Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
Don't overshadow positive stories with negativity
To the Editor: Merry Christmas. See? That looks rather laconic, and a tad cynical with just a period. It would be more warm and jolly with an exclamation point. There is a difference in how you can say something just by altering one punctuation mark; but you can do even more with a photograph, and a few words on the front of a newspaper. I am referring to your Dec. 4 issue, which featured Santa descending from a m...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Around Kodiak: Dec. 20
Bayside Fire Department holds the Last Chance Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for last-minute Christmas shoppers. Crafts and art objects created by local craftsmen will be on sale, and gift wrapping will be provided by the Kodiak High School volleyball team. The Kodiak Maritime Museum presents the harbor lights festival from 5-9 p.m. Saturday in the St. Paul Harbor. See boats decorated for the holiday seaso...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Alutiiq Word of the Week: Russian
Kasaakaq — Russian Cuumi Kasaakat Sun’ami amlerta’umallriit. — Before in Kodiak there were (reportedly) a lot of Russians. The Russian era in Alaska began in the early 18th century when explorers and traders sailed east from Siberia in search of new lands and resources. In addition to a wealth of sea mammals, fish, and birds, Russian colonists found Native people: a source of skilled labor for harvesting this boun...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Amazing Nature: Sea angels and sea butterflies swirl through the oceans
It is the Christmas season and the occasional snowflake is making its way to the ground on a cold day. On my walk along the shore of Mill Bay I feel a chill wind, and the sight of the ocean surface is anything but inviting. The gray waves and their whitecaps look dangerously cold. Nonetheless, I know that millions of various animals thrive under the surface and are perfectly adapted to live in the cold water. Late...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
KHS wrestling: Powers ready for Reno Tournament
Kerry Powers has a last name fit for a wrestler. He has displayed his power on the mat by rolling to a 14-1 record this season. “Pound-for-pound he is in the top 1 percent in the school strength-wise,” said Kodiak coach and physical education teacher Sean Costello. Powers hopes to overpower the competition at the toughest tournament in the US, the Reno Tournament of Champions, which begins today in Nevada. The Kod...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
KEA continues to advance new headquarters
The Kodiak Electric Association’s plans for a new headquarters in midtown are progressing. In a unanimous vote, the electric cooperative’s board of directors accepted 65 percent design drawings and ordered the architect, Jay Chen of ECI-Hyer, to advance to a 95 percent complete design. “At 95, we should be just about ready to put it out to bid,” said KEA board member Jay Johnston, who leads KEA’s new headquarters ...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Coast Guard Blotter: Dec. 20
Dec. 13 The Coast Guard monitored and coordinated response efforts to a gasoline spill in Kake. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the city of Kake first responders worked together to mitigate the reported spill of 7,000 gallons of gasoline in the local harbor. All vessels were removed from the harbor and local police secured access to the area and holding tank. The local fire department also assi...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
In the Courts: Dec. 20
Dismissals • One count of fourth-degree assault against Randy Amodo, 32, was dismissed Dec. 11. • One count of fourth-degree assault against Lisa Lybarger, 54, was dismissed Dec. 11. Assault Karen Wimmersberg, 34, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Prep hoops: Kodiak girls season-opener postponed
Kodiak’s girls season-opening basketball game against Eagle River was canceled Thursday. Because of poor weather on the island, the team was unable to fly to Anchorage in time for Thursday’s 4:30 p.m. game at the Lady T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School. The game has been rescheduled for 8 a.m. today. The winner advances to play Palmer at 5:45 p.m. Behind a double-double by Leya DePriest, Palmer beat Nome...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Local Results: Dec. 20
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Wednesday, Dec. 18 Era 63, Commsta 54 Lexxan Data 19, Tim Filburn 14, Jeraldo Ruiz 10, Brandon Jensen 8, Charles Bona 6 and Bill McGuire 6 points for Era. Brett Lawson 25, Bryan Knagin 13, Justin Atkins 6, Heath Hardison 5, Jose Leiva 3 and Sam Gainer 2 points for Commsta. RC Enterprise 84, Golden Alaska 70 David Diocares 17, Randy Diocares 16, TJ Agmata 15, Peter Inthav...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category