Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
Tustumena passengers report stolen wallets, cash
Two passengers aboard the M/V Tustumena on Wednesday reported that their wallets and cash has been stolen from their purses while they were asleep in the forward observation deck of the ferry, the Alaska State Trooper said. The M/V Tustumena had left Homer and sailed to Kodiak through the night. Troopers received a call about the theft at around 2:12 a.m. The trooper report said a case worth about $700 was stolen ...
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Missing Trident worker found dead at Akutan
The body of a 30-year-old woman who worked for Trident Seafoods was found in Akutan a day after a village public safety officer reported her missing, the Alaska State Troopers said. No foul play was suspected, a trooper report said. Yuliana Zazueca, of Bakersfield, California, was reported missing on May 26 after she failed to report for work for her scheduled shift at Trident Seafoods. Trident employees and repre...
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Borough talks more plans with Jacksons
Kodiak Island Borough staff will be contacting the state of Alaska regarding potentially declaring an emergency about Kodiak residents who may become homeless when Jackson Mobile Home Park closes in May 2016. During the assembly’s work session on Thursday, assembly member Larry LeDoux pushed for the borough to hire a person to coordinate efforts to find a solution for the residents of Jacksons and potentially havi...
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fish Factor: State workers brace for layoffs
Alaska’s salmon industry is ready to get corked by the inability of state lawmakers to pass a budget. More than 20,000 state workers are bracing for 30 day layoff notices, meaning they’ll be off the job when the new fiscal year starts on July 1. The timing couldn’t be worse for Alaska’s salmon managers who are nearing the peak of a season that could set new records. “There is some budget, about 27 percent of our n...
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lucky Kodiak fifth-graders
East Elementary fifth-graders are very fortunate kids. I was able to be involved in the annual end-of-school-year Camp Woody trip this year as a grandparent volunteer. The weather was a bit damp, but that didn’t put a damper on the staff, volunteers or students on this awesome trip. I just wanted to commend the teachers and staff that worked so hard plannng, scheduling, fundraising and sacrificing their personal t...
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Thomet, Pillans win titles on Day 1 of state meet
Kodiak snagged a pair of state titles on the opening day of the 4A state track and field championships Friday at Dimond High. Senior Levi Thomet set a new state standard in the boys 3,200-meter run, while junior Kordell Pillans topped the discus field. Thomet lead wire-to-wire in winning the 3,200 in 9 minutes, 9.41 seconds, breaking Jake Parsean's 2008 state record of 9:11.00. The mark was well off of Thomet's pe...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fishermen, tribal groups to unite behind flotilla protesting Navy exercises
Commercial fishermen and tribal groups are joining forces as they began preparations for a protest flotilla aimed at drawing attention to the Navy’s training exercises planned in the Gulf of Alaska. The protest, scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Saturday near Pier 2 in Kodiak, will also help increase the public’s level of awareness that the military drills are being planned in the critical habitat of breeding and ...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Strong earthquake rattles Kodiak residents
A strong earthquake shook Kodiak and a remote region about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage Thursday evening. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. “Holy cow! I’ve never felt anything like that — it freaked me out,” said Kodiak resident Maria Hiner through Facebook. “It shook my whole house,” said Melissa Aylestock. “Have never felt one so strong before.” The U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado sai...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Gauna to step into the cage in local MMA event
When Steven Gauna started training with local mixed martial art fighters, he never anticipated getting in the cage. But, that is exactly where he will be Saturday night. Gauna, a former Kodiak High School wrestling and running star, will be bouting Ryan Gabor in one of the seven fights that make up the Havoc MMA Fights at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6 p.m., with the first match starting at 8 p.m. ...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
CHASING HISTORY: Thomet eyes state records
At 6-foot-1, Keith Osowski towers over Levi Thomet. There is no question that Osowski would school Thomet on the basketball court. But, when it comes to running it is Thomet that is doing the schooling. “My stride is two times longer than his, but he still goes faster,” Osowski jokingly said. Thomet has proven that size doesn’t matter when it comes to running, as the 5-foot-7, 132-pound Kodiak senior is about to w...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category