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Guest Opinion: Fix ordinance to protect plinking
The Kodiak City Council will soon hold a public hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 1359. If adopted, the ordinance will prohibit the discharge of firearms and other dangerous weapons in the city. This ordinance was brought forward due to hunting activities taking place in heavily used recreational areas within the city limits. One fairly recent example was the shooting of a deer with a firearm on Near Island in 201...
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Kodiak tennis takes regions
For the first eight years in program history, Kodiak tennis was the default Region III champion. That’s because Kodiak was the only school in the region that fielded a tennis team. The Bears can finally say they earned it. Backed by two regional champions, Kodiak captured the team title at the Region III Championships Wednesday in Anchorage. “It’s the first time that we actually won regions. What can I say? I’m ec...
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Week in Words: Cousins getting together for a beat-down
A historic night, this past Monday night, to say the least. One of the largest television audiences ever tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. “Debate” has been around since about the 14th century, and in English it still means to “quarrel,” “dispute,” or, in some more polite circumstances, “discuss” and “deliberate.” But, really, who would tune in to watch a “pr...
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Visitor numbers up for summer of ’16
This year Kodiak’s cruising tourists increased by one-third from 2015 numbers. According to Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity McCarthy, 21,386 cruise ship passengers visited Kodiak in 2016, compared to 14,076 in 2015. McCarthy attributes the increase to larger cruise ships than normal visiting Kodiak. Fourteen ships visited Kodiak this summer, one less than planned, due to a cancelation. Numbers of non-c...
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Guest Opinion: Smaller dividends are painful but prudent
Alaskans will soon receive our annual dividend checks. This year’s $1,022 check for every qualified resident will help Alaska families with things like winter fuel, food and clothes, holiday gifts, and saving for college. These checks will boost local businesses and increase local tax revenues. At the same time, I am keenly aware that many Alaskans are disappointed – and some are angry – about the size of this yea...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 28
Nolyn Francesca Marie Locker was born at 7:29 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2016, to Dale and Tiffany Locker. She weighed 6 pounds, 89.8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Sterling Simpson was born at 11:06 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2016, to Craig and Whitney Simpson. He weighed 8 pounds, 12.4 ounces and was 22 inches long. His dad is originally from Alaska, and his mom is originally from Missouri, and they now live in Old Harbor. The ba...
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Right to unionize: Fact check Part 1
Teamsters Local 959 and the city of Kodiak have run advertisements on Proposition 1, a collective bargaining initiative on the city ballot. In a series of articles this week, the Daily Mirror will clarify or correct statements made in those advertisements. The Kodiak community has been inundated with arguments for and against city Prop. 1. If passed, the ballot measure would give city employees the right to unioni...
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Rose Marie Morey Endresen
Rose Marie Morey Endresen, was known to most as Rosie, or “Red,” because of her beautiful red locks. She was born May 11, 1971, to Danial and Alma Morey of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She moved to Kodiak, Alaska, at 1 year old in 1972 and stayed until 1994. Rosie graduated from Kodiak High School with the class of 1990. She worked at the Shelikof Inn front desk for many years. Kodiak is where she met the love of h...
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KHS tennis punches 4 to state
Kodiak tennis had a program-best day at the Region III Championships Tuesday in Anchorage. The Bears claimed regional titles in girls’ and mixed doubles and qualified both those teams to the state tournament that begins Oct. 6 in Anchorage. Chelsey Abad and Leah Bachini defended their regional title from last season by easily taking out Colony’s Sahara Iverson and Kati Renfro, 6-0, 6-4, in the girls’ doubles champ...
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Alumni Roundup: Fried runs at big meet
Running as a member of the Black Hills State University cross country team for the first time this season, Levi Fried helped the Yellow Jackets grab a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Cross Invitational. Fried placed 80th — sixth for Black Hills — with an 8-kilometer time of 27 minutes, 49.7 seconds on Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Minnesota. Fried, a sophomore, ran unattached for the first two rac...
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