Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
In the Courts: Nov. 6
Amanda Z. Alaniz pleaded guilty to antlers or horns may not be transported until all edible meat has been salvaged. Alaniz was fined $250. Leona Barber pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Barber was sentenced to 45 days in jail (42 suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and had their license revoked for 90 days and ordered to use an ignition interlock device for six months after regaining the li...
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Common murres anything but common
At the intersection of Upper Mill Bay Road and Rezanof are two lanes for cars; one to turn left towards Mill Bay Beach and one to go straight or turn right towards town. Sometimes, when two cars are pulled up at the same time, the drivers inadvertently look at each other as they are trying to peek around the other car to see any oncoming traffic on Rezanof. Last Friday, I stared death in the face. No, I did not al...
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AAC to send team to New Zealand for contract
The Alaska Aerospace Corp. will send a team to New Zealand to support four launches of a new rocket and has high hopes for business in the next few years. AAC, a state-owned company, announced Tuesday it will work with New Zealand-based Rocket Lab in 2016 for range safety support. AAC president and CEO Craig Campbell declined to give the contract amount with Rocket Lab, but said it would do “good things” for AAC. ...
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Bear sightings down, DLP shootings up
The number of bear sightings in Kodiak is down for the second year in a row, but the number of bear shootings in defense of life or property is just above average, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Nathan Svoboda, a wildlife biologist with ADF&G, said five bears have been shot so far this year in defense of life or property compared to the average of three to four bears per year. Much of it is j...
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Week in Words: Spicing things up with gas
Alaska’s state Senate’s approval of $160 million to buy out TransCanada’s share of the gas pipeline project (technically, $68 million to buy the shares and the rest for project expenses) this week is a landmark in the state’s shift to harvesting natural gas. Will this help fill our state budget gap? Not any time soon. But it does give us a new natural resource to think about. Diversification is important, yes? So ...
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Hard work powers Kodiak to top seed
It’s 6:30 a.m., and while most people are hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock, members of the Kodiak High School varsity volleyball team are already breaking a sweat. Throughout the three-month season, players pull themselves — sometimes unwillingly — out of bed for twice-a-week morning workouts on their home court. Tuesday’s 45-minute workout featured 30 lateral and frog jumps, 40 medicine ball leg lifts...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 5
Oct. 23 At 6:19 a.m., a business requested police assistance in removing a sleeping man in the 200 block of Marine Way. He left when police asked. At 8:31 a.m., police arrested a man in the 21st Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area for a warrant. At 9:49 a.m., police cited a driver in the 300 block of Center Avenue for having no proof of insurance. At 9:53 a.m., police received a report of a loose dog running along ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 5
Oct. 17 A citizen reported a potential burglary in progress on Yanovsky Street. The Alaska State Troopers and Kodiak Police Department contacted the vehicle at the intersection of Mill Bay Road and Rezanof Drive and found the people did not try to burglarize the house, but they were in possession of marijuana. Both were issued summons for misconduct involving a substance in the sixth degree. Oct. 23 At 5:35 p.m., ...
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PKIMC earns a five-star rating
KODIAK — Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is a five-star institution, according to Hospital Compare, an online tool with information on the quality of health care at more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. Hospital Compare allows people to research and compare hospitals so that they can make the best choices for their health care needs and also encourages hospitals to improve the qu...
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Judge decides aggravator exists in church vandalism case
A judge decided that a “most serious” aggravating factor exists in the case where a man caused significant damages to the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in downtown Kodiak last summer. The existence of an aggravating factor adds to the jail time that Arkimedes Garcia, 22, could potentially serve. Over two days during a non-jury trial last week before Judge Frank Pfiffner, defense attorney Emily Jura and state prosecu...
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