Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Borough Assembly discusses healthcare plans, meeting decorum
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly introduced two ordinances — including one on meeting decorum — and approved several contracts at its regular meeting on Thursday. The contracts included a fuel tank replacement at the Chiniak school and a healthcare plan switch for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1547. Union and nonunion borough employees will be switched to a new healthcare plan with t...
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Crew hauls 2,000 pounds of junk out of ravine
A community cleanup featured a massive out-hauling of junk out a ravine off of Monashka Bay Road not far from the Veterans of Foreign Wars building. Don Roberts, a member of the Cleanup Kodiak group that schedules its events on Facebook, reports that the all-volunteer crew moved more than 2,000 pounds of junk and trash. This was all done in the pouring rain Saturday, the summer solstice. “We picked up refrigerator...
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Kodiak Island Racing Association hosts Mudbog
Mud, fun, games and tiny motorbikes were all present at the Kodiak Island Racing Association’s Mudbog/Family Night. The evening began with pit bike races. Six racers ran five loops around the bumpy track at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. A second round of the pit bike races began after a short break where kids played tug-o-war. This race was seven laps. Mike Bramblett took first, Cale Fulgum second, Ivan Rodriquez third,...
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Superfoods in my pocket
On my way out to the car the other day, I reached into my pocket and found, not keys, but a handful of seeds. They must have spilled out of a seed packet that got crumpled and forgotten after sowing lettuce, spinach and cress last week. I pinched out a few seeds for a look. They were rust colored. Ah, one of my favorite greens: Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress. Though the name is a tongue-twister, cress is worth e...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Nunam Kalikaa
Nunam Kalikaa – Map Ikuk’gka kalikami. – I found it on the map. The Alutiiq word for map, nunam kalikaa, literally means “the land’s paper.” Although maps and marine charts are important to modern hunters and fishermen, they are recent navigational tools. For thousands of years, Alutiiq people stored information about the landscape in place names and stories. Eighteenth-century Russian fur traders made the first m...
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In the Courts: June 20
Darin T. Wolfe pleaded guilty and was convicted of attempted assault in the second degree. Wolfe was sentenced to 44 months in jail (36 suspended.) Ronnette Alexanderoff pleaded guilty to two charges of assault in the fourth degree. Alexanderoff was sentenced to 360 days in jail (315 suspended) and five years of probation and must complete a substance abuse evaluation after being released from jail. Nikki Jo Campb...
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Ronald N. Cudaback
Ronald N. Cudaback July 22, 1962 – June 13, 2014 Ronald (Ronnie) Norman Cudaback of Canton, North Carolina, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at age 51. He was born July 22, 1962 in American Falls, Idaho, to Shirley (Cudaback) Doser and the late Norman Cudaback. He served as a Lance Corporal in the Marines and was a member of the American Legion. His childhood was spent in American Falls, Inkom and Pocatello, Ida...
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KMXT introduces new event
KMXT-FM and the Kodiak Island Racing Association are filling the Eco Challenge void by organizing the inaugural Kodiak Bear Crawl on June 28 at the Kodiak Island Raceway. The Bear Crawl is a 1.25-mile race where competitors will have to navigate eight hurdles. Organizer Merissa Koller-Williams said it is a mix between a Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder races, which are both popular events in the Lower 48. “It seems l...
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Post 17 begins tough road trip
Kodiak Post 17 begins the first of three road trips this season at 6:30 p.m. tonight against East Anchorage. The four-day swing to the Mainland features five games — four of them conference counting. Kodiak finishes the trip with Bartlett (3:30 p.m. Saturday), Palmer (12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday) and Service (6:30 p.m. Monday). Saturday’s game against is Bartlett is the only non-league game, while the first game ag...
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Aquamarine Café has “soft opening” downtown
For Konstantinos Macheras, the opening of the Aquamarine Café, Kodiak’s newest eatery, marks his 12th establishment in 43 years in the business – and the conclusion of a year and a half of toil. “It took us a lot of hard work and a lot of frustrations, but we got it finished and we’re very happy to be opening for business today,” Macheras told the Mirror Thursday. The café makes another potential hot spot in Kodia...
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