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Parks to charge day-use vehicle fees
Alaska State Parks in Kodiak will see user fees for day use implemented in early March. Vehicles at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Buskin River State Recreation Site and Pasagshak River State Recreation Site will be charged a $5 day-use fee beginning March 1, or people can buy an annual decal. People wishing to camp at the Pasagshak site will pay $15 per night per campsite with each site able to accommoda...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Learning from our mistakes
A vulnerable member of our community underwent a traumatic experience on Sept. 16, 2015, and in the months since, Kodiak has started to process the incident that looked like our own small-town version of a national big-city issue. After the encounter between Nick Pletnikoff and three Kodiak police officers, it was clear something had gone wrong. Figuring out exactly what went wrong and how will require time and em...
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In the Courts: Feb. 5
August C. Aga Jr. pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release. Aga Jr. was sentenced to one day in jail. Bagnos Quirino Evangelista Blanco pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Blanco was fined $1,000 and placed on probation for two years. Harold A. Booth pleaded guilty to unlawful possession or transportation of game. Booth was fined $300. Cameron N. Dudding pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Dudd...
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Achievers: Feb. 5
Benjamin Kirchenschlager of Kodiak was named to the Fall Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire for the fall semester. Two students from Kodiak were named to the The Montana State University 2015 fall semester President’s Honor Roll. Will Dumm and Axl Levan complete 12 credit hours with perfect 4.0 grade point averages. Kodiak ballet student Adalyn Ellsworth will travel to Las Vegas Feb. 12-14 to compete i...
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Computer classes revamped at Senior Center
For going on three semesters, Kodiak College adjunct instructor Janet Kotwas has arrived at the Senior Center on Wednesday to teach computer classes for seniors. Starting this semester, Kotwas and the college and the center are changing the program to one-on-one time rather than the class structure they used before. The sessions are free to seniors, and Kotwas explained that seniors could sign up for up to three i...
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Mixed reactions regarding Walker's PFD plan
Ideas abounded as people from across the state joined the Senate State Affairs Committee in Juneau, in Legislative Information Offices across the state, online and by teleconference Thursday to testify on the Alaska Permanent Fund Protection Act. The act, the Gov. Bill Walker’s plan to modify the permanent fund and use a part of it to help balance the budget, aims at increasing state revenue. In 1976, voters decid...
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Walker commits to volleyball and track at Olympic College
It’s a good thing Richelle Walker wasn’t pinning her hopes on receiving a college bowling scholarship. On a recent visit to Olympic College in Washington state, Walker went bowling with the track coach. She didn’t fill the scoresheet with spares or strikes. “About the only fault we find is her bowling skills need some improving,” Olympic track coach Dan Dittmer wrote in an email. Walker did impress Dittmer with he...
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Kaare Ness
Kaare Ness, founding partner of Seattle-based Trident Seafoods Corp., passed away peacefully the morning of Saturday, Jan. 23, after living a remarkable life. His life was a journey of faith and determination that took him from the small island of Karmoy on the Norwegian coast to the far reaches of Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain, where his skill as a fisherman and his personal integrity earned the respect of all w...
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Death notice: Cisco Penamora
Former Kodiak resident Cisco Penamora, 60, passed away Feb. 4, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Services are pending. For more information, please call Amy Penamora at 907-942-7601.
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Apology to a great town
To the editor: With a thankful heart I would like to thank the Kodiak Daily Mirror for not putting an evil, wicked spin on the headlines of Feb. 3 featuring my arrest. Facts are facts, but everyone knows they can be skewed and sensationalized. Second, a tremendous thank you to all my friends and neighbors that were in the courtroom when I walked in. You can’t imagine how much your presence lifted my spirits and ho...
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