Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 6
Sept. 29 At 8:55 a.m., police received a report that someone broke into her residence in the 100 block of Hillcrest Drive. It’s under investigation. At 9:03 a.m., a person reported someone hit their vehicle in the 500 block of Hillside Drive during the night, and they wanted it logged for insurance purposes. At 9:24 a.m., someone reported their vehicle stolen from the 100 block of Marine Way. It’s under investigat...
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Quilter’s guild holds annual show
The Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters held their annual quilt show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, showing off works for the community to judge, including red, white and blue quilts made for the Quilts of Valor program for the first time. The annual show provides guild members the chance to show off their handiwork and sell their work if they choose to. “Quilters generally don’t tout their skills, it’s a very solitary pur...
Oct 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parnell, Osowski lead Kodiak to third place
For the second straight season, Kodiak’s boys cross country team produced a pair of top 5 finishers at the 4A state cross country championships. Senior Michael Parnell concluded his high school career with a fourth-place finish, while junior Keith Osowski placed fifth on a muddy 5-kilometer course Saturday at Bartlett High School. Senior Richie McKinney tossed in a 15th-place showing, but it wasn’t enough for Kodi...
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Easement passed, one delayed supporting conservation negotiations
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly passed an ordinance in support of negations over a conservation easement on Long Island and postponed a resolution in support of negotiations for an easement on Termination Point. The prospective easements are on land owned by Leisnoi Incorporated. At a previous work session, the assembly heard from the Great Land Trust that the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council could purcha...
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Kodiak spikers take out Wasilla
Kodiak High School basketball fans are known to get loud, but volleyball fans? Behind a raucous crowd, Kodiak zoomed past Wasilla 25-15, 25-16, 25-22 in a Northern Lights Conference match Friday at KHS. Friday’s game was a designated Dig Pink match that raised awareness for breast cancer. The bleachers looked like a sea of pink as fans cheered every ace, dig, kill and block. “Once the fans are excited, we get exci...
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FISH FACTOR: Salmon, crab permit prices in steep drop
Unsettled” best describes the mood among brokers in the business of buying, selling and trading Alaska salmon permits and quota shares of various catches.  For salmon permits, “the dust hasn’t really settled” since the season ended, said Doug Bowen of Alaska Boats and Permits in Homer, but at the moment, prices are tanking across the board. “There were a few bright spots but several areas in the state did not do w...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 5
Sept. 27 At 12:26 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of Trident Way. The driver and passenger both said they were smoking pot. Police seized a pipe for destruction, and the people took a cab home. At 1:27 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Mill Bay Road. It was cleaning staff working. At 1:30 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 500 block of Thor...
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GARDEN GATE: Nature's miracles
Did you ever wonder how and why a fall leaf changes color? Why a highbush cranberry leaf turns brilliant red? A willow turns gold? And where do the yellows, reds and oranges come from in the first place? To learn the answers, we first have to understand a little bit about leaves. And after all that leaf-learning, I’ll share a special recipe with you. Photosynthesis: Nature’s miracle Leaves are nature’s primary foo...
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College gets new trainer for boat classes
Kodiak College has a new training tool that squishes all of a boat’s operational systems into a four feet by seven feet cart to teach repair and maintenance classes. Most of the systems are miniaturized with a small engine, a tiny prop and a five-gallon bucket of water to represent the ocean in a sea water-cooling system. “You can see all the vessel systems at once and you can also see how they integrate with each...
Oct 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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