Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
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 ...
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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...
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Stable homes more effective than taking seats
To the editor: So the Kodiak Downtown Revitalization Committee has reconvened. Good! Reading on … a vagrant problem? Yes, if you mean a “people sitting around with nothing to do and nowhere to go” problem. “Vagrant” implies being moved on, though, and where are folks supposed to be moved on to — ...
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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...
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Wrestlers fourth in Anchorage
Kodiak’s Bryan Gonzalez couldn’t have started the high school wrestling season any better. The 106-pound junior captured the West Anchorage Open title on Saturday in Anchorage. Gonzalez, One of two Kodiak state placers from a year ago that returned this season, beat West’s Jeremy Briones, 9-3, in...
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Corporations working hard to give hope
To the editor: I had the privilege of attending the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage during October of this year. I’d like to say everything is bright and rosy for Alaska Natives, but the truth is I saw and heard some people in peril, I saw despair, self-destructive behavior 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 ...
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Salmon values declining across the board
Alaska’s 2015 salmon season produced the second largest harvest ever, but rock-bottom prices yielded the lowest payout to fishermen since 2006. That will cut into the tax base of coastal communities and state coffers, which collect fully half of all fish landing taxes. Preliminary tallies from th...
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