Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Feds pay millions to settle Narrow Cape crash
According to recently released documents, the federal National Nuclear Security Administration paid more than $4.2 million to settle lawsuits stemming from a February 2006 drunken driving accident at Narrow Cape. According to the documents, which were obtained by KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, N.M., the accident was one of several committed by Sandia National Laboratory employees in the past several years. Sandia, locate...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 9
Wednesday, July 3 • At 12:55 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle was driving erratically. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle. • At 5:48 a.m., a woman was sleeping in a lobby. She left when an officer asked her to. • At 5:59 a.m., a man received a citation for studded tires. • At 6:14 a.m., a man received a citation for no proof of insurance. • At 8:30 a.m., officers found three campsites. • At 9:10 a.m., a c...
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No more king salmon fishing in the Ayakulik
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and US Fish and Wildlife Service have announced the end of king salmon fishing in the Ayakulik River this year. Through Monday, only 1,915 kings had been counted on the river, putting the king salmon fishery on course to miss its escapement goal for the year. Sport fishermen had previously been limited to catch-and-release fishing only, but with no signs of a king salmon surg...
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Mahle gets win for Kenai
Brandon Mahle earned the victory in Kenai’s 16-6 American Legion AA victory over Fairbanks Saturday in Anchorage. The Kodiak High School 2013 graduate allowed six runs — three earned — in six innings to help the Twins jump to fourth in the standings with a 10-5 league record, 12-10 overall. Wasilla, South and Juneau are ahead of Kenai in the standings. Today, Kenai begins play in the Bill Miller Wood Bat Tournamen...
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Plane crashes near Fort Abercrombie, 2 safe
Two men are in good condition after their plane made an emergency landing in the water near Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Saturday afternoon. Kodiak resident Tyler Polum, 26, was flying his 1947 Aeronca Chief with passenger Jason Brooks, 44, of Palmer when the plane’s engine experienced problems and he was forced to land in the water. Polum sustained minor injuries to his head and wrists, while Brooks suf...
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Coast Guard reports more pilots dazzled by backyard lasers
Coast Guard pilots are used to flying through weather that would terrify ordinary pilots. But now, Coast Guard pilots are facing a new challenge: lasers. According to statistics from the Federal Aviation Administration, the number of reported laser strikes on aircraft have grown from 283 in 2005 to 3,591 in 2011. Lt. j.g. Ryan McCue, a pilot at Coast Guard Air Station Houston, shared his experience in a story publ...
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Beer run turns into beer fall for alleged thief
A Kodiak man allegedly tried to steal two six-packs of beer from the basement of Henry’s Restaurant but fell during his attempted escape. Dennis Fathke, 58, was arraigned in Kodiak district court Wednesday on one count of second-degree burglary, one count of third-degree theft and three counts of violating conditions of release. The burglary charge is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a...
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Post 17 gets league split with South
Kodiak found itself in a tough situation Friday night down four runs to the top team in the American Legion baseball A division.  The deficit didn’t faze Post 17 as the team rallied to pick up an impressive 10-7 league win over South Anchorage at Baranof Field.  The victory didn’t carry over to Saturday as South blanked Kodiak 6-0 to salvage a league split.  “It would have been nice to get the sweep in the confere...
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Alutiiq Museum gets boost from Rasmuson Foundation
For 600 years, artifacts from a prehistoric Alutiiq village were preserved by the muddy, swampy bottomlands of the Karluk River. In the 1980s and 1990s, these artifacts sparked a Renaissance of Alutiiq culture and history. Last week, the Rasmuson Foundation announced a $127,000 grant to the Alutiiq Museum which will allow the museum to preserve and protect Karluk One artifacts and others. The grant will fund new c...
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William Frank Westlake Jr.
William Frank Westlake Jr., born Dec. 14, 1968, passed away suddenly June 29th, 2013. Services will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to: Brandy Westlake, P.O. Box 3195, Kodiak, AK 99615.
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