Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Rain flooded roads in Bells Flats, vehicles stuck
By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer Tuesday’s record rains caused water to flow across roads in Bells Flats and vehicles to get stuck. “Our road service people are out there right now, and the state is out there, too,” said George Lee, the Womens Bay Service Area Board chairman. “We’ve had to pull two people out so far because they were going through too fast.” Lee said water coming down Sargent Creek was flooding acr...
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No deaths in fishing for a year
The deadliest catch is getting a lot less deadly. Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard reported to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that for the first time in known history, no one died on the job while commercial fishing in Alaska during the last federal fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. “This is the first year, going back as far as we have records, that we didn’t have what I’ll characterize as an operati...
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KHS swim team off to Valdez
Valdez holds a special place in John Lindquist’s heart. The fishing port with a population of just under 4,000 is where Kodiak’s veteran coach won his first Region III swimming and diving championship. Since winning the first boys title in program history in 2003, the Bear boys have stood on top of the podium in 10 of the last 12 years. The girls have won the past eight titles. Domination. “It is memorable when yo...
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Community orchestra back after long rest
Jenny Stevens has a timely message of encouragement for local musicians this week. “It’s much more fun to play with other people than by yourself,” she said. All string, wind and percussion players of high school age or older will have an opportunity to join forces at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium choral pod, as a Kodiak community orchestra begins rehearsals. Momentum for an orchestra to meet ...
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Churches offer resource against domestic violence
A small group gathered at the Kodiak Family Church on Saturday for a presentation about domestic violence and the church's role in helping victims. Rebecca Shields, executive director of the Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center, and Beth Davis, a faith advocate with the center, spoke at the invitation of the church as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. First, Shields explained what domestic violence i...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Dunbar races to victory
Kodiak’s own Trevor Dunbar picked up an emotional victory in his return to cross country on Sunday in Boston. Running in honor of his grandmother, Sylvelin Keller, who recently died at the age of 89, Dunbar won the men’s championship 8-kilometer race at the 25th Boston Mayor’s Cup Cross Country meet. “She ran through my mind a few times and it was nice to compete for her,” Dunbar told baa.org. “She’s been in my me...
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Getting closer with bows, muzzleloaders
My favorite deer season is the special primitive weapon season. It starts Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 14. The best possible news for families: There’s an extension of the season from Nov. 16 through Dec. 31 for kids aged 10 to 17. Sad to say, the primitive weapon hunt requires a class and shooting qualifications to participate. If you aren’t qualified by now, it’s almost certainly too late to manage it. There are...
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Mayor, manager address police incident in statements
The city of Kodiak mayor read a statement at last Tuesday’s work session and the city manager read another one at Thursday’s city council meeting addressing an incident in which police interacted with an autistic man. On Sept. 16, 28-year-old Kodiak resident Nick Pletnikoff was pepper sprayed and restrained by police officers under unclear circumstances. The incident has prompted calls from community members for t...
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Members sworn in; mobile home ordinance moves ahead
City council members were sworn in at Thursday’s meeting, and the council moved forward an ordinance removing mobile home restrictions within city limits. Re-elected council members Gabriel Saravia and Richard Walker along with new assembly member Laura Arboleda took the oath of office at the end of the meeting. Out-going assembly member Terry Haines accepted a plaque in honor of his time on the council and gave a...
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Garden Gate: Pumpkins make healthier alternatives to pie
Thanks mostly to marketing, Halloween is recognized as that sweet time of year when children can collect and eat as much candy as they want. Scary, eh? But with the obesity rate triple what it was a generation ago, and the number of cavities among children said to be increasing, many parents and some health experts consider the candy-focused holiday a nightmare. Surely there are alternatives. I posted the question...
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