Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 25
Oct. 30 At 1:41 a.m., police received a report of loud yelling form a neighboring residence in the 700 block of Thorsheim Street. Police spoke with the residents, and everyone was ok. At 2:15 a.m., a caller reported hearing someone open her front door in the 1400 block of Baranof Street. Police searched and found no one. At 8:57 a.m., police impounded a loose dog in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road. At 9:26 a.m., p...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Pilgrims' lexical journey
Ah, Thanksgiving. That time of year when our conversations around the golden turkey and cranberry sauce reveal just how racist our extended family members really are. There’s plenty to talk about this week, and one of the greatest (possible) ironies will be listening to drunk Uncle Todd complain irrationally about Syrian refugees while celebrating his Pilgrim ancestors. “Pilgrim” comes from the Old French “pelerin...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turkey Trot set for Thursday
Kodiak’s annual Turkey Trot 5-kilometer fun run begins at 10 a.m. at the Teen Center. The event also includes a 2-mile health walk that begins the same time as the run. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The race starts and ends at the Teen Center. Entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. All proceeds go the Kodiak High School cross-country team. Each age-group winner wins a pie. A new male winner will be declared ...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Science Forum: Kenai bark beetles primed for another run
Ed Berg has spent much of his life observing the natural happenings on a large peninsula (the Kenai) that juts from a larger peninsula (Alaska). The retired ecologist who worked many years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been around long enough he might see a second version of the most damaging insect attack in Alaska history. The insect is the spruce bark beetle. About the size of a grain of rice, bill...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATE: Troopers ID dead man found shot on Shuyak
The Alaska State Troopers have identified a man dead in a suspected homicide on Shuyak Island as Steven McCaulley, 56, from Kodiak. Troopers arrived at Port William Wilderness Lodge on Shuyak Island a week ago after someone asked for a welfare check. The troopers found McCaulley dead, and investigators found during their preliminary investigation that he had been shot. Anchorage police arrested a suspect, Steven D...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boughs of Holly: Garden club hosts wreath workshop
As snow blew outside, a group of Kodiakans got in the mood for Christmas by making holiday wreaths on Saturday. “This is the best turnout we’ve had,” said Patty Holmes, president of the Kodiak Garden Club, which has hosted the event for the past six years. Attendees filled the main room of the Marian Center and overflowed into a second room. In one corner were boxes filled with tree branches and pinecones, while a...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hard work of gaming
It may look like all fun and games, but breaking into one of the world’s fastest growing industries takes a “stupid amount of dedication,” according to a visiting expert. Video game producer Josh Clausen told members of the Kodiak Middle School gaming club Monday that they can succeed in the competitive world of game design if they put in the effort to hone their skills, work through a long and sometimes discourag...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 24
Twenty years ago: A fire did an estimated $250,000 in damage to a former Kodiak Electric Association power plant structure on Marine Way. The building was being used to store boats and equipment. A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an injured crew member from a Russian freighter 100 miles south of Sand Point. Ten years ago: A newly reassembled Dall’s porpoise skeleton went on display at the Fort Abercrombie St...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Cannon debuts at LCC
After bouncing around two schools, Carissa Cannon has finally found a home. The 5-foot-5 freshman guard debuted for Lower Columbia College, a Northwest Athletic Conference school in Longview, Washington, over the weekend. In three games, Cannon combined to net nine points and eight rebounds, as the Red Devils started the season 2-1. Her biggest game came on Sunday when she dropped six points on 2-of-5 shooting fro...
Nov 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Game additions to Thanksgiving menu
Our family loves turkey as much as anyone. With all the trimmings, of course! But we had a great turkey dinner with friends a week ago. It’s hard now to work up our enthusiasm for preparing and consuming another so soon. Traditional meals are important and fulfilling, with favorite dishes reaching back generations. But do you have to have turkey for Thanksgiving? Always? If you take a close look at history, there ...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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