Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
Fake IRS scam targets Kodiak phone numbers
The Kodiak Police Department is warning citizens about a phone scam in which callers impersonate the Internal Revenue Service to get money. Lt. DJ Clumpner at KPD said the department gets around two calls per month from people who received the scam calls. “The main thing for folks to know is the IRS will never call over the phone without sending a bill or notice through the mail first,” Clumpner said. “If someone ...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Morin begins Teen Masters in Florida
Josh Morin’s debut at Teen Master’s, America’s premier youth bowling tournament, couldn’t have started any better. The Kodiak youth rolled a 201 to begin his journey in the tournament that requires bowlers to use polyester and urethane bowling balls. The lanes have not been kind to Morin after the inaugural game. After Tuesday’s second round in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Kodiak kid sits in 180th place out of 21...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
GARDEN GATE:
During a recent drive out to Bell’s Flats, I spotted a man standing by the side of the road, hugging a white, 5-gallon bucket. Within the few seconds of viewing through my side window at 45 mph, I knew exactly what he was doing and that I had to turn around. What followed is an image that’s forever recorded — not in my camera, but in my mind. I pulled over, parked and rolled down the window on the passenger side. ...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Learning laid-back traveltude
I’ve always considered myself a pretty laid-back person, but, in my year in Kodiak, I have noticed that Alaskans take laid-back to another level. I realized this before I even made it to the state. I was driving through North Dakota in the second day of my trip to Kodiak, when I received a call to inform me that the ferry I had booked from Homer to Kodiak was canceled for maintenance. Calling home, the responses t...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Assembly assesses nonprofit funding after giant cut
After a 40 percent reduction from last year in nonprofit funding, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed how to give out the limited funding at its Thursday work session. The assembly’s budgeted amount dropped from $390,000 to $234,000 this year. The borough has not sent out applications, and the discussion largely centered on ways to allocate funding to the applicants that received money last year. Last yea...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fourth of July 10K results
1. Curtis Mortenson, 35 minutes, 37 seconds; 2. Anthony Saucier, 39:54; 3. Arielle Himelbloom, 44:23; 4. Youji Seto, 45:08; 5. Anthony Maghupoy, 45:25; 6. Ashley Mortenson, 46:14; 7. Howard Valley, 49:26; 8. Mario Alvarez, 49:57; 9. Janel Day, 50:12; 10. Natalie Horn, 50:40; 11. Alison Horn, 50:40; 12. Ruben Boudreauz, 50:49; 13. Matt Gandel, 51:58; 14. Elizabeth Butler, 53:12; 15. Anna Arnold, 54:07; 16. Jennifer...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Post 17 finishes road trip
Post 17 concluded its nine-game, six-day road trip still searching for its first league victory of 2016. Kodiak dropped a league doubleheader to defending American Legion champion Chugiak, 18-1 and 12-0, Thursday at Oberg Field in Chugiak. The trip ended Friday with 17-7 and 16-1 losses to East Anchorage at Bartlett High School. The four losses dropped Post 17 to 0-11 in league, 1-16 overall. Kodiak sits in last p...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Vo-tech keeping up with times
To the editor: Last Wednesday, KDM published a guest opinion by Jeff Stewart, “Internet deleted vo-tech,” opining on a perceived demise of vocational education programs in Kodiak schools. It is true that vocational education today may look very different than what the author recalls in 1984, but so does the job marketplace young people face, as does educational policy supporting job skills training. Students at Ko...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Guest Opinion: Gov. takes heat for PFD cut
Legislators, please join fellow Alaskans on the rope As governor, I enjoy shaking a lot of hands. But one handshake in particular stuck with me. At the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport last winter, as passengers streamed off the flight from Fairbanks, one man turned around and walked toward me. “I want to shake your hand,” he said. “When there’s a fire, most people run from it. I’m glad we have a govern...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kodiak Island Births: July 5
Henry Louis Horn was born at 5:37 p.m. on June 14, 2016, to Justin Anthony and Natalie Rose Horn. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. His parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Alaska Orthodontics, and the baby’s father works at Brechan Enterprises. Also welcoming him to the family is Elouise and Andreya. Grandparents are David and June Horn from Kodiak and Andr...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category