Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Long-time radio man leaves KVOK
A long-time part of local radio station KVOK is leaving his show. Jack Bennett, who began working at the station almost 20 years ago, will no longer be doing his Sunday morning classic country show. He said he needs to do some traveling to visit family, but he’s not leaving Kodiak, where he and his wife have lived for 40 years. “There’s no better place on the planet during the good months,” Bennett said. He will s...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Gear upkeep shortens long winter nights
I might not be the earliest riser on Kodiak, but I bet I’m somewhere on the list. I go to bed earlier than most, too. We have to have company or a major distraction on TV to keep me up past 9 at night, but in compensation I generally get up between 3:30 and 4 each morning. That can have distinct advantages with the long days of summer, but what about the long nights of winter? I’m generally up with time on my hand...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerry Johnson
Jerry Johnson passed away in Kodiak on Dec. 19 at Bayview Assisted Living. Jerry was born Jan. 8, 1939, in Joliet, Illinois. He had an identical twin brother Jack, and an older brother Roger. His family moved to Kodiak in the late 1940s. The family lived and worked at the Port Wakefield herring reduction plant in Raspberry Straits before they moved into town when Jerry was in second grade. He continued his educati...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 22
Braxton Wade Beltran was born at 6:12 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2015, to Hannah Clark and Bryce Beltran. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak and Old Harbor and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a bartender, and the baby’s father is a fisherman. Also welcoming him to the family is Eli. Grandparents are Robin and Michael Clark from Kodiak, Sabrina Christiansen...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni Roundup: Wandersee starts for first time
For the first time in her young college basketball career, University of Alaska Anchorage’s Hannah Wandersee started for the first time over the weekend. The redshirt freshman forward cracked the starting lineup in both of UAA’s victories in the Seawolf Hoops Classic at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. In Saturday’s classic opener, a 75-45 win over Cedarville, Wandersee hit one of her four shots and scored...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Results: Dec. 22
City League Basketball playoffs Friday, Dec. 18 St. Herman’s Hermits 2, ISA (forfeit) Trail Blazers 2, Net Systems (forfeit) Golden Alaska 76, Naranja Ninjas 53 Andy Shroeder 22 points, Zach Keplinger 21, Jaron Steele 16, Randy Diocares 15 and Charlie Garcia 2 for Golden Alaska. Brennen Bridgeford 17 points, Russell Grizzard 13, Earl McClelland 10, Clark Patterson 6, Will Robertson 5 and Lance Nation 2 for Naranja...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 22
Nov. 5 At 12:21 a.m., someone reported hearing yelling from a neighbor’s residence in the 700 block of East Rezanof Drive. It was quiet when police arrived, and no one answered the door. At 9:18 a.m., police received a report of two loose dogs roaming the street in the 2300 block of Beaver Lake Drive. They were gone when police arrived. At 9:23 a.m., police responded to a minor vehicle accident in the 2900 block o...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Daily Mirror gets new owner
FAIRBANKS — Ownership of the Kodiak Daily Mirror, through its sister newspaper the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, will change hands early next year, according to an announcement from the News-Miner. William Dean Singleton’s family and the family of his long-time business partner Richard B. Scudder purchased the Fairbanks newspaper 24 years ago from the heirs of the late Charles W. (Bill) Snedden, and the News-Miner l...
Dec 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys, girls hoops third at opening tournament
The Kodiak boys and girls basketball squads both went 1-2 and finished third at the Cougar Tip Off over the weekend at Service High School in Anchorage. The boys lost to host Service, 61-29, on Friday and beat Eagle River, 48-42, on Saturday. The girls edged Service, 54-51, on Friday, and lost to 3A Homer, 48-43, on Saturday. Both teams fell to Bartlett in Thursday’s openers. Girls Senior Kristhel Fangonilo combin...
Dec 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly takes up RV parks, use during construction
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postponed changes to code governing recreational vehicles moved forward an ordinance to start meetings an hour earlier. “It clarifies what zoning districts these RV parks can be located in and it broadens the definition of what an RV is,” said borough manager Bud Cassidy about the changes. “Probably most importantly, it talks about how you can use an RV to live in while you’re co...
Dec 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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