Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
City takes measures to save water
Kodiak is facing a water shortage that it has not seen since 1999, said Mark Kozak, city public works director. Beginning Sept. 18, the water level at the Monashka Reservoir, which supplies Kodiak, has dropped 32 inches. Kozak said that from Sept. 19 through 24, during active fish processing by local firms, the reservoir was dropping three and a quarter inches a day. Kodiak city manager Aimée Kniaziowski said ther...
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Candidates make their case tonight
Voters have a chance to listen to the candidates for local office talk about why they deserve votes at a forum hosted by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce tonight. Chamber director Trevor Brown said the candidates for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will give an introduction and then answer several questions. “It’s some of the normal questions, questions that are relevant to the issues,” Brown said. “(Local public rad...
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14 straight titles
The Kodiak boys cross country team conquered Region III for the 14th straight year on Saturday at Colony High School. Here is a list of the runners who suited up for the Bears during the amazing streak, one that might be unmatched by any high school team in Alaska. 2015 1. Michael Parnell; 2. Keith Osowski; 6. Jack Hannah; 7. Richie McKinney; 17. Daniel Johnson; 27. Anthony Maghupoy; 29. Gabe Nummer. 2014 1. Levi ...
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Remember assembly actions when in booth
To the editor: It is my greatest desire that no Kodiak Island Borough voter, when they step behind the striped curtain into the private voting booth on Oct. 6, will be struck with Voter Amnesia. This illness seems to strike when rational individuals are overwhelmed with the choices that they have to make concerning the future of their community. Voting is an awesome task that must be undertaken after serious work ...
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Speak with neighbors, police as friends
To the editor: “There is a time for everything, a time to be silent and a time to speak … .” This is a time to speak. After reading online articles about the Nick Pletnikoff incident, I cried. I cried with Nick and his family, whom I have known for more than 25 years. I cried for the people of Kodiak with whom I shared 37 years of life and I cried and I cried for our society at large that seems to know only how to...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Lindquist, Hughes begin seasons at NAU
A pair of former Kodiak swimming stars kicked off their seasons for Northern Arizona University at the school’s Pentathlon meet Friday. Jori Lindquist, a junior, placed fifth in the 100-meter backstroke (1:10.31), sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:32.62), 11th in the 100 breaststroke (1:25.98), 13th in the 100 freestyle (1:04.19) and 19th in the 100 butterfly (1:15.72). Ila Hughes, making her collegiate debut,...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Duck hunt lets you change your game
The 2015 waterfowl season opens on Oct. 8, a little more than a week from now. In years past it was reasonably easy to forecast results with some accuracy. Conditions and bird numbers were so stable from one year to the next, you could be fairly certain what to expect as the sun slowly rose in the east on the fateful day. I’m a little flummoxed by the prospect of opening day this year. We’ve been so dry for so lon...
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KHS swimming earns 5 victories at Soldotna
A day after owning the SoHi Pentathlon, Kodiak swimmers Talon Lindquist and Marina Cummiskey combined to win five events in a six-school meet Saturday at Soldotna High School. Lindquist, a sophomore, won the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 0.58 seconds) and the 500 freestyle (4:50.87). He also combined with Luke James, Baxter Anderson and Nathan Schauff to capture the 200 medley relay (1:44.04). Lindquist’s...
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Bartlett, Soldotna stay on top of football poll
For the third straight week, Bartlett and Soldotna appeared atop the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football polls. Soldotna, the medium-small school top team, pushed its state-best winning streak to 36 games with a dominating 55-14 victory over large-school Lathrop. Bartlett, the large-school No. 1, plowed past West Valley, 76-34, in a game that was played in the snow in Fairbanks. Eielson and Kenai remained ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 29
Sept. 19 Around 12:28 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 12:58 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 1:33 a.m., police warned a driver in the Larch Street and Mylark Lane area about a taillight malfunction. At 1:43 a.m., police conducted a security check in the 400 block of Mill Bay Road. At 9:56 a.m., police received a request for a subject removal from...
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