Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Council scales down CIP list
Kodiak City Council members agreed to scale down some requests for state funding for local capital improvement projects during their Tuesday work session. Mayor Pat Branson said the tight fiscal climate in Juneau means more modest requests will have a better chance of getting approval from legislators. At the top of the three-item CIP draft list is $7 million for repaving of Mill Bay Road. However, city manager Ai...
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Human remains found on Shuyak Island
Alaska State Troopers recovered human remains from Shuyak Island on Monday. Troopers received a report at about 2:22 p.m. of a body on the east side of the island about 70 miles north of Kodiak, according to trooper information. “Due to the conditions of the remains, AST was unable to make any kind of identification,” according to the troopers. The remains were forwarded to the state medical examiner for further i...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 11
On Sept. 7 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a watercraft. Investigation revealed a nine-gallon gas tank with nine gallons of gas was stolen from a skiff outside of a residence in Kodiak. On Sept. 3 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary/theft from a building. Investigation reveals approximately $400 worth of miscellaneou...
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Alaska fishing lectures begin Friday
A series of public lectures about Alaska fishing begins with a presentation at 3:30 p.m. Friday by Pacific Seafood Processors Association vice president Vince O’Shea. A live two-way hookup will allow Kodiakans to take part from Room 225 at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center on Near Island. “It’s a fun series and a good group of speakers we’ve got coming,” said series organizer Keith Criddle, head of the ...
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Playbook: Sept. 11
Friday, Sept. 12 Cross Country: Kodiak at the Frank Dieckgraeff Invitational at Seward High School. Junior varsity girls, 2 p.m.; JV boys, 2:45 p.m; varsity girls, 3:30 p.m.; varsity boys, 4:15 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Homer at the Kodiak Community Pool, 5 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 Football: Kodiak at C...
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Fuel spilled into Womens Bay
Due to a mechanical malfunction during refueling of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Rainier, an unknown amount of diesel fuel accidentally spilled into Womens Bay around noon Tuesday. “We regret the incident and are working closely with the Coast Guard to minimize any environmental impacts,” NOAA spokesman David Hall said. The 231-foot ship based in Newport, Oregon, had been con...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 10
August 8 • At 4:26 a.m., a caller reported an assault on West Marine Way. The victim did not want to press charges, and the parties separated. • At 4:38 p.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 7:23 a.m., a 911 caller reported an assault on Mill Bay Road. A man punched someone else in the face. Medics took the victim to the hospital. • At 10:55 a.m., a caller reported suspicious circumstances on Mill Bay ...
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Death Notice: Jenny S. Blanco
Jenny S. Blanco died on Sept. 8, 2014. A viewing is Thursday and Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The last day of viewing will be on Saturday 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kodiak Assembly of God, at 3416 Woodland Drive. Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be at 1 p.m., followed by a repass at the Teen Center. Thank you for keeping the family in your thoughts and prayers. For more details, please call ...
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Middle School runners come to the aid of a fallen teammate
A cross country team time-trial turned into something more for three Kodiak Middle School students on Friday afternoon at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Eighth-graders Brenden Freeman, Michael Bersin and Matthew Neuhaus started the 2-mile course as ordinary students just looking to run fast, but they finished as heroes. Midway through the race, the trio came to the rescue of a fallen teammate who was havi...
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Navy wants towns, fishermen onboard for exercise
Military exercises planned for June 2015 in the Gulf of Alaska will have "minimal impact" on the environment, a U.S. Navy representative told listeners during a Monday presentation at the Kodiak Elks Lodge. "Some local fishermen will actually be part of the exercise," Cmdr. Damon Wenger said. Wenger and eight civilians are on a one-week tour of Alaska coastal towns to talk about the Navy's updated draft supplement...
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