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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 30
Aug. 19 • At 12:23 a.m., a 911 caller reported a fight on Marine Way West. The fight dispersed before police arrived. • At 12:35 a.m., police warned a driver on Mill Bay Road to fix a headlight. • At 12:59 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Von Scheele Way and Mill Bay Road area. • At 2:55 a.m., police conducted a welfare check in the Shelikof Street and Marine Way area. The person did not meet protectiv...
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South regains spot on top of polls
The South Anchorage Wolverines are back on top of the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll. South, the top-ranked large-school team earlier in the season, is No. 1 again after thumping Service, 35-0, in Week 7. Bartlett, last week’s top team, fell to fourth in this week’s rankings following a 35-32 loss to West Anchorage, which moved up a spot to No. 3. Lathrop moved up a spot to No. 2 with...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 30
Toby Charles Lantz was born at 8:53 a.m. on September 17, 2014 to Matthew and Breanna Lantz. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. His parents are originally from Caddo Gap, Arkansas and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a stay-at-home mom, and the baby’s father works on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Also welcoming him to the family is Matthew Lantz Jr. and Joshua Lantz....
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Borough approves NPFMC letter at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a letter to send to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council with analysis recommendations. NPFMC is working on creating a program to deal with trawl bycatch, and the letter tells NPFMC what Kodiak aspects of the program NPFMC’s analysis should focus on. The assembly agreed that the letter was representative of Kodiak, and it will be sent on to NPFMC since the city...
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Local candidate preview: Larry LeDoux
At the Sept. 23 debate, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Larry LeDoux said some of the things he cares about are fiscal responsibility, transparency, protecting and using natural resources, supporting quality schools and preparing for the future. “We need to be transparent so people own their taxes; they understand where the monies are going, they understand the priorities,” LeDoux said. “Every issue that'...
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Local candidate preview: Terry Haines
Editor’s note: Starting today The Kodiak Daily Mirror will be running profiles of every candidate running for City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. Terry Haines has sat on the council for two non-consecutive terms, and feels as a seasoned councilman, he's more familiar with government and fills a productive role. He said balancing the budget and fisheries were two issues important to him. Currently,...
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Local election: Proposition 1
Proposition 1, a question of whether the Kodiak Island Borough should sell $10.23 million in bonds for school renewal and replacement projects, will be on the ballot at the Oct. 7 election. If the voters approve the measure, the bonds will qualify for a 70 percent reimbursement from the State of Alaska. That means the state will pay back $7,161,000 for the bonds while the borough will be responsible for $3,069,000...
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Kodiak woman caught with heroin and meth
A Kodiak woman was arrested Saturday attempting to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine on a flight from Anchorage to the Emerald Island. According to an Alaska State Trooper report posted Sunday evening, Tamra M. Jones, 42, was caught with 24.3 grams of heroin and 8.3 grams of meth at Ted Stevens International Airport. The estimated value of the heroin and meth was $26,500. According to the troopers, Jones was deta...
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Motivating folks to 'do the right thing'
To the Editor, Most conscientious folks already recycle and are sufficiently motivated by the common good. Trouble is, all the reasons Mr. Reinke laid out for recycling (in the Tuesday 9/16 edition) are not enough to motivate the majority of our citizens who don’t. The folks who recycle now do not recycle enough to significantly increase the life of the landfill, reduce our garbage costs, or reduce our impact on t...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Late season dollies
My fishing partner paused in putting on his waders and pointed downstream. I could here it too. Several fishermen were laughing and cheering over splashing that was obviously a silver salmon. I nodded and pointed upstream. He grinned at me and pointed to the edge of the river. A fresh bear pile stood between us and our fishing destination. We must be in Kodiak! We were headed up a local river into areas little vis...
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