Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Troopers seek car strippers
Alaska State Troopers are seeking suspects who allegedly were in the process of taking out the interior of a vehicle in a lot at Mill Bay Auto last weekend, according to a trooper report. Someone reported to the troopers Sunday at 6:42 a.m. that the two occupants of a suspicious vehicle on Melnitsa Lane were going in and out of Mill Bay Auto’s fenced lot. Responding troopers found that materials were being taken o...
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Release of video taking too long
To the editor: Listening to the news on KMXT radio yesterday morning concerning latest news about the Pletnikof “investigation,” I could not help but recall reading in our local newspaper that there would be released a preliminary report of said incident on or about Dec 11. Well that date has come and gone and reading between the lines, I think that the reality is probably more like the 12th of never. Open governm...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 17
Nov. 2 At 9:52 a.m., police received a report of an injured cat in the 1200 block of Father Herman Street. Animal control took it to the vet clinic. At 10:42 a.m., police cited a driver in the 2100 block of Mill Bay Road for having no proof of insurance. Around 11:19 a.m., police gave citations for two vehicles parked against traffic in the 1800 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 11:35 a.m., police red-tagged a vehic...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 17
Dec. 4 At 12:13 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle crash in Larsen Bay. They found a man had seriously injured himself when he crashed the vehicle into a tree. He was taken to Seattle for treatment. Alcohol was a factor, and the investigation continues. Dec. 5 At 4:30 p.m., a motorist arrived at the trooper post to report a red pickup on its roof in the ditch near Chiniak School. Troopers f...
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Kodiak hits the road this season
The Kodiak High School boys basketball team will rack up the miles this season. The team has six regular-season trips off the island, with games in Fairbanks, Sitka, Juneau, Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. Four of Kodiak’s first five weekends will be spent on the road. The team opens today at the Cougar Tip Off tournament at Service High School, then plays at West Valley (Jan. 15-16), Mt Edgecumbe (Jan. 21), Ju...
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Stage and Screen: Caught between Ireland, Brooklyn
Ellis Lacey (Saroirse Ronan) feels trapped living in a small village in Ireland in the 1950s. The war is over, life on the home front has returned to normal. There is a palpable sense of new post-war opportunities that lie outside of the previous understanding of what lies beyond. Ellis yearns to explore these options and to escape the limited social and career prospects imposed by life in a socially, economically...
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City: ‘Ethical screen’ between KPD lieutenant, investigator
A Tuesday letter from the office of Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace to the Daily Mirror tells about the city’s decision to hire a former Kotzebue police chief to conduct an independent probe into an incident involving Kodiak officers. On Sept. 16, officers responding to a 911 call allegedly caused injury to Nick Pletnikoff, who was picking up mail outside his home on Steller Way, when they restrained and pepper ...
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New education bill to affect standards
With the new Every Student Succeeds Act replacing No Child Left Behind, Kodiak Island Borough School District superintendent Stewart McDonald hopes Kodiak will lead the way in creating standards for Alaska. He told the KIBSD Board of Education on Monday about some of the changes with the new ESSA, signed into law by President Barack Obama on Dec. 10. McDonald said the ESSA eliminates various provisions that requir...
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KIB manager moves up departure
Kodiak Island Borough manager Bud Cassidy will leave his job in March rather than in June, he announced at Thursday’s borough assembly meeting. During the work session, Cassidy gave a brief explanation for invoking his 90-day notice. “I think it’s probably the wise thing to do for you and for me and for the borough,” he said. On Tuesday, Cassidy told the Mirror he is looking in new directions and explained there h...
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Kodiak girls return three full-time players from last year’s 14-10 squad
At the end of a practice last week, members of Kodiak High School’s girls basketball team gathered at one end of the court and sang while a coach recorded on their phone. The music session, which probably would have not impressed the judges on “The Voice,” ended with laughter. “They are a bunch of goofballs,” second-year coach Krista Hicks said. “They just have really great personalities.” Hicks had a successful f...
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