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Reporter's Notebook: Plunge into new life, year
In May, I packed my Corolla with only what I considered necessities and left West Virginia, the only place I had ever lived, to traverse the 4,500 miles to a new home in Kodiak. To many, a move to Alaska seemed extreme, but to me it was an opportunity to live life with no regrets. I had created a bucket list of things I wanted to experience years before, and it was sitting with far too few checkmarks. It was time ...
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Trump, Putin right on Mideast policy
To the editor: Donald Trump recently cancelled a trip to Israel stating that he will only go after he is elected president. I take this as a possible good sign. Trump also made a reference to the need for addressing the issue of an ally country which is supporting terrorists. According to the Ron Paul Institute, Israel has openly acknowledged support for the al Qaeda affiliate the al-Nusra Front. TV crews have fil...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Hoopsters compete in college
Three starters off of the 2014 Kodiak High School girls basketball undefeated team hit the hardwood last week. Carissa Cannon made the biggest splash of the three, scoring a team-high 16 points for Lower Columbia College in an 89-56 rout of Whatcom on Dec. 28 in the Lower Columbia Holiday Classic in Longview, Washington. The 5-foot-5 freshman starting guard went 7-for-11 from the floor, and contributed four reboun...
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Last Chance 5K Results
Last Chance Fun Run 5-Kilometer Friday 1. Levi Fried, 16 minutes, 25 seconds; 2. Keith Osowski, 16:53; 3. Richie McKinney, 19:21; 4. Cory Thompson, 20:20; 5. Anthony Mayhupoy, 20:38; 6. Lars Hanson, 21:27; 7. Meg Inokuma, 21:32; 8. Betsy Lund, 21:48; 9. Laura Mullican, 22:05; 10. Zoe Bigley, 22:35; 11. Anthony Rubina, 22:36; 12. Sue Zimmerman, 22:56; 13. Brenden Thompson, 23:02; 14. Shanna Moeder, 23:13; 15. Bree ...
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FISH FACTOR: Best, worst, biggest and scariest of 2015
2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry. At the end of every year, I proffer my no-holds-barred look back at the best and worst fish stories, and select the biggest story of the year. The list is in no particular order and I’m sure to be missing a few, but here are theFishing Picks and Pans for 2015: • Most eco-friendly fish feat: The massive airlift/barge pr...
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GARDEN GATE: Catalogs bring color to winter wait
Without snow, winters are dark. So when I feel darkness creeping in I protect myself with an armor of seed catalogs and think of a Martha Smith quote in her bestselling garden book, “Beds I Have Known.” “Just when winter appears interminable, and it seems not one more bleak and bitter day can be endured, the first harbinger of the gardener’s spring arrives: The nursery catalogs.” Plopping a pile of catalogs onto t...
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Video shows police encounter with autistic man _Updated (3 Videos)
Police body camera footage released Thursday by the city of Kodiak shows part of what happened during a Sept. 16 encounter between three officers and Steller Way resident Nick Pletnikoff. Following public records requests from media including the Kodiak Daily Mirror and a Dec. 22 order from Superior Court Judge Steve Cole, the city released footage from police body and dashboard cameras, police officers’ reports, ...
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SWAB: Don’t use roll carts near Pillar
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly heard recommendations from the Solid Waste Advisory Board including leveling fees for residential customers, removing roll carts from three roads that see a high number of bears, and adding a reuse center. The recommendations come as the borough’s contract with Alaska Waste, which began in 2010, approaches its 2017 expiration. One of the recommendations from SWAB was to renegotia...
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Stevens sees further cuts on the way
State Sen. Gary Stevens foresees deeper cuts to Kodiak services as lawmakers attempt to bridge Alaska’s budget gap in the upcoming legislative session. In just over two weeks, lawmakers will convene in Juneau and confront a $3.5 billion budget deficit. Without the political will to increase taxes or cut public distributions of the Alaska Permanent Fund during an election year, Stevens said that this year will like...
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Man sentenced in 2011 sexual assault case
A Kodiak man convicted in 2014 for a sexual assault from 2011 will serve 10 years in jail. Christopher Panamarioff, 23, was sentenced to 17 years in jail with seven suspended on Dec. 2 by Judge Steve Cole. Panamarioff was originally charged with two counts of sexual assault in the first degree, penetrate without consent, but he was found not guilty of the first count during a jury trial in December 2014. As part o...
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