Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Whiddon seeks reelection
Keeping the City of Kodiak economically healthy is a top concern for John Whiddon. Whiddon is wrapping up his first three-year term on the Kodiak City Council, and is seeking reelection for a second term. If reelected, he hopes to help the city develop long-term fiscal policies that will ensure that the quality of life and services offered in the city are maintained. “I’ve enjoyed being involved and setting sound ...
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Not every letter should be printed
Editor: This is about what appears in the paper. I was taken aback to see Mr. Coen’s “rebuttal to my rebuttal” of his letter concerning the Zimmerman trial. As I have always understood it, Party A writes a letter, Party B rebuts it, and it stops there. Each individual gets one crack at the bat and it’s over. To carry it further only invites a tit-for-tat slew of letters back and forth, which ultimately ends up loo...
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Alumni update: Horn debuts in Germany basketball league
Former Kodiak and University of Alaska Anchorage basketball star Alysa Horn made her debut in Germany on Saturday. Horn tallied eight points, five rebounds, three steals and one assist in Viernheim’s 63-57 win over Heidelberg. Horn started and shot 2 of 10 from the field and hit 4 of 6 free throws in 35 minutes. Viernheim is a Division II team in Germany’s Women’s Basketball League. This is Horn’s first season ove...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 25
Sunday, Sept. 22 • At 1:18 a.m., a caller reported her friend told her she was just assaulted by her husband. There were no injuries and both parties separated. • At 4:59 a.m., officers were out with a man on the ground on Marine Way. He got up and left when an officer asked him to. • At 5:08 a.m., a 911 caller reported a fight with a person on the ground on Marine Way. There was no assault and no man was on the g...
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Davidson seeks reelection
Charles Davidson has served on the Kodiak City Council for more than two decades. He is up for reelection for another three-year term, and it is those years of experience that Davidson feels make him the right candidate for the job. “I’m running again because I want to see completion of the major projects — the pumphouse at Monashka Bay and the dock,” Davidson said. “I feel I have the experience and the insight fr...
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Center Star Training offers gun classes
For almost a decade, Ralf Lysdahl has taught Alaska State Troopers how to use firearms correctly. Now, in private business, he’s ready to begin training ordinary Alaskans. On Oct. 19, Lysdahl, an NRA-certified instructor, will offer his first class with his new business, Center Star Training. Lysdahl, a member of the Kodiak Island Sportsman’s Association and the Friends of the NRA in Kodiak, said the idea for the ...
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From Soup to Nuts: Surprise Bargains
Though I am not a vegetarian, the first place I direct my shopping cart in any supermarket is towards the produce section. There is just something about all of those vegetables and fruits, with their appealing bright colors, diverse textures and clean smells that shifts my cooking creativity into overdrive. Another thing I can count on in the produce section is the occasional unadvertised bargain. And not necessar...
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Winds and ice stop Northwest Passage journey
Beavers and jet skis surprised four adventurers on their recent attempt to row through the Northwest Passage. Vancouver, British Columbia residents Kevin Vallely, Paul Gleeson, Frank Wolf and Denis Barnett are now back home after the team stopped short of its goal of gliding through the northern waterway on muscle power. After ever-changing winds stalled their 25-foot rowing pod enough to put them weeks behind sch...
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Fisheries work group will need new consultant
The Kodiak Island Borough and City of Kodiak will soon begin the search for a new fisheries consultant. Consultant Denby Lloyd announced his resignation from the position to the entire work group, during a Monday morning meeting. Lloyd has accepted a position in Anchorage as the executive director of the North Pacific Research Board, a group that works to create an understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea an...
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Kodiak football remains out of rankings
Despite a record-setting performance from Kodiak’s offense, the Bears remained unranked in the latest Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll. Kodiak rushed for a program-best 532 yards in a 60-15 drubbing of Thunder Mountain Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Bears’ previous-best rushing mark was 493 yards in a 2010 victory over Skyview. Saturday’s victory was also the first time the team has ecl...
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