Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
Public Safety Blotter: May 18
April 30 At 4:19 a.m., police responded to suspicious vehicles in the 700 block of Mission Road. Police spoke with a driver about an ordinance prohibiting the parking of abandoned vehicles on the roadway. At 4:31 a.m., police responded to an intoxicated male walking in the middle of the road in the 600 block of Willow Street. Police maneuvered him to the sidewalk. At 10:51 a.m., police red-tagged a vehicle in the ...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Guest Opinion: A chance to upgrade shelter
During the Chiniak fire, the generator shed and the Chiniak Evacuation Shelter burned to the ground, taking with it volumes of library books and other contents. Both structures along with their contents were insured, and the borough intends to rebuild the shelter, although whether in 2017, 2018, or later has not been decided. Right now rebuilding is on hold until the assembly decides to get around to it. The shelt...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Town sightings likely just one bear
The numerous bear sightings around town lately are likely all of just one juvenile bear, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Nate Svoboda. “I think probably it’s one individual that’s been around town, maybe two,” Svoboda said. “But I have a tendency to believe that’s it’s just been one getting into mischief.” People have spotted a bear in the Deadman’s Curve area, on Cannery Way, at Fort Abe...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Refuge, Audubon mark migration
A survivor of the Exxon Valdez oil spill visited the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Saturday. Hal the bald eagle, who injured his shoulder while cleanup crews tried to rescue him from an oily shore during the 1989 crisis, was one of two birds brought in by Dave Dorsey of the Bird Treatment and Learning Center on International Migratory Bird Day for a presentation sponsored by the KNWR Visitor Cente...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Big trophy year for bears
The spring bear hunting season just ended, and it was a record year for trophy specimens. There are still harvested bears out in the field that haven’t yet been brought in to be sealed, but currently, the number stands at 111 harvested. Of those, 22 were large enough to qualify as a Boone and Crockett record, which requires a skull size of at least 28 inches, measured as width times height. “This has been a banner...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
SOCCER: Kodiak draws Wasilla in NLC opener
For the second time in as many seasons, Kodiak’s boys’ soccer team qualified for the Northern Lights Conference Championships. And the Bears drew a first-round opponent that they played during the regular season. Kodiak, the South Division’s third seed, plays North Division No. 2 Wasilla 1 p.m. Thursday at Kenai High School. Two weeks ago, Kodiak and Wasilla tied 1-1 at Wasilla. William Flores put the Bears up wit...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Public Safety Blotter: May 17
April 29 At 2:37 a.m., police cited a driver in the 700 block of Thorsheim Street for speeding and having no proof of insurance. At 3:22 a.m., police responded to a person sleeping in an ATM lobby in the 200 block of Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 4:02 a.m., police responded to suspicious circumstances in the 1200 block of Mill Bay Road. The driver was dropping off a person to retrieve their vehicle. ...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kodiak Island Births: May 17
Eleanor LeeAnne Williamson was born at 6:47 a.m. on June 5, 2016, to Christopher Williamson and Emma Helligso. She weighed 6 pounds, 10.5 ounces and was 19.5 inhces long. Her parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s father works at AIM Maintenance. Also welcoming her to the family is Rachel, Ashlee, Pace, Nathan and Kai. Grandparents are Gary and Lani Williamson from Oregon and Kent and Colleen H...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Outdoor Kodiak: On days when downriggers don’t deliver
I’ll date myself and say that the ultimate mooch was Wimpy, the character on Popeye cartoons always on the hunt for a free meal. “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” Are you so young you never heard of Wimpy from the staple cartoon series of the 1960s? I told you I was dated. Another form of mooching dates me. My saltwater salmon fishing dates back to the same era, a time when downriggers weren’t s...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Guest Opinion: One-time patch not the answer
It’s time to solve our fiscal problem. The price of inaction is too high. As the Legislature nears the end of the constitutional 120-day session, I am gravely concerned about the possible outcome. Our state is in a difficult fiscal position. Due mainly to world oil prices and our over-dependence on oil, we have only about one-fifth of the revenue we need to balance the budget. And that’s after several years of bud...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category