Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Consolidation scenarios
One of the first things I noticed when I moved to Kodiak 10 years ago was how much overlap there appeared to be between the governments of the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak. I had just come from Kenai, where the Kenai Peninsula Borough seemed to play a much different role than its ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 23
Sept. 17 At 12:04 a.m., police arrested a man on suspicion of criminal trespass. At 12:22 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 200 block of Shelikof Street. At 1:14 a.m., police notified a driver in the 400 block of Birch Avenue of a malfunctioning light. At 1:21 a.m., police conducted a ...
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Alaska Science Forum: Wood bison returning to wild state
These nights, Tom Seaton is dreaming less about red-brown, steaming, humpbacked hulks. He's also getting more sleep, knowing dozens of wood bison that galloped to freedom behind his snowmachine last spring are wandering new country, munching grass and having babies. So far so good in the attempt ...
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Why must we pay for your decisions?
People inherently want someone to do everything for them when they ultimately have the power to do it themselves! If I do it, how does someone else learn the value of success through accomplishment? When people are in trouble they have been so pre-programmed in this society to expect someone else...
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Answers sought after violent encounter with police
Neighbors on the narrow, little-traveled street off Rezanof Drive know Nick Pletnikoff well, and are used to seeing him make a daily visit to the mailboxes. On Wednesday of last week he stepped out of his house at about 5 p.m. as usual, but was away long enough to make his mother, Judy Pletnikoff...
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Kids learn about oil spills during disaster event
A Kodiakans learned about transporting oil and response to an oil spill during the first Master of Disaster event by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council on Saturday. PWSRCAC rotates holding their fall meetings in the regions communities. Kodiak was the first time the Maste...
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College doing well despite budget cuts
When more than $26 million was cut from the University of Alaska budget by the Alaska legislature last spring, Kodiak College’s reduction was $141,900. But the college was able to reduce their budget without affecting class offerings or cutting personnel, said director Alan Fugleberg. In fact, th...
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Magnusen helps lead Kodiak to sweep of Homer
Amanda Magnusen moved from Dutch Harbor to Kodiak Island two days before high school volleyball tryouts. The senior setter made the team, and on Saturday she helped her new squad sweep Homer (25-10, 25-16, 25-12) in a nonconference match at Kodiak High School. Starting a match for the first time ...
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