle. Tuesday night's vote merely means the proposal will come back in two weeks for what undoubtedly will be a hotly contested second vote. If approved at that meeting, the ban would come before voters in the borough's October municipal election. While Tuesday night's vote has limited long-term meanin...
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Kodiak Post 17 hosts South in four-game series
Kodiak Post 17 manager Leonard Pickett got an unwelcome sight when he arrived at Monday’s American Legion baseball practice. A construction crew from Anchorage was taking down the Baranof Field fences in preparation for the instillation of outfield artificial turf. The problem: The crew was a week ahead of schedule. “I was shocked,” Pickett said. It was actually panic mode for me for about an hour until we got thi...
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KEA board authorizes $10 million for backup’s backup diesel
“Better safe than sorry” could be the motto of the Kodiak Electric Association. On Thursday, the electric cooperative’s board of directors unanimously voted to allow CEO Darron Scott to borrow up to $10 million to purchase a new 4.4 megawatt emergency diesel generator. The generator will act as a backup’s backup, supplying power in case the Terror Lake hydroelectric power plant goes down at the same time one of th...
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Liquor store planned for Olds River Inn
Fred and Mary Barber have announced plans for a new addition at the Olds River Inn — a liquor store. If the store’s license approved by the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board, it would be the first new liquor store to open on the Kodiak road system in more than a decade. “It's a perfect location for a package store out here,” Mary Barber said by phone. “We're hoping that we don't have any resistance over it....
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Two arrested for heroin, meth possession
Two people in Kodiak were arrested for possessing heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs. Amanda Lynch, 32, and Matthew Weber, 34, were arraigned in Kodiak Superior Court on Friday. Lynch and Weber each face three counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for allegedly possessing heroin, hydrocodone, and methamphetamine in an April 12 incident. The Kodiak Police Department was investigat...
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July Fourth 10K Run and Walk a Kodiak tradition
Before people light up their grill for Independence Day, they will get the chance to make room for an extra hamburger. Kodiak’s annual July Fourth 10K Run and Walk begins 9:30 a.m. Thursday in front of the Coast Guard base entrance. The race is free. The race has been a Kodiak tradition since 1980. The course — from the Coast Guard base to the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center — is in honor of longtime Kodiak city p...
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US foreign policies are deteriorating
To the Editor: We, the US, need another Teddy Roosevelt. “Speak softly, but carry a big stick!” Our foreign policies seem to be deteriorating. Morals of this country are doing the same over money, $17 trillion in debt. Nobody cares, it seems. Putin toys with Obama like a cat does a mouse. China borrows U.S. money. Wake up, everybody! Bill Bjorkland
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Public Safety Blotter: July 3
Friday, June 28 • At 12:55 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle. All was OK. • At 2:32 a.m., a man received a citation for no insurance. • At 5:25 a.m., an officer was out with a woman who was down on the ground. She did not meet protective custody criteria. • At 1:24 p.m., a caller requested officers to look at video footage of someone shoplifting. They did not want to file charges. • At 1:51 p.m., ...
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Around Kodiak: July 3
Chiniak celebrates the Fourth of July with a parade and potluck at Road’s End restaurant 7 p.m. tonight. Join the fun with floats, four-wheelers, horses, cars and walkers. The potluck starts at 7 p.m., and the parade begins at 8:30 p.m. Old Harbor’s Fourth of July celebration runs all day Thursday, opening with a pancake breakfast and flag-raising ceremony. Other events throughout the day include the blessing of t...
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Alaska Science Forum: Tiny barbarians at the gate
Mosquitoes and black flies, now stirring after a long winter, have probably helped assure that most of Alaska remains unpopulated, says an expert on those creatures. “I’ve spent a lot of time in the far north — in Canada, Siberia, and Alaska,” said Peter Adler, a professor of entomology at Clemson University. “You can go down rivers for a month or two at a time and see no humans. Why is that? What’s keeping them o...
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