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Thanking Mack’s Sport Shop for supporting local nonprofit
Our old safety vests were falling apart. Most of them had pockets ripped off. Mack’s Sport Shop came to the rescue and donated new reflective vests. They even had them embroidered with our logo. The vests are much higher quality than the ones they replaced. Mack’s went all out and even donated enough for our crew and several different sized extras to accommodate our volunteers as well. It is terrific when local bu...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 15
March 31 At 9:49 a.m., a caller reported a rooster crowing too early on Jackson Lane. At 10:12 a.m., police impounded a loose dog on Thurston Lane. At 10:36 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Selief Lane. At 10:42 a.m., police arrested a man on Center Avenue on suspicion of violating conditions of release. At 10:53 a.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Madsen Avenue. It’s under investigation. At 10...
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Community events: April 15
Send items for inclusion in Community Events to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. Today 6-8 p.m. — Adult improver kayak session, Coast Guard MWR pool, call 907-299-0061. Thursday, April 16 10:30-11:30 a.m. — Coffee and conversation with the director, Kodiak Public Library. Friday, April 17 6:30 p.m. — “St. Vincent,” free movie at Kodiak Public Library. 7 p...
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Playbook: April 15
Thursday, April 16 Baseball: Kodiak vs. West Valley at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m. Track: The Invincible Pentathlon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 4:30 p.m.
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Alaska Science Forum: Alaska earthworms little known
Under its own power, an earthworm gains about 30 feet of new territory each year. But that does not help explain how worms got to Alaska. “It’s almost geologically slow,” Matt Bowser, said of the earthworm’s locomotion. Bowser, Alaska’s closest thing to an expert on earthworms, is an entomologist with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. He has taken an interest in worms that exist in surprising numbers in southern...
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Capitol Report: Legislative session enters final week
Greetings from Juneau. There are just a few days left in this year’s legislative session, which is scheduled to adjourn Sunday, April 19. A lot will happen this week as lawmakers and the administration work on their priority legislation in hopes of completing the session within 90 days. The biggest item still unresolved is the operating budget. Earlier this month, the Senate approved a $4 billion budget for next y...
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Troopers arrest Kodiak fugitive believed armed with rifle
After a two-week search, state troopers found and arrested a Kodiak man wanted as a suspect in the assault of a woman on two different days. Bryce Beltran, 20, was arrested in the Spruce Cape area at about 9:26 p.m. Monday after troopers received an anonymous tip about his location. After the alleged assaults took place last month, troopers described Beltran as a dangerous man, possibly armed with a .308 rifle. In...
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Orthodox faithful welcome the Resurrection early in the morning
A darkened church, filled with people anticipating the moment when the lights would come on, illuminating the array of flowers, the linen-covered icon stands and the crowd that gathered there. This is the way it was around midnight Saturday at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral. The faithful left the dark church and walked around the building three times solemnly singing “Thy Resurrection O Christ our Savior, th...
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Kodiak Launch Complex changes name
Officials of the Kodiak Launch Complex are having a blast today. That’s because KLC is gone, in name, at least. Mark Greby, COO and senior vice president of the Alaska Aerospace Corp., said KLC will be renamed Pacific Spaceport Complex. He said the name change will be made public today during the 31st Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A company news release said the name change reflects the growing ca...
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Be careful what you believe
To the Editor, With recent happenings in Kodiak, many of us still do not know when we are being duped. There are those out there with agenda that most haven’t a clue exist. An example would be the fact that several years ago those outside of Kodiak convinced the powers that be to limit our local fisherman to one King Salmon per year. Most recently we had those from the Kenia/Soldotna area paying someone to get sig...
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