Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Water supply holds steady
Kodiak’s water supply has held steady over the weekend in spite of local fish processing plants starting operations for the Pollack opening. “This is the best it’s been for several days,” said Mark Kozak, public works director. “The rain we have gotten has balanced out the water usage by the processors.” As of Thursday Oct. 1, water level for Monashka Reservoir was down 38 inches below the pre-2003 spillway and as...
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Walk and roll encourages kids to get moving
If your child comes home from school with a punch card, it’s because Island Trails Network and the Kodiak Island Borough School District Health and Wellness program are encouraging students to walk or bike to school for two weeks during Walk to School Month. From Oct. 6 through Oct. 19, students will get a punch for their Walk and Roll cards every time they walk or bike to school or walk or bike during class activ...
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Alumni roundup: Riina has career game
Izzy Riina produced the best volleyball game of her young college career on Saturday against Pacific Lutheran. The George Fox University freshman tallied a career-high 15 digs in the 3-1 loss in Newberg, Oregon. Riina, a defensive specialist, also dished out three assists and pounded her first collegiate kill in four sets played. The day before, in a 3-0 loss to Puget Sound, Riina recorded two digs in two sets. Fo...
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Soldotna, West finish on top of the charts
The only thing that didn’t change during this season’s Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s weekly football poll is the top team in the medium-small school rankings. Soldotna was ranked first in the pre-season poll, and after breezing through the regular season with an 8-0 record — the state’s only undefeated team — finished first in the final rankings. The Stars polished off their perfect regular season with a 23...
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Local author writes second children’s book
Local author Stacy Studebaker’s latest children’s book was inspired by a real life experience she and her husband had at a state park. “Octopus in the Outhouse,” which Studebaker wrote and set-netter Kay Underwood illustrated, features the main character traveling around Alaska and running into various animals when she seeks to use outhouses. Studebaker and her husband were kayaking in Wood-Tikchik State Park year...
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Coffee industry growing
With roughly eight businesses on Kodiak Island available to get a cup of joe any given day, one would think that might be too many for an island of 13,000 people. But, the Alaska Department of Labor is saying state coffee shops are one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy hiring 1,900 new employees last year with more expected the coming year. Anchorage is now second nationally for the number of coffee ou...
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Kodiak finishes season with 14-0 loss to Barrow
When Barrow’s Travis Adams first looked at the high school football schedule, he said he got excited about returning to Kodiak. A year ago, Adams got tackled in the end zone for a safety in Barrow’s 38-6 loss to Kodiak. What a difference a year makes. Adams, Barrow’s elusive sophomore quarterback, rushed for a game-high 160 yards and one touchdown in his team’s 14-0 victory over Kodiak Saturday at Joe Floyd Track ...
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Barrow embraces the NFL Network
Barrow’s football season is being played out on television screens across the nation as the Whalers are being featured in the NFL Network series “Football Town: Barrow, Alaska.” A cameraman for the show was at Joe Floyd Track and Field filming Saturday’s game between Kodiak and Barrow. The third 30-minute episode of the show airs at 4:30 p.m. today (replayed at 8:30 p.m.) on GCI Channel 37 (630 HD). The first two ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Late silvers
The crowds of silver salmon anglers have thinned noticeably, even as numbers of fish mount daily. You might already have put your gear away, but those are very good reasons to retrieve it from storage. This has been a really odd year for silvers, between the low water, small fish size, and large numbers of fish. It’s not unusual to hear tales of 20, 30, even 40 silvers caught and released in a day! I tend to lose ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Oct. 6
Zuria Katherine-Evyleen Eager was born at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2015 to Raleigh Eager and Nicole Vosgien. She weighed 6 pounds, 8.6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak and Brooklyn and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Providence, and the baby’s father is a commercial fisherman. Also welcoming her to the family is Isabelle Eager. Grandparents are Steve and Diana Cole...
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