Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Powers hired as interim Parks and Rec director
The City of Kodiak has found a stopgap person until a full-time Parks and Recreation director is hired. Charlie Powers, formerly of Koniag Inc., was hired at the end of March as a part-time contract employee to run the parks and recreation department. City of Kodiak city manager Aimee Kniaziowski was running the department since Ian Fulp retired in September 2012. She said it was time to bring on an interim direct...
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Soil and water district announces poster winners
Kodiak students Deborah Bitanga and Rafael Bitanga earned first-place in the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual poster contest, for their posters depicting the theme “Soil to Spoon.” They also went on to place first in the Alaska Association of Conservation District State competition and place in the National Association of Conservation Districts competition. Rafael took second place nationally i...
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Old Harbor holds Earth Week activities
Old Harbor is holding a series of activities focusing on the environment in celebration of Earth Week. Earth Day is a day each year where people around the world hold events to increase awareness of environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated International Mother Earth Day to be April 22. Rather than celebrating the earth for one day, Old Harbor chose to do a weeklong celebration ending on Earth D...
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Thomet ranked first in distance races
Kodiak’s track and field team continued to improve on its state rankings this past weekend. Sophomore Levi Thomet leads the state in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. His four-lap time is 4 minutes, 26.16 seconds, while his eight-lap mark is an impressive 9:20.40 — 32.20 seconds ahead of teammate Cole Christiansen’s second-best time. Thomet, Christiansen, Clayton Hannah and Levi Fried also have the top mark in the ...
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Local bowlers strike at Pepsi tourney
Jacque Bormuel paced a dozen Kodiak youth bowlers at the Pepsi USBC Youth Championships Thursday in Eagle River. Bormuel advanced all the way to the under 12-year-old finals, before falling in his first match to place fourth overall. Sam Bennett (under 15) advanced to the second round, while Jason Bormuel, Dylan Kavanaugh and Jerish Bormuel all moved to the second round in the under 20 division. Elianah Micael (un...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 17
Friday, April 12 • At 12:41 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:31 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle. All was OK. • At 2:30 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:24 p.m. and 2:31 p.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:01 p.m., a caller reported items were stolen or lost from her backpack, and she wanted it logged. • At 5:26 p.m., a calle...
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Kenneth M. Damm
In honor of his one year anniversary: Kenneth M. Damm was born October 30, 1938 to Marshal and Rozelma Damm and was the oldest of five children. Marshal was a Naval Warrant Petty Officer for the U.S. Navy and traveled throughout the South Pacific - Hawaii, Guam and ending in San Diego after WW II, Ken was living near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1942. Ken was an accomplished athlete in wrestling and football, playi...
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Business focuses on helping the disabled
A business in Kodiak is working to help people with disabilities get out of poverty. Don Roberts, owner of AK Endeavors, said he started the business two years ago in Kodiak, but it’s been a slow process getting established. AK Endeavors’ mission is to assist “exceptional people” in finding jobs and learning about financial literacy. Roberts doesn’t believe in using the term “disability” because he believes people...
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Alaska Science Forum: The year without a summer
An April snowstorm whirling outside my window today seems to be announcing the postponement of spring. As I sit here watching the show, it makes me think back to the shortest summer ever. In 1992, it snowed more than 9 inches on May 12th. A string of 70-degree days that followed ate that up in a hurry, but the snow returned in early fall. By September 13th, more than one foot of snow cushioned the ground, and leaf...
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Achievers: April 17
The Army National Guard in Kodiak has a record number of women in the Guard and would like to recognize them. •PV2 Maria Santiago has been in the Army National Guard for a year and a half. She joined the Guard because she wanted to serve the country. She wanted to experience adventures in her life. She also joined because of the free education opportunity and other good benefits the guard had to offer. •PV2 Prince...
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