Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
GUEST OPINION: Downtown committee still at work
The Kodiak Downtown Revitalization Committee continues to meet and do excellent work. I would like to update the public on the work we have accomplished, the tasks being worked on, and to thank those who stepped forward to volunteer their time on this committee. In 2013, at a city council meeting, several members of the public came forward complaining of the downtown area about litter, panhandlers, and being haras...
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vivian Lee Potts
Vivian Lee Potts, 54, passed suddenly, yet peacefully, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Kodiak, after a three-year battle with breast cancer. Vivian was born to Albert W. Potts and Jean M. (Cok) Potts on May 3, 1961, in Bozeman, Montana. She grew up in Belgrade, Montana, and attended Manhattan Christian School through her sophomore year. Vivian finished her high school career and graduated from Belgrade High School. She...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 22
Oct. 12 Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary at a residence on Harlequin Court. They found an unidentified person entered through an unlocked bathroom window and took prescription medication and about $150 in loose change. The homeowners may have returned home while the burglary was in progress. Anyone with information is asked to contact the troopers at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113 or w...
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak wrestlers head to West A.
Barring a travel delay, Kodiak wrestlers will make their season debut today at West Anchorage High School. Half of the Kodiak team is slated to face West and Eagle River in a pair of dual matches, a day before taking part in the two-day West Anchorage Invitational. The other half of the team is headed to the Homer Round Robin that begins Friday. Kodiak was supposed to start its season last week, but had to cancel ...
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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My life as a mytholological eagle-lion
I have a special request this week to write about a particular word. Each Sunday for the past several weeks, my daughter has participated in the Special Olympics bowling league, and while cheering her and her teammates on, I have made a few new friends. Last week was their weekend-long bowling tournament, in which they bowled nine games (yikes!), but had, what I can only say was, collectively, a blast. Between two...
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politics takes a back seat to night drive
Mom, wait. I’m confused.  I thought our mayor is a girl, not a guy” my daughter, Nora questioned me.  It was a rainy windy Thursday evening. Nora and I were getting settled into our chairs at the toasty borough assembly chambers.  We arrived 25 minutes before it started and sat in the front left row by the window. The assembly members trickled in, conversed with each other and sat in their executive assembly chair...
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saga of survival bests slew of other recent space flicks
Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is a botanist and a member of the crew of the spacecraft Hermes in the recently released film “The Martian.” The Hermes has transported an assorted group of scientists and explorers to the surface of Mars. The crew of six has established a base camp and is conducting scientific experiments and exploratory missions in the immediate vicinity of the camp. The action opens with some of the cre...
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak 2nd most dangerous town, website finds
A national website has ranked Kodiak the second most dangerous town in Alaska. The website Roadsnacks.net claims it ranked Kodiak as the second most dangerous town in the state after reviewing the last 3 years of FBI’s Uniform Crime Report summarizing the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city in Alaska per year. The website notes it only looked at the FBI figures involving Alaska cities that ha...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard coordinates good Samaritan rescue
Kodiak-based Coast Guard crews responded to a sailor adrift in heavy seas on a sailboat without rudder or rigging 400 miles south of Cold Bay Tuesday, according to a Coast Guard release. A C-130 was dispatched from Air Station Kodiak along with two MH-60 helicopters and a refueling aircraft from the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center after an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert was received from the 30...
Oct 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walter “Wally” Edwin Johnson Jr
Walter “Wally” Edwin Johnson Jr. died Oct. 7, 2015. He was 86. Wally was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Walter Johnson Sr. and Helen. On Jan. 28, 1956 he married Elspeth “Betts” (Conable) Johnson in DeKalb, Illinois. Wally was a teacher, principal, coordinator of curriculum and assistant superintendent at Illinois schools until the age of 45. He received a doctorate from Northwestern Univ...
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