Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
City sued for $1 million for 2014 police incident
The city of Kodiak, the State of Alaska and several officers have been sued for $1 million for an early 2014 incident in which a woman was allegedly denied rights, injured and humiliated during an interaction with Kodiak Police Department and Alaska Department of Corrections officers. The State of Alaska, the Alaska Department of Corrections, the city of Kodiak, the Kodiak Police Department, KPD officer Jennette R...
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Alumni Spotlight: Nelson joins Kodiak coaching staff
At a recent Kodiak High School girls basketball practice, Jerica Nelson stood in the key and chanted, “defense, defense, defense.” She grabbed the rebound and zoomed up the court, maneuvering by players with uncanny dribbling ablities. It was a flashback to 2013, when Nelson was named the Northern Lights Conference most valuable player and guided the Bears to a 4A state title with a perfect 27-0 record. After spen...
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Week in Words: Choice of weed, pot, reefers, joints
Next week, Alaska will begin issuing marijuana business licenses. And even though we probably won’t see reefer retail establishments pop up around the state for a few more months, tonight in Kodiak, our borough assembly will look at an ordinance to opt out of the toke trade, despite Kodiakans’ support of Ballot Measure 2 in 2014. Let’s start with the obvious. “Marijuana” entered the English language in 1918 as a f...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 18
Feb. 13 At 2 a.m., police arrested a man in the 1900 block of Mission Road on suspicion of driving under the influence and violating conditions of release. At 7:09 a.m., police warned a driver in the 200 block of Center Avenue for failing to stop at a stop sign. At 7:24 a.m., a person reported someone threw a seal bomb at her home in the 800 block of Hillside Drive and injured her dog. It’s under investigation. At...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 18
Feb. 6 At approximately 12:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single vehicle roll over accident near Boyscout Lake on Rezanof Drive. Subsequent investigation revealed a 31-year-old Kodiak man had been operating his 1999 Toyota pick-up when the vehicle slid off the roadway due to icy conditions. Both driver and passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision and reported no injuries. The T...
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Kodiak ESS goes 1-2 at Seldovia
Playing without two starters, the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team finished 1-2 at the Seldovia Invitational that concluded Saturday. The Ravens, a co-ed squad comprised of rural students, beat Nanwalek 52-38 and lost to Seldovia 79-34 and Wasilla Lake 71-24. The 1-2 record placed ESS third in the tournament. Seldovia (3-0) and Wasilla Lake (2-1) finished first and second. “For the group that we ...
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Most charges dismissed in fishing violations case
All but one of the dozens of charges against Trident Seafoods and two fishermen were dismissed when the case was resolved earlier this month, according to court documents. According to a court log from a change of plea proceeding on Feb. 4, Trident pleaded no contest to a single count of unlawful purchase of fish and was fined $3,000 with the remaining five charges against them dismissed. The single count was redu...
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Charges added in meth bust
More charges have been filed and two additional suspects named in connection with methamphetamine and a gun found by Alaska State Troopers in January. David Benton, Mark Benton and Belinda Galovin have now each been charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree, misconduct involving weapons in the second degree and misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Mar...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 17
Feb. 12 At 1:59 a.m., police received a report of a man in the 200 block of Kashevaroff Avenue who said he was going to kill himself. He was admitted to the hospital for evaluation. At 5:16 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road. At 8:50 a.m., animal control impounded a loose dog in the Rezanof Drive and Melnitsa Lane area. At 9:03 a.m., a business owner asked police to remove sev...
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Loggers have responsibility for falling trees
To the editor: A few weeks ago we had winds over 60 mph. Due to narrow buffer zones near the Chiniak Highway about two dozen trees fell on and across the highway. Can you imagine what would have happened if someone had been traveling that section of road when those trees fell? Those trees are so heavy you wouldn’t stand a chance. Also, when you’re almost to the Roslyn River, look up at the cliff right next to the ...
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