Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
David W. Geddes Sr
David W. Geddes Sr. passed away peacefully on Aug. 21, 2014 after a long wonderful and exciting life that started Sept. 25 1919 in historic Pembina, North Dakota. He was the surviving child of three brothers and six sisters born to Mary and Alfred Geddes. He attended school in Pembina but left his home at 15 to join the Civilian Conservation Corp. The C.C.C. was a highly conservation program run by the U.S. Army, ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 19
Aug. 14 • At 2:49 a.m., a caller reported a dog barking with no one at home on Selief Lane. Officers will check back. • At 3:53 a.m., police arrested a woman on Center Avenue for violating conditions of release. • At 4:15 a.m., a 911 caller requested a subject removal on Shelikof Street. Police were unable to locate the subject. • At 12:14 p.m., a caller on Ole Johnson Avenue reported a neighbor letting several ca...
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Kodiak hospital gets health award
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center recently received a Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, a quality improvement organization. “The awards recognize Alaska hospitals for their dedication to ensuring that patients receive high quality care in seven national quality project areas,” according to a statement from Mountain-Pacific. The seven areas make up a score called the appropriate ...
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Borough rescinds decorum ordinance, talks fees
The Kodiak Island Borough unanimously voted to rescind the decorum ordinance passed and postponed accepting the annual review of the borough’s schedule of fees at a regular meeting Thursday night. The decorum ordinance received little assembly member comment. Assembly member Carol Austerman said she felt people had taken it the wrong way. “I sincerely hope that in the future that comments made in the borough assem...
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Mission Road closure, power outage due to failed cable
The Mission Road closure this morning was due to repairing part of an underground cable that failed last week, according to a Kodiak Electric Association report. The torn up road is the result of a failed electric cable that caused a power outage in downtown Kodiak in the wee hours of September 11, the report said. The areas that lost power regained it again about four hours later after KEA rerouted power. This we...
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Truck hits bear
A Kodiak driver hit a bear on East Rezanof Drive late Wednesday night. An Alaska State Trooper report stated that a driver in a 1994 Peterbilt truck and trailer, a large commercial vehicle, hit the bear around 11 p.m. on Sept. 17. The driver was not injured, but the bear reportedly was. “We actually went to go look for it this morning when it became daylight when it was safer for us to do so,” said trooper spokesm...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Kasukuak - Akhiok
Kasukuak - Akhiok Kasukuarmiu’ak taugkuk. - Those two are from Akhiok. Surrounded by grassy hills and tundra flats, Akhiok is Kodiak’s southernmost Alutiiq village. The present location of this remote community, ninety miles from the City of Kodiak, was settled in 1881. Additional residents moved here from Kasukuak in nearby Humpy Cove. The original community was a sea otter hunting settlement established by Russi...
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Tapestry: Saltery ride qualifies for Kodiak bucket list
Edgy and potentially dangerous items on the Kodiak bucket list include meeting up with a bear, kayaking amongst the whales and driving the narrow, mountainous Saltery Road. I’ve yet to kayak close to whales, but I’ve had several encounters with bears and have made the trip to and from Saltery on a four-wheeler and cruiser. My trips were fun and titillating; I smiled all the way. The Borgemans and their entourage d...
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Swimmers off to Soldotna
Kodiak’s swimming team competes at the Soldotna Pentathlon today at Soldotna High School. This is the most unusual swimming meet Kodiak will attend this season. Each swimmer participates in the 100-yard individual medley, the 50 backstroke, the 50 butterfly, the 50 breaststroke and the 50 freestyle. The times of the five swims are added up to determine the champion. The format makes for a friendly battle between K...
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Villaroya dishes up assists
Replacing a record-setting setter could by scary to some, but not for Kodiak’s Kyla Villaroya. The junior replaced graduated Summer McKechinie in Kodiak’s starting lineup and has excelled in the volleyball team’s first four matches. “I don’t really feel much pressure,” Villaroya said. “I just feel like it is a clean slate without those seniors — it is a new ballgame.” Using a jump set, Villaroya has racked up 98 a...
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