Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak shines at Special Olympics Summer Games
Kodiak’s Special Olympic athletes cleaned up at the state summer games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. The island’s swimming and powerlifting squads combined to win 22 gold medals and two silver medals at the annual games that bring more than 250 athletes together over the three-day event. The power lifting team, which consisted of Amy Canavan, Aharon Dolph, Chris Kavanaugh, Ben Stahlhut and Brittany Tregarthe...
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Borough sets timeline, process for replacing Austerman
The Kodiak Island Borough issued a “timeline” Tuesday, outlining the process to be followed to appoint a new member after the resignation of Assemblywoman Carol Austerman. Austerman announced at the June 4 assembly meeting that she would be resigning at the end of June. According to the borough document, the assembly will be declaring the seat vacant at its July 2 meeting. Because more than 90 days are left in Aus...
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Mountain Views: Learning to become a healer is painful at times
Every career begins somewhere with a physical space and a set of people. Together, these make moments in time. The several thousand square feet where I spent the bulk of the first seven years of my career as a physical therapist is dark, as the clinic was recently relocated. If those now-empty clinic walls could speak, they would have stories of laughter, tears. Of successes and disappointments. Good news of progr...
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KODIAK LAUNCH: NOAA deploys 2 ships for survey season
NOAA officially launched its 2015 Arctic hydrographic survey season Monday in Kodiak in a World Ocean Day ceremony, which showcased the deployment of the NOAA ships Rainier and Fairweather. Vice Admiral Michael Devany, NOAA deputy undersecretary for operations, spoke to the crewmembers of the two ships. “Most Arctic waters that are charted were surveyed with obsolete technology, with some of the information dating...
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Kodiak students to present quake research in Italy
This summer, four Kodiak students will be heading to Como, Italy to present about their earthquake research. The Europa Challenge is a competition for universities and organizations to present research, said Ron Fortunato, the president of Trillium Learning that provides several science projects for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. He says the high school team from Kodiak made up of John Dunlop, Anna McD...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 9
Fallon Emery Norman was born at 8:45 a.m. on May 29, 2015 to Justin and Tiffany Norman. She weighed seven pounds, one ounce and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her parents are originally from Jacksonville, Florida and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s father works on the Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Also welcoming her to the family is big sister Olivia. Grandparents are Nancy Prophett and Kenneth Sorrells of Jacksonville, Jeann...
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Video images from bear cameras provide lessons
Videos captured from bear cameras during the past two summers and information gleaned from the data were the subject of a bear “open house” by Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Kodiak Unified Bear Subcommittee on Saturday. For two summers, ADF&G tracked bears in the Anchorage area that were fitted with collars that transmitted video and global positioning system data points. The video transmitted showed b...
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Outdoor Kodiak: When is it time for a new rod?
Is it time for new fishing rods in your collection? I thought we were pretty well set up until this last winter when we fished in Florida. Did I ever learn a thing or two! As you might guess, we have a whole lot of fishing rods. Some are almost as old as I am, and we still use them. You might say that we’ve become a little set in our ways. We simply like our rods so much we’ve never been moved to try others. But a...
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Out-of-state outdoorsmen, Kodiakans receive citations
Several Kodiak men and out-of-state residents received citations on charges of violating fishing regulations as the early-salmon fishing opened this past week, the Alaska State Troopers said Monday. Troopers cited Frank Miles, 44, of Kodiak, on Sunday, accusing him of operating a motorized vessel without proper registration. Troopers said he failed to register his powerboat. Bail was set at $60. Kodiak man Frederi...
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Kodiak man faces charges of sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl
State troopers arrested and charged a 19-year-old Kodiak man, accusing him of raping a 7-year-old girl, a trooper report said Monday. Troopers arrested Christopher Stroup after an investigation, the report said. It said troopers received a “Report of Harm, alleging a minor had been sexually assaulted by an adult” at about 9:32 a.m. Wednesday, June 3. Stroup was transported to the Kodiak City Jail, where he was rem...
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