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Teeing Off: Gizmo dances into March Madness
I never thought the day would come when Gizmo would turn down a doggie treat. But after three intense days of picking March Madness games, Gizmo is drunk on biscuits. Who knew the pooch could only fit so many bacons into his 10-pound frame? Certainly not me — I’ve seen how he inhales his dinner, ...
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School board approves additional hands-on projects
The Kodiak Island Borough School District School Board approved the purchase of additional project-based learning from Trillium Learning for homeschool students. The two additional projects will have Kodiak students monitoring tsunami debris and learning how to use unmanned aerial vehicles. “Earl...
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Alaska Science Forum: Northern trails sponging up winter rainfall
As he contemplates another long snowmachine journey, Matthew Sturm might consider packing a raincoat. Rain fell in Interior Alaska a few weeks before his trip, glazing supercooled highways and forming a crust on the snowpack. "You remember all the jokes about how climate change is going to be goo...
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Refuting bar owner’s letter to the editor
To the editor, In the Thursday, March 12 edition of the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Mr. (George) Gatter made several points against the passage of SB-1 with misinformation that I will proceed to refute — one by one. 1) Sen. Peter Micciche no doubt has a personal mission to protect individuals from tobac...
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Committee opens downtown survey
The Downtown Revitalization Committee has a new survey out to get public input on revitalizing the downtown area of Kodiak. The City of Kodiak’s committee already has a long list of items to improve downtown Kodiak that range from adding informative signs to adding a small children’s park to pain...
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David Wayne Heitman
David Wayne Heitman of Kodiak, Alaska, passed away on March 7, 2015, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. He was 50 years old. He was born to Patrick and Carolyn Heitman on Oct. 31, 1964, in Reno, Nevada, near Stead Air Force Base, where his father was stationed. It was Nevad...
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The day Kodiak bid final farewell to 5 fishermen
When the Rev. Debra Vanover spoke about the lives lost after the sinking of the fishing vessel Lin-J in 1999, she talked about how the tentacles of anguish gripped Kodiak’s tight-knit community. Exactly 16 years ago to this day, more than 700 people crowded into the auditorium to pay their final ...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 18
Feb. 15 Around 12:53 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 2:12 a.m., police gave a no camping advisement on Mill Bay Road. At 5:14 a.m., a 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident and malicious mischief on Selief Lane. A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief in the...
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