Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Nelson named the NLC player of the year
Megan Pyles is glad she doesn’t have to defend her cousin, Jerica Nelson, anymore. She tried once and lost that battle. “She had a wide-open layup, and I was the only one down there with her — she got me good,” Pyles said. That was in eighth grade when Pyles was at Kodiak Middle School and Nelson was going to school in the Mat-Su Valley. The Nelson family moved back to Kodiak, and for the past two seasons the cous...
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Alaska Science Forum: Solving the mystery of the South Fork wolf
The wolf lies on a metal table, its white legs and massive paws hanging over the edge. Kimberlee Beckmen, wildlife veterinarian, wears a white lab coat and purple gloves. Scalpel in hand, she positions herself at the wolf’s belly. Beckmen, who just finished a necropsy on an arctic fox that had been hit by a truck on the Dalton Highway, leans in on a wolf found dead on a trail east of Fairbanks. She checked her dat...
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North Pacific Seafoods pleads guilty of dumping ammonia
North Pacific Seafoods pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Anchorage on Tuesday to a charge of illegal dumping of ammonia into the Kodiak city sewer. The Seattle, Wash-based corporation was sentenced to three years of probation and $205,000 in criminal penalties, $55,000 to be given to the City of Kodiak for hazardous waste response training and equipment for sewer and fire department employees. Chief United Sta...
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Logic for new district-wide AD doesn't add up
To the Editor, This letter is in response to the story, “ KHS dropping activities position.” The logic used to justify the restructuring of the activities director position just doesn’t add up. The article would lead you to believe that an outside power dictates that all AD’s must have an administrative certificate. Despite my search of the Alaska Department of Educations online evaluation documents and contacting...
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KHS hoops land 6 on all-NLC team
Four of Kodiak’s starting five was selected to the girls Northern Lights Conference first team. ‘That is a neat feat to be able to have that happen,” Kodiak coach Amy Fogle said. “I think all four of them were very, very deserving. They just had a great season.” Seniors Megan Pyles, Hannah Wandersee and Carissa Cannon were voted to the first team, while senior Jerica Nelson was named the conference’s most valuable...
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Mayor Branson attends SWAMC
The Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference (SWAMC), a nonprofit regional economic development organization for Southwest Alaska, held its annual economic summit March 5-7 in Anchorage. SWAMC was formed in 1988 out of the common interests of the region encompassing the Aleutians East Borough, the Aleutians West census area, the Bristol Bay Borough, the Dillingham census area, the Kodiak Island Borough and the Lake &...
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Around Kodiak: March 11
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is holding a special work session at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the assembly chambers. The Kodiak City Council is holding a work session at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Kodiak Island Borough conference room. The work session is open to the public. For additional information, call the city clerk’s office at 486-8636. The downtown Kodiak revitalization beautification and public space improve...
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Kodiak boys, girls open state with evening games
Kodiak High School’s girls and boys basketball squads both qualified for this year’s 4A state championships, the first time that has happened since 1985. The Alaska School Activities Association unveiled the state brackets during a live webcast Sunday evening. The top-seeded Kodiak girls play No. 8 Dimond in the opening round, while the eighth-seeded Kodiak boys open against top-seeded West Anchorage. The boys pla...
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Who are the statesman in D.C.?
To the editor, To the highly paid statesman we have in Washington D.C., but don’t seem to run our government as it should, we pay tribute. How may was there? Which way did they go? What did they look like? I am their leader! Bill Bjorklund
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Daquioag's preliminary hearing postponed
A preliminary hearing for Michael J. Daquioag Monday was continued until March 27 at 2:30 p.m. due to the state’s need to collect evidence and information concerning the case, according to Daquioag’s attorney Andrew Ott. About nine people showed up to attend the hearing and Daquioag appeared in good spirits by waving to people in the courtroom before the hearing commenced. Daquioag, 56, is charged with sex abuse o...
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