Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Ever-changing: the number of Alaskan glaciers
A glaciologist once wrote that the number of glaciers in Alaska “is estimated at (greater than) 100,000.” That fuzzy number, perhaps written in passive voice for a reason, might be correct. But it depends upon how you count. Another glaciologist saw an example of the confusion when he visited Yakutat Glacier. Yakutat, near the Alaska town of the same name, is a withering glacier that calves into a deep lake of its...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anchorage airport bust stops heroin headed for Kodiak
Alaska State Troopers reported Tuesday a woman trying to bring in black tar heroin to Kodiak was apprehended and charged in Anchorage. A statement from AST reported that the woman was arrested at the airport with roughly 20 grams of black tar heroin with a “Kodiak street value of approximately $14,000.” “The seizure occurred at the Anchorage Airport from a female passenger en-route to Kodiak on a local air carrier...
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Missile complex looking at August launch, more future work
The U.S. Army confirmed scheduling a test launch of a hypersonic weapon at the Kodiak Launch Complex sometime in August. “I can confirm a test of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Flight Test-2 Hypersonic Technology Test is scheduled for August 2014 from the Kodiak Launch Complex,” John H. Cummings III, Public Affairs for the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command told the Mirror. An exact date has not been re...
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June declared Filipino-Americans month
Citing their “vital contributions to the economic, social, political, and cultural quality of life in the community,” Kodiak Island Borough Mayor Jerrol Friend declared June to be Filipino-American Heritage Month in Kodiak. At the borough’s regular meeting on Thursday, the proclamation read by Friend added that Kodiak was “made up of a wonderful mosaic of culturally diverse people.” Filipino-American Association o...
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June 4, 2014
• At 12:52 a.m., someone called to report suspicious circumstances on Mill Bay Road. Police checked the area and did not find signs of anyone. • At 12:53 a.m., police served papers at the jail. • At 1:06 a.m., police conducted a security check on Egan Way. • Around 1:24 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:01 a.m., police arrested a man on Thorsheim Street for driving with his license revoked, vi...
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Borough assembly passes nonprofit funding
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a resolution funding nonprofits at their June 19 meeting amid lengthy discussion and a failed substitution amendment. Twenty-five nonprofits applied for funding. Under the resolution, 17 nonprofits received funding and eight did not due to their applications either being late or missing required information, according to a memo accompanying the resolution. Assembly member ...
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Weather break saves cam club on solstice photo hike
The summer solstice looked to be a washout this year, with heavy rains hitting Kodiak on Saturday afternoon, sending events organizers either weathering low turnouts or facing decisions to postpone or cancel events. Not so for the “Solstice PhotoWalk,” hosted by the Kodiak Camera Club. One of the reasons was its scheduled hike up Pillar Mountain to take photos on the longest day of the year started so late — after...
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Kodiak Post 17 wallops Palmer in doubleheader
From a look at the scores in Kodiak Post 17’s doubleheader trouncing of Palmer Sunday, they might as well have been playing football. Kodiak smashed Palmer by a combined score of 37-3 in a two-game sweep at Palmer’s Senior Field. The Bears posted a 24-0 victory in the first game and won 13-3 in the nightcap. The pair of wins shot Kodiak up to third place in the American Legion AA National Division with 14 points a...
Jun 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The keys to fishing with kids
We’re entering the most important fishing season of the year for families: Kid season. There’s really no better place than Kodiak for kids to learn how to fish, and no better time than July and August. School is out. The weather is often great. And the waters teem with willing fish! I grew up loving to fish, as did my wife. I’m proud to report that we’ve passed it along as a family heritage. Our daughter loves to ...
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Mag 8.0-wave warning misses Kodiak
A tsunami warning triggered by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake missed Kodiak by hundreds of miles and was subsequently downgraded to an advisory. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday the epicenter of the quake was 30 miles northwest of Amchitka, a small island more than 1,200 miles from Kodiak down the Aleutian chain. The NOAA said in a statement that Amchitka had experienced a wave incre...
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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