Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Remember Lola Harvey, the Grand Dame of Kodiak
Lola Harvey was Kodiak; is Kodiak; will forever be Kodiak to me. They say that once you visit Alaska you can truly never fully leave. I can certainly say that Kodiak has had affect on me — and I knew it would be my pleasant fate the moment I was introduced to Lola Harvey. I met her soon after coming on board as the KICVB’s new executive director in 1987. Physically I towered over the feisty, diminutive, kamlaika-c...
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'Shebang' spells fun, win for Main student
What do the words “ingratiate,” “flambé,” “prima donna,” “quotidian” and “ukulele” have in common? They’re all words that Kodiak Island Borough School District students were asked to spell during the districtwide spelling bee on Thursday. Main Elementary fifth-grader Kristine Suralta won the bee by correctly spelling the word “shebang.” “It took a lot of studying,” Suralta said, “I think (the hardest word) was “ar...
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Story of Kodiak’s Mountain Goats
In October 2011, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported that Kodiak Island's local mountain goat population was in trouble. The 18 goats introduced there in 1952 had grown to 2,600, and if left unchecked, they could “eat themselves out of house and home.” That story brought me back to Seward in the 1970s, and early Saturday mornings eating greasy bacon, eggs, home fries and pancakes at the counter of the old Palace Café...
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Local quilter makes it to international show
A Kodiak quilter is a semifinalist in an American Quilter’s Society international competition. Jennifer Eubank has been quilting for 18 years and created “I Promise You … the Moon, the Stars, the Sun” as a challenge for a modern quilt guild in New York City. Eubank didn’t place in that contest, but a friend was attending a quilt market in Texas later and said Eubank should enter. “She said that the quilt was as go...
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Transit system starts public survey
The Kodiak Area Transit System is starting a survey to gauge public interest in expanded transit offerings. Senior Citizens of Kodiak, which oversees the KATS system, and KATS recently acquired a new bus through federal funding administered through the state. Now, SCOK and KATS are looking to grow what is currently a limited three-hour per day public service. Currently, the bus is open to the public from 6:30 a.m....
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police capture convicted drug dealer Timpke
A convicted drug dealer, who allegedly violated his probation by fleeing from police, has been captured. Brandon Timpke, 24, described by police as armed and dangerous, was arrested Tuesday. He was arraigned Wednesday with another suspect. A Kodiak Police Department Facebook post more than three weeks ago asked for community help in locating Timpke, describing him as “a convicted drug dealer and he is known to car...
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Intergalactic Nemesis touches down tonight
There’s an out-of-this-world show tonight. But there’s no need to worry: The show’s concept involves sound effects and swiftly changing comic-book panels, making it comprehensible to the average earthling. It’s described as a “live-action graphic novel” called The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth, where a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, her assistant and a mysterious librarian wind up transported to another pl...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Military starts controlled detonations at Kodiak Launch Complex today
Starting today until Saturday, Kodiak residents might hear explosions coming from the Kodiak Launch Complex. But there’s no reason to get scared, officials said. The U.S. military’s 716th Explosive Ordnance Detachment will conduct disposal operation, including controlled detonations at the complex, said Mark Greby, senior vice president and chief operations officer of Alaska Aerospace Corporation. The detonations ...
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Scout, parents clear 600 pounds of marine debris
Ten Boy Scouts, two Cub Scouts and scout parents removed about 600 pounds of marine debris from the Buskin Beach area on Saturday. The debris-removal project was sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and supported by Island Trails Network. The project is Boy Scout Wesley Pyle's community service project, one of the requirements before becoming an Eagle Scout. The project aims to remove marine debris pollution and...
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It’s 'one for the road' for bars on Alaska ferries
The Alaska Marine Highway System is closing the bars on six of their ferries, including the two that serve Kodiak, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. About half of the ferries in the AMHS system have bars, and all of them will be closing when the ferries return from annual spring overhauls. For the two ferries that regularly serve Kodiak, the closures are still a few months out. The M/V Ken...
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