Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Remember assembly actions when in booth
To the editor: It is my greatest desire that no Kodiak Island Borough voter, when they step behind the striped curtain into the private voting booth on Oct. 6, will be struck with Voter Amnesia. This illness seems to strike when rational individuals are overwhelmed with the choices that they have to make concerning the future of their community. Voting is an awesome task that must be undertaken after serious work ...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Duck hunt lets you change your game
The 2015 waterfowl season opens on Oct. 8, a little more than a week from now. In years past it was reasonably easy to forecast results with some accuracy. Conditions and bird numbers were so stable from one year to the next, you could be fairly certain what to expect as the sun slowly rose in the east on the fateful day. I’m a little flummoxed by the prospect of opening day this year. We’ve been so dry for so lon...
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KHS swimming earns 5 victories at Soldotna
A day after owning the SoHi Pentathlon, Kodiak swimmers Talon Lindquist and Marina Cummiskey combined to win five events in a six-school meet Saturday at Soldotna High School. Lindquist, a sophomore, won the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 0.58 seconds) and the 500 freestyle (4:50.87). He also combined with Luke James, Baxter Anderson and Nathan Schauff to capture the 200 medley relay (1:44.04). Lindquist’s...
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Bartlett, Soldotna stay on top of football poll
For the third straight week, Bartlett and Soldotna appeared atop the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football polls. Soldotna, the medium-small school top team, pushed its state-best winning streak to 36 games with a dominating 55-14 victory over large-school Lathrop. Bartlett, the large-school No. 1, plowed past West Valley, 76-34, in a game that was played in the snow in Fairbanks. Eielson and Kenai remained ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 29
Sept. 19 Around 12:28 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 12:58 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 1:33 a.m., police warned a driver in the Larch Street and Mylark Lane area about a taillight malfunction. At 1:43 a.m., police conducted a security check in the 400 block of Mill Bay Road. At 9:56 a.m., police received a request for a subject removal from...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 29
Freya Grace York was born at 9:32 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2015, to Cassie Janz-Burns and Sam York. She weighed 8 pounds, 2.8 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her mother is originally from Kodiak, and her father is originally from Palmer, and they now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a stay-at-home mom, and the baby’s father works for the Department of Transportation. Grandparents are Casey Janz from Eugene, Oregon; Je...
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Borough has few options for Chiniak trees
The Kodiak Island Borough’s parcel of land in Chiniak was part of the area burned in the Twin Creeks wildfire in late August and early September, and the borough assembly now has to decide what to do with the burned trees on the land. Borough resource management officer Duane Dvorak said in some areas, the trunks have been charred, while in other areas, the tops burned. “In some of these areas, the fire ran undern...
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KPD actions on Sept. 16 subject of outside probe
An independent investigator will assess a Sept. 16 incident in which Kodiak Police Department officers had an altercation with a handicapped man, KPD announced Friday. The department “completed the first phase of its investigation at approximately 11 a.m. (Friday). The next step is a formal investigation conducted by a qualified independent investigator,” according to a KDP release. The release also stated, “The K...
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Parnell, Osowski lead Kodiak boys to 14th straight title
As heavy favorites to claim an unprecedented 14th consecutive Region III title, the only question that remained was which Kodiak runner was going to cross the line first. The answer: Michael Parnell. In a race for the ages, Parnell nicked teammate Keith Osowski by 0.4 seconds to take the boys 4A race at the Region III Championships Saturday at Colony High School. “It was a classic. I think the entire race they wer...
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Subsistence council mulls rural designation rules
The Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council meets this week in Kodiak to receive an update on rural determination, consider a proposed rule on hunting in refuges, and consider a caribou season on the Alaska Peninsula. The RAC will hear an update on the rural determination process from the Office of Subsistence Management. Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate that would require an act o...
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