Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 18
Feb. 13 At 2 a.m., police arrested a man in the 1900 block of Mission Road on suspicion of driving under the influence and violating conditions of release. At 7:09 a.m., police warned a driver in the 200 block of Center Avenue for failing to stop at a stop sign. At 7:24 a.m., a person reported someone threw a seal bomb at her home in the 800 block of Hillside Drive and injured her dog. It’s under investigation. At...
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Week in Words: Choice of weed, pot, reefers, joints
Next week, Alaska will begin issuing marijuana business licenses. And even though we probably won’t see reefer retail establishments pop up around the state for a few more months, tonight in Kodiak, our borough assembly will look at an ordinance to opt out of the toke trade, despite Kodiakans’ support of Ballot Measure 2 in 2014. Let’s start with the obvious. “Marijuana” entered the English language in 1918 as a f...
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Kodiak ESS goes 1-2 at Seldovia
Playing without two starters, the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team finished 1-2 at the Seldovia Invitational that concluded Saturday. The Ravens, a co-ed squad comprised of rural students, beat Nanwalek 52-38 and lost to Seldovia 79-34 and Wasilla Lake 71-24. The 1-2 record placed ESS third in the tournament. Seldovia (3-0) and Wasilla Lake (2-1) finished first and second. “For the group that we ...
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Most charges dismissed in fishing violations case
All but one of the dozens of charges against Trident Seafoods and two fishermen were dismissed when the case was resolved earlier this month, according to court documents. According to a court log from a change of plea proceeding on Feb. 4, Trident pleaded no contest to a single count of unlawful purchase of fish and was fined $3,000 with the remaining five charges against them dismissed. The single count was redu...
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Charges added in meth bust
More charges have been filed and two additional suspects named in connection with methamphetamine and a gun found by Alaska State Troopers in January. David Benton, Mark Benton and Belinda Galovin have now each been charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree, misconduct involving weapons in the second degree and misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Mar...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 17
Feb. 12 At 1:59 a.m., police received a report of a man in the 200 block of Kashevaroff Avenue who said he was going to kill himself. He was admitted to the hospital for evaluation. At 5:16 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road. At 8:50 a.m., animal control impounded a loose dog in the Rezanof Drive and Melnitsa Lane area. At 9:03 a.m., a business owner asked police to remove sev...
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Loggers have responsibility for falling trees
To the editor: A few weeks ago we had winds over 60 mph. Due to narrow buffer zones near the Chiniak Highway about two dozen trees fell on and across the highway. Can you imagine what would have happened if someone had been traveling that section of road when those trees fell? Those trees are so heavy you wouldn’t stand a chance. Also, when you’re almost to the Roslyn River, look up at the cliff right next to the ...
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NLC Power Rankings: Record-setting performances
Ever since featuring Rob Foster’s incredible 61-point performance for the Kodiak High School boys basketball team in this space a few week ago, I’ve been curious what the record is for most points scored in a game. I had time to look it up earlier this week on the National Federation of State High School Associations website, and discovered that Danny Heater of Burnsville, West Virginia poured in a record 135 poin...
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Ice worms: enigmas of the north
Recent research on the ice worm has shone some light on the tiny creature that appears when the sun sets on warmish glaciers. Few people have seen ice worms, but they are not mythical. Wispy and less than one inch long, ice worms live on glaciers, wriggling to the surface at night and sometimes lingering in meltwater pools during the day. They seem to be dormant during the winter. No one knows how long they live, ...
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Local Results: Feb. 17
City League Basketball Thursday, Feb.11 Trailblazers 66, Island Espresso 59 Darren Luzano 21 points, Marco Pattitucci 16, Jo Putnam 14, Bryan Parnell 8, Charlie Russell 3, Bill Mcguire 2 and Corey Gronn 2 for Trailblazers. Juan Ruiz 27 points, Brandan Pickett 12, Lexxan Data 11, Brandon Jensen 4, Andre Mandapat 3 and Leonard Pickett 2 for Island Espresso. Water of Life (B) 47, Nets Systems 43 Nick Lloyd 11 points,...
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