Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
SB21 sets a bad precedent for the state
To the Editor: I am very disconcerted that Representative Austerman voted for SB 21, the oil giveaway that hands over $1 billion next year to oil companies with no guarantee of new production or oil in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Even more perplexing was the lack of objection to the conflict of interest presented by permitting two senators, Kevin Meyer and Peter Micciche, who are also Conoco Phillips employees, to ...
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Study: Slowed vaccinations lead to more Alaskans at risk
A new study released by the state’s epidemiology department has revealed alarming an alarming trend in Alaska newborns’ vaccination rates. According to the study, whose results were released Monday, one-third of all Alaska parents delayed or avoided shots for their newborn infants in 2011. That’s a sharp rise from 2009, when 23.8 percent of parents put off their baby’s shots. “It is something we’re alarmed about,”...
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Jimenez qualifies for national youth bowling tournament
Kodiak High School senior Germain Jimenez emerged as the top youth bowler at the state tournament that concluded April 14 in Eagle River. Jimenez took the all-scratch events for Division I with a pinfall of 1,953. His top placing earns him a trip to the North Pointe Junior Golds Championships in July at Detroit, Mich. Jiminez secured his title by rolling a three-game, 699 series in singles competition. He had a 68...
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KEA presents green energy success for Earth Day
On Earth Day, the Kodiak Electric Association turned in a report that would make even a Berkley environmentalist happy. At the cooperative's annual meeting, 250 Kodiak residents learned that 95.7 percent of their power over the previous year was generated from wind or water. That mark means Kodiak has met its long-term goal: generate 95 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. "The environment's ...
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Two men found dead on Kodiak waterfront
Two men were found dead on separate boats in St. Paul and St. Herman harbors on Friday. Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai said the cause of the deaths is unknown, but foul play is not suspected. “There was no obvious indication of foul play, and beyond that we really don’t know enough to say,” he said. Police said 44-year-old David Babarovich was found dead on the fishing vessel Alaska Patriot at 2:22 a.m. Friday in ...
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Lindquist signs with Northern Arizona
A key member of Kodiak High’s two-time state championship girls swimming team is moving on with her athletic career. Senior Jori Lindquist signed a National Letter of Intent to swim for NCAA Division I Northern Arizona University next fall. The moment was witnessed by her parents Tari and John — also her coach — Thursday at the Kodiak Community Pool. “It is kind of a relief to know where I am going,” Lindquist sai...
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Power outage cause by snow buildup
Sunday night’s power outage was caused by snow buildup on transmission lines from Terror Lake, KEA CEO Darron Scott confirmed Monday. “At times, one of the wires gets too close to one of the other wires, and that causes it to shut down,” he said. The snow was automatically cleared during the shutdown, but because Terror Lake was supplying Kodiak’s electricity at the time, the entire Kodiak electrical grid lost pow...
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Alaska takes its anti-Frankenfish campaign to Canada
An Anchorage lawmaker has taken the state’s anti-Frankenfish campaign to tiny Prince Edward Island on Canada’s Atlantic Coast. On Thursday, Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) met with Robert Ghiz, Premier of Canada’s smallest province. Her goal: persuade Ghiz to oppose AquaBounty Technologies’ plan to grow genetically modified salmon eggs in the province. AquaBounty is the company developing the AquAdvantage fish, a hy...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 23
Wednesday, April 17 • At 2:17 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 2:47 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:20 a.m., a man was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 12:42 p.m., an officer removed a muffler from the roadway. • At 1:44 p.m., someone brought in proof of insurance to correct a citation. • At 1:44 p.m., a caller reported shoplifting. It is und...
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Coast Guardsman receives top awards from police academy
A Coast Guardsman from Kodiak received top awards after graduating from police training at the United States Army Civilian Police Academy in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. ME2 Joe Lovette went through a nine-week training period at the academy and took home two top honors, the leadership award and the academic award. The academy trains more than 20,000 people from all branches of U.S. law enforcement each year. Lovette wa...
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