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Lawmakers tweaking head tax
by JOANN SNODERLY
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In a move that would affect funds received by the city of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough, some state lawmakers want to halt distribution to port communities of revenue from a tax levied on cruise...
John Neff doubles up at Ididarock
by DEREK CLARKSTON
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
During last year’s inaugural Ididarock — Kodiak’s off-road challenge event — John Neff was leading the race when his four-wheeler lost a wheel. His vehicle, with only three wheels, and connected to...
Three asking for assembly appointment
by Daily Mirror Staff
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Three candidates filed for a Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seat in hopes of appointment to fill a vacancy until after the fall election. Monique Lewis, Scott Smiley and Jeffrey Stewart applied for...
KHS softball wraps up season with loss to Homer
by DEREK CLARKSTON
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Senior Jade Ponte made sure Kodiak softball didn’t end its season with a goose egg on the scoreboard. The center fielder ripped a two-run single in the second inning in the Bears’ 24-2 Northern Lig...
Public Safety Blotter: May 25
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
May 6 At 1:46 a.m., a man reported a prowler outside his resident in the 500 block of West Rezanof Drive. No one was around when police arrived. Nothing appeared amiss. At 2:15 a.m., police receive...
Guest Opinion: Knowing poetry will pay off
by Jeff Stewart
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
This past Sunday, 166 Kodiak High School graduating seniors donned cap and gown and, to the strains of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” paraded into the high school auditorium for one last time as ...
Alaska Science Forum: Historic changes in species, water, on Kenai Peninsula
by Ned Rozell
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deepwater fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king salmon ever caught...
Preschool event to replace stolen funds
by JOANN SNODERLY
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When a parent of a student at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool found out that money meant for a playground update at the school was taken during an after hours break-in last week, she knew she needed to...
Kodiak Island Births: May 24
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Caryn Alivia DeHart was born at 4:18 a.m. on May 15, 2016, to Amanda Nelson and Craig DeHart. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her parents are originally from and live in...
Capitol Report: Session could go up to 30 days
by Sen. Gary Stevens
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Hello from Juneau. The second session of the 29th Alaska Legislature ended May 18, though as you probably know, the governor has called lawmakers back to Juneau for a special session to complete wo...
Public Safety Blotter: May 24
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
May 5 At 12:33 a.m., someone requested a welfare check on a highly intoxicated woman. She was gone when police arrived. At 8:30 a.m., police received a report of a minor vehicle accident in the Pow...
Outdoor Kodiak: Don’t hang it up if kings don’t take bait
by Hank Pennington
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ll be the first to acknowledge that the king fishing has been tough so far this spring. The bait just hasn’t arrived in local waters, and most days you have to strain a whole lot of water to find...
Track sends 17 individuals, three relays to state
by DEREK CLARKSTON
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kodiak boys — the defending state track and field champions ­— qualified nine individuals and two relay teams into this year’s state championships. The girls qualified six individuals and a rel...
Homer spoils Kodiak’s homecoming with 23-0 victory
by DEREK CLARKSTON
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Not even a secret weapon helped Kodiak softball in its first home game in 32 days. Homer plated 15 runs in the first inning and registered a 23-0 Northern Lights Conference victory Monday at East A...
Kodiak baseball draws fourth seed
by DEREK CLARKSTON
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak baseball opens the Southcentral Conference Championships against a team it met in the opening weekend of the season. The Bears, the South Division’s fourth seed, drew North Division champion...
Shelter marks 25 years serving families in crisis
by JoAnn Snoderly
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Brother Francis shelter hosted an open house Saturday in celebration of its 25th anniversary and the completion of a building addition and renovations. Volunteers gave tours of the facility, wa...
Arrests made in school break-ins
by Daily Mirror Staff
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Two people were arrested Friday morning in connection to recent break-ins at area schools, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. AST and Alaska Wildlife Troopers arrested Desiree Heglin and ...
Bears manufacture a win against Colony
by DEREK CLARKSTON
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak baseball snapped a 16-inning scoreless skid and earned an important 5-3 Southcentral Conference victory over Colony Friday at Baranof Field. The win put Kodiak into a three-way tie for secon...
Soccer finishes fourth
by DEREK CLARKSTON
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak’s bid to qualify for the boys state soccer tournament came up one win short. After knocking off Wasilla in a quarterfinal thriller, the Bears fell to Kenai, 7-2, and Soldotna, 5-2, to place ...
Public Safety Blotter: May 23
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
May 3 At 5:50 a.m., police arrested a man in the 400 block of East Marine Way on suspicion of violating conditions of release and criminal trespass in the second degree. At 12:48 p.m., police towed...