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Public Safety Blotter: July 4
June 18 • At 12:58 a.m., a caller reported a bear in the 2000 block of Mill Bay Road. It was gone when police arrived. • At 1:17 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle on Pillar Mountain Road. • At 1:39 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • Around 1:47 a.m., police conducted three bar checks. • At 7:37 a.m., police asked a man to leave Center Avenue. • At 8:08 a.m., police served pa...
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Post 17 hosts Kenai
On America’s birthday, Kodiak will be treated to the playing of the national pastime. Today, Post 17 hosts the Kenai Post 20 Twins in an American Legion AA baseball doubleheader at Baranof Field. The first game — a nine-inning league affair — begins at 12:30 p.m., which is followed by a seven-inning nonleague game. “There is nothing else that I would rather do than play baseball on the Fourth of July,” Jakob Arnol...
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Henry’s crafting beer scene at mall
At the downtown mall, longtime family eatery Henry’s Great Alaskan Restaurant is pouring everything it knows about beer into a new bar strategy. It not only wants to do a brisker bar business, but it hopes to create a “beer renaissance” in town. The restaurant, in operation in town since the fifties, chose to use its capacious bar space for a new set of taps with the hopes of improving the bottom line for the bar ...
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Golf course future lies with base commander
Golfing in Kodiak may continue after this year. The Coast Guard told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that it has not made a decision on what it is going to do with the Bear Valley Golf Course on Anton Larsen Road. The decision to close the nine-hole golf course or keep it open will come after the 2014 golf season ends, Coast Guard District 17 public affairs officer Lt. Veronica Colbath said. “I know there has been i...
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Private fireworks sales booming for Fourth
Fireworks sellers are doing a brisk business just in time for Independence Day celebrations. Since Kodiak will not have a public fireworks display, residents will have to put on their own shows. And if the pops, booms and bangs in the evening working up to July 4 are any indication, Kodiakans are well-stocked for the holiday. The only place in Kodiak where fireworks are for sale is Les n’ Dan’s, located across the...
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PANDA decision a no-brainer for the Council
To the editor, An active group of young folks have joined a national organization called PANDA, people against the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides the president with the power to declare anyone a terrorist and to imprison them indefinitely, allowing no contact with anyone. PANDA has appeared before the Council with the request that they repudiate this law because it eliminates the requirement to...
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Faith key ingredient of mentor program
Every year thousands of inmates in Alaska are released from jail or prison to re-enter a society they have wronged. Many need a mentor to help prepare them to make the sharp transition from an unhealthy life to a productive one. That’s why the Alaska Department of Corrections is involved in a collaborative effort with a program known as KAMP — Kodiak Area Mentor Program. Inspired by Teresa and Jeff Slaughter, KAMP...
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Mentor training program available
Chaplain Jim Duncan, Director of the Department of Corrections Chaplaincy Division, and Brenda Nagunst, Director of Alaska Correctional Ministries, will be keynote presenters in a mentor-training workshop slated July 12 at the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in the Pyramid Room. The schedule includes two identical three-hour sessions, from 9 a.m. to noon and from one to four. The workshop is designed for t...
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Alaska State Trooper Report: July 4
June 23 • Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a person for fishing over the halibut limit in Larsen Bay. One of his halibut was seized for evidence. June 24 • At 10:20 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a summons to a person on board a commercial fishing vessel that was tendering near Harvester Island for keeping a sport-caught halibut with commercially caught fish. The halibut was seized for evidence. • At 7:40 p.m...
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Microbeads in toothpaste and skin care entering ocean food chains
While caring citizens may know not to leave trash and plastics behind in nature, what they probably don’t know is that using toothpaste may actually add to plastics pollution in the ocean. The reason? Most toothpastes and many skin care products contain microbeads. Microbeads are so small that they pass through the filters in the sewage treatment plants and because they are made of polymer plastic, there are no ba...
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