Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Students to give improvisational performance
This weekend, Kodiak students will be showing off their improvisational skills as part of the Kodiak Arts Council’s Sum’Arts program. The performance is the culmination of “Improvise This!,” a week long acting camp for fifth through eighth grade students. The students practiced an hour and a half each day for the past week. They learned storytelling and improvisational acting techniques through games, exercises an...
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Hospital offering diabetes videoconferencing help
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is now offering Telehealth Diabetes Education services through its specialty clinic. This program is for someone who has diabetes and wants education on meal planning, medication management or managing diabetes. In the program, the person will videoconference with a certified diabetes educator located in Oregon. It’s similar to Skype or Facetime, except the connection is enc...
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Pedestrian struck by car on Mill Bay
A pedestrian was hit by a car on Monday while crossing Mill Bay Road, although speed nor alcohol was a factor in the collision. The Kodiak Police Department reported that 67-year-old Julia Wiley was struck by a motor vehicle on Mill Bay Road. “Information provided by witnesses revealed Wiley was standing on the corner of Thorshiem and Mill Bay Road waiting to cross the roadway. A vehicle stopped to allow Wiley to ...
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Coast Guard reports slew of recent distress cases
In the last week, five recreational boaters have found themselves in trouble in Alaska waters, including a mayday from Sitkinak Island, southeast of Kodiak Island, the Coast Guard reported on Monday. The Coast Guard launched a C-130 Hercules plane to search for the Sitkinak mayday, said Petty Officer Third Class and spokesman Jonathon Klingenberg. The Coast Guard did not find the vessel, and the case was suspended...
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Funding for fisheries management in 2015 funding bill
Senator Lisa Murkowski has helped obtain funding for fisheries management in the 2015 funding bill from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, according to a press release from Murkowski’s office. The funding will support the Pacific Salmon Commission, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and the North Pacific Council. Some of the specific issues addressed include electr...
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Fundraiser gives Tanana troopers local color, honor
Patrons donated some $5,000 for the families Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich, gunned down by an assailant in Tanana, at the Elks Club on Sunday night. The event was organized by chef Joel Chenet, with help from the Elks lodge, St. Innocent’s Academy, and Alaska State Troopers. At the “First Salmon of the Year” dinner, which Chenet has put on for 12 years, Chenet’s creative touches ga...
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Baranov to get historical survey visit
The Historic American Building Survey is visiting the Baranov Museum for the next three days to document the building. The documentation includes creating drawings of the building with a scanner. The drawings will then be edited together to create an animated digital “fly through.” The fly through video shows all around the exterior of a building and then goes through the doors to show the interior. “It definitely...
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King derby in full swing, leader at 49.5 pounds
Fourteen salmon have been entered into the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators King Salmon Derby, and the winner is likely still out there swimming. Local Kevin Cawley caught the largest king so far, which weighs in at 49.5 pounds and 44 inches long. The second largest is 44 inches long with no weight given, caught by Patrick Jacobsen from Port Angeles, Washington. KACO president Dave Jacobs thinks a bigge...
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Murkowski suggests blue alert system for stricken cops
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski responded to the shootings of Alaska State Troopers in Tanana in May by adding language to a bill in a U.S. Senate subcommittee that would create a “Blue Alert” similar to the AMBER Alert system currently in use nationwide to help find missing children. The “blue alert” system would inform the public when law enforcement responders are killed or injured in the line of duty. A statement ...
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Food For Less to close due to unprofitability
Downtown grocer Food For Less will be closing on July 1. “We are closing it due to the economic situation,” said Walter Pickett, the general manager and vice president of operations for the Alaska Commercial Company, which operates under the Food For Less banner. “We’ve been in the market for 20 years,” Pickett said. “The last few years have been very difficult, and we haven’t made a profit.” The building has been...
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