Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
2 accused of drawing gun in dispute
Two Kodiak men are accused of threatening another man with a gun during a confrontation about a broken car mirror. Rusty Monte de Ramos, 23, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Sept. 12 for one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony). His brother, Randy Monte De Ramos, 27, was arraigned in district court the same day on one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony) and violation of custodian ...
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Olds River remains closed above road system
Fishing has opened above Kodiak’s road system in all but one river. The Olds River will remain closed to salmon fishing above the Chiniak Highway for the remainder of the year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week. River fishing is typically restricted to waters between the highway and the ocean. The restriction allows salmon to lay their eggs without being disturbed by fishermen. After Sept....
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Chamber hires new economic development specialist
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce has hired a new economic development specialist to put together an economic development plan for Kodiak. Rebecca Skinner started in the position the first week of September. Trevor Brown, executive director of the Chamber, said Skinner is a good fit for the job because of her educational background and skill with the public. “I think she’s going to take a lot of the stuff we do to a ...
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New Kodiak postmaster a familiar face
Kodiak has a new postmaster, and she didn’t have to travel far to get here. Dawn Acosta has been named postmaster of the US Postal Service’s Kodiak office. She has been working in the Kodiak office as a supervisor since 2004, so it made sense for her to apply for the job after former postmaster William Kersch left for a post office in Puerto Rico earlier this summer. Acosta officially took over in August. Kersch a...
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Alutiiq Museum completes 'Wild Foods' project
Have you ever wondered how to incorporate kelp into your cooking or make perok? The Alutiiq Museum’s new cookbook contains more than 50 recipes that focus on using wild foods found in Kodiak. The Alutiiq Museum unveiled The Wild Foods Cookbook” and DVD Friday during a potluck. More than 60 people turned out to the Koniag building to taste wild foods and view clips. “We’re very proud of this celebration of Kodiak w...
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Assembly warned of tighter state budget
Kodiak needs to prepare for tighter belts when it comes to state funding, Rep. Alan Austerman told the Kodiak Island Borough assembly Thursday night. “I expect somewhere in the neighborhood of a billion dollars is going to be cut from the budget this year,” said Kodiak’s representative to the Alaska House. Austerman’s comments came as the borough assembly discussed its legislative wish list for the coming session ...
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Womens Bay board revived
Winter is approaching, but a handful of Bell’s Flats residents aren’t getting ready for hibernation. They’re reviving a long-dormant community organization. On Saturday evening, 20 people gathered in Womens Bay Fire Hall to revive the Womens Bay Community Council. Seven people were chosen to serve as directors of the nonprofit corporation that represents Womens Bay on an unofficial basis. Interim chairman Dave Heu...
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Mental Health Trust Authority meets in Kodiak
Leaders from across the state gathered in Kodiak on Tuesday to learn about Kodiak health professionals and service providers and the challenges they face. Every other year the Mental Health Trust Authority visits a different rural region of Alaska. The purpose of the visits was to increase awareness of key issues facing Kodiak, and to focus on future funding and initiatives for Trust beneficiaries. Trust beneficia...
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Parking fines rise
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved a sweeping change to the city's parking and traffic regulations on Thursday night. The regulations double the city's fine for illegal parking from $10 to $20 and put the city in charge of adjudicating parking infractions. Parking ticket appeals will be handled by a hearing officer appointed by the city manager, and anyone with four unpaid parking tickets could have thei...
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Does the M/V Susitna make sense for Kodiak?

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