Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
PREP PICKS: Rivalry games highlight final football week
The final week of the high school football season brings rivalry games and playoff positioning. Fourteen of the state’s 16 playoff spots have already been filled. All eight large-school berths have been clinched, while six of the eight medium and small-school spots are spoken for. The last medium...
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TEEING OFF: Let the baseball fun begin
I interrupt your Week 4 NFL viewing to talk baseball. Sorry, but there is nothing better in the world than playoff baseball. Chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven and surprise licks to the face from Pepper Jack just don’t measure up to baseball in October. The stadium atmosphere is amped ...
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Help needed to thoroughly wash away sins
As I sat in the line at the Petro Express car wash waiting to wash the Katmai ash off my car Wednesday, I wondered what spiritual lesson I might be learning. Wouldn’t it be nice to just drive through and have our troubles washed off, safely inside my private bubble, without commitment, without re...
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Stevens may back pipeline buyout
State Senator Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, is leaning towards supporting Gov. Bill Walker’s proposals during the upcoming special legislative session Oct. 24 in Juneau. Walker called the special session to buy out TransCanada’s share in the proposed gas pipeline and to pass a tax on unproduced natural...
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Assembly candidates debate the issues
Candidates for Kodiak Island Borough assembly gave their priorities, and questioned each other at a forum Tuesday night. Five candidates of the six for assembly showed up. Sara Sundsten was the lone person who did not attend. Kyle Crow said he wants to make the public feel confident in their gove...
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Week in Words: Getting at root’s roots
With local elections coming up, and the political rhetoric around the presidential campaigns ubiquitous on our airwaves, I hear much discourse on what it means to be an American, an Alaskan, and even a Kodiakan. I hear people talking about our roots. I figure, what better word — “root” — to take ...
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City candidates address Near Island, consolidation, tax base
The candidates for Kodiak City Council and city mayor are running unopposed in the Oct. 6 election. The Kodiak Daily Mirror submitted questions to all the candidates and received the following responses. See Friday’s Mirror from candidates in the contested borough assembly race.   City council ca...
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Housing costs driving more away
To the editor: For the first time I read in a Kodiak Daily Mirror the complete story of a serious problem in our town that many must have noticed but no one has really talked about. It was in Liz Simmons’ column on the Religion page in last Friday’s paper. Most of us are aware that Kodiak’s popul...
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