Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
City nonprofit cap higher, requests down
The Kodiak City Council will discuss nonprofit funding and sales tax exemptions at tonight’s work session. This year, the city’s cap for nonprofit grants exceeds the amount requested from area nonprofits. According to meeting packet materials, the ceiling for nonprofit funding from the city will increase over last year. Per city code, up to 1 percent of budgeted general fund revenues may be granted to nonprofits. ...
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SEA STORIES: Missing brothers turn up dead in Uganik
June of 1988 was warm and dry, and prices for salmon were at atmospheric levels — $2.40 per pound for sockeye — which would never be seen again. For most setnet fishermen in Uganik Bay, on the west side of Kodiak Island, it was a good year to be there. At Noisy Island setnet site on Uganik Island, salmon permit holder Danny Nickerson, 42, from Bothell, Washington, was working with his brother Robbie, 36, and a Kod...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 12
May 15 At 12:59 a.m., police cited a driver in the Fir and Thorsheim streets area for having no proof of insurance and warned her for speeding. At 1:43 a.m., police cited a driver in the 1800 block of Larch Street for driving while intoxicated, four counts of misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree and misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree and arrested her for a warrant. At 2:35...
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Kodiak Post 17 goes 2-1 against Bartlett
Wins have been difficult for Kodiak Post 17 to obtain this season. And on a drizzly Saturday evening at Baranof Field, the Bears tasted their first American Legion league win of the year. Backed by a seven-run third inning, Post 17 snapped a 13-game losing skid with a 13-3 victory over Bartlett Post 29 in the opener of the three-game series. An AJ Barton double in the fifth that plated Dustin Swearingin, who singl...
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Kodiak Island Births: July 12
Ethan Hazim Fernandez Fuentes was born at 8:40 a.m. on June 29, 2016, to Reyna Guadalupe Fernandez Castillo. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 inches long. Her parents are originally from the Philippines and Mexico and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Snug Harbor Seafoods, and the baby’s father works at North Pacific Seafoods. Grandparents are Teresita Fuentes from Kodiak and Timothy Holmes fr...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Even-year pink numbers down, sizes up
With pink salmon on the final leg of their journey home to Kodiak, it’s high time to start making plans. After last year’s gangbuster season, we have lots to anticipate. Or do we? There’s an odd twitch in the life story of pink salmon that can affect fishermen, whether commercial or sport. Pink salmon numbers vary from year to year around a regular pattern. I’m yet to hear a satisfactory explanation, but it’s hard...
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Assembly signs on to budget letter to Legislature
During its Thursday regular meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a resolution asking the Alaska Legislature to pass a good budget. The resolution, forwarded by Gov. Bill Walker to all local governments in the Alaska Municipal League, asks the Legislature “to take immediate action … to provide for a fair, balanced and sustainable state budget.” “We sent the same note to them earlier,” said Mayor Jerro...
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Obituary: Hilda Christine Wallin Carlson
Funeral services were held for lifelong Alaska resident Hilda Christine Wallin Carlson in her native village of Chignik Bay in the Chignik Bible Chapel, June 18. Roger Holmberg of Sand Point officiated. Mrs. Carlson, 93, was born in Chignik Bay on Oct. 29, 1922, to Clara and Iver Wallin. She died June 11, 2016, at the Liama Assisted Living Home in Anchorage, where she had lived since September of 2013. Mrs. Carlso...
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Garden Gate: Mind the pushki and rinse off the bug spit
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported last week that salmonberries are ripening one to two weeks ahead of what we consider normal. Time to clean out the freezer and make jams and jellies. Fireweed is also blooming sooner than expected (heralding an early winter?), as did the batch of golden chain trees. A splendid show it was. Also earlier than usual is the annual Garden Tour, hosted by the Kodiak Garden Club. This yea...
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Police blotter 7/11/2016
May 14 At 1:10 a.m., police cited a driver in the 100 block of Yukon Street for having no proof of insurance. At 1:33 a.m., police found rocks next to a glass window in the 400 block of West Marine Way, but nothing appeared amiss. At 1:47 a.m., police stopped a driver in the 200 block of Mill Bay Road for driving extremely slow and taking evasive action upon seeing a police car. They were negative for impairment a...
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