Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak’s Art Walk starts Friday with contest kick-off
August’s First Friday Art Walk is will include a kick-off of the second year of The Frame Shop’s youth art contest. The contest is open to children in two age groups: 7 to 12 and 13 to 18. “We had so many kids last year,” said shop owner Sarah Culbertson-Stokes. “It had really great reception and the kids had a lot of fun.” Like last year, voting can be done in person at The Frame Shop and via likes on the art, wh...
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Senior sales tax exemption should be ‘needs based’
To the Editor, I agree with Dixie Hood, a member of the Juneau Commission on Aging, that a senior sales tax exemption should be “needs based.” A “needs based” sales tax exemption should be implemented in Kodiak and not just for senior citizens. While I know this is not a popular idea it does make sense. I am not against senior citizens. I’ll be one very soon. But this is an antiquated entitlement program that need...
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KHS football team hits the field
Alaska high school football teams officially started practicing last week, but for Kodiak the season actually started months ago. “A lot of these guys have put in a lot of work since January,” first-year Kodiak coach Bill McGuire said. “We have been getting together at the field and in the weight room. It’s been good to get out here and put some pads on and run around.” Close to 40 players attended Tuesday evening...
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Alumni update: Horn posts 2 wins
Alysa Horn helped lead Logan to a pair of victories in the women’s Queensland Basketball League in Australia over the weekend. On Saturday, Horn dropped a double-double, netting 14 points and 12 rebounds in a 79-63 win over South West Metro. The former Kodiak High School star went 5 for 11 from the field and drained all four of her free throws in 21 minutes. On Sunday, Horn tallied 15 points and eight rebounds in ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 6
July 17 At 2:30 p.m., AST contacted a man and woman parked near Jackson Mobile Home Park in a Honda Accord. The two were contacted under suspicioun that they were trespassing in Jackson’s. The investigation revealed they were not trespassing but drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and the trooper’s applied for a search warrant for the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing. July 2...
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Chugiak falls in regional opener
Days after being crowned Alaska’s American Legion baseball champions, Chugiak failed to hold a four-run lead in its opener at the Northwest Regional on Wednesday in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Gillette Post 42, Wyoming’s state champion, rallied from a 4-0 deficit to stun the Mustangs, 9-5. Chugiak dropped to a loser-out game that starts at 9:30 a.m. today. Vander Lekites, Zach Bohrer and Jason Hess each had two hits for Ch...
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Judge declares Kodiak troopers’ entry illegal
Cole orders suppression of evidence against Kodiak resident Billy Yovino Sr.
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WORLD LIFTER: Tregarthen returns after winning 3 medals at SO World SummerGames
Everybody nestled in the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport terminal Monday evening knew the exact moment the island’s newest Olympic medalist stepped off the plane. The clanging of medals draped around Brittany Tregarthen’s neck gave it away as she walked from the aircraft painted in Alaska Nanook colors to the terminal. When she entered the building, the sound of the medals was drowned out by chants of “USA! USA!...
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Kodiak Coast Guard pulls two men off sinking boat
A Kodiak-based C-130 airplane crew and MH-60 helicopter crew responded to a boat near Unalaska/Dutch Harbor that was taking on water and lifted two men off the boat Tuesday, according to a Coast Guard releases. Both men had put on survival suits and were uninjured. The crew of the Alaskan Catch, located off Unalga Island near Unalaska Island, called the Coast Guard in Juneau via satellite phone after the boat bega...
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Historic kayak to be exhibited at Alutiiq Museum
With a $49,612 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Alutiiq Museum will partner with Harvard University’s Peabody Museum to bring an historic Alutiiq kayak to Kodiak. Grant funds awarded to Koniag Inc. will pay for shipment of the historic boat from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Kodiak, and its installation in a new exhibit in the Alutiiq Museum’s gallery. The exhibit will debut in the sprin...
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