Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Crab Festival starts today
No matter what you enjoy doing, there’s probably something at Crab Festival to pique your interest from sports to art shows to dances to rides. If you want to bring out the inner competitor, there are a variety of sports, including running, swimming, tennis, pingpong, motocross and even arm wrestling. As for alternative sports, the bed races and ever-popular survival suit race are back again. If art is more your s...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation announces new board of directors chairman
Alaska Aerospace Corporation announced the selection of Dr. Robert “Bob” McCoy as the new board of directors chairman, effective May 18. McCoy replaces Pat Gamble, who is retiring after serving on the board since 2010. McCoy is the director of Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, where he has served since October 2011. He brings more than 15 years of research experience as a space scientist at th...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Foy appointed to School Board
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education appointed Robert Foy to fill a vacancy at their Monday meeting. The board selected Foy after holding interviews with him and two other candidates: Tracy Chandler and Jeffrey Stewart. Foy has a daughter who went to elementary, middle and high school in Kodiak, a third-grade son and a daughter who will be in pre-school next year. “I’ve got a lot of interes...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stabbing suspect pleads guilty to single charge
The man who stabbed his roommate last fall pleaded guilty to a single charge of criminally negligent homicide on Tuesday. Teila Tofelogo, 45, stabbed Dennis Fathke, 59, while both were living in a local home while participating in a local program called Second Chance for Men. According to a police affidavit, Tofelogo and Fathke were joking while Tofelogo showed off “ninja moves” with a 12-inch curved knife while F...
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Troopers seek person who shot pregnant deer
Alaska Wildlife Troopers are looking for the person or people responsible for the shooting death of a pregnant deer. AWT found the deer in a ditch on Sunday while patrolling the Pasagshak Highway. It had reportedly been shot several times with a handgun. “Deer season does not open until Oct. 1, so that’s the issue we’re running into,” AWT Sgt. Shane Nicholson said. “They didn’t salvage any of the meat as well, so ...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Safe Boating week observed
National Safe Boating Week starts on Saturday, and the local branch of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free boat checks now and throughout the summer. The auxiliary's Eduardo Vitorino said there are currently nine qualified vessel examiners in the auxiliary with a goal of 15 before the end of the year. "It's quite a big goal, but it's doable," Vitorino said. "We have a strong auxiliary membership and it's ...
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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CGC Munro changes command
A new commanding officer took over the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro on Friday. Capt. Samuel Jordan returned to Kodiak to take command of the Munro from leaving CO Capt. Jeff Thomas, who has run the 378-foot cutter since June 2013. During the change of command ceremony, Thomas was given a citation for meritorious service. "Displaying strategic vision, Capt. Thomas led Munro to outstanding levels of success with si...
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Downtown workers ask city to deal with problems
Several business owners and workers at downtown businesses complained about numerous safety issues with inebriates and homeless people and asked the Kodiak City Council to deal with the problem. At the Thursday council meeting, workers told of seeing people urinating, defecating, vomiting, acting sexually, catcalling, being physically violent, drunk, dealing drugs and passing out on a regular basis downtown. Two m...
May 18, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jackson residents pack assembly chambers
Jackson Mobile Home Park residents filled the Kodiak Island Borough assembly chambers and the borough conference room Thursday to give public comment on the park sale and closure. The common thread among all the residents, many of whom gave comment to the borough assembly downstairs at their work session before coming upstairs to the Kodiak City Council meeting, was that they didn’t know what they would do or wher...
May 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough staff to look at mobile home code after Jackson sale
Kodiak Island Borough staff is aiming to schedule meetings and potentially make code amendments to try to find a solution for the dozens of people that live in the recently-sold Jackson Mobile Home Park, said Bob Pederson, the community development department director, at a Planning and Zoning Commission special meeting Wednesday night. There are other mobile home parks in Kodiak, and Pederson said he knows a coup...
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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