Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Learn about the Affordable Care Act
To the Editor: Open enrollment for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins in about three weeks. While the ACA provides protections and health care coverage for all Alaskans, Alaskan women particularly benefit from its requirement that insurance plans (finally!) cover the full range of FDA-approved contraception methods and stop insurance discrimination, “gender rating,” against women (www....
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Private matters should stay that way
To the Editor: I just finished reading Ms. Arndt’s most recent letter to the editor, and I am appalled that our local newspaper would publish a letter that is so slanderous to a local individual. I do not know the facts concerning the custody issue referred to by Ms. Arndt, nor do I care to. I was brought up to believe that private issues are just that. But for Ms. Arndt to feel justified in making remarks about J...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 12
Friday, Sept. 6 • At 12:05 a.m., a 911 caller requested a welfare check on Kashevaroff Avenue. All was OK. • At 1:46 a.m., a man on Rezanof Drive was taken into protective custody. • At 2:55 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle slammed into a parked car on Hemlock Street and left the scene. It is under investigation. • At 8:44 a.m., a man was arrested for DUI, having an open container and refusing a breathalyzer. • A...
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Local fisherman produces movie
A Kodiak commercial fisherman has finished production on a fictional movie he wrote and directed about a road trip on U.S. Route 66. Filmmaker Doug Herman has been a Kodiak salmon fisherman for almost 20 summers over the last 30 years. He’s also worked in Alaska as a freelance writer and artist. “Fishing is that day job they always tell you to keep,” Herman said. When he’s not fishing, Herman spends his time in th...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 12
Tuesday, Aug. 27 • At 4:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle striking guardrails near the American River. The car’s driver appeared intoxicated. Shortly thereafter, three citizens stopped the driver and took away the keys to her vehicle. Troopers responded and contacted the 24-year-old Kodiak driver. Further investigation revealed she was operating a 2007 Toyota Tundra pickup while p...
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Alaska Airlines brings Q400 to Kodiak for viewing
Alaska Airlines will offer service from Kodiak to Anchorage on a new aircraft beginning next March. A Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft stopped in Kodiak on Tuesday before traveling to Anchorage. Horizon Air president Glenn Johnson said the purpose of the stop was to showcase the plane that will soon become a regular sight. Coast Guard Fire Department members, airport employees, and representatives from...
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NOAA Law Enforcement investigates seal shot in head
NOAA Law Enforcement agents are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the death of a harbor seal that washed up in Pasagshak last week. According to a necropsy, the harbor seal — defended by the Marine Mammal Protection Act — was killed by a gunshot to the head. Michael Killary, the agent investigating the death, said the seal may have simply been killed by a subsistence hunter. If that happened, NOAA w...
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Teachers, school district reach deal
The Kodiak Island Borough School District and the Kodiak Borough Education Association have agreed upon a new three-year contract with Kodiak teachers. The contract calls for a 1 percent increase in teachers’ base salary each year for three years. In a special school board meeting Monday night, the school board ratified the agreement, finalizing the negotiations reached in June. “This is a difficult time for publi...
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Council will vote on double parking fines
A proposal to increase parking fines from $10 to $20 is moving toward adoption by the Kodiak City Council. The proposal, which comes as part of an overhaul of Kodiak’s “Rules of the Road,” received no comment at Tuesday night’s city council work session. The revised parking rules will receive a public hearing and vote at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night during a regular city council meeting. The city is revising its parki...
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Sun'aq hosts subsistence meeting
Subsistence hunters and fishermen will gather tonight at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to prepare a defense of their rights. Alaska’s federal subsistence board is considering changes to the regulations that define a rural community. Because rural communities get preference harvesting subsistence fish and game, that definition is more than an academic question. If Kodiak were to be considered a...
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