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GUEST OPINION: Paying more for our own oil
Prior to the public reception for Gov. Walker on Dec. 21, I checked diesel fuel prices for boats to buy bulk, at the 4,000-gallon level. Seattle’s base price was $1.37, totaling $5,480. North Pacific Fuel’s dock in Kodiak was $2.56 before taxes, totaling $10,240. That’s $4,760 more for marine diesel, and I’ll buy far more during the fishing year. Seattle’s oil products that came out of our wells — shipped to Anaco...
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Bias shows in cases cracked
To the editor: Bell’s Flats has had a number of break-ins over the holidays. All were reported to the Alaska State Troopers but remain unresolved. This summer approximately five outboards were stolen from Fish and Game property. Not much later the outboards were located in a neighboring garage and reclaimed by the authorities.The guilty were arrested and are now awaiting trial. From my understanding, it took a lit...
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Nativity: A time to clean house of the soul
For some Orthodox Christians, Christmas is a time to clean house, purging those nooks and crannies of built-up dust, grease, dirt and other impurities. This thorough cleaning is a reflection of the activity that should be taking place in the heart, said Deacon Irenaios Anderson, St. Herman Seminary academic dean and teacher, who gave a lecture explaining the significance of Christmas, more commonly known as Nativi...
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Looking back: Top sports stories of 2015
Every year I plan on keeping a running list of Kodiak’s top sports stories of the year, and every year I end up creating a list at the last second. That didn’t change in 2015. I’ve spent this week skimming the Daily Mirror website to come up with the top 10 sports stories of 2015. Like every year, there were streaks extended, shining superstars, state titles and deaths. Kodiak High School boys basketball assistant...
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What will really matter 25 years in the future?
Tomorrow is the beginning of a new year. A fresh slate. A do-over. I love such times as these, to start over, with fresh resolutions to be a better, more faithful, new person. Fresh starts are a lot like a new-fallen snow, where all of the ugliness and grayness of our lives is temporarily covered, and we can take a breath and a snow day from our sense that we are no good. We can try anew to be better people. I als...
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Justice to be pressing matter next year
A year has come and gone. But “year” has not always meant the 12 months in the Julian calendar. While today we spell “year” with a y, it has changed from the Old English “gear” (though pronounced nearly the same), which derives from the Proto-Germanic “jeram.” The Proto-Indo-European root “yer-o” means, more broadly, “season.” The Greeks transformed “yer-o” into “hora,” which could mean any part of a year, day, or...
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TEEING OFF: Heading into the new year with high hopes
2016 is going to be the year of the Seattle Mariners. I can feel it. Gizzy can feel it. As much as I have enjoyed the Seahawks’ success over the past four years, I would go bonkers if the Mariners made the playoffs, something that hasn’t happened since 2001. I’m beginning to believe the Mariners’ lack of success is why Gizmo is sometimes a crab. He has really turned up his orneriness during the past week — I guess...
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Pletnikoff footage to be released Thursday
The city of Kodiak will make police body camera footage and other records related to a controversial Sept. 16 response by Kodiak officers available for viewing on Thursday, according to a city announcement. In a suit brought by the Kodiak Public Broadcasting Corp., Court Judge Steve Cole ruled on Dec. 22 that the city must comply with public records requests for the material. The corporation, the Kodiak Daily Mirr...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fierce winds expected in Kodiak
Forecasted “hurricane force winds” cancelled the state ferry Tustumena’s trips between Homer and Kodiak on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. A sailing from Homer to Kodiak is rescheduled for Thursday. The National Weather Service Alaska issued a warning on its Facebook page for aviators, advising caution due to high winds expected not ...
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John Malloy continues coaching in Prague
Nearly 5,000 miles away from his hometown of Kodiak, and on a different continent, John Malloy has continued his passion for coaching. The 1994 Kodiak High School graduate is in his third year coaching boys basketball at the International School of Prague in the Czech Republic, the last two years spent at the varsity level. Instead of road trips to Wasilla and Kenai, he is playing games in Istanbul and Moscow. “It...
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