Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
School board talks technology replacement
The Kodiak Island Borough School District is facing a huge technology bubble that could burst if the district doesn’t develop a plan for replacing aging equipment, staff say. In a Monday work session, interim technology director Chick Beckley presented information to the school board about the district’s need for a technology renewal and replacement plan. “We have several different issues in looking at this,” Beck...
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Why the chief?
To the Editor: Congratulations to the new police chief and congratulations to the city manager for what must have been a very tough choice. The new chief has 15 years experience, 90 days as a lieutenant (command level supervision) and only three years of police supervision as a first line supervisor. The other candidate who applied has 28 years of police experience, 15 years as a supervisor, 13 years as a lieutena...
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Shipyard seeks $4 million more from state for Tusty work
The shipyard that handled the ferry Tustumena during its yearlong stay in dry dock is seeking $4 million for work it says went above and beyond the initial $6.2 million contract. Unalaska’s KUCB-FM first reported the claim on Monday. Doug Karet, the attorney who put the claim together, said “the state added a significant amount of work to the contract that wasn’t contemplated when Seward Ship’s (Drydock) took on t...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 5
A spaghetti dinner and dessert auction to benefit Trisha Pruitt will take place at 5 p.m. tonight at North Star Elementary. Tickets are $10 per person or $40 per family. Call Melissa at 654-4106 for more information.
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Kodiak ESS volleyball heads to regionals
Graduating from Port Lions, Chelsea Robustellini played a big role in the school’s athletic tradition. She was an all-state mix-six volleyball player on the Kings’ 2005 team that finished third in the state and was an integral part of Port Lions’ hoops teams. The state tournaments were nice, but what she lived for was beating the archipelago’s other rural teams. Now, she has joined forces with the competition as a...
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Nutcracker opens Friday
About 200 performers will take the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this weekend to tell the classic tale of “The Nutcracker” through dance. “The Nutcracker” kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night with additional performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. This is the 10th performance of “The Nutcracker,” which is held every three years in Kodiak. While the dancers, costumes and choreography change each ti...
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Local Results: Dec. 5
City League basketball Wednesday, Nov. 27 Era 67, St. Innocent’s 63 Lexxan Data 20, Tim Filburn 18, Brandon Jensen 12, Charles Bona 6, Ian Miranda 4, Derek Clarkston 3, Jeraldo Ruiz 2 and Bill McGuire 2 points for Era. David Young 20, Stephen Wood 15, Bernie Stallard 13, Anton Gonopolskiy 11, Ephraim Babbitt 2 and Alexei Gonopolskiy 2 points for St. Innocent’s. Team Enriquez 60, PKIMC 58 R-Jay Cabalar 22, Tony Val...
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Gun found in Gerald C. Wilson auditorium
The Kodiak Police Department is investigating the discovery of a gun in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium on Sunday. Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said a citizen in the building found the gun in a bag in the auditorium’s choral pod, a space used as a school classroom. Police quickly learned the gun was brought onto the property earlier in the week by an adult, whose name was not released. Wallace said one charge...
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Despite Coast Guard budget cuts, St. Nick still flies by helicopter
For the 40th consecutive year, Santa Claus is trading his sleigh for a Coast Guard helicopter as the Coast Guard Spouses Association of Kodiak conducts Santa to the Villages. Begun in 1973 as an outreach program, volunteers deliver presents to rural children using the Coast Guard Air Station. Through fundraisers and donations, the spouses association pays for the entire venture. In a year of Coast Guard budget cut...
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KPD hires new officer
A new police officer is keeping Kodiak’s streets safe. Tyler Southworth was sworn in as the 172nd Kodiak police officer on Oct. 21 and is one of two new officers at the Kodiak Police Department. Since starting the job, Southworth has been going through the first phase of the Kodiak Police Department’s field training, which is required for all new officers regardless of experience. He is currently assigned to patro...
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