Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Parnell paces KHS boys into state
In the third grade, Michael Parnell drew himself on a piece of paper beating Keith Osowski in a running race. Nearly a decade later, the artwork became reality. Last Saturday, Parnell won the 4A boys race at the Region III Cross Country Championships. And the person he beat by 0.4 seconds … get ready for this … was teammate Keith Osowski. The two shared the top two spots throughout the first 4.9 kilometers of the ...
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Officials to talk drug problems at Monday forum
A host of local officials and representatives will be speaking Monday night about drugs for a discussion and question and answer period focusing on education and solutions to the problem. Trevor Brown, the executive director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting the meeting, said he hopes it’s a step forward in working on the problem. “We understand that the issue will not be resolved in a two-hour m...
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City still keeping eye on water level
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Kodiak water consumption has slowed over the past week, but the city is still maintaining a vigil over Monashka Reservoir, said Mark Kozak, public works director. “The precipitation we’ve gotten has helped,” he said. “But the rate it is dropping is due to the processors not running at full capacity.” Water use has dropped this week to 2 to 3 million gallons a day because of less demand by proces...
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Bigley makes fourth trip to state
If Zoe Bigley gets a feeling of being lonely at the 4A state cross country championships, that’s because she probably is. For the second time in her prep career, Bigley, a senior, will be the only Kodiak girl competing during Saturday’s race at Bartlett High School. In fact, this is the fourth straight year that Bigley has qualified for the big show without her team advancing with her. “It’s really weird to go the...
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Remember where borough dollars go
To the editor: Candidate and current borough assembly member Chris Lynch stated at the chamber of commerce fourm held on Sept. 29 that she would like to correct some misinformation going around Kodiak that while as a sitting elected official she was paid $250,000 by the borough for her consulting fees. She said I was only paid $50,000. So remember folks, it was only tens of thousands of your dollars. Oct. 6 please...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 2
Sept. 26 At 12:21 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Mill Bay Road and Bartel Avenue area. At 12:26 a.m., police warned a driver in the East Rezanof Drive and Armstrong Avenue area for a headlight malfunction. At 1:08 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Ismailov Street and Armstrong Avenue area. At 1:16 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Rezanof Drive and Armstrong Avenue area. At 1:18...
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Chiniak trees best left alone
To the editor: The borough has been suing a Chiniak family for too much stuff on their lot and the surrounding area, but on the same hand, they do nothing about all the billions of limbs, small trees and I mean thousands of debris piles that A1 Timber and Leisnoi Inc. have left on the ground from their outdated logging practices. This kind of logging was started in the 1800s and should not be acceptable logging in...
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In the Courts: Oct. 2
Jorge Garcia pleaded guilty to consume an intoxicating liquor in or upon a public place. Garcia was sentenced to three days in jail. Debra L. Griggs was found guilty of theft in the second degree. Griggs was sentenced to 90 days in jail. Aaron Jolin pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Jolin was sentenced to 45 days in jail (42 suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and had his license revoked fo...
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TAPESTRY: Local crime is everyone’s business
Crime in Kodiak. It’s the talk of the town. It’s on Facebook, in the headlines in the Kodiak Daily Mirror; it’s the topic of daily conversations and prayer chains. No one seems to be immune from its effects. A crime expert said that the summer’s rash of burglaries doesn’t necessarily constitute a “crime wave,” but there is enough disruption going on to make peace-loving citizens feel a little uneasy. Heads of hous...
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Kodiak football hosts Barrow in season finale
Joe Floyd Track and Field will have a Hollywood feel to it Saturday afternoon. An NFL Network film crew will be taping Kodiak High School’s 3 p.m. football game against Barrow, a team that is being showcased in the network’s series “Football Town: Barrow, Alaska.” The eight-episode series debuted on Sept. 22, and can be seen every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. on GCI channel 36 (630 HD). Kodiak coach Bill McGuire isn’t wor...
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