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Icy roads lead to 5 accidents
Rain during the day followed by freezing temperatures Thursday night and Friday morning caused five vehicle accidents in the Kodiak area. No injuries were reported in any of the accidents, and each involved a single vehicle. Kodiak Police Department chief Ronda Wallace told the Mirror the department responded to two of the accidents. One occurred at the “Y” intersection downtown where Rezanof Drive and Mill Bay Ro...
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Man gets 5 years for mailed meth
A man arrested in February for trafficking drugs through the mail from California to Alaska was sentenced last week to five years in prison, according to a release from the U.S. attorney’s Alaska district office. Teodoro Berdan, 55, pleaded guilty in July to possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine. The Daily Mirror reported in February that Ber...
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AMHS budget meeting set for Dec. 8
Kodiakans will have a chance to talk to Alaska Marine Highway System staff next month about budget challenges to the ferry system. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Thursday a series of six community engagement meetings in coastal communities including a Dec. 8 meeting in Kodiak. “The goal of the public meetings is to lead a constructive dialogue around the fiscal challenges t...
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Troopers: Dead man found on Shuyak Island, suspect arrested
Responding to a request for a welfare check on Tuesday, Alaska State Troopers found a man shot to death on Shuyak Island, and police arrested a suspect in Anchorage early Thursday, according to a trooper report. Troopers discovered the 56-year-old male victim outside a bunkhouse at Port William Wilderness Lodge on the south shore of Shuyak Island. A preliminary investigation by the Alaska Bureau of Investigations ...
Nov 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard adds another Munro
The Coast Guard cutter Munro stationed in Kodiak isn’t the only cutter by that name anymore. On Nov. 14, a new cutter Munro was christened in Missouri. The new Munro is part of a new class of cutters – it’s a national security cutter while the Kodiak-based Munro is a high endurance cutter. The NSC Munro is a little longer at 418 feet to the HEC Munro’s 378 feet. Both Munros are named after the only Coast Guardsman...
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Senate committee approves Terror Lake expansion
The Senate Energy and Natural Resource’s committee approved the expansion of Kodiak Electric Association’s Terror Lake hydroelectric project in Kodiak on Thursday. SB 1583, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, would amend the project’s special-use permit to allow “the construction, operation, and maintenance of a tunnel and associated facilities and activities for the Upper Hidden Basin Diversion.” The bill...
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TAPESTRY: Helping others is his delight
There are real victims in this world. A vast majority live beyond our shores. Christians beheaded by ISIS in the Middle East. Chinese and North Koreans suffering under the brutal yoke of Communist governments. Countless homeless refugees, displaced by war and the whims of nature: famine, earthquakes, drought, floods, typhoons. High winds and torrential rains are annual catastrophes in parts of the Philippines, sai...
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Thomet signs with University of Oregon
One of Alaska’s all-time top high school runners is headed to the running capital of the world. Levi Thomet signed his national letter of intent to run for the University of Oregon next year. He announced his destination via a Nov. 12 Twitter post, “Proud to be a Duck today! #signed.” Oregon track and field coach Robert Johnson welcomed his new recruit with a Twitter post on Thursday. Thomet graduated from Kodiak ...
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AMHS to hold meeting about ferry budget
Kodiakans will have a chance to talk to Alaska Marine Highway System staff next month about budget challenges to the ferry system. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Thursday a series of six community engagement meetings in coastal communities including a Dec. 8 meeting in Kodiak. “The goal of the public meetings is to lead a constructive dialogue around the fiscal challenges t...
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TEEING OFF: Gizmo outpicks the experts
The dog got the best of me last week. Check that, the dog got the best of everybody last week. While the entire world population struggled picking NFL games in Week 10, Gizmo prospered. The Chin, who spends his days on the couch watching sports, gobbled his way to a 10-win week. How did I do? I got two right. Yes, two lousy games. I could have used the method of tossing darts at a dartboard and gotten more than tw...
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