Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Pair of Base Kodiak suicides is horrifying aberration, stats show
This summer, Coast Guard Base Kodiak suffered two suicides in one week. Together, the two deaths represent about half the suicides the entire Coast Guard sees each year. On June 27, a 21-year-old man was found dead in his barracks room. On July 2, a 26-year-old man was found dead at his home in C...
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Religion: New Berean pastor is ‘people’ person
Kodiak’s “heat wave” was a refreshing relief for Paul Winegeart. Winegeart, his wife Melanie and their four children moved from sweltering110-degree weather in Texas to the island early this summer where Paul will serve Berean Baptist Church as senior pastor. “It’s absolutely gorgeous here,” said...
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Thelma Mary Elinor Madsen Johnson
Thelma Mary Elinor Madsen Johnson, 92, passed away July 26 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Thelma was born to Charles ‘Charlie’ Madsen and Mary Metrokin Madsen on July 20, 1921 in Kodiak. She was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother Alexandra ‘Shurka’ Chernoff Madsen, her ...
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KHS graduate illustrates children’s book
A Kodiak High School graduate and his wife have published a children’s book that teaches kids to look at what they have to offer to others. Brandon Jones grew up in Kodiak. He and his wife Inez live in Hong Kong with their two children, ages 6 and 4, but visit Kodiak every summer. This summer the...
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Kodiak resident sheds 105 pounds in a year
On August 17, Melanie Sosa will do something she never thought would have been possible a year ago. The 32-year-old Kodiak resident will compete in the Coast Guard’s grueling Eco Challenge race that sends competitors on a wilderness scavenger hunt over the Emerald Island’s landscape. When the rac...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 2
The Alutiiq Museum is conducting a tour of the Kashevaroff dig site at 2 p.m. today. Join museum archaeologists for a tour of the prehistoric Alutiiq settlement at the head of Women’s Bay. Meet at the pullout just before the Salonie Creek Bridge (on the right) on the highway at the head of Womens...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 2
Sunday, July 28 • At 2:41 a.m., a man reported being assaulted, but declined to prosecute. • At 3:35 a.m., a caller reported a man was lying on the ground. • At 4:14 a.m., a 911 caller reported four to five people were arguing. They were gone when officers arrived. • At 5:22 a.m., a caller report...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Photograph
Patreitaq (n); Patriitaq (S) - Photograph Patriitairnga. - Take a picture of me. The world’s first photographs were taken in the 1830s, when French scientist Louis Daguerre captured images on copperplates treated with silver and mercury. Twenty years later, in the 1850s, photography became popula...
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