Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
City closing in on Horizon Lines contract at Pier 3
The city moved a step closer to sealing a new cargo-handling contract with Horizon Lines, timed for the new dock and crane in the rebuilding project at Pier 3. “We’re moving ahead and planning to have a meeting with Horizon in early June to hopefully finalize some points and get those resolved,” said Lon White, the city’s harbormaster. Horizon Lines is expected to provide a new electric cargo crane to the city as ...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Sullivan, Lt Gov. candidate, speaks on fiscal prudence, teacher reform
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan does not spend much time lambasting other politicians in his quest to win the nomination for lieutenant governor of Alaska. Instead, he boosts education reform and fiscal prudence as a vision for the state. His plans call for a master teacher in every classroom and a more frugal Alaska with a Standard & Poors AAA bond rating like Anchorage. “The only city in Alaska ever to get a AAA,” ...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Wildlife authorities investigating possible shot bear
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported an incident in which a person shot a bear that had gotten into the dumpsters near Woody Way. The Alaska Wildlife Troopers are investigating the probable bear shooting and trying to find the alleged shooter. “Right now the Alaska Wildlife Troopers are looking into it and trying to look for the individual who supposedly shot the bear,” said Nathan Svoboda, wildlife bio...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kodiak baseball begins conference tournament today
Kodiak breezed through the Southcentral Conference regular season and now sets its sights on the grand prize — a conference title and a trip to the state baseball tournament. The Bears begin the quest for their first championship since 2011 today when the Southcentral Conference Championships begin in Soldotna. South Division champion Kodiak opens against North Division fourth-seed Palmer at 1 p.m. The winner adva...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Public safety blotter: May 29
Friday, May 16 • At 1:36 a.m., an officer responded to a suspicious vehicle report on Mill Bay Road. Officers reported everything OK. • Around 1:49 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:27 a.m., police responded to remove a subject on West Rezanof Drive, but the individual was gone when they arrived. • At 2:49 a.m., an officer responded to a bear sighting on Selief Lane. The bear was not on scene ...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Stage and Screen: 'Belle' – A beautiful and worthy film
From any perspective “Belle” (2013) is beautiful. The story of this narrative feature film is remarkable and poignant. The title character, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) radiates character, equanimity, charm and physical beauty. Dido is the illegitimate daughter of Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Sir John refuses to relegate his mulatto daughter to the inevitable life of poverty and degradation ...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Achievers: May 29
Melody Chong, Kodiak High School graduate (Class of 2010), graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder on May 9 with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese, a minor in Ethnic Studies, and a Leadership Certificate. She also commissioned as a Logistics Readiness Officer in the United States Air Force through Detachment 105. Chong ‘s father, James Chong, was the former owner of Eugene's Restaurant at 202 East Rezanof...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Senior Life: Seniors get ready for annual meeting
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. will hold their annual membership meeting Friday, May 30, 6 p.m., at the senior center. Susan Brockman will be providing the entertainment; there will be door prizes for winners, and a delightful seafood platter dinner. There will also be elections to the board of directors with incumbents Laurence Anderson and Pat Heitman as well as Joyce Gregory filling out the candidate slate. Pa...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mauer enjoying varsity success
Joey Mauer has a name fit for a baseball player. Kodiak’s senior outfielder shares the same name as Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer. “Every game somebody will say it — they will go, ‘are you related to (Joe Mauer)?’ Or something like that,” Mauer said. Kodiak’s Mauer doesn’t mind being asked, especially since his favorite professional player is … wait for it … Joe Mauer. “He is a good player. He has done well in hi...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Alutiiq haiku takes honorable mention in contest
Peggy Azuyak from Old Harbor took an honorable mention in April’s salmon-themed haiku contest by The Salmon Project. She wrote it in Alutiiq. It reads, “Taugkut qaqiyat / yat Pugtut tuRamni kuigkun / kun Atert’sluku.” The translation is: “Those silver salmon/Float in my dory down river/Taking them to sea.” Jennifer Simeonoff, also from Old Harbor, took an honorable mention as well. Her entry was, “Tiny fry sets ou...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category