Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
KPD issues statement on Sept. 16 incident
DAILY MIRROR STAFF On Wednesday, Sept. 16, an incident occured during a police response on Steller Way in Kodiak that has generated concern among community members. According to a statement from the Kodiak Police Department issued Monday, in answer to a 911 call on Sept. 16 at about 5 p.m., KPD officers went to Steller Way where they encountered an unnamed man who had apparently caused the 911 caller to suspect at...
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: James joins Whitworth University swim team
Blake James had a list of three things that he was looking for when picking a college — a private school in the northwest that had a degree in pharmacy and a men’s swimming program. That is how James, a Kodiak High School product, ended up at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He will make his collegiate swimming debut on Oct. 3 in the school’s alumni meet. “I went down there in January and really loved ...
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Dunbar returns to action
Trevor Dunbar returned to racing and posted a 19th-place finish in Sunday’s United States Track and Field Road Race 5K Championship in Providence, Rhode Island. Dunbar, a former Kodiak and University of Oregon star, covered the street course in 14 minutes, 44 seconds, which was 1:12 behind winner David Torrence. The top 10 places paid out, with Torrence grabbing $7,000. Dunbar was rehabbing an ankle injury and had...
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Consolidation scenarios
One of the first things I noticed when I moved to Kodiak 10 years ago was how much overlap there appeared to be between the governments of the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak. I had just come from Kenai, where the Kenai Peninsula Borough seemed to play a much different role than its Kodiak counterpart. Or maybe it was the cities on the peninsula that played different roles than the Kodiak road system ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 23
Sept. 17 At 12:04 a.m., police arrested a man on suspicion of criminal trespass. At 12:22 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 200 block of Shelikof Street. At 1:14 a.m., police notified a driver in the 400 block of Birch Avenue of a malfunctioning light. At 1:21 a.m., police conducted a bar check in the 400 block of Marine Way. At 1:24 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1200 block of East Rezano...
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Alaska Science Forum: Wood bison returning to wild state
These nights, Tom Seaton is dreaming less about red-brown, steaming, humpbacked hulks. He's also getting more sleep, knowing dozens of wood bison that galloped to freedom behind his snowmachine last spring are wandering new country, munching grass and having babies. So far so good in the attempt to stock Alaska with a giant that vanished from the swamps not long ago. "It's turning out better than I could have hope...
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Why must we pay for your decisions?
People inherently want someone to do everything for them when they ultimately have the power to do it themselves! If I do it, how does someone else learn the value of success through accomplishment? When people are in trouble they have been so pre-programmed in this society to expect someone else to bail them out. AT one time in my life I became co-dependent at fixing others problems. As a youngster my life was a ...
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Answers sought after violent encounter with police
Neighbors on the narrow, little-traveled street off Rezanof Drive know Nick Pletnikoff well, and are used to seeing him make a daily visit to the mailboxes. On Wednesday of last week he stepped out of his house at about 5 p.m. as usual, but was away long enough to make his mother, Judy Pletnikoff, check on him. “He was just gone a couple minutes,” she said. “It never takes him that long to check the mail.” She cam...
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Kids learn about oil spills during disaster event
A Kodiakans learned about transporting oil and response to an oil spill during the first Master of Disaster event by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council on Saturday. PWSRCAC rotates holding their fall meetings in the regions communities. Kodiak was the first time the Master of Disaster event has been held, but outreach coordinator Lisa Matlock said the council plans to hold them again in th...
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College doing well despite budget cuts
When more than $26 million was cut from the University of Alaska budget by the Alaska legislature last spring, Kodiak College’s reduction was $141,900. But the college was able to reduce their budget without affecting class offerings or cutting personnel, said director Alan Fugleberg. In fact, the college is doing great, he said, with increased offerings in maritime trades classes expected, and enrollment ahead of...
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