Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
Museum sponsors harbor lights show
Kodiak’s downtown harbor will be aglow this Saturday as the Kodiak Maritime Museum sponsors its first holiday lights vessel contest. Vessel owners in St. Herman and St. Paul harbors are encouraged to participate by decorating their boats with lights to spread holiday spirit. While the idea isn’t new, it hasn’t been done in several years, said Kodiak Maritime Museum executive director Toby Sullivan. In previous yea...
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Longshore group donates $1,400 for typhoon victims
Kodiak’s chapter of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has donated $1,400 toward relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November. The ILWU gives members job opportunities on the docks or in warehouses. Statewide, there are around 150 members, including 14 in Kodiak. “We just had a union meeting recently and the members were wanting to do something because of the large Filipino...
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Garden Gate: This time of year is magical
It happens every year. After loading Christmas tree branches with lights and ornaments, I step back to critique my efforts. First I notice holes among the branches. A few years ago, I had an ah-ha moment, found my stash of origami paper and started folding. Soon I had whales, penguins, bears and birds perched among the branches. I felt better making a few simple ornaments; time seemed to slow down a notch during t...
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fish Factor: Halibut scientists will expand stock assessments
Halibut scientists plan to expand the depth and breadth of their stock assessments by 30 percent next summer and will add 390 survey stations to the existing 1,300 that range from Oregon to the Bering Sea. Since 1998, the halibut surveys have been done in depths between 20 and 275 fathoms, where most of the fishing was taking place. But halibut watchers are seeing changes in the fishery. “We’re seeing the catch co...
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Thomet places 16th in national race
A cross country season that started five months ago in Kodiak ended Saturday in California for Levi Thomet. The talented Kodiak High School junior concluded his year with a 16th-place showing at the 35th Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in sunny San Diego. The race featured the top 40 high school runners in the nation, and Thomet proved Saturday that he deserves to be considered one of America’s el...
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kodiak grapplers place fourth
Kodiak wrestling earned a fourth-place finish at the Alaska 4A Dual Championships Saturday in Anchorage. The Bears fell to Northern Lights Conference rival and last year’s state runner-up Wasilla 56-14 in the third/fourth-place match. Kodiak picked up four straight victories from Yuto Ohki (106), Joel Valdez (113), Andrew Caballa (120) and Jay-Ar Small (126) to take an early lead. The Warriors rallied with 10 stra...
Dec 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Proposed state budget cuts $1.3 billion
Alaska’s state budget will be cut by $1.3 billion, but the state will still spend $1.1 billion in savings under a proposal unveiled by Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday. The $12.4 billion budget proposed by Parnell must still be vetted and approved by the Alaska Legislature, but Parnell’s proposal is a sign the state is taking its fiscal health seriously. Declining oil production and oil tax cuts passed by the Legisla...
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Midnight park measure passes with tiebreaking vote
Breaking an unusual tie vote, Mayor Pat Branson voted to impose closed hours on Kodiak's city parks for the first time. Branson's vote came as the Kodiak City Council split 3-3 on an amendment that would keep city parks open until midnight during the summer. While the council unanimously agreed with the need for closed hours, council members were divided on what those hours should be. City staff suggested winter h...
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Postal Service stays busy during holiday season
The US Postal Service has officially entered its busy season. With Christmas less than two weeks away, employees at Kodiak’s post office are working to stay on top of the letters, gifts and packages. With so much extra work, postal workers are reminding people to plan ahead when shipping presents. The Kodiak post office doesn’t hire any extra staff during the holidays. Instead, carriers are working approximately 1...
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Alaska First! It’s Time.
When Congress called Alaska unfit to join the Union, Alaskans banded together to fight for statehood. Not as Republicans, not as Democrats but as Alaskans. We united again as Alaskans to rebuild after the 1964 earthquake and the 1967 Fairbanks flood. Alaska is again in a crisis that warrants checking our party initials at the door and uniting to correct the ill-fated course we are on. This crisis is not as tangibl...
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category