Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Man accused of stealing iPhones from GCI
A 28-year-old man is accused of stealing at least six iPhones from the Kodiak GCI store. Micheal Dorris was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Jan. 10 on two counts of second-degree theft. Both are class C felonies punishable by up to five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. According to court documents, the manager at the GCI store called the Kodiak Police Department on Jan. 8 and reported that six iPhones had b...
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Study finds city workers underpaid
A new study of Kodiak city employees’ pay and benefits has found the city is underpaying its employees by 9 percent when compared with an average of similar-sized governments in Alaska. The news was delivered Tuesday night by Lori Messer of Fox Lawson & Associates, which has spent the last several months analyzing the city’s pay and benefit program. Fox Lawson took 31 “benchmark” jobs offered by the city and compa...
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Murkowski determined to get federal help to clean marine debris
Alaska fishermen and beachgoers are asking for help — but none is coming anytime soon from Congress. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives stripped millions in fishery and marine debris aid from a bill intended to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. A Senate version of the bill included $150 million to cover fisheries disasters in New England, Alaska and Sandy-affected states. Millions more was intended to go ...
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Playbook: Jan. 24
Friday, Jan. 18 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak. C squad, 4:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Palmer, 10 a.m.
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Fifth-grader wins district spelling bee
Fifth-grader Emily Steffenhagen was all smiles on Tuesday night after she walked away from the Kodiak Island Borough School District Spelling Bee with a dictionary and a trip to Anchorage in her future. Steffenhagen, a student at Peterson Elementary, out-spelled 19 other students from Kodiak’s schools in town and in the villages. Ten students sat on the stage in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod, while the...
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Woman uninjured after rock crushes her car
A Kodiak woman is unharmed after a rock smashed her car at midday Tuesday on Rezanof Drive West. According to Kodiak police and the Alaska Department of Transportation, the woman was driving her car west on the main road out of Kodiak at 12:25 p.m. when a pair of large rocks tumbled down the southwest face of Pillar Mountain. The rocks came to rest in the middle of Rezanof Drive near the entrance to Pier 3. Unable...
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Kodiak Kid Wrestling begins
Kodiak Kid Wrestling coaches Steve Rounsaville, left, and Nathan Benton demonstrate a move during the first day of practice Monday at Kodiak High School. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Mill Bay Coffee moves to new location and focuses on the food
Mill Bay Coffee is still on Mill Bay, but you won’t find it in its old location. The cafe, now located in Midtown next to Coastal Creations, will continue to offer the same tastes with expanded catering services. Owners Joel and Martine Chenet said they decided to make the move so they could focus their energy on the cooking side of the business. “It’s a refocusing on Joel’s talents and what we want to do,” Martin...
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NLC power rankings: Colony boys making a statement
After a wild opening week of Northern Lights Conference play, things have settled down a bit. That’s reflected in the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s weekly NLC basketball power rankings. The rankings are exactly the same as last week’s; Wasilla girls and Colony boys top each side. Girls 1. Wasilla (11-0 overall, 3-0 NLC) — Alexis Imoe, Kyla Dinkel and Alysha Devine have the Warriors rolling. Wasilla beat Colony and West An...
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Alaska Science Forum: White River ash made its way across the globe
The White River Ash, blasted from giant eruptions somewhere in today’s Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains, drifted as far away as Ireland and Germany, said experts who attended the December 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held in San Francisco. Ash from the White River eruptions, possibly from 15,638-foot Mount Churchill or at least close to it, left an easy-to-see mark on eastern Alaska and northwe...
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