Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Assemblyman defends self against allegations of financial rule-breaking
Kodiak Island Borough assemblyman Mel Stephens defended himself before the Alaska Public Offices Commission on Monday, saying a complaint against him by borough Mayor Jerome Selby is groundless. “I think that’s just absurd,” Stephens said about claims that he concealed payments for a case in which he represented a Kodiak woman in her lawsuit against the Kodiak Island Borough. While commission staff have agreed wit...
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Kodiak Jail houses record number of inmates
The Kodiak Jail reached a record capacity of 26 inmates on Thursday. By Friday, the number had dropped to 24 inmates, but the jail was still over its maximum capacity. “We had 26 in there and I think that’s the largest number we’ve ever held, certainly in the new jail,” Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said. The Kodiak Jail has enough beds to accommodate 22 adults, and anything more is considered to be over capacity...
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Woman accused of stabbing husband with kitchen knife
A woman in Kodiak allegedly stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife after she found nude pictures of another woman on his phone. Ariana Miller, 29, faces one count of first-degree assault (a class A felony) and one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony). The class A felony is punishable by a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison, and the class C felony is punishable by up to five years in prison....
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Blotter: April 2
Tuesday, March 19 At 1:25 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 8:50 a.m., a caller reported a bear sighting on Mission road. At 9:08 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 10:50 a.m., a caller reported four men were passing around a flask. They were gone when officers arrived. At 12:40 p.m. and 12:57 p.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 1:49 p.m., an officer impound...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Desperately seeking Dollies
I get serious about Dolly Varden in April. Sure, the bulk of the run won’t hit the rivers until May, but open water on local lakes promises hot action when you can find the fish. And even in April, when conditions are just right, you can find a few in the rivers. As lake water warms and ice retreats from lakes, the Dollies wintering there become more active and hungry. They’re coldblooded creatures, after all. As ...
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On volcano observatory’s 25th birthday, fears of budget trouble
The Alaska Volcano Observatory celebrated its 25th anniversary on Monday with cake — but no candles. After all, there’s a budget crunch. The agency that keeps a wary eye on the state’s volcanoes is heavily reliant upon funding from the federal government, but that money is hard to come by in an era of steep budget cuts. The University of Alaska, which operates the observatory with the U.S. Geological Survey and th...
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Hans-Joachim Brandt
Hans-Joachim Brandt, known to his friends as Hajo, passed away on Wednesday, March 27 in Kodiak. Hajo was born in Berlin, Germany on May 12, 1942. Hajo was a world traveler as a sailor in his youth, a master mechanic and a tool machine mechanic. His loves were his grandchildren, cars and walks on the beach with his dogs. An avid Formula 1 auto race fan. He left his wife Gail and extended family in Germany and his ...
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Births: April 2
• Cynthia Brook Anthony was born at 2:42 p.m. March 25, 2013, to Tom and Thea Anthony. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Minnesota and Illinois. Her mother works at home and her father works for the state of Alaska. Also welcoming her to the family is Drake Anthony. Proud grandparents are Mitch and Debbie Anthony and Wendy Wolfram from Rochester, Minn., T...
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Alan Austerman Capitol Report
The last few weeks have been extremely busy in the Capitol. As I reported previously, the House transmitted its version of the operating budget to the Senate on March 14. The Senate finance committee adopted their version of the operating budget on March 26. That budget appropriates nearly $50 million more in General Funds than the House’s budget. The next steps in the operating budget process will take place earl...
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Kodiak College opens renovated student services office
Kodiak College’s student services office has a new look designed to make the office stand out to new students looking for help. The new look is the result of a six-month renovation project on the 2,200-square-foot first floor of Campus Center. The college has a new student services center that includes three offices and a reception area. College director Barbara Bolson said the upgrades were necessary because peop...
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