Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Teeing Off: Baseball is a game of firsts
Halloween came early at the Clarkston apartment. While everybody was sleeping early Tuesday morning, Gizmo trick-or-treated the garbage can. I didn’t see how generous the garbage can was, but his mom did. I got a full report, via text message, when I woke up hours after she discovered the mess. Turns out the garbage can was handing out spaghetti squash seeds, and Gizmo loved it. I caught him going back for seconds...
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It's very clear to me that Americans are ga-ga over Halloween. Decorations begin to go up right after Labor Day, many adults enjoy dressing up in costumes as much as kids, and ghoulish evidence of the undead begins to pop up in public and private buildings everywhere, especially the week before Halloween. No doubt my more conservative brethren and sistren will see this as yet more evidence that the world is going ...
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GUEST COLUMN: Never judge a runner by their appearance
Never judge a book by its cover. In the same fashion, never judge a person’s potential by their outward appearance. I was in elementary school when a young boy, a year younger than I, moved into a house down the street. While I was growing up, I had a paper route, which led to me interacting with the people of my neighborhood. That is when I met Richie McKinney. We instantly hit it off. It became routine that we w...
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Replacement sought for Madsen bear
The Kodiak Brown Bear Trust is raising funds to replace the fiberglass Madsen bear statue, which has been damaged by weather over the past 60 years. The statue survived the 1964 earthquake and tsunami and has since been moved around town until it reached it’s current location in front of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in 2011. But fiberglass isn’t tough enough to stand up to Kodiak’s weather an...
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ADoT draft plan names big local projects
Adison Smith from DOWL and Sara Mason from the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities presented a draft Southwest Alaska Transportation Plan and transportation priorities and took comments, Tuesday at the Kodiak Island Borough assembly chambers. The plan focuses on issues that affect movement between communities and getting in and out of southwest Alaska. Based on input at the meeting, Smith said...
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Maramba serves up aces
When Katrina Maramba was a freshman, she got really good at doing push-ups. Every serve that was missed during volleyball practice resulted in a player doing 10 pushups. Maramba did a lot of push-ups. “As a freshman, she couldn’t even serve the dang ball over the net,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. Willis had doubts that Maramba would be in the program as a senior. Maramba proved her coach wrong, and the senior is...
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Have a soothing Halloween
The end of the year is upon us. That’s right. According to the old Celtic calendar, Saturday night, Oct. 31, is Old Year’s Night, the one night of the year when witches and ghosts find their way into the world of the living and inflict a little horror. The modern definition of “horror” as an “emotion or feeling of disgust or dread” has been around for about 600 years. It’s a French word from the Latin “horror,” wh...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Dribblers a family, community tradition
The sharp whistle stopped every one in action. You could almost hear a pin drop in the gym. The small mob of basketball-playing elementary boys convened in the center by the adults. The unknowns were hanging in the air. For the players, the parents and the coaches. This was the start of  Little dribbler basketball tryouts. With paper numbers pinned on their chests, the boys were split into three groups and sent of...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 29
Oct. 21 At 2:27 a.m., police received a report of a bear digging through a trash bin in the 1300 block of Selief Lane. At 3:07 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1900 block of East At 3:27 a.m., police warned a driver in the East Rezanof Drive and Sharatin Road area for having an unilluminated license plate. At 8:29 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1000 block of East Rezanof Drive for not having headl...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 29
Oct. 21 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted two hunters at a Kodiak residence after receiving a complaint about an elk harvested without a drawing permit on Afognak. They found the first hunter had shot it without a drawing permit but it had been recorded on the second one’s harvest ticket. The first hunter was issued a citation for taking an elk closed season and unlawful possession and transportation of game. The...
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