Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Four teams invade Kodiak for Robin Hervey Tournament
Kodiak’s wrestling team should have considered changing its nickname to the Road Bears. When the team’s schedule was released in November, the Bears had two home dates but no teams to fill them. The first home event — Dec. 20-21 — was canceled because the team couldn’t find a school willing to commit. Kodiak’s coaching staff went to work after that trying to prevent another lost opportunity. “I wasn’t worried; I w...
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City council approves temporary Horizon Lines deal
The Kodiak City Council has chosen to extend the city’s cargo-handling agreement with Horizon Lines. Horizon Lines operates Pier 3 on behalf of the city, but the city’s three-year contract with Horizon Lines expired Dec. 31. Negotiations for a new contract have been complicated by the upcoming construction of a new Pier 3. With negotiations continuing, the council voted 4-0 to extend the existing Horizon Lines agr...
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Achievers: Jan. 9
• Two Kodiak students were listed on the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Portland. Sophomore Abigail Gray is studying nursing, and junior Matthew Chavarria is studying biochemistry. The University of Portland is a Catholic university in Oregon. • One Kodiak student was named to the dean’s list at Oregon State University for the fall 2013 semester. Amanda M. Rhodes is a senior nutrition major wh...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 9
Monday, Jan. 6 • At 12:02 a.m., an drunken man left when officers requested. • At 1:22 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle on Birch Avenue. • At 2:19 a.m., a caller reported a dog on Hillside Drive was barking again. All was quiet when officers arrived. • At 8:54 a.m., a man was cited for no proof of insurance and driving without a license. • At 9:53 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle was parked in a...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 9
Wednesday, Jan. 1 • At 4:17 a.m., a Kodiak resident reported someone had broken into the home he was housesitting in the Sargent Creek area of Bell’s Flats. The victim was awoken by the noise and confronted a male suspect inside the home. When questioned by the man, the suspect fled. The investigation is ongoing. • At 11:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle collision with an injury a...
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Keep eyes open for aurora
If Kodiak's skies stay clear, the archipelago's residents may be in for a light show. According to the Alaska Geophysical Institute, a solar storm detected Tuesday could bring aurora displays as far south as Colorado and central Illinois tonight. Kodiak will be in prime position to see displays overhead and to the south — if clouds stay away. According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak is expected to see gra...
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Stage and Screen: “Screw the FDA — I’m Going to be DOA”
“Screw the FDA — I’m going to be DOA” was the line uttered by Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) in the emergency room of a Dallas hospital in 1985. Woodroof had just been notified that a blood test showed a shockingly low T-cell count — an important HIV indicator. In “Dallas Buyers Club” (2013) Woodroof is a rodeo bull rider and electrician who lives on the edge. He is a hustler in every sense of the word. Gambli...
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Playbook: Jan. 9
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak C squad at West Anchorage, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak junior varsity at West Anchorage, 4:30 p.m.; Kodiak C squad at West Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. Friday Boys basketball: Kodiak C squad at Service, 4:30 p.m.; Kodiak junior varsity at Grace Christian; Kodiak varsity at East Anchorage, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak C squad at Service, 3 p.m., and at Grace Christian, 7 p.m.; Kodiak ju...
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Fisherman and city councilman raising money to write book
Kodiak fisherman and city councilman Terry Haines is working to raise money to write a book about Kodiak. Haines has a goal of $10,000, and has taken to Kickstarter, an online fundraising platform, to do so. Haines has lived in Kodiak for 30 years and has worked as a commercial fisherman for much of that time. In his video, he explains that he is trying to raise money so he can take time off fishing this winter to...
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Local Results: Jan. 9
City League Basketball Monday, Jan. 6 Island Espresso 54, Channel Side 42 Brandan Pickett 14, Edmil Balila 12, James Schnick 8, Juan Ruiz 7, John Koller 7, Leonard Pickett 4 and John Levan 2 points for Island Espresso. Jeffrey Keodovangdy 11, Dominic Barcelon 10, Ryan Cornelio 6, Myrgel Obas 6, Johnny Lounmala 5, Lito Latonio 2 and Edwin Agbayani 2 points for Channel Side. ISA 93, Petro Marine 83 Nick Billings 47,...
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