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City: ‘Ethical screen’ between KPD lieutenant, investigator
A Tuesday letter from the office of Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace to the Daily Mirror tells about the city’s decision to hire a former Kotzebue police chief to conduct an independent probe into an incident involving Kodiak officers. On Sept. 16, officers responding to a 911 call allegedly caused injury to Nick Pletnikoff, who was picking up mail outside his home on Steller Way, when they restrained and pepper ...
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New education bill to affect standards
With the new Every Student Succeeds Act replacing No Child Left Behind, Kodiak Island Borough School District superintendent Stewart McDonald hopes Kodiak will lead the way in creating standards for Alaska. He told the KIBSD Board of Education on Monday about some of the changes with the new ESSA, signed into law by President Barack Obama on Dec. 10. McDonald said the ESSA eliminates various provisions that requir...
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KIB manager moves up departure
Kodiak Island Borough manager Bud Cassidy will leave his job in March rather than in June, he announced at Thursday’s borough assembly meeting. During the work session, Cassidy gave a brief explanation for invoking his 90-day notice. “I think it’s probably the wise thing to do for you and for me and for the borough,” he said. On Tuesday, Cassidy told the Mirror he is looking in new directions and explained there h...
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Kodiak girls return three full-time players from last year’s 14-10 squad
At the end of a practice last week, members of Kodiak High School’s girls basketball team gathered at one end of the court and sang while a coach recorded on their phone. The music session, which probably would have not impressed the judges on “The Voice,” ended with laughter. “They are a bunch of goofballs,” second-year coach Krista Hicks said. “They just have really great personalities.” Hicks had a successful f...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 16
Oct. 31 At 1:49 a.m., police received a report of a man starting a fight in the business in the 400 block of West Marine Way. At 11:21 a.m., police received a report of suspicious vehicles in the 600 block of Egan Way. One driver was cited for having no proof of insurance and failing to register his vehicle. The other driver’s vehicle was towed due not being registered and the police were unable to determine owner...
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Kodiak’s schedule full of home games
The Kodiak High School girls basketball team will spend a lot of time at home during the 2015-2016 season. The Bears will play nine of their 19 regular-season games in the cozy confines of the KHS gymnasium. “I love that we are home a lot,” second-year coach Krista Hicks said. “Lots of home games and lots of community support. I hope the girls just live it up because we didn’t get a lot of home games last year.” T...
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Kodiak wrestling sends 8 to state
Eight wrestlers will represent Kodiak at the state championships that begin Friday at Chugiak High School. Bryan Gonzalez (106 pounds), Russel Delacruz (120), Shaun Walton (126), Josh Nummer (132), Scott Larionoff (138), Gabe Nummer (152) and Hunter Bigley (220) all qualified for the 4A boys state tournament, while Kristal Fabricante (113) qualified for the first 1234A girls state tournament. Gonzalez and Delacruz...
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Alaska Science Forum: Glass tool kit found near Koyukuk River
From space, the Nogahabara Dunes are a splotch of blond sand about six miles in diameter surrounded by green, boreal forest. Located west of the Koyukuk River, the dunes are the site of an uncommon discovery. In 2001, biologists for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were walking the dunes when they noticed the sand was infused with black rocks. Looking closer, they saw the rocks were obsidian, attractive pieces o...
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City responds to some questions about Sept. 16
Editor’s note: The Daily Mirror received the following letter from Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace on Tuesday afternoon. Most of the questions referred to in the first sentence were asked by the Mirror several times before Nov. 25 in person, in writing and by email. The letter is also posted on the city’s Nixle website, local.nixle.com/county/ak/kodiak-island/. INVESTIGATION UPDATE TO THE SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 INCI...
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District short of substitute teachers
During November, only one day saw Kodiak public school classrooms fully staffed, and so far this year, about one out of five requests for substitute teachers went unfilled. Director of student services Ron Bryant reported the staffing figures at Monday’s Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education meeting, and talked about ways the district has met the gap. Temporary solutions include calling on admin...
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