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CHINIAK COUPLE THANKS COMMUNITY FOR GENEROSITY
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Mary Brown wiped away tears Tuesday while talking about the fire that burned her home in Chiniak. Brown said she experienced the community’s generosity after a wildfire struck Chiniak last week. “T...
Chiniak fire reaches 50 percent containment, burn ban still in effect
by Julie Herrmann
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Twin Creeks Fire, known locally as the Chiniak fire, is 50 percent contained, the Kodiak Police Department announced Thursday. Latest figures show the size of the fire at 4,868 acres, 400 acres...
Smartphone app helps identify invasive weeds
by Julie Herrmann
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A new smartphone application makes it easier for botanists and researchers to identify invasive plant species across Alaska. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service with th...
KANA president meets Obama, talks about issues confronting Alaska communities
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The president and CEO of Kodiak Area Native Association was among Alaska Native leaders who participated in a roundtable discussion with President Obama in Anchorage on Monday as the U.S. leader ki...
Kodiak football travels to Soldotna
by Derek Clarkston
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty-two teams have tried. Thirty-two teams have failed. Kodiak’s goal in Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference football contest at top-ranked Soldotna is simple: not to become the 33rd straight ...
Chiniak fire gets the rumor mill going
by Rev. Liz Simmons
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
There is an old Chine Taoist fable — a story designed to have a moral — about an old farmer whose horse ran away one day. "What terrible luck you have," his neighbors all bemoaned. "Maybe so; maybe...
TAPESTRY: Daryl Horning came to the island during ‘wild and crazy’ time

by Mike Rostad
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Daryl Horning, retired Coast Guard aviation mechanic, came to Kodiak during a time when people did “wild and crazy” things. They were willing to take risks and, if their adventure didn’t turn out t...
PREP PICKS: Week 4 brings halfway mark of football season
by Derek Clarkston
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The midway point of the Alaska High School season is here — it actually kicked off Thursday night with a pair of games involving Mat-Su area teams. Palmer (2-1) traveled to Eagle River (0-2) for a ...
In the Courts: Sept. 4
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Karen Wimmersberg pleaded guilty to possess intoxicating liquor in an open container in or upon a public place. Wimmersberg was ordered to complete 50 hours of community work service.
Gizmo is not a fan of Tom Brady
by Derek Clarkston
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Gizmo woke up Thursday not feeling well, and it wasn’t because his brother, Pepper Jack, was in his favorite spot on the bed. The pup is not a fan of Tom Brady. When he found out that a federal jud...
KHS swimming dives into season looking to extend streaks
by Derek Clarkston
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
For those thinking Kodiak’s reign atop the Region III girls swimming podium might be over, think again. Yes, even without the dominant duo of Ila Hughes and Tahna Lindquist, the Bears enter the 201...
Troopers seek info on vandalized truck
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Alaska State Troopers responded to a vandalism report Saturday and found a truck with its windshield and rear window broken, according to a trooper report. The 2000 Chevrolet pickup was parked and ...
Seafood company indicted for waste, oil discharge near Kodiak
by Julie Herrmann
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
An Anchorage grand jury indicted East West Seafoods, LLC, this summer on four counts of allegedly illegally dumping oil and raw sewage into waters around the Kodiak Archipelago, including in St. Pa...
DOT issues campaign sign law reminder
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has issued a reminder of campaign signage laws as elections approach. Under state law, signs cannot be placed within the right-of-way o...
MOUNTAIN VIEW: Partners share in passing lifestyle to baby
by Zoya Saltonstall
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the third and final piece in a series focusing on the transition to motherhood and working to find a balance with motherhood, exercise, work, time for self, etc. This series includes perspe...
The Week in Words: Fire
by JARED GRIFFIN
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
As you can probably guess, this week many people requested I write about “fire,” the obvious word of the week. As I’m writing this column, we don’t know too much about the cause of the devastating ...
Kodiak XC hosts Homer, East Anchorage Friday
by Derek Clarkston
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
After starting the season with a weeklong trip to the Mainland, Kodiak High’s cross country team races at home for the first time in 2015. On Friday, the Bears host Homer and East Anchorage in what...
Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 3
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Aug. 28 At 5:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a man sport fishing on the Buskin River. They found he had kept four Coho over the limit of two. He was cited for over limit of coho salmon....
Golfers battle for top prize
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
After a summer of practice, the Emerald Isle’s top golfers will battle for supremacy over Labor Day weekend. The 29th Kodiak Island Golf Championship begins Saturday morning at the Bear Valley Golf...
Playbook: Sept. 3
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Friday, Sept. 4 Cross country: Kodiak vs. Homer and East Anchorage at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Girls, 5 p.m.; boys, 5:45 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Colony at the Kodiak Community Swim...