Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Two-vehicle crash leads to damage, no injuries
A Kodiak man attempted to spin his truck around while approaching the parking area at the White Sands recreation area when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a parked vehicle, state troopers said Thursday. Garrett Gatter, 19, was driving a 2005 Ford F150 on June 25 when his vehicle struck a parked 2001Toyota Tundra at the end of Monashka Bay Road in the parking area of the beach. The report said investigation ...
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Emergency planning committee talks past and future projects
Kodiak’s Local Emergency Planning Committee met this week to discuss past successful educational projects and future plans. Jack Maker, assistant planner for the Kodiak Island Borough, said an emergency booth was set up at Crab Festival again, but it didn’t quite live up to the 2014 booth when the borough brought in a machine that simulated an earthquake. “I think the biggest lesson learned was that we need to hav...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 3
June 11 At 12:39 a.m., police returned a found card to the owner in St. Paul Harbor. Around 1:37 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:59 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Shelikof Street. They were gone when police arrived. At 1:59 a.m., police conducted a security check on Chichenof Street. At 2:23 a.m., police conducted a security check on Simeonoff Street. At 3:53 a.m., police conduc...
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Ruckers’ ‘yes’ brought them to Kodiak
Saying “yes” to God opens doors to places — geographical and spiritual— that you never dreamed of going, said Fr. David Rucker, who, along with his wife, Rozanne, joined the staff of St. Herman’s Seminary last semester. “If we say ‘yes’ to God -- ‘We’ll go wherever You want us to go, we’ll give what You want us to give, we’ll do what You ask us to do’ – anything is possible,” said Fr. David. “The journey is filled...
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In the Courts: July 3
Shawn W. Gunn pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release. Gunn was sentenced to 15 days in jail. Andrew N. Panamarioff pleaded guilty to vehicle theft in the first degree. Panamarioff was sentenced to 24 months in jail (21 suspended) and fined $10,000 ($10,000 suspended) and placed on probation for five years. Stanley Francis Samuelson pleaded no contest to criminal trespass in the second degree. Samuelson ...
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Acheivers: Ashley Rohrer named to dean’s list at Grove City College
Ashley Rohrer, a freshman music education student at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, has been named to the dean's list for the 2015 spring semester, a news release from the college said Thursday. Ashley is a 2014 graduate of Kodiak High School and is the daughter of Dan and Jill Rohrer of Kodiak. “We’re proud of her,” Jill Rohrer said during a phone interview, explaining that the Rohrers have relatives in Penn...
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Dressing up for tea
Wow! It really is true that you appreciate the sun much more when you only see it one-third of the year. Days like we had yesterday and Wednesday, with the perfect temperature of 65 degrees, a light breeze, and just a few puffy, friendly clouds in the sky make for paradise. And yes, the sky is bluer in Alaska! (But it’s Carolina Blue in Chapel Hill) So, such perfect conditions made for a delightful “Tea by the Sea...
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Kodiak Little Leaguers head to District I competition
A group of Kodiak youths are set to make history on the diamond. For the first time ever, Kodiak Little League is sending an intermediate all-star baseball team to the mainland to compete in the District I tournament that begins Monday in Knik. Major and junior all-star squads normally represent Kodiak, but because of the lack of participation this season, the league had to do away with both those divisions. The i...
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Amazing Nature: Skates are indicators of ocean diversity
One of my favorite places to be at a low tide is the wide sandy beach that stretches from the mouth of Buskin River down to the old military roads behind Boy Scout Lake. I love the view, the seals that often stick their heads out of the waves to spy on me, and the way the dark basalt and light pumice sands create patterns and pictures on the beach. As the tide withdraws, grains of sand are set into motion, washed ...
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Troopers arrest wanted Kodiak man
A Kodiak man wanted for allegedly failing to comply with court order to complete community work service was arrested Wednesday, a trooper report said. Robert Furrow, 35, initially refused to identify himself after state troopers made contact with him to verify a report of a wanted person being sighted on Benny Benson Drive. “AST was able to obtain additional resources to positively identify Furrow and he was place...
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