Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Man faces burglary charge for kicking in door
A Kodiak man is accused of breaking into a trailer and demanding money. Ronald Singleton, 60, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court July 24 on charges of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespass, and two counts of disorderly conduct. First-degree burglary is a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. According to court documents, the incident took place ...
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Sharing good news
To the Editor: So often when we pick up any newspaper, much of what we read is sad or bad news. I would like to share some good news! Recently, I contacted Kodiak Rental Center to rent a 50-foot manlift to change out the line on the flagpole at our church. In short order, Jamey and crew delivered the manlift. Upon seeing what we were about to do, Jamey offered to have his man go up and switch the line for us. They...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 30
Tuesday, July 23 • At 2:13 p.m., a person was remanded by the court and lodged at the Kodiak Jail. • At 4:42 p.m., a 911 caller reported a stolen vehicle. The report was unfounded. • At 6:36 p.m., a caller reported a theft of a tea set. It is under investigation. • At 10:30 p.m., a man reported his wallet was stolen at a bar. The wallet was recovered, and the suspect was identified, but the victim declined to pros...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fly fishing for Dollies
There’s just too much to do in August. Pinks line beaches and deer season is opening. Meanwhile the offshore fishing is really turned on. Ptarmigan season opens later in the month, while the chum salmon and silver salmon should also be appearing along the beaches. I’m not going to make your life any easier, however! August is also prime time for one of my favorite all time pursuits. Dry fly fishing for Dolly Varde...
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Births: July 30
• Thomas Michael Kitka was born at 8:53 a.m. July 14, 2013, to Ryan and Tanya Kitka. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Sitka and Ouzinkie, but now live in Kodiak. His parents own and work at Pacific ATV and Engine Repair. Also welcoming him to the family are Adriana Catterson, 11, and Melody Kitka, 4. Proud grandparents are Chris Quick from Ouzinkie and Mi...
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Seventh annual relay held at Woody Way Field
On Friday and Saturday, more than 200 people on 24 teams showed up at Woody Way Field to participate in Kodiak’s seventh annual Relay for Life. This year Kodiakans raised more than $47,600, donated before and during the 24-hour event, for the American Cancer Society. The first Relay for Life event was held in 1985, and the event is now held in more than 5,200 communities in 20 countries every year. At Woody Way Fi...
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Foggy future for Kennicott and Tustumena
On Saturday, the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Kennicott dropped its mooring lines and disappeared into the fog off City Pier 2. For the ferry system, the fog is metaphorical as well as physical. Communities across southwest Alaska spent the weekend trying to discern their uncertain future after the ferry system announced that the Tustumena, the main ferry serving southwest Alaska, will remain in dry dock ind...
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Sean Elliot Cobb
Sean Elliot Cobb, 42, died in his sleep early Saturday at his home in Eagle River. A celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in the Spenard Recreation Center. Sean was born Feb. 27, 1971 in Kodiak and attended East Elementary, junior high and his first year of high school there. He moved to Anchorage and attended West High School and UAA, majoring in music and becoming an exemplary electri...
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Thelma Madsen Johnson
Thelma Madsen Johnson passed away peacefully in her home at 12:02 a.m. Friday, surrounded by her family. Services will be announced at a later date.
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City council confirms 7 percent sales tax
The Kodiak City Council has voted to erase the sunset date for a portion of the city’s 7 percent sales tax. On Thursday night, the council voted unanimously to delete a portion of city code that called for the tax to drop from 7 percent to 5 percent on Jan. 1, 2014. The tax drop was included in a 2003 ordinance that allocated portions of the sales tax to particular enterprise funds within the city budget. “The 200...
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