Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Around Kodiak: July 12
The Tee Off For Kids golf tournament begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Club. The tournament, sponsored by the Kodiak High School Booster Club, benefits athletics programs at the high school. An NRA high-power rifle match will take place at Salonie Creek Rifle Range beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Alutiiq Museum is making ciitaq, an Alutiiq treat made from crushed berries, milk and sugar for its s...
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Man born in Kodiak plans to run for governor
A man with ties to Kodiak plans to run for governor in 2014. On Tuesday, Phillip Gerald Stoddard, 62, filed his letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Stoddard was born in Kodiak in 1951 but now lives in Anchorage. He lived as a child in Kodiak before moving to Sterling with his family, where they homesteaded. Stoddard has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat, although he describes himself as ...
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Dawn Marie Russell
Dawn Marie Russell, 48, beloved daughter, wife, and mother, passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2013 in Wasilla. She was born Aug. 19, 1964 in Kodiak, attended Chugiak High School, and lived with her husband, Todd M. Russell, in Chugiak. She was active with First American Baptist Church in Anchorage and The Crossing in Birchwood. She also enjoyed fishing, gardening, scrapbooking and spending time with her childre...
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Kodiak juniors fall to Dimond
The offense slowed down for Kodiak’s Junior Little League all-star team Wednesday night. A day after scoring 28 runs, Kodiak posted only three hits in a 14-3 loss to Dimond-West in a District I pool play baseball contest in Anchorage. The island’s 13-and 14-year-olds are 1-1 in pool play, which is used to determine seeding for the District I Finals. “What did us in is that we had nine walks,” Kodiak coach Dave Smi...
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Providence Your name stands for your commitment, And responsibility to the community, And for individuals like me. You are true to what you believe in, And carry out your duty, As you perceive it. You are truly a blessing from above. And for that, I thank God and Jesus Christ each and every day. Please continue to be patient with people like I Who often need your serenity, And finds true meaning each day. May you ...
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Sleepless in Kodiak
To the Editor: It’s not just the long summer days that are cutting into our sleep. The Fourth of July has come and gone, but the celebratory fireworks continue and they continue well after midnight, weeknights and weekends. Granted, summer weather has coincided with the June 15 to July 15 timeframe set forth by the Borough for shooting off fireworks, but what was the expected fireworks around the 4th has now becom...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Orca
Arlluk - Orca; Killer Whale Arllut kuimartut imarmi. - Orcas are swimming in the ocean. The orca or killer whale (Orcinus orca) is the largest member of the dolphin family. These large, toothed sea mammals are aggressive hunters known for their feeding habits. In addition to fish and squid, killer whales will eat other whales, sea lions, seals, and even birds. Adult orcas grow to between twenty-three and twenty-se...
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Tapestry: Ardingers in business 50 years
When man and wife reach the 50-year mark, the kids invite family and friends to a big party to honor them. When the married couple stays in business that long, it’s a community celebration Ben and Hazel Ardinger, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on June 23, 2007, are inviting the community to the 50th anniversary of their business at an open house Saturday at Ardinger’s Fine Furnishings, 1710 Mill B...
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Diversity — A concept that’s on the money
In the shadows of the Chugach, the Anchorage neighborhood of Mountain View is a bustling community that boasts the most diverse census tract in the entire United States of America, according to recent research. Walking down the street or entering a restaurant, you encounter a wide range of Alaskans speaking dozens of different languages. It’s our own 907 ‘melting pot,’ and there are dozens of such areas around our...
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In the Courts: July 12
Dismissals Four counts of violating a protective order, five counts of violating conditions of release and two counts of first-degree stalking against Sean Javier, 24, were dismissed June 7. Stalking Sean Javier, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree stalking, a class C felony. Javier was sentenced to 36 months in prison (31 months suspended), and was fined $5,000 ($5,000 suspended). He will be on probat...
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