Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Intergalactic Nemesis touches down tonight
There’s an out-of-this-world show tonight. But there’s no need to worry: The show’s concept involves sound effects and swiftly changing comic-book panels, making it comprehensible to the average earthling. It’s described as a “live-action graphic novel” called The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth, where a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, her assistant and a mysterious librarian wind up transported to another pl...
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Military starts controlled detonations at Kodiak Launch Complex today
Starting today until Saturday, Kodiak residents might hear explosions coming from the Kodiak Launch Complex. But there’s no reason to get scared, officials said. The U.S. military’s 716th Explosive Ordnance Detachment will conduct disposal operation, including controlled detonations at the complex, said Mark Greby, senior vice president and chief operations officer of Alaska Aerospace Corporation. The detonations ...
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Federal move to block oil drilling another ‘major insult’ to Alaska
To the Editor, Alaska Senate Majority leaders are responding to another federal assault on Alaska’s rights as a state after President Barack Obama announced he will move to block development in 9.8 million acres within the Beaufort and Chukchi seas as part of a new five-year oil and gas leasing program. The president’s latest move to shelve even more our resources shows his indifference and ignorance about the Sta...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 28
Jan. 1 At 12:10 a.m., police warned people in the Birch and Willow streets area for setting off fireworks inside city limits. At 12:21 a.m., police warned people on Powell Avenue for setting off fireworks inside city limits. At 12:33 a.m., police responded to a traffic offense on Selief Lane. The vehicle was moved when police asked. At 1:02 a.m., police arrested a driver on Rezanof Drive East on suspicion of drivi...
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It’s 'one for the road' for bars on Alaska ferries
The Alaska Marine Highway System is closing the bars on six of their ferries, including the two that serve Kodiak, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. About half of the ferries in the AMHS system have bars, and all of them will be closing when the ferries return from annual spring overhauls. For the two ferries that regularly serve Kodiak, the closures are still a few months out. The M/V Ken...
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Scout, parents clear 600 pounds of marine debris
Ten Boy Scouts, two Cub Scouts and scout parents removed about 600 pounds of marine debris from the Buskin Beach area on Saturday. The debris-removal project was sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and supported by Island Trails Network. The project is Boy Scout Wesley Pyle's community service project, one of the requirements before becoming an Eagle Scout. The project aims to remove marine debris pollution and...
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Governor names Kodiakan to Board of Regents
Gov. Bill Walker announced the appointment of Andy Teuber of Kodiak to the University of Alaska Board of Regents on Monday. Teuber is the president and CEO of Kodiak Area Native Association and the chairman and president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Walker also nominated three other Alaskans for seats on the Board of Regents: Sheri Buretta of Anchorage, John Davies of Fairbanks and Lisa Parker of...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 28
Jan. 23 At 6 p.m., AST responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Von Scheele Way. The trooper investigation found that a Kodiak man had assaulted a family member, and the man had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The man was arrested on suspicion of assault in the fourth degree, domestic violence and the outstanding warrant. Alcohol did not seem to be a factor. Jan. 22 At 3:33 p.m., tr...
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Tidal stresses and giant earthquakes
A scientist once noticed a connection between the stress that tides inflict on the planet and the number of small earthquakes that happen in some areas when that pressure is greatest. She saw a pattern to these earthquakes leading up to great tsunamis. A graduate student is now looking for a similar signal in Alaska. Yen Joe Tan of Columbia University is combing through a database of offshore Alaska earthquakes to...
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Thomet gets another Navy nomination
Kodiak High School’s Levi Thomet picked up another endorsement for the U.S. Naval Academy last week. The senior was nominated by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Thomet also received a nomination from former Alaska Senator Mark Begich in December. Thomet was one of 57 seniors from around Alaska who Murkowski nominated for U.S. military service academies. “These candida...
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