Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Week in Words: Getting at root’s roots
With local elections coming up, and the political rhetoric around the presidential campaigns ubiquitous on our airwaves, I hear much discourse on what it means to be an American, an Alaskan, and even a Kodiakan. I hear people talking about our roots. I figure, what better word — “root” — to take pause and dissect, this being a column about roots, after all. “Root” is the modern spelling of the late Old English “ro...
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Volleyball seniors to play in final home matches
Entering high school, Tracy Gatter wanted to play football. However, football interfered with volleyball. “If football wasn’t in the fall, I definitely would have tried it out,” said Gatter, a former Kodiak Football League youth player. Gatter still found a way to be a quarterback. The senior — more on that later — is the setter on Kodiak’s undefeated (8-0 in non-tournament action, 6-0 in the Northern Lights Confe...
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Housing costs driving more away
To the editor: For the first time I read in a Kodiak Daily Mirror the complete story of a serious problem in our town that many must have noticed but no one has really talked about. It was in Liz Simmons’ column on the Religion page in last Friday’s paper. Most of us are aware that Kodiak’s population had not changed since the turn of the century (2000). This is not because we stopped reproducing, but because more...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 1
Sept. 25 At 12:24 a.m., police warned a driver in the Birch and Larch streets area for speeding and having illegal rear lights. At 12:33 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1000 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 12:54 a.m., police found a vehicle with the lights on in the East Rezanof Drive and Mill bay Road area. It was unoccupied. At 1:15 a.m., police flagged down a cab driver on West Rezanof Drive. He re...
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Kodiak volleyball looks to stay on top
Kodiak enters its final home volleyball matches of the season aiming to stay perfect in the Northern Lights Conference. The conference-leading Bears (6-0 in the NLC, 8-0 in non-tournament play) hosts Wasilla Friday and Saturday. Friday’s match — a designated Dig Pink Match — begins at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 1:30 p.m. Wasilla is 2-1 in the NLC, with wins over Soldotna and Colony. The Warriors lost to Ke...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 1
Sept. 18 The Alaska State Troopers received a report of a boat trailer stolen from a Rezanof Drive business between June and September 2015. The trailer is a triple axel 2014 EZ Loader, model TIEZ102 with yellow rollers and license plate number 8724TD. Anyone with information is asked to contact the troopers at 486-3121 or Crime Stoppers at kodiakcrimestoppers.com. AWT contacted two subsistence fishermen fishing i...
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Pier 1 construction to begin again next month
Building a new Pier 1 will begin again in October after construction was stalled for almost a year as permits had to be modified to accommodate sea lions, according to Jeremy Woodrow, a Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokesman. The contractor, Pacific Pile and Marine, will begin staging materials at the dock site sometime in October, Woodrow said, although he did not have an exact starting day....
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ANTHC, Providence ask for hospital lease consideration
In the past month, representatives from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Providence Health and Services have spoken to the Kodiak Island Borough assembly hoping for further discussions about running the borough-owned hospital as the current lease with Providence approaches its expiration date. Roald Helgesen, the chief executive officer of ANTHC, spoke of local Alaska governance and control. “They co...
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OPNION: Old Joe haunts elections
As Kodiak prepares to go to the polls, I find myself thinking of Old Joe. I always do when an Alaskan election takes place. It seems ages when Joe Vogler terrorized Alaskan politics with his demands for Alaska’s independence from the United States. Old Joe’s cragged face, lined by Alaska winters going back to when he first came to Alaska in 1942 via Kodiak, would appear from under his ruffled gray fedora as he spa...
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Strong, Lynch exhibit leadership qualities
Thinking about the upcoming local election reminds me of a quote I read recently: “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” This comes to mind as I carefully listen these days for our local candidates’ visions for Kodiak, the goals they plan to work toward if elected. What I often hear this fall is lots of talk about integrity and honesty, qualities the office seekers say they value and t...
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