Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Borough assembly approves legislative wish list
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved its legislative wish list Thursday night, setting a new wastewater treatment plant at the borough landfill as its top priority. The wish list, formally known as the Capital Improvement Projects Priority List, lets the Alaska Legislature and Gov. Sean Parnell know what the borough's priorities are when it comes to the state budget. While the assembly reached consensus on ...
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Joseph Gabriel Samaniego
Joseph Gabriel Samaniego 69, passed away surrounded by his devoted wife Julia Samaniego and loving family on Sept. 29, 2013. He will be dearly missed by all and leaves many behind him in this world to one day join him in peace and eternal love. Services will be held Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Kodiak Mortuary. Doors open for visitation at noon, and services begin at 1:30 p,m. in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent ...
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Baranov Museum acquires 1888 map of Alaska
The Baranov Museum recently added a rare 125-year-old map of the Alaska Commercial Company’s trading districts to its collections. Museum executive director Tiffany Brunson said the map is significant because Kodiak served as the headquarters for the Alaska Commercial Company for many years. The company provided people in Kodiak and other parts of rural Alaska with access to items like mail, canned food and clothi...
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Coast Guard fisheries patrols dwindle amid budget cuts
The Coast Guard continues to search for the missing and save the drowning, but according to the service’s own accounting, fisheries patrols are being sacrificed to make that happen despite budget cuts. Each year since 2009, the number of at-sea safety boardings has dropped in Alaska waters. The amount of C-130 flight time devoted to fisheries patrols has declined every year since 2011, and the number of major cutt...
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T&C Classic results
Boys First- through Third-grade (1-kilometer) 1. Davis Fogle, 4 minutes, 54 seconds; 2. Maxwell Robinson, 5:15; 3. Anhus Bruce, 5:15; 4. Colin Hoffert, 5:30; 5. Theron Glover, 6:15; 6. Kevin Foster, 7:17. Fourth-and fifth-grade (1K) 1. Kyle Hoffert, 4:05; 2. Micah Fields, 4:15; 3. Keith Bruce, 4:19; 4. Dalton Horn, 4:56; 5. Richard Carstens, 5:11. Sixth- through eighth-grade (2K) 1. Nick Doerksen, 7:48; 2. Luke Do...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 4
Tuesday, Oct. 1 • At 12:45 a.m., a caller reported a fire hydrant in a parking lot on Rezanof Drive was knocked over by a vehicle. It is under investigation. • At 8:18 a.m., a caller reported a driver pulled out in front of him on Rezanof Drive. Patrol was advised. • At 8:22 a.m., a caller reported a single-vehicle accident with no injuries on Rezanof Drive. The driver said her steering wheel locked and she went o...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 4
The Kodiak Arts Council is holding a First Friday Art walk from 5-7 p.m. Friday. The Frame Shop, Harborside Fly-By, East Elementary, Northern Exposure Gallery, the Baranov Museum, the Alutiiq Museum, the Kodiak Refuge Visitor’s Center, the Dead Humpy Studio and Gallery and the Gerald C Wilson Auditorium are all featuring artwork or artists for the walk. Fire Station Yoga, a free yoga practice group, meets at 5 p.m...
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Playbook: Oct. 4
Friday, Oct. 4 Swimming: Kodiak vs. Palmer at the Kodiak Community Pool, 5:30 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Colony at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 Cross country: Kodiak at the State Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. Boys, 12:45 p.m.; girls, 2:15 p.m. Football: Kodiak vs. Skyview at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 2 p.m. Swimming: Kod...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Window
Gaaleq – Window PatRiitaq inimauq gaalem caniani. - The picture is hanging next to the window. Alutiiq sod houses, ciqlluat, were dark inside. Their thick wood-planked roofs, covered with sod, grass, and boards, were designed to be waterproof and therefore let in little light. Most houses had a smoke hole — a square, board-covered hatch in the ceiling that could be propped open to release smoke from a fireplace be...
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In the Courts: Oct. 4
Dismissals • Counts of first-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree criminal mischief against Juanzetta Eads, 35, were dismissed Aug. 5. • One count of fourth-degree assault against Hussein Mohammed, 38, was dismissed Sept. 26. Assault Juanzetta Eads, 35, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. The imposition of her sentence was suspended, and she will be on probation for one year. Criminal trespass • Ian R...
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