Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Horizon Lines accused of fraud in Guam, Hawaii shipments
The federal government has accused shipping company Horizon Lines of bilking the military of millions of dollars over the past several years. According to a complaint filed Aug. 23, Horizon Lines and fellow shipper Matson Navigation Company Inc. illegally inflated the cost of shipping servicemen’s belongings to Hawaii and Guam. Horizon Lines is the principal cargo operator in Kodiak and has extensive operations in...
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Man accused of stealing kayaks
A 20-year-old Kodiak man faces a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing two kayaks valued at $720 from a Mission Road yard. Gerardo Rodas faces one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $50,000 fine. He was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Friday. According to court documents, on Aug. 31 a Kodiak man reported two small red kayaks, worth $360 each, ha...
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Grocery stores remain open on holiday
As you’re putting the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving dinner, don’t worry if you’ve forgotten an essential ingredient to your hard-cooked meal. This year, Kodiakans will have several options for last-minute food shopping runs as area grocery stores keep abbreviated hours on the holiday to accommodate for dinner-related purchases. CostSavers, Kodiak’s Costco outlet, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as it ...
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Alaska Science Forum: By the light of the moon
Laura Prugh knew she shouldn’t bother trying to trap kangaroo rats in the California desert on nights when the moon was shining. Professors had told her that small mammals make themselves scarce under the light of the moon, lest they become a meal for a predator that spotted them. But Prugh had no choice. She had so many study plots at Carrizo Plain National Monument she needed to set out her traps every night she...
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Borough holds surplus sale
The Kodiak Island Borough has some offerings for Christmas shoppers. The borough is holding a surplus auction through 5 p.m. Dec. 6, and members of the public are invited to complete an online bid form at www.kodiakak.us/index.aspx?NID=499. Available items include office furniture, computers and printers. Bids are taken through a “blind” auction process in which participants submit bids without knowledge of other ...
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From Soup to Nuts: Utilizing holiday leftovers
In certain countries, the day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day. In times past, Boxing Day was observed to be a day when servants and tradespeople received gifts from their employers. Much like Black Friday in the United States, Boxing Day is observed by massive shopping sprees and returned items to take advantage of post-holiday sales. Boxing Day and Black Friday are both observed in our homes, yet they are ...
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City flag football tourney rescheduled
Due to a lack of interest, the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation’s first Turkey Bowl has been postponed. The 7-on-7 flag football single-elimination tournament has been rescheduled for this Saturday and Sunday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Teams have until Friday to register in person at the Teen Center or by calling organizer Landon Durand at 486-8671. The entry fee is $50 per team. Contact the Daily Mirror spo...
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Dump GCI
To the Editor: Hey, it’s me again. How many of you actually believe the ads placed by GCI in the Mirror on Thursday, Nov. 14 and again Nov. 21 that read, “An outside Corporation May Not Be Committed to Rural Alaska BUT WE ARE?” I don’t believe that for a minute. I’ve been following the GCI and NBC issue. It seems Kodiak is losing out on Sunday night football. Really? Not in my man cave. I bailed on GCI years ago, ...
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Canada approves commercial production of engineered salmon eggs
The Canadian environmental regulator Environment Canada has approved commercial production of genetically engineered salmon eggs at a laboratory on Prince Edward Island. Monday’s announcement is a step forward for AquaBounty Technologies, which is seeking commercial approval for a salmon engineered to grow more quickly than natural fish. “It’s a milestone for us,” said company spokesman Dave Conley. AquaBounty’s p...
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Births: Nov. 26
• Emma Mae Christiansen was born at 7:16 a.m. Nov. 15, 2013, to Katie Pearman and Andrew Christiansen. She weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family is Mia Pearman. Proud grandparents are Margie and Chaco Pearman and Allan Christiansen and Carolyn Anderson from Kodiak. • Princess Alyssa Kylie Seui was born at 11:16 p.m. Nov. 16...
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