Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Pat Branson seeks second term as city mayor
Pat Branson is looking toward the future. As the current City of Kodiak mayor, she’s been involved in key talks about Kodiak’s critical infrastructure needs, and is ready to lead the city in addressing those needs. “I think we have a lot to catch up with, with infrastructure with the City of Kodiak,” Branson said. “We’re all about keeping toilets flushing in 2015.” Branson is up for reelection for a second two-yea...
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High winds in Kodiak cause problems
Flying trampolines, runaway barges and falling trees were just some of the problems caused by the close to 70 mph winds that Kodiak experienced on Sunday. The weather service station at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport recorded a peak wind of 67 mph from the west northwest at 6:35 p.m. Sunday. Ray Miller with the National Weather Service in Kodiak said the winds were caused by a strong low pressure system that we...
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Letter about Zimmerman case was berating
To the editor: Having read Ms. Lisa Zeimer’s screed” about Massad Ayoob’s editorial on the Travon Martin/George Zimmerman case and her berating Mr. Ayoob as being what amounts to a self-serving hack writer whose main intent is to “scare the pants off everyone (presumably) so they will buy his books or enroll in his classes”, I had to respond. If Ms. Zeimer had taken the trouble to check her information before wild...
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Say 'no' to Proposition One
Dear Editor: Unless you want to limit your vote, and unless you want to cost the borough more money, you must vote “No” on Proposition 1. The population of Kodiak is already far too small to provide a broad field of candidates without limiting it even further. We cannot afford to shut out good candidates for our elected offices. There are already checks and balances in place to preclude the kinds of shenanigans th...
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Sidewalk to Nowhere a great story
Dear Editor: Brilliant yet succinct report of Kodiak's own "Sidewalk-to-Nowhere" in Thursday's KDM ($2.8 Million Sidewalk Complete). However, I would have liked a map to accompany the feature. Even though I've worked here in Kodiak for 30 years, I still get confused. And although the sidewalk seems rather costly, as a boondoggle, it hardly compares to the $398 Million "Bridge-to-Nowhere," which has its own Wikiped...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 24
Thursday, Sept. 19 • At 12:21 a.m., a man reported hearing a single firework or gunshot. All was quiet when officers arrived. • At 2:47 a.m., two men were cited for sleeping in a vehicle. • At 8:57 a.m., a man was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 11:55 a.m., a caller reported a dog accidentally got out of the house. • At 12:32 p.m., an officer impounded a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. • At 1:47 p.m., a caller r...
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Births: Sept. 24
• John “Jack” Robert Hood was born at 10:52 p.m. Sept. 14, 2013, to Gordon and Arlene Hood. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches long. His parents are originally from Connecticut. His father works on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter SPAR. Also welcoming him to the family are Grace and Peter. Proud grandparents are Andy and Holly Hood and Brian and Laurie Fearon from Connecticut. • Isadora Lee Stevens w...
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Forecast boundaries to change
Sailors are used to changing weather. When it comes to the ocean, that’s about the only reliable thing. The National Weather Service provides the best glimpse into what the changing weather will bring, but starting Oct. 1, it’s the forecasts themselves that will be changing. On that date, forecasters will change the boundaries of their forecast areas in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. It’s a small change on...
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Kodiak rushes past Thunder Mt.
Scoring in the first half has been difficult for Kodiak this season. It wasn’t a problem Saturday against Thunder Mountain. The Bears popped five touchdowns in the first half and raced past the Falcons 60-15 in a nonconference football game at a wet and windy Joe Floyd Track and Field The win meant a lot of things for Kodiak: It snapped a two-game losing skid, avenged a one-point loss to Thunder Mt. last season, a...
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Gunnulf "Gunnar" Svindland
Gunnulf “Gunnar” Svindland passed away Friday morning. The memorial services is pending.
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