Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak warmest May on record followed by rainfall record
On the flipside of the warmest and driest May on record, June’s first weekend brought a storm that saw Kodiak hit a new daily rainfall record on Friday. “It was 2.98 inches, surpassing the old record for the date of 1.78 set back in 1927. It was a big day,” Ray Miller, meteorological technician with the National Weather Service, told the Mirror. Kodiak experienced its warmest May on record, with its monthly mean t...
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Man rescued from drifting vessel in Anton Larsen Bay
The Coast Guard, Kodiak Police Department and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rescued a man from a vessel adrift near Anton Larsen Bay near Kodiak Sunday. The crew of the NOAA research vessel Rainer safely towed the man and his 20-foot fishing vessel to Anton Larsen Bay after it was determined the boat was disabled.
 The Kodiak Police Department reported to Coast Guard watchstanders at the Sector A...
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Profit-hungry dealers coming to Kodiak in drug 'epidemic'
Use of methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs is getting so rampant in Kodiak that drug dealers are attracted to Kodiak because of its high profit margin. The Daily Mirror asked Sgt. Eric Olsen of the Alaska State Troopers and other experts in addictions whether Kodiak indeed had a drug problem. “It’s an epidemic,” Olsen said. “The amount of hardcore narcotics I’m seeing come through this island, and the dollar v...
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Kodiak College selects Alan Fugleberg as director
Alan Fugleberg, Kodiak College’s new director, aims to add curriculum for the local fishing industry, sharpening the university’s vision, tightening spending without staff reductions and dialoguing with the community. University of Alaska’s Chancellor Tom Case announced Fugleberg’s selection for director of Kodiak College, part of the University of Alaska Anchorage. He started his job this week to replace Barbara ...
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Caregivers learn about dementia
Caregivers learned all about dementia as part of the annual Caregivers Conference at the Kodiak Senior Center on Thursday. Dementia is a complicated disease, said speaker Lisa Wawrzonek, the education director at Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska. Some types of dementia are fast acting while others are slow. The different types, including Alzheimer’s, Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s and stroke-related also have different ch...
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Freon leak kills Kodiak crewmember
A crewmember on the F/V Alpine Cove died early Wednesday morning from a leak of the refrigerant Freon. Police identified the man as 30-year-old Cody Cecil of Everett, Washington. He was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center along with another man, 56-year-old Francis Rutten of Snohomish, Washington. “Rutten is currently being treated for exposure to Freon,” a Kodiak Police Department press release said....
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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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