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Veterans get quilts
On Veterans Day, local quilters gave a dozen quilts to local veterans. It’s the first in planned regular presentations to veterans by the local Quilts of Valor group. Quilts of Valor groups across the nation sew quilts, typically in a red, white and blue scheme, to give to veterans as a “tangible token of appreciation that unequivocally says, ‘Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor,’” according to the Qui...
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Council approves economic analysis, snow dump contracts
An economic analysis contract to study the effects of possible regulations on Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch got an endorsement from the Kodiak City Council Thursday, including enough funds to both cover their commitment and a possible shortfall. It still faces final approval from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, the party issuing the contract. The Fisheries Work Group came up with a $30,000 cost estimate and the...
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SENIOR LIFE: Save a seat for holiday treat
The holidays are in full swing at the senior center with activities lined up for the end of November and throughout December. The annual Seniors Serving Seniors will take place at noon Friday, Nov. 20. This event, which has been going on for more than 35 years, has the Kodiak High School senior class coming to the Kodiak Senior Center and serving Thanksgiving dinner. Come early to get a good seat, as this is one o...
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City to allow mobile homes outside of parks
Mobile homes can be placed on lots within city limits other than mobile home parks, after the Kodiak City Council passed an ordinance Thursday changing city code. After a public hearing in which two community members spoke, both in support of the ordinance, the council unanimously passed the ordinance. That section of code could have resulted in a legal challenge, because the city does not have planning and zoning...
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Investigator mum about Pletinikoff case probe
The investigator hired by the city of Kodiak to investigate a Sept. 16 incident that left an autistic man injured and pepper sprayed is not commenting on the case. Greg Russell, who heads Soldotna-based Russell Consulting, said Thursday that any information about his inquiry would have to come from the city. The Daily Mirror has received no response to questions about the case sent on Nov. 4 to city attorneys and ...
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Musical parables
Hitting the stage in venue rare for Kodiak is the musical “Godspell,” based on parables from the Gospel of Matthew. Fifteen local actors and actresses will perform this weekend and next weekend “in the round,” with the audience seated on three sides of the stage. Director Lissa Woodbury Jensen says the format is unusual for Kodiak. “One of the nice things about this type of theater is it’s more intimate,” Jensen s...
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Parnell runs in Idaho
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer More than a month after the Alaska high school cross country season ended, Kodiak’s Michael Parnell is taking on the best of the Northwest. The senior Parnell is running at the Nike Cross Northwest Regional Saturday at Eagle Island Cross Country Course in Boise, Idaho. The race brings the top runners from Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii together on on...
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How to die well getting more consideration
What would dying well look like for you? OK. Now that I've lost all the people who don't even want to think of dying, we can get down to what I think is a very important topic. Dying well. At first glance, my thinking is, "Oh great. One more thing I have to work on." But it was a topic that filled half a day at Providence Hospital in Kodiak when palliative care expert Dr. Ira Byock visited chaplains, palliative ca...
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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 13
Twenty-five years ago: Kodiak was recovering from northwest winds well above hurricane force that ripped through, snapping trees and power poles, leaving most residents in the dark and some in fear for their lives. Fifteen years ago: A report to the school board said the district had 2,775 students, a decrease of 33 since the previous year.
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Loitering law begins move through council
The Kodiak City Council will consider a ban on loitering at an upcoming meeting at the request of the Downtown Committee and business owners who want to see fewer problems in the area, city manager Aimée Kniaziowski said at Tuesday’s work session. The draft ordinance would prohibit assault, obstructing sidewalks and buildings, blocking pedestrians or vehicles, sitting or lying on the sidewalk between 6 a.m. and mi...
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