Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
Kodiak News
 
At election forum, taxes and Baranof Park are hot topics for city council candidates
Parks and taxes were the topics of contention Wednesday night as the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce held the only candidate gathering scheduled before next week’s municipal election. With Jerrol Friend’s announcement that he does not want to be considered a candidate for the Borough Assembly, the city council is the only major contested election. Fire Service Area No. 1 also has more candidates than available seats, b...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Election 2012: City Council race offers selection of longtime Kodiak residents
The Kodiak City Council race will be the only contested race in Kodiak city’s municipal elections on Oct. 2, as three men run for the two available seats. Incumbent Gabriel Saravia, 52, is seeking reelection. He has served on the council for the past nine years and has lived in Kodiak for 31 years. Fisheries are an important issue to Saravia, who works as an operations manager at Westward Seafoods, Inc. “I think t...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Financial teachers prepare campaign in Kodiak schools
Junior Achievement volunteers are gearing up to teach Kodiak students how to be financially savvy. Junior Achievement is a national nonprofit organization that educates students about financial literacy, business skills and entrepreneurship. Each year, volunteers go into Kodiak’s classrooms to teach five 45-minute lessons to participating classes. “Junior Achievement is about helping our kids in grades K through 1...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kodiak-Anchorage Era flight makes emergency landing in Homer
HOMER (AP) — An overheating engine forced an Era Aviation plane to make an emergency landing in Homer earlier this week. The Homer News reports that Flight 889 from Kodiak to Anchorage made the emergency landing Monday. There were 31 people on board the flight, including three crew members. Era spokesman Steve Smith said a pilot noticed a high temperature on an engine and shut it down as a precautionary measure. T...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Afognak Native Corporation breaks ground on new Kodiak headquarters
Afognak Native Corporation has long claimed to have its foundation deep in the bedrock of the Kodiak archipelago. Now, it’s making that claim literally true. On July 19, the archipelago’s largest village corporation broke ground on its new 11,000 square-foot Kodiak headquarters. As concrete forms rise, Kodiak eyes are turning to the collection of construction trailers on the Kodiak waterfront that will soon be rep...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Woman recovering from 60-foot cliffside fall onto boulders
Maria Pestrikoff’s screams alerted her friend Anthony Burke that she was in danger. On the afternoon of Sept. 17, Burke heard a noise coming from outside, but didn’t know what it was. At first he thought it was a child hollering for a dog, but he quickly realized it was someone calling for help. Burke ran to the back of a home that backed up against a cliff on Thurston Lane in Jackson Trailer Park. The gate to the...
Sep 26, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Price tag for new Pier 3 likely will be less than expected
A new cargo pier for the city of Kodiak likely will cost less than originally expected. On Tuesday night, Kenton Braun and Nels Sultan presented the Kodiak City Council the results of an in-depth wave study of two designs for a new Pier 3. In short: there’s no significant difference between the two designs, allowing the city to go ahead with the cheaper of the two options. “We really can’t say one is better than t...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
At annual meeting, Natives of Kodiak shows increased income
At his corporation’s annual meeting this month, Natives of Kodiak CEO Michael Kelly shared some good news: The corporation that represents Kodiak city’s Natives is continuing to grow. “We’re on the right track,” Kelly said Tuesday, summarizing the corporation’s accomplishments in the past year. In the current fiscal year, NOK had a net income of $2.1 million, up from $1.6 million the previous year, he said. That g...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New federal rules change even how schools must cut pizza
Cutting a pizza isn’t simple when you’re worrying about counting calories. Due to new federal regulations, Kodiak Island Borough School District schools have had to relearn everything from how to address second servings to how to cut a pizza. Different grades get different-sized slices to stay within their separate calorie limits. Kodiak’s rural schools had even more trouble with the pizza slices since they house ...
Sep 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Burger, liquor buy link man to truck stolen from repair business
A Kodiak man has been accused of stealing a vehicle from an auto repair shop, breaking another car’s window and stealing a woman’s cell phone. Troy Childers, 36, faces charges of first-degree vehicle theft, third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree theft, fourth-degree theft and driving without a valid license. The vehicle theft and third-degree criminal mischief charges are cla...
Sep 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category