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Kodiak tops Houston, 26-12
Kodiak’s football team didn’t get any help from the Homer Mariners on Saturday. The Bears needed a Homer victory over Kenai to stay alive for a postseason berth, and didn’t get it as the Kardinals won, 41-6. Kenai clinched the final Northern Lights Conference berth into the medium-school playoffs, while Kodiak and Homer were eliminated from playoff consideration. “We may have not gotten the results this season tha...
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Local candidate preview: Terry Haines
Editor’s note: Starting today The Kodiak Daily Mirror will be running profiles of every candidate running for City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. Terry Haines has sat on the council for two non-consecutive terms, and feels as a seasoned councilman, he's more familiar with government and fills a productive role. He said balancing the budget and fisheries were two issues important to him. Currently,...
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Kodiak woman caught with heroin and meth
A Kodiak woman was arrested Saturday attempting to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine on a flight from Anchorage to the Emerald Island. According to an Alaska State Trooper report posted Sunday evening, Tamra M. Jones, 42, was caught with 24.3 grams of heroin and 8.3 grams of meth at Ted Stevens International Airport. The estimated value of the heroin and meth was $26,500. According to the troopers, Jones was deta...
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Local election: Proposition 1
Proposition 1, a question of whether the Kodiak Island Borough should sell $10.23 million in bonds for school renewal and replacement projects, will be on the ballot at the Oct. 7 election. If the voters approve the measure, the bonds will qualify for a 70 percent reimbursement from the State of Alaska. That means the state will pay back $7,161,000 for the bonds while the borough will be responsible for $3,069,000...
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Motivating folks to 'do the right thing'
To the Editor, Most conscientious folks already recycle and are sufficiently motivated by the common good. Trouble is, all the reasons Mr. Reinke laid out for recycling (in the Tuesday 9/16 edition) are not enough to motivate the majority of our citizens who don’t. The folks who recycle now do not recycle enough to significantly increase the life of the landfill, reduce our garbage costs, or reduce our impact on t...
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Kaplan represents the public
To the Editor: On Sept. 25 I was on the Borough Assembly work session agenda and presented to the assembly about the need to fully utilize our community transitional housing facility resource on Mission Road for our family members who struggle with addiction and need safe and sober housing. This was not a presentation asking for any funds, just leadership and will from our elected officials who are responsible for...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 30
Toby Charles Lantz was born at 8:53 a.m. on September 17, 2014 to Matthew and Breanna Lantz. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. His parents are originally from Caddo Gap, Arkansas and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a stay-at-home mom, and the baby’s father works on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Also welcoming him to the family is Matthew Lantz Jr. and Joshua Lantz....
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Local candidate preview: Larry LeDoux
At the Sept. 23 debate, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Larry LeDoux said some of the things he cares about are fiscal responsibility, transparency, protecting and using natural resources, supporting quality schools and preparing for the future. “We need to be transparent so people own their taxes; they understand where the monies are going, they understand the priorities,” LeDoux said. “Every issue that'...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 30
Aug. 19 • At 12:23 a.m., a 911 caller reported a fight on Marine Way West. The fight dispersed before police arrived. • At 12:35 a.m., police warned a driver on Mill Bay Road to fix a headlight. • At 12:59 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Von Scheele Way and Mill Bay Road area. • At 2:55 a.m., police conducted a welfare check in the Shelikof Street and Marine Way area. The person did not meet protectiv...
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South regains spot on top of polls
The South Anchorage Wolverines are back on top of the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll. South, the top-ranked large-school team earlier in the season, is No. 1 again after thumping Service, 35-0, in Week 7. Bartlett, last week’s top team, fell to fourth in this week’s rankings following a 35-32 loss to West Anchorage, which moved up a spot to No. 3. Lathrop moved up a spot to No. 2 with...
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