Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Cruise ship season wraps up
The last cruise ship of the season is scheduled to visit Kodiak today, signaling the end of Kodiak’s tourism season. Kodiak had seven cruise ships on the schedule for 2013, down from 13 in 2012 and 15 in 2011. “We saw a little over 4,000 (passengers),” Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity Starrett said. “That does not include crew.” Starrett estimated the total number of cruisers who visited Kodiak — includ...
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Fallorin sparkles in varsity debut
While her teammates opened the volleyball season two weeks ago in Sitka, Erika Fallorin was watching the match back in Kodiak on a computer. Her varsity debut was delayed because of a broken right pinkie she sustained during a preseason open gym in late July. She felt bad for not being with the team, but Kodiak’s senior outside hitter made up for it with a sparkling start this past weekend on the Kenai Peninsula. ...
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Kodiak fishing vessel caught fire in Seattle
The 167-foot fishing vessel Bristol Leader caught fire Tuesday morning in Seattle, the Associated Press has reported. According to the Seattle Fire Department, smoke was reported coming from the ship’s galley about 3 a.m. All 24 people aboard the ship, which is homeported in Kodiak, escaped without injury. Fire department spokesman Kyle Moore told the Associated Press that firefighters controlled the fire at Pier ...
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More to learn from Zimmerman trial
To the Editor: On June 25, 2013, during George Zimmerman’s trial, state prosecutor John Guy officially identified the personal possessions found, by the police, on Trayvon Martin’s body. These include “an unopened bag of Skittles” and a “full can of watermelon-flavored drink.” Photographs of the evidence show a clear plastic bag containing a red can. The label on the can identifies it as being “Arizona, Vitamin C ...
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Vote 'yes' on Proposition 1
To the Editor: As elected government officials, our borough assembly members and our borough mayor should be held to higher standards. On Oct. 1, we the public will be voting on “Prop. 1,” which is crafted to help eliminate conflicts of interest with the assembly members and mayor. By voting yes on Prop. 1, we can preclude the mayor or any assembly member from being employed by the borough, or having a personal se...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 18
Saturday, Sept. 14 • At 12:52 a.m., a caller reported a DUI, but the person was gone when officers arrived. • At 2:07 a.m., a man was given an open container and no-bars warning. • At 3:01 a.m., a man wanted another man arrested for assault, but claimed no injury or fear. • At 3:14 a.m., a man was arrested for being drunk on a licensed premises on Marine Way. • At 6:39 a.m., a caller reported a man was outside yel...
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From Soup to Nuts: Bargains don't require sacrifice
I was raised by my fiscally disciplined and ultra-conservative Scandinavian elders. However, the hands-down master of penny pinchers in my family was Grandma Hazel. A shrewd negotiator and homemaker, she was revered for her ability to sniff out a bargain and store managers learned to avoid her because of her go-for-the-jugular bargaining tactics. It is with her tenacity in mind that I pick through the Kodiak produ...
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Kodiak Tags going into sixth year
Kodiak Tags has been helping reunite pets and their owners for six years. Kodiak’s only dog tag engraving business is owned and operated by Nick Pletnikoff. He’s been running the part-time business since it started and said he enjoys engraving pet tags. “It’s a fun business,” Pletnikoff said. Kodiak Tags is the only tag business on the island, and is use by the Humane Society of Kodiak animal shelter and the Kodia...
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Alaska Science Forum: Billions of bodies on the move
CREAMER’S FIELD, FAIRBANKS — “As this bird takes off, think about how they have to fly thousands and thousands of miles,” Tricia Blake said to 21 first-graders sitting on wooden benches surrounded by birch and balsam poplar trees. The biologist and educator then placed a ruby-crowned kinglet in the flat palm of a six-year old boy. The thumb-size songbird was probably born in northern Alaska this spring. During the...
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FAA, Sun'aq reach deal on airport
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak and FAA have resolved the biggest outstanding issue remaining before construction begins on new safety areas at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport. On Monday, FAA administrator Leslie Grey announced that the construction project will allocate $450,000 for a five-year study of the Buskin River area. The study will monitor any changes that arise in the environment after 17 acres of Chiniak ...
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