Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
OPNION: Old Joe haunts elections
As Kodiak prepares to go to the polls, I find myself thinking of Old Joe. I always do when an Alaskan election takes place. It seems ages when Joe Vogler terrorized Alaskan politics with his demands for Alaska’s independence from the United States. Old Joe’s cragged face, lined by Alaska winters going back to when he first came to Alaska in 1942 via Kodiak, would appear from under his ruffled gray fedora as he spa...
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Strong, Lynch exhibit leadership qualities
Thinking about the upcoming local election reminds me of a quote I read recently: “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” This comes to mind as I carefully listen these days for our local candidates’ visions for Kodiak, the goals they plan to work toward if elected. What I often hear this fall is lots of talk about integrity and honesty, qualities the office seekers say they value and t...
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Assembly incumbent works for Kodiak
Chris Lynch has served admirably on the Assembly for a long time, and her attendance record is unmatched. This is extremely important for an assembly member who is engaged in the process. There is no one on the Borough Assembly and no one running who is more involved in the community. She has served on many non-profit boards. She and I served on the Maritime Museum board at the same time. I know that she doesn’t j...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 30
Sept. 23 At 1:58 a.m., police received a 911 call from a woman in the 200 block of Thorsheim Street and were unable to locate her. At 2:28 a.m., police received a call regarding the woman in the prior call and said she was intoxicated but coherent. She refused medical help. At 5:38 a.m., a person reported someone hit his parked vehicle and left the scene in the 500 block of Thorsheim Street. The person followed a ...
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Bell’s Flats celebrates playground
Womens Bay residents spread wood chips beneath park equipment at Panamaroff Creek Park on Saturday, one of the final steps in a multiyear project to fix up the park with new playground equipment. Cathy Wilson, a 35-year resident, said the project began when another neighbor became interested in fixing up the park. “It’s been a fun process just getting the kids back over here,” Wilson said. “We used to call this pa...
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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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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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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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