Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Council approves NPFMC letter, declares fire prevention week
At the Kodiak City Council's work session and meeting on Sept. 25, the council approved a letter to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The letter is the result of meetings of the joint city and Kodiak Island Borough fisheries work group where testimony from citizens was heard and a fisheries analyst provided information. The letter, which tells NPFMC what aspects of trawl bycatch management NPFMC's an...
Sep 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local chef to compete in Anchorage
Kodiak chef Joel Chenet will be competing in Anchorage on Tuesday for a chance to compete against chefs from around the nation. Chenet, co-owner and chef at Mill Bay Coffee & Pastries, will compete against three other chefs from Anchorage, Juneau and Seward in the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s third annual Great Alaska Seafood Cookoff. The live cooking will start at 6:30 p.m., and the competitors won’t find...
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KISAR group keeps skills sharp with training
Last weekend, the Kodiak Island Search and Rescue group trained in rappelling and navigating in the backcountry. The training involved a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and four hours of hiking. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter took KISAR members to the top of Fourth of July peak, a mountain behind Bells Flats. “We took 13 members into the backcountry here quite a ways, it was about a four-hour hike down,” said KISAR presi...
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Kodiak girls hoping for a strong showing at regions
Kodiak started the season with a youthful girls cross country team. Injuries have stunted the growth of the team this season, but coach Marcus Dunbar is looking for season-saving performances at Saturday’s Region III Championships at the Bear Valley Golf Course. “We haven’t really had a meet where I thought we ran at full strength … We are hoping this weekend might be it,” Dunbar said. Kodiak hasn’t been on top of...
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Pioneers convention comes to Kodiak for first time
Over 250 members of the Pioneers of Alaska have poured into Kodiak this weekend for the annual Pioneers of Alaska convention. The organization has been holding conventions for 90 years, and this is the first time it’s been to Kodiak, said Louise Stutes, the president of Kodiak’s women’s igloo, the name for local branches. “Kodiak has had an absolutely stupendous turnout for this convention, particularly that we’re...
Sep 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Areas around launch complex still off limits
The U.S. Army continues to restrict access to some areas around the Kodiak Launch Complex for “completion of debris recovery and public safety” following the explosion of a three-stage solid fuel rocket shortly after liftoff on Aug. 25. “A contract will be awarded to a contractor specializing in debris recovery as soon as it can be accomplished,” Army Space and Missile Defense Command spokesman John Cummings wrote...
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Troopers to accept unwanted prescription drugs
This Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal. The troopers in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will be accepting the drugs in an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft. Only pills and patches will be accepted. They cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, the report said. It is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked. “Medi...
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Kodiak Coast Guard woman gets service award
A Coast Guard member currently assigned to Kodiak recently received a service award for volunteering with local schools. Petty Officer Third Class Kristina Manson, an operations specialist at the Coast Guard Communication Station Kodiak, received the American Legion’s Spirit of Service award along with four other service members this year. Manson regularly volunteers at Kodiak High School, mentoring young women an...
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts Council elects new members, gives look back at annual meeting
The Kodiak Arts Council had its annual meeting last weekend electing two new board of directors members and giving an overview of the past year. In the past year, the council has continued its long running programs like Sum’Arts and the Performing Arts Series. They’ve also collaborated with other community organizations on new projects like the altered book art show and the encaustics, hot wax painting, workshop, ...
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cutter Alex Haley back from Bering, Aleutian patrol
The Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley returns to Kodiak this morning following a 68-day deployment. Commander Stephen White, Commanding Officer of USCGC ALEX HALEY: “It was a great patrol and we were able to serve a lot of different communities throughout the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands,” said Cmdr. Stephen White, the cutter’s commanding officer. “The partnerships and relationships we are able to build with people...
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