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School break-ins suspect arrested in Ninilchik
A Kodiak man who had been released from jail to a drug treatment facility was arrested last week in Ninilchik after failing to appear in court. Richard Knagin, 26, had been staying at the Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge Alaska Campus, a Wasilla facility offering alcohol and drug addiction recovery services, prior to his failure to appear, according to court documents. Those documents indicate the court ...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Father, daughter take different view of games
This week’s column almost didn’t get written in the midst of Olympic mania. Enthusiasm for Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team is going strong in our house. When the Olympics started last week, I let the kids know they could watch as much Olympics as they like. I’m going to ride this wave of Olympic television coverage in these final weeks of summer. Fully surrendering to this large ...
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Kodiakan tops in Marine officer class
General Robert B. Neller, 37th commandant of the Marine Corps, spoke to the Corp’s newest officers during the largest OCS Graduation Ceremony since 2009 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, on Aug. 6, according to a Marine release. “If you take that commission, and wear the gold bar of a second lieutenant, there are Marines that are going to wait for you to walk out in front of them,” said Neller. For Sgt....
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In the Courts: Aug. 12
Keith Douglas Bandl, 53,pleaded guilty to attempted assault. He was sentenced to jail 45 days and fined $250. He is on probation until May 11, 2018. Peter Stephen Olsen, 36, pleaded guilty to harassment offensive physical contact. He was sentenced to jail nine days.
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WORD AND DEED: Prayer as daily practice
Romans 12:12: “Rejoice in hope, Be Patient in tribulation. Be constant in Prayer. These simple words really anchor a person in the midst of the storms. Have you heard the saying “Practice what you preach”? I find myself practicing these very things daily. Now be mindful, some days are trickier than others and “the only easy day was yesterday”. I say practice because each day, in each situation, each set of conditi...
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PREP PICKS: 2016 high school football season begins today
It’s go time for high school football teams in the 49th state. It’s also go time for the Daily Mirror’s Prep Pigskin Picks, a weekly piece that is entering its ninth year. Please remember this is purely for fun and entertainment and should not be taken serious, so do not take the picks to your bookie. I strive to hit .800 percent for the season, anything else is a plus. The first week is always tough as informatio...
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City votes on $25K to ‘influence election’
The Kodiak City Council will vote tonight on a $25,000 appropriation for public information campaigns concerning city employee unionization and borough and city government consolidation. The ordinance up for vote says the campaigns can include “without limitation information that may influence the outcome of the election.” Discussion of the allocation ordinance was not listed on Tuesday’s work session agenda, but ...
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KPD chief to explain terminating body cams
Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace will give a statement to the city council today on the decision to stop using police body cameras. Wallace confirmed to KMXT last week that the Kodiak Police Department no longer requires officers to wear the cameras on their uniforms. Within the past year, KPD body camera footage has been at the center of two lawsuits against the city. In November, Kodiak Public Broadcasting file...
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Former KHS football star takes over defense
The first time Kodiak High School’s football team made the playoffs and reached the small-school state championship game was in 2006. Ben Watkins was a star defensive player for that team, which ended up losing 28-20 to Soldotna in the title game and finished with a program-best 8-2 record. Ten years later and Watkins is back. The former College of the Redwoods player is heading Kodiak’s varsity defense after spen...
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Kodiak football installs no-huddle offense for 2016
Don’t blink. The 2016 Kodiak High School football team is lightning fast. And the coaching staff plans to showcase the speed by running a no-huddle offense when the season kicks off Friday night against Houston at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “We are going to go as fast as humanly possible,” second-year head coach Bill McGuire said. McGuire, a former player at Montana State University Northern, installed a spread of...
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