Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Remember where borough dollars go
To the editor: Candidate and current borough assembly member Chris Lynch stated at the chamber of commerce fourm held on Sept. 29 that she would like to correct some misinformation going around Kodiak that while as a sitting elected official she was paid $250,000 by the borough for her consulting fees. She said I was only paid $50,000. So remember folks, it was only tens of thousands of your dollars. Oct. 6 please...
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Bigley makes fourth trip to state
If Zoe Bigley gets a feeling of being lonely at the 4A state cross country championships, that’s because she probably is. For the second time in her prep career, Bigley, a senior, will be the only Kodiak girl competing during Saturday’s race at Bartlett High School. In fact, this is the fourth straight year that Bigley has qualified for the big show without her team advancing with her. “It’s really weird to go the...
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Chiniak trees best left alone
To the editor: The borough has been suing a Chiniak family for too much stuff on their lot and the surrounding area, but on the same hand, they do nothing about all the billions of limbs, small trees and I mean thousands of debris piles that A1 Timber and Leisnoi Inc. have left on the ground from their outdated logging practices. This kind of logging was started in the 1800s and should not be acceptable logging in...
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TAPESTRY: Local crime is everyone’s business
Crime in Kodiak. It’s the talk of the town. It’s on Facebook, in the headlines in the Kodiak Daily Mirror; it’s the topic of daily conversations and prayer chains. No one seems to be immune from its effects. A crime expert said that the summer’s rash of burglaries doesn’t necessarily constitute a “crime wave,” but there is enough disruption going on to make peace-loving citizens feel a little uneasy. Heads of hous...
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Kodiak football hosts Barrow in season finale
Joe Floyd Track and Field will have a Hollywood feel to it Saturday afternoon. An NFL Network film crew will be taping Kodiak High School’s 3 p.m. football game against Barrow, a team that is being showcased in the network’s series “Football Town: Barrow, Alaska.” The eight-episode series debuted on Sept. 22, and can be seen every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. on GCI channel 36 (630 HD). Kodiak coach Bill McGuire isn’t wor...
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PREP PICKS: Rivalry games highlight final football week
The final week of the high school football season brings rivalry games and playoff positioning. Fourteen of the state’s 16 playoff spots have already been filled. All eight large-school berths have been clinched, while six of the eight medium and small-school spots are spoken for. The last medium-school spot will go to either Juneau-Douglas or Thunder Mountain, while the final small-school berth will go to either ...
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TEEING OFF: Let the baseball fun begin
I interrupt your Week 4 NFL viewing to talk baseball. Sorry, but there is nothing better in the world than playoff baseball. Chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven and surprise licks to the face from Pepper Jack just don’t measure up to baseball in October. The stadium atmosphere is amped up and every pitch counts. The postseason begins Oct. 6 with the American League wild-card game. Before that game is pla...
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Help needed to thoroughly wash away sins
As I sat in the line at the Petro Express car wash waiting to wash the Katmai ash off my car Wednesday, I wondered what spiritual lesson I might be learning. Wouldn’t it be nice to just drive through and have our troubles washed off, safely inside my private bubble, without commitment, without really engaging with others? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some automated machine that could just rid us of our sins? I...
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Stevens may back pipeline buyout
State Senator Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, is leaning towards supporting Gov. Bill Walker’s proposals during the upcoming special legislative session Oct. 24 in Juneau. Walker called the special session to buy out TransCanada’s share in the proposed gas pipeline and to pass a tax on unproduced natural gas reserves still in the ground. Walker contends a new tax on untapped known natural gas reserves would act as a prod ...
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Assembly candidates debate the issues
Candidates for Kodiak Island Borough assembly gave their priorities, and questioned each other at a forum Tuesday night. Five candidates of the six for assembly showed up. Sara Sundsten was the lone person who did not attend. Kyle Crow said he wants to make the public feel confident in their government. He wants to simplify laws and eliminate unnecessary ones and reduce spending. Chris Lynch mentioned ensuring qua...
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