Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Fort Abercrombie revives historical focus with tours
During the summer, tours are being offered through Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park, and last Saturday’s included a presentation on the military installations there and a tour around the various still existing installations. Dave Ostlund, who used to work at the Kodiak Military History Museum, gave a 45 minutes presentation before leading the small group through the park. He gave a brief history of the beginni...
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Zeroing in on halibut
I have to admit that we haven’t spent as much time halibut fishing as we should. King salmon fishing has been too good for us. But so far, the halibut have us really scratching our heads. We haven’t caught one in our usual hotspots. We haven’t caught one while anchored. We haven’t caught one with bait resting on the bottom. We have caught all our halibut in new spots. We’ve caught all of them either drifting or tr...
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Man in standoff with troopers and police free on bond
The armed man who was arrested in May after a standoff that lasted several hours received his temporary freedom Monday after posting a $5,000 bond. In the early morning hours of May 1, troopers said Billy Yovino Jr., 32, of Kodiak, was in possession of a rifle and a shotgun while consuming alcohol when he refused come out of his apartment after harassing a neighbor. After his arrest, Yovino allegedly tried to brib...
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KIVC picks up win
The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club will not go winless in Florida. The club’s 17-and-under team picked up its first pool play victory on Monday at the 42nd AAU Junior National Championships in Orlando, Florida. Kodiak beat the Elite VBC (23-25, 25-16, 15-13) and lost to MOJO (25-17, 25-20) and MN Select (25-14, 25-11) on Monday. Kodiak finished pool play with a 1-8 record and will conclude the tournament with brack...
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Assembly moves fees forward, fails resource manager hiring
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has re-established the borough’s fee schedule, and did not approve the hiring of a resource manager due to some assembly members’ budget concerns. The borough’s fees are reviewed annually by the assembly. Among the changes at Thursday’s meeting, the fees were modified to clarify that people can take up to 500 pounds of garbage per day including construction debris and metals to t...
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly talks subsistence management
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed a resolution in support of a Congressional bill governing rural and non-rural designations, and chose to postpone the resolution until they received more information. If passed, the Subsistence Access Management Act would require the U.S. Congress to approve the re-designation of any village from rural to urban. During the public comment period at the beginning of the T...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government overreach is palpable everywhere
After a recent trip to Fairbanks it has become very apparent that government overreach is everywhere. We stayed with friends on a county road, where both sides of the paved road were torn up 6 feet deep and 12 to 20 feet wide as the crews were removing soil, so they could backfill with gravel. Interestingly, we also saw the soon-to-be $3-million bike path that starts nowhere and goes three miles and ends at a dead...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet off the pace at Brooks PR
The two-mile run at the Brooks PR Invitational was as fast as advertised Saturday in Seattle, Washington. Kodiak’s Levi Thomet did his best to stay up front, but finished in ninth with a time of 8 minutes, 58.60 seconds, 10 seconds off his personal-best time set earlier this season at the Simplot Games in Idaho. Eleven of the 13 runners all dipped under nine minutes, while the top three ran under the meet record o...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak resident, senators frustrated over federal VA health care program
A Kodiak resident says a new program to deliver health care to veterans across the nation has left him frustrated, while two senators say it has jeopardized a system it used for a model, triggering outrage from vets. Alaska’s network, built of necessity in a massive state where many communities are accessible only by plane or boat, allowed veterans to receive care closer to home, regardless of whether the faciliti...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIVC drops first six matches in Florida
The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club has gotten off to a rocky start at the 42nd AAU Junior National Championships in Florida. The club, competing in the 17-and-under division, has lost its first six pool play matches in the four-day tournament that wraps up Tuesday. Kodiak started the tournament with losses to Mobile Storm (25-18, 25-23), Kokoro Volleyball (15-7, 25-11) and HVVC Blue (25-11, 25-19) on Saturday. On S...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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