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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 6
Wednesday, Oct. 31 • At 12:26 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was out without his third-party custodian. Officers were unable to locate him. • At 1:06 a.m., an officer sighted a bear on Benny Benson Drive. The bear ran into the woods when the sirens sounded. • At 1:11 a.m., a bear was sighted dragging garbage on Benny Benson Drive. The bear ran into the woods after seeing the patrol car. • At 1:41 a.m., a bear r...
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Election 2012: Kodiak residents agree that economy needs to be fixed
Kodiak voters appear to have mixed thoughts about the candidates on today’s ballot. On Monday morning, the Kodiak Daily Mirror took to the streets and coffeehouses to ask people if they were voting, which candidate they were voting for and what issues were most important to them. In 2008, 63 percent of the people who voted in Kodiak’s house district chose Republican John McCain; only 34 percent voted for Democrat ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 6
Arlo Thomas Pysher was born at 3:41 p.m. Oct. 19, 2012, to Chad Pysher and Holly Hunter. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long. Arlo’s parents are originally from Pennsylvania and Nebraska. His father works at Kodiak High School and his mother works at Community Inclusion Services. Also welcoming him to the family is Henry. Proud grandparents are Fred and Betty Lou Pysher of Bradford, Pa. ...
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Kodiak opens against Juneau
Kodiak opens against Juneau-Douglas Thursday at the 4A state volleyball championships. The match begins at 1:30 p.m. in Wasilla’s Curtis Menard Sports Complex. Juneau won the Southeast Conference with a sweep of Thunder Mountain in Saturday’s title game in Petersburg. Juneau features senior Chelsea Peterson, who has signed to play for the University of Alaska Anchorage next fall. Juneau ended Kodiak’s season last ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Tackle your fall fishing chores by packing away properly
I’m tossing in the towel! Good fishing continues in local waters, but I’m through for the season. The weather and water temperature have passed my comfort threshold, and other outdoor interests abound. Fishing isn’t as much fun than it was a month ago. With so many alternatives, what’s the issue? My tackle is in such disarray I can’t simply walk away from it. It has to be maintained before storage, or it will be r...
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Kodiak's Red Cross office closing after 67 years
Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly referred to the Kodiak office as an independent Red Cross chapter. The Kodiak Red Cross chapter was merged with other Alaska chapters in 2003. President Harry Truman’s signature hangs proudly on the wall of Kodiak’s American Red Cross office office. In a few weeks, that signature will come down along with the rest of the office's charter. After 67 years, K...
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Palmer falls short in bid for fourth NLC title
Palmer’s bid for a fourth consecutive Northern Lights Conference volleyball title fell just short Saturday afternoon in Kodiak. Playing in their fifth match in three days, the Moose dropped a 25-22, 25-17, 19-25, 25-19 decision to second-seeded Soldotna in the championship match. Palmer advanced to the title match with a hard-fought sweep of upstart Kodiak 26-24, 25-17, 25-23 earlier in the day. Palmer coach Steve...
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Kodiak Middle School sticks with Obama
The votes are in, and President Barack Obama won both popular and electoral majorities. At least, that’s how the students at Kodiak Middle School see it. On Friday morning, handmade presidential candidate campaign posters decorated the halls of the school as students held a mock election, which teachers billed as a learning experience. Cid Blase, a sixth-grade teacher, helped organize the election, the second at K...
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Republicans sent out hateful messages to rile up voters
To the Editor: Romney lied that the reason doctors aren’t taking Medicaid is because the money has been rerouted to Obamacare. On one hand, Romney championed Obamacare in his home state. On the other hand, he campaigns that he will repeal it. Ignorance breeds hate. That is the No. 1 reason Republicans always cut education, then send out hateful messages to rile up the voting base. I’ve heard comments like, “I’m no...
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Garden Gate: For plants, emotional roots often run deep
It's 4:30 in the morning. I rub my eyes and sit up on the couch, the sleeping bag slips down my shoulders. I am in a Family Room, a cluster of quiet spaces set aside by Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington for out-of-town family members who are visiting patients. The hospital has been home to my sister, aunt and brothers for four days now. Fortunately, the cafeteria puts out a good salad bar. ...
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