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Kodiak man wins Alaska’s biggest one-day fishing tournament
by RONI TOLDANES
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Mike Olsen still thinks Kodiak “really is the greatest place on Earth.” That’s a significant statement since Olsen now lives in Anchorage, running a snowplow business, and he just won $52,000 in Ho...
Suspect in underwear thefts accepts plea deal, judge says
by Julie Herrmann
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The man accused of stealing multiple pairs of women’s underwear from Kodiak homes pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges of attempted burglary. Ryan Cornelio, 18, was originally charged with t...
Man, 72, dies in Port Lions house fire, troopers say
by JULIE HERRMANN
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Firefighters found the remains of a man after battling a house fire Monday in Port Lions, a state trooper report said. Troopers say a deputy fire marshal Monday recovered the remains of what is bel...
Group creates four-wheeler race
by Derek Clarkston
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Alaska is known for its extreme races. There is the Iditarod, the Iron Dog and Mount Marathon. Now you can add another one to the list — the Ididarock. A group of Kodiak residents has created the I...
Alaska State Troopers: March 26
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
March 18 Alaska State Troopers received a report that a Kodiak man had threatened a family member with a handgun. The man was arrested on suspicion of assault in the third degree domestic violence.
Community events: March 26
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Send items for inclusion in Community Events to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. Today Noon-1 p.m. — Buskin River Marine Zone Project, ta...
Public Safety Blotter: March 26
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
March 17 At 12:22 a.m., police cited a driver on Bartel Avenue for failing to transfer a vehicle title. Around 2:12 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 3:16 a.m., police conducted a ...
Man dies in Port Lions fire
by Julie Herrmann
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Firefighters found the remains of a man after battling a house fire Monday in Port Lions, a state trooper report said. Troopers say a deputy fire marshal Monday recovered the remains of what is bel...
BARRY QUICK RESPONSE: Minor damage, no injuries after Kodiak boat fire
by Julie Herrmann
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A stove fire on a salmon seiner triggered the boat’s fire alarm, sending the Kodiak Fire Department and Kodiak Police Department to St. Paul Harbor Tuesday afternoon. Kodiak Police Chief Jim Mullic...
Alaskans pledge record $2.9 million of PFD money
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The counting is not yet over, but about 29,000 Alaskans have pledged almost $2.9 million from their permanent fund dividends, surpassing last year’s record $2.7 million, a news release from Pick.Cl...
Alaska Science Forum: Short, chubby and neurotic is good combination in cold
by Ned Rozell
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
This message came from the grandfather of 5-year old Ben, who lives near Inverness, Scotland: Even in winter he will rapidly strip off and often plays in a sleeveless vest while others still have a...
Don’t fall for IRS, Jamaica phone scams
by Julie Herrmann
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiakans have received multiple fraudulent phone calls in the past few weeks from people either posing as the Internal Revenue Service or calling from Jamaica about prize winnings. Kodiak Police D...
For too long we have blindly trusted our elected officials
by Dennis Symmons and Betty MacTavish
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor, Good for you, Mr. Ross, for exercising your liberties! However, your accusations are false regarding the KODIAK COMPASS website and those that use that format to communicate with lik...
Public Safety Blotter: March 25
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
March 16 At 5:53 a.m., a caller reported a domestic disturbance on Natalia Way. It was verbal only and the parties separated. At 6:08 a.m., police advised a driver on 12th Street of having no licen...
Riders enjoy new skate ramps at Baranof Park
by Derek Clarkston
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
It had been half a year since Elrik Hanson had picked up a skateboard. He got reacquainted with his board in a big way Monday afternoon. Hanson and a few of his buddies spent three hours testing th...
Boat, trailer home taxation to be reconsidered
by Julie Herrmann
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kodiak Island Borough gave the assessing department permission to move forward with drafting an ordinance to exempt boats from taxation, and the assessing department is also working on changing...
Kodiak Borough Assembly hears about homelessness, awards two contracts
by Julie Herrmann
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a report on homelessness by the Brother Francis Shelter executive director and approved two contracts for dock and culvert installation. Monte Hawver tol...
Tsunami siren test set for Wednesday
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
If you hear the tsunami warning siren sounding on Wednesday morning, don’t be alarmed. According to a Kodiak Island Borough news release, residents may hear the siren between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. W...
Public Safety Blotter: March 24
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
March 11 At 1:21 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. At 1:25 a.m., police conducted a security check on Simeonoff Street. At 1:28 a.m., police conducted a security check on Chic...
Kodiak Island Births: March 24
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Briana Guadalupe Castillo Ramirez was born at 8:45 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015, to Maritza Guadalupe Ramirez de Castillo. She weighed 7.15 pounds and measured 19.1 inches long. Her parents are o...