Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Playbook: July 11
Thursday, July 11 Baseball: Kodiak Juniors Little League all-stars vs. Soldotna, 4 p.m. at DW Brotherhood in Anchorage. Kodiak Majors Little League all-stars vs. Abbott-O-Rabbit, 4:45 p.m. at AOR Pettit in Anchorage. Friday, July 12 Baseball: Kodiak Juniors Little League all-stars vs. City View, 6:30 p.m. at DW Brotherhood in Anchorage.
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Engineers draft replacement for Pier 1
Fifty years after it was built, Pier 1 is about to get a long-awaited facelift. After years of research and surveys looking for an alternative, the Alaska Department of Transportation is drafting plans to rebuild Kodiak’s main ferry terminal in concrete and steel. “The federal money is about to be swept away, and now they’re finally putting it together,” said harbormaster Marty Owen. Kodiak has been waiting more t...
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Woman shot near Afognak Island logging camp
A Kodiak woman is recovering from a gunshot wound after a coworker at the Evergreen Timber logging camp accidentally shot her in the leg. An Andrew Airways plane flew Shawn Strauss, 43, into Kodiak from the Danger Bay logging camp about 3:18 p.m. Sunday. An ambulance transported Strauss from the Trident Basin float plane base to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center where she was admitted for her gunshot wound a...
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Council considers eliminating sales tax sunset
One year after it voted to increase the city's sales tax, the Kodiak City Council confirmed that it made the right decision as it reached an agreement to remove a clause that would automatically lower the tax on Dec. 31, 2013. During Tuesday night's city council work session, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski and finance Manager Mary Munk informed the council about an obscure 10-year-old ordinance that established de...
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FAA pledges $2.2 million for Kodiak wetlands
A new runway project at Kodiak State Airport will spend $2.2 million to preserve wetlands in the Kodiak archipelago. The preservation project is formally known as “compensatory mitigation” and is required because a new construction project at the airport will fill a portion of the ocean next to the airport. That section of ocean is within the Kodiak Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and federal law requires compe...
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Everyone needs to take responsibility for recycling in Kodiak
To the Editor: When I grew up in the 1950s in Kodiak, there were a lot fewer people and I’m pretty sure a lot less garbage per capita. Back in those days, most consumer goods did not come with as much packaging as they do now. Nowadays landfills are designed by engineers to meet requirements intended to protect the environment. Garbage pits are lined to keep pollutants out of the ground water and the runoff (of wh...
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Wilfred (Kumlook) Alexanderoff
Wilfred (Kumlook) Alexanderoff died Friday July 10, 2013. He was born in Old Harbor on June 19, 1923 to Peter and Annie Alexanderoff. He was an avid outdoorsmen, subsistence gatherer and family man. Wilfred enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and berrypicking near Old Harbor. As a young man, he hunted Kodiak bear. During the spring, he built commercial seine nets for Columbia Wards Fisheries. In the summer he comme...
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Alaska Airlines hikes fees for Lower 48
Alaska Airlines is flying high, but its customers have become accustomed to fees at something approaching ground level. That will change Oct. 30 as Alaska raises its fees to levels charged by Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways. On that date, Alaska will charge passengers $25 for their first and second bags on flights outside Alaska. The fee to change tickets will rise to $125, from $75 for on...
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Parks and Rec adds two leagues
The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation department is introducing two new leagues this summer — adult softball and 3-on-3 basketball. Softball used to have a big presence on the island but was always organized by the Kodiak Softball Association. That softball league folded several years ago, leaving just Sunday pickup games. New athletic fields/ice rink coordinator Landon Durand is responsible for adding softball ...
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Majors drop another game
Kodiak’s Majors Little League baseball all-star team fell to Peninsula 18-1 Monday in a District I pool play game in Anchorage. Kodiak’s 11-and 12-year-olds stand at 0-2 and have been outscored 44-2 to begin the tournament. Nevin Lee provided all of Kodiak’s offense on Monday. He doubled to left-center in the first inning, then stole third and home to give Kodiak a 1-0 lead. Kodiak’s first lead of the tournament w...
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