Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
AMAZING NATURE: Famine for California sea lions
The news from California are drab. Apparently, the marine mammal rescue centers are flooded with starving sea lion pups and every day more arrive. Experts and volunteers are working overtime and the Sausolito Marine Mammal Rescue Center is begging for donations to help feed the large number of undernourished and often sick pups. It started in December when the first malnourished pup was found. At five months old h...
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Kodiak softball battles for state
Kodiak’s softball team closes out regular-season play with a two-game series against Soldotna that starts today at East Addition Park. Today’s game starts at 5 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 2 p.m. Both games count in the Northern Lights Conference standings. One victory over the Stars would give the Bears the conference’s second berth into the small-school state championships. A Soldotna sweep would give the St...
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Wells Fargo unveils Kodiak mural
Wells Fargo officials unveil a new 6-foot-wide by 8-foot-high community mural at its downtown Kodiak branch. The mural celebrates Kodiak’s rich history and cultural diversity, depicting cannery workers from the 1940s, Alutiiq men engaged in starring, a salmon seiner and Kodiak’s designation as an official Coast Guard City. It is Wells Fargo’s first community mural in Kodiak and the ninth such mural installed in Al...
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Larsen wins tournament
Brett Larsen captured the Crab Festival Golf Tournament Sunday at Bear Valley Golf Course. Larsen, a past winner of the Kodiak Island Golf Championship, fired a 77 over 18 holes to top runner-up Dustin Roberson by three strokes. Nick Cavallero won the first flight with a 96, while Jorg Schmeisser took the second flight with a 99. Results Championship flight 1. Brett Larsen, 77; 2. Dustin Roberson, 80; 3. Alan Skaw...
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Kodiak-based search and rescue volunteer gets management role in large-scale training event
A Kodiak-based search and rescue volunteer will be the scenario planner — the equivalent of what he calls a puppet master — when about 150 search and rescue volunteers gather for a large-scale training event during the weekend in Palmer. Jason Waggoner, 36, is on the planning committee of the training. He would be representing the Kodiak Island Search and Rescue together with Nick Szabo, a maritime agent and forme...
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Trail upgrades coming this summer
Work will be taking place on two Kodiak trails this summer in an effort to improve access and make them safer. The Island Lake Trail and Saltery Cove and Portage Bay trail will see improvements this summer. Island Trails Network is working on the improvements, which is paid for with a $200,000 state grant. “They’ve been out and have done their initial stock take of the trail and got some good plans,” said Neil Hor...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 28
May 19 At 3:44 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft that occurred a month before. They found an Ingersol-Rand impact wrench and an air hose were stolen from a Department of Transportation building. Anyone with information is asked to contact the troopers at 486-3121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. May 26 At 2:11 a.m., AST received a report of a disturbance at a residence. They found that a woman...
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Protesting Navy's enhanced training plans
To the Editor, I am writing to encourage everyone’s support and participation in a Kodiak Protest Flotilla, at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30, rafted-up facing Pier 2. More details soon. Big boats and small, and people on foot, are invited to show their opposition to the U.S. Navy’s enhanced training plans set to begin June 15 in the Gulf of Alaska. Make a banner. Make a sign. Tell your neighbors. Protect our resources ...
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SHOOTING FOR STATE: Kodiak enters conference tournament as No. 1 seed
Last year’s heartbreaking regional loss to Colony still lingers in the minds of mostly everybody involved with the Kodiak High School baseball program. Up four runs and five outs away from clinching a berth to the state tournament, the Bears committed a heap of errors and watched the Knights score 11 runs to ride off to state with a 15-10 victory. “We almost get reminded of it everyday,” senior Brandan Pickett sai...
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Thomet vying for mile invite
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet needs your vote. The star distance runner is vying with 14 other runners to fill the final spot in the elite Adidas Dream boys mile that is being held on June 13 in New York City. Milesplit.com is running a vote for who deserves to be the final entry into the field. The 13 other spots have already been filled — five qualified by winning a race qualifier while eight were given an at-large bid b...
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