Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
It's very clear to me that Americans are ga-ga over Halloween. Decorations begin to go up right after Labor Day, many adults enjoy dressing up in costumes as much as kids, and ghoulish evidence of the undead begins to pop up in public and private buildings everywhere, especially the week before H...
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GUEST COLUMN: Never judge a runner by their appearance
Never judge a book by its cover. In the same fashion, never judge a person’s potential by their outward appearance. I was in elementary school when a young boy, a year younger than I, moved into a house down the street. While I was growing up, I had a paper route, which led to me interacting with...
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Replacement sought for Madsen bear
The Kodiak Brown Bear Trust is raising funds to replace the fiberglass Madsen bear statue, which has been damaged by weather over the past 60 years. The statue survived the 1964 earthquake and tsunami and has since been moved around town until it reached it’s current location in front of the Kodi...
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ADoT draft plan names big local projects
Adison Smith from DOWL and Sara Mason from the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities presented a draft Southwest Alaska Transportation Plan and transportation priorities and took comments, Tuesday at the Kodiak Island Borough assembly chambers. The plan focuses on issues that a...
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Maramba serves up aces
When Katrina Maramba was a freshman, she got really good at doing push-ups. Every serve that was missed during volleyball practice resulted in a player doing 10 pushups. Maramba did a lot of push-ups. “As a freshman, she couldn’t even serve the dang ball over the net,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis sai...
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Have a soothing Halloween
The end of the year is upon us. That’s right. According to the old Celtic calendar, Saturday night, Oct. 31, is Old Year’s Night, the one night of the year when witches and ghosts find their way into the world of the living and inflict a little horror. The modern definition of “horror” as an “emo...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Dribblers a family, community tradition
The sharp whistle stopped every one in action. You could almost hear a pin drop in the gym. The small mob of basketball-playing elementary boys convened in the center by the adults. The unknowns were hanging in the air. For the players, the parents and the coaches. This was the start of  Little d...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 29
Oct. 21 At 2:27 a.m., police received a report of a bear digging through a trash bin in the 1300 block of Selief Lane. At 3:07 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1900 block of East At 3:27 a.m., police warned a driver in the East Rezanof Drive and Sharatin Road area for having an unillu...
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