Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
Special Olympic athletes earn medals at state
Kodiak’s Special Olympics powerlifting team hoisted three overall gold medals at the state summer games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. Shantele Mantalaba, Amy Canavan and Anthony Rohrer all won gold medals for their total pounds lifted in the squat, bench press and deadlift. Mantalaba deadlifted 220 pounds, squated 138 and benched 94. Canavan lifted 231 pounds in the deadlift, 105 in the squat and 94 in the b...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Public Safety Blotter: June 12
Friday, June 7 • At 1:32 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:10 a.m., a caller requested an officer’s presence as they ask a disgruntled employee to leave. All was OK and there was no incident. • At 3:23 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 7:05 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 7:26 a.m., a caller reported receiving a threatening call. Officers ...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
State can’t find interim ferry to fill Tustumena’s absence
The state has struck out in its search for an interim Tustumena replacement. The Alaska Marine Highway System has confirmed that only one company responded to the state’s plea for interim ferry service between Kodiak and Homer. With the ferry Tustumena in dry dock until the end of July, only the ferry Kennicott will stop at the Emerald Isle during the peak of tourist season. With the Tustumena unavailable, the sta...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Permit process slow with small staff
For the next few weeks, the Kodiak Island Borough’s community development department will be stretched thin. The department was already down a full-time employee after Bud Cassidy left earlier this year to take over as borough manager. It will now be down two full-time employees with the departure of acting director Duane Dvorak. The staffing shortage is expected to slow the process of issuing residential and deve...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mixed martial arts come to Kodiak
Mixed martial arts have hit Kodiak Island. Cooper Curtis, a mixed martial arts enthusiast, started Kodiak Freestyle Martial Arts when he couldn’t find anyone in Kodiak to train with. Curtis has been offering classes from his home for three weeks and is hoping to share his knowledge with others on the island. “I’m doing it to help the community and because I like training,” he said. “I know other people do it too a...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Alaska Science Forum: Measuring glacier wastage
Every summer, Alaska’s glaciers melt and send vast quantities of water gushing through silty gray rivers, past towns and villages and finally into the sea. Some glaciers calve directly into the ocean, instantly losing car-sized chunks of ice and wowing boats full of tourists. The world’s melting glaciers are boosting ocean levels 0.71 millimeters a year, accounting for roughly one-third of total sea level rise, ac...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Police seek man on robbery and assault charges
A Kodiak man accused of robbery and assault is still at large. Last week the Kodiak Court issued an arrest warrant for Marcus Benton, 23, for his alleged role in two separate incidents. He has not been arraigned in court, but the charges he will face include second-degree robbery (a class B felony) and first-degree assault (a class A felony). According to court documents, Benton mugged a man around 9:42 a.m. May 2...
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
NPFMC asks for more info as fish shift from Kodiak processors
After vocal protests from Kodiak fishermen and the governments of both the city and borough, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council has announced it will take a deeper look at fish tendering issues in the Gulf of Alaska. With a 6-5 vote, the council approved a motion by councilman Duncan Fields to monitor the number and activity of Gulf tenders through the end of the year and report the findings at the counc...
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Coast Guard C-130s return to Arctic duty - UPDATED
Kodiak-based Coast Guard C-130s are flying under the midnight sun again after a winter of hibernation. On April 23, the Coast Guard resumed Arctic domain awareness flights — long trips from Kodiak to the Arctic Ocean that have a hybrid role. The aircraft are on call for search-and-rescue and scientific missions, but they also perform “show the flag” missions over the Arctic, demonstrating America’s interest in the...
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kodiak resident participates in 100-mile bike ride
Emily Arnick enjoyed her last 100-mile bike ride so much that she decided to do it again. The Kodiak resident participated in America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, a 100-mile jaunt around Lake Tahoe, Nev., on June 2. This is the second time she has participated in the race as part of the 1,100-member Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training. Her initiation run was in 2011. With her veteran status, and location...
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category