Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Input sought on school calendars
The Kodiak Island Borough School District has two surveys out to gauge community response to the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school calendars. Staff, parents and community members are invited to complete the surveys, which will end at 5 p.m. on March 10. The survey for schools in the city and Chiniak is at surveymonkey.com/r/townschoolscalendars. The rural schools survey is at surveymonkey.com/r/ruralschoolscalendars....
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sea Stories: Kodiak Island Sea Monsters
A little after four in the morning on a summer day in 2002, three setnetters pushed their 22-foot skiff off a beach in Uganik Bay on the west side of Kodiak and headed for their gillnet a quarter of a mile away. It was daylight, but barely; the difference between sea and sky and mountains still questionable, the shoreline and the greasy water and the buoys on the net visible only in shades of gray. Dave Little, To...
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly talks revenue forecast, high school siding issues
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly discussed issues with paneling on the new Kodiak High School addition and the expected revenues for the next year. Some of the siding panels on the new sections of the Kodiak High School have small bulges that are noticeable from some angles and in some lighting conditions. “Staff is working with the architect, worked with the general contractor and expressed concern,” said borou...
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Troopers: Nothing suspicious in death of Alaskan Dream fisherman
The remains of a fisherman who died in his bunk bed while aboard the Kodiak-based fishing vessel Alaskan Dream have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage, a state trooper report said Monday. Sean O'Callahan, 29, of Florida, was found dead while the Alaskan Dream was headed for a fishing area near the south end of Kodiak Island, the report said. It said troopers were notified of O’Callahan’s...
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Kodiakan attends D.C. conference
WASHINGTON – Beverly Eads of Robert G. Blair Unit 17 in Kodiak was one of more than 300 delegates and distinguished guests from across the country who attended the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Washington, D.C., Conference Feb. 22-25. The mid-year event provides an opportunity for the organization’s leadership to hear from Washington experts on issues relevant to the Auxiliary’s mission and to meet with Congr...
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Museum tour takes a peek behind the scenes
Normally, visitors to the Baranov Museum get to see the downstairs exhibits, but last Saturday, the museum offered behind-the-scenes tours to members as a member appreciation event. The upstairs part of the building houses offices for museum staff, a wall of research books, multiple filing cabinets containing research documents, and rooms full of items that don’t currently fit into the museum’s existing exhibits. ...
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council accepts downtown water, sewer plan, gets earful on spending
Two Kodiak residents demanded decreased spending by the city during public comment at the Kodiak City Council meeting shortly before the council officially accepted a multi-phase plan for sewer, water and storm drain upgrades downtown. “I am asking you, I am imploring you,” cab driver Bonnie McDonald told the council on Thursday, “You tell the city you cut your budget by five percent over the next 10 years, five p...
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Lawmakers feast, dance with Juneau's Filipino community
JUNEAU — Juneau's Filipino community rolled out the proverbial red carpet for local and visiting lawmakers at its fifth annual legislative reception, and Filipino Community Inc. did not disappoint with the food nor the entertainment. Pounds and pounds of house-made pancit, lumpia, chicken and beef were served at the FCI Hall and the floor was cleared for performances by local talents — including one of Juneau's ow...
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Researchers discover increases in sterility in Kodiak Sitka deer
I've hunted deer in the Kodiak Archipelago since 1967. I soon discovered venison here to be the finest I had ever eaten. For 47 years it has been a major part of my family's nutrition. In 1994, I sighted and later shot an abnormal buck. This animal had antlers still in the velvet in late November and had grown several non-typical points near the bases. This buck had the body conformation of a doe and had no testic...
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Education offered through spring break with Alutiiq Week
The Alutiiq Museum will be offering a week of activities over spring break for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, the first Alutiiq Week in the city of Kodiak in several years. Alutiiq Week has been an ongoing event in Kodiak Island villages for years. “Typically, villages produce their own Alutiiq Week and bring in artists to teach mainly kids and students different types of arts and cultural activities...
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