Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Alleged drug dealer caught after creeping around police chief’s house
Trespassing and illegal drug use were not the only bad decisions a Kodiak man seems to have made before Alaska State Troopers caught him — after he allegedly lurked around the home of the city’s top cop, officials said Thursday. Police chief Ronda Wallace and her husband, David Spellman, originally reported to the troopers that someone was prowling around their house with a flashlight Tuesday, according to court d...
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Who says Kodiak is not America’s news capital? In 2014, several news stories splashed the Emerald Isle on the news map — not just in Alaska but nationwide. The conviction of the man behind the killings at the Coast Guard communications station signaled the start of hot stories in 2014 for the Kodiak Daily Mirror, but news became hotter when the Kodiak Launch Complex aborted its rocket flight test on Aug. 25, causi...
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Proposed compost facility open for comment
The proposed City of Kodiak facility to turn sewage sludge into compost is open for public comment. The facility is currently undergoing the permitting process, which includes a public comment period. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has received the city’s permit application permit and proposes to issue the permit. The location is currently borough property, which the borough will transfer to t...
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Board of Game sets sights on Kodiak hunting regulations
Proposals for changes in game regulations to be addressed at Board of Game meetings this spring include six affecting Unit 8, Kodiak and the surrounding islands. Two of the proposed changes affect bag limits, a third adds a fox season, and the last three involve removing Unit 8 from regulation references to trapping several animals that do not exist in Unit 8. Proposal 144 would open a hunt for Arctic fox in Unit ...
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Top sports stories of 2014
Narrowing down Kodiak’s top sports stories of 2014 was no easy task. Kodiak High School had one of its most successful athletic years ever, with cross-country and girls basketball winning state team titles, and numerous individuals shining on the big stage. That is just at the local level. Kodiak had many other athletes shine at the national level — it’s strange that such a small island produces so much talent, bu...
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Thanking KPD for spreading holiday cheer
I recently had an encounter with the Kodiak City Police Department when I was pulled over for going a little too fast down Rezanof Drive into downtown Kodiak. I realized I was moving too fast as soon as I saw the patrol cruiser. When I saw the officer turn his car around, I knew he was coming for me. I told him so when he approached my vehicle and he thanked me for my honesty. He then took my documents back to his...
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Olive Ruth Gordon
Long time Kodiak resident Olive Ruth Gordon died Dec. 18, 2014 in Portland, Oregon, at age 87. Born Olive Ruth Fleener on March 2, 1927. Married to William Bryce Gordon on July 4, 1946. Ruth and Bryce moved to Kodiak in 1978 and lived here for approximately 22 years. She lived her last few years in Alsea, Oregon, with husband Bryce and her son Fred. Bryce passed away in 2004. Ruth had a lively, youthful, and gener...
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Christmas in Kodiak winners announced
When Nicole Carver received a text telling her she was a raffle winner of some dollar amount with several zeros, she thought she was about to get scammed. But she was wrong. Carver won $2,000, the grand prize of the Christmas in Kodiak raffle, said Ellen Simeonoff, general manager of Kodiak Island Broadcasting Company Inc. “I thought it was a scam,” Carver said. “I got a text from my hairdresser and I didn’t recog...
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Kodiak girls host Kenai
Kodiak’s girls basketball team opens its brief home season Friday against Kenai. The game tips at 7 p.m. The two teams play again Saturday at 6 p.m. Both matchups count in the Northern Lights Conference standings. The Bears only play seven home games this season, all before February. It will be the first home varsity game for most of the girls on the team. “We haven’t really talked about it,” Kodiak coach Krista H...
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Alaska Science Forum: Far-out science at giant gathering on Earth and space
Following a press conference at the enormous fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, an unusual sound was heard in a room of reporters: Applause. Writers and videographers representing news agencies from around the world clapped at the conclusion of a presentation by four scientists involved with the NASA mission to Mars, now in its second year. After a year of cautious data checking, ther...
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