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Police get new cars, stealth markings, and a dog
The Kodiak Police Department added a couple of cars to its fleet, including a vehicle to effect the latest in policing and stealth canine technology. The KPD’s 2010 Dodge Charger was given a new paint job by local body experts RC Enterprises so that the vehicle during daylight hours might not look like a police car at first glance. Later, at night, that same car will — perhaps quite unexpectedly to an unlucky perp...
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John B. Wheeler
Our beloved John passed away at his home in Chiniak, Alaska on April 20, 2014. He was born Sept. 16, 1943 at Missoula, Mont. to Thomas and Edna Wheeler. He is survived by his wife Jane and mother-in-law Betty Williams of the family home, sons John (Cindy) in Arlee, Mont., Michael, in Pablo, Mont., Shane, in Ashland, Mont.., daughter Jolene Lilly (Allen) in Williston, N.D., sisters Jeannine (J.C.) in Fairbanks, Ala...
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Caballla to wrestle at Montanta State Northern
Andrew Caballa gave up basketball to focus on wrestling his sophomore season. He didn’t know it at the time, but that decision paved the way to his future. The Kodiak High School senior signed a national letter of intent to wrestle for NAIA Montana State University Northern on April 23 at KHS. His father, Omar, and his aunt, Cheery Dayrit, joined him at the table as he inked his name on a white piece of paper. “I’...
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NOAA Report Upbeat on Fisheries
By PETER J. MLADINEO Mirror Editor The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported “positive trends” in fishing throughout the entire U.S., with Alaska staying in the top five of commercial fishing states. The federal agency said in a statement that U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing saw a 7 percent year-on-year increase in 2012 compared with 2011, with a 3 percent gain in fishing jobs...
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KHS grad selected to serve at White House
Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lampl, a 1998 Kodiak High School graduate, has been selected to serve at the White House Communications Agency on presidential support duty in Washington, D.C. According to an email from his mother, Penny Lampl, Richard Lampl joined the Army Signal Corps in 1999 and qualified as a paratrooper at Fort Bragg, N.C. He has served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and has been statio...
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Kingfishers finish season strong
Nathan Schauff, Luke James, Daniel Smith and Talon Lindquist made waves at the AFOC/Alaska Swimming Junior Olympic Championships that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. The Kodiak Kingfishers foursome broke three state relay records for the 13-and 14-year-old division, which paced the squad to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. Lindquist added seven individual titles — two of them state records — and was was...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 30
Wednesday, April 23 • At 12:16 a.m., a caller requested subject removal on E. Marine Way. Male left upon officer’s request. • Around 12:54 am, two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:50 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle reported at Jack Hinkle/ Rezanof . No one was around. • At 1:56 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle reported on W. Rezanof Dr. Everything was OK. • At 2:05 a.m., ...
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Teshekpuk Lake Observatory a special place
TESHEKPUK LAKE -- Suspended in glass on the oil stove, the coffee leans south, as if the giant lake has a gravitational pull. Though Ben Jones has leveled this cabin before, he sees a useful function in the current slope, caused by thawed permafrost. Any snow blown in during the long winter will drain through the door when the warm air comes, he figures. Jones sees most coffee pots as half full, I have observed. T...
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KHS soccer splits at Nikiski
Kodiak High School’s boys soccer club finally took the pitch against another high school team Tuesday. The Bears fell to Nikiski’s varsity squad, 2-1, and beat the Bulldogs’ junior varsity, 9-2, at Nikiski High School. “They were ready to go,” Kodiak coach Eric Waltenbaugh said. “We had a little nerves going into it, but all those things go away with more experience and more games.” Kodiak’s tied the game at 1 whe...
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Water work at Spruce Cape on May 1
The City of Kodiak Public Works Department said in a statement that it will be working on the water distribution system at the north end of Spruce Cape on May 1, from 8:00 a.m. till approximately 5:30 p.m. It does not expect any water outage for residential areas adjacent to the Navy Training Site, although water may turn a brownish color. “This will be a temporary condition and the water system will be restored o...
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