Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Alumni update: Griffing returns to the water
After more than a month off from competition, Laura Griffing returned to the pool for the University of Idaho swimming and diving team. The junior competed in a dual meet at New Mexico State University on Saturday. Griffing’s best performance was a third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 7.29 seconds. The Kodiak High School alumna also scored fourth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:31....
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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KPD makes $120,000 drug bust
The Kodiak Police Department has seized more than $120,000 in meth, heroin and cocaine from an Anchorage man and a Missouri man staying in a Kodiak hotel. According to a press release from the Kodiak Police Department, the bust happened Sunday after police investigated the two men. “The initial contact was our officers being vigilant,” Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said. “They were watching this couple of guys...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 22
The Kodiak GIS Users Group meets at noon Thursday in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Blythe Brown and Stephen Bodnar of the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District are the featured speakers. Need help filling out student aid applications? College Goal Alaska will help applicants with one-on-one sessions at 5 p.m. Thursday at Kodiak High School. Additional sessions will follow at 5 p.m. Jan....
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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State economy forecast to grow, but data shortfall means no Kodiak guess
Alaska’s economy is expected to grow by four-tenths of a percent in 2014, but a lack of good data is keeping the state from guessing what that means in Kodiak. State economic forecaster Alyssa Shanks presented the state’s forecast at a meeting of the Kodiak Noon Rotary, then presented the forecast in a meeting with civic leaders. “The overall picture is one of growth,” she said, and added that the forecast may be ...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district taps reserves as board revises budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District will spend $2.5 million in reserves to balance its books. In a Monday night meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough School Board approved a revised budget for fiscal year 2014 that includes a $2,825,110 adjustment in both expenses and revenue. The school board comes up with a revised budget each winter to account for changes in student enrollment, staffing changes and other exp...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS falls to Nikolaevsk
The Kodiak Emerging Small School boys basketball team lost 65-30 at Nikolaevsk Monday evening on the Kenai Peninsula. The loss drops the Ravens to 1-2 in the Peninsula Conference. ESS played at Cook Inlet Academy late Tuesday and concludes its six-day, five-game trip to the mainland at Ninilchik tonight. Kodiak ESS is comprised of players from Old Harbor, Akiok, Port Lions, Larsen Bay, Ouzinkie and Karluk. Contact...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Buck deer taken on the road system
This year’s Big Buck winner took his deer on the Kodiak road system just two miles from town. On Thursday night, Greg Pennington was named winner of the Eric Lochman Big Buck Contest, sponsored by Mack’s Sport Shop, with a score of 100 6/8. The scores are determined by measurements of a buck’s rack, and judging criteria includes the antler spread, length of the points and number of points on each side of the rack....
Jan 21, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 21
Thursday, Jan. 16 • At 7:46 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle ran a stop sign and almost hit the crossing guard. The woman was cited for failure to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. • At 12:52 p.m., an animal control officer was out with a loose dog. It ran home. The officer gave the owner a warning and told him the dog almost got hit by a truck. • At 3:09 p.m., a man was arrested for third-degree theft and v...
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valdez, Sega claim wrestling titles
Joel Valdez and Leo Sega emerged as Kodiak’s only champions at the Glenn Vandergaw Invitational Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Valdez captured the 113-pound title with an 8-3 decision over Colony’s Chance Booth in the finals, while Sega topped Service’s Nicholas Stevens 2-1 to take the heavyweight crown. Andrew Caballa was Kodiak’s only other placer in the 17-school tournament. Caballa rebounded from...
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter fly tying
The next three months are the long haul for outdoor enthusiasts, especially with endless days of wind and rain. A friend of mine characterizes the season well: “Horizontal 32-degree rain in the dark.” In spite of our best intentions to get outdoors and enjoy all that Kodiak has to offer, we can go days, weeks, and seemingly months without a day when good weather coincides with time off. Staying physically fit is c...
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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