Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Guest opinion: Federal records must be kept in Alaska
I'm writing to voice my concern over the proposed permanent closure of the National Archives and Records Administration's Anchorage facility. NARA is the federal agency that is responsible for preserving and making accessible federal records. In Alaska, the Anchorage NARA office is the place where the records of the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the oth...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Faithful take to the streets on Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday
Except for the modern dress of many of the participants, the procession could have been lifted out of a scene in ancient Jerusalem, Athens or Constantinople. Orthodox faithful from Holy Resurrection and St. Innocents parishes carried images of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary (Theotokos,) John the Baptist, and other holy people who exemplified the Christian faith. The progression was led by a cross bearer and clergy,...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Anniversary of ’64 Quake to be lionized
The victims of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami that killed 20 people on the island and wrecked several Kodiak villages will be honored with a bronze plaque and a ceremony downtown. If all goes to plan, the “Good Friday Quake” memorial will be nested atop a granite block in time for the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake, the second-largest in history. The event organizer, the Li...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Alutiiq Word of the Week: Tanqigya’arluni – Dawn
Tanqigya’arluni – Dawn (verb) Tanqigyaturtuq. – It is starting to dawn. Dawn is the period of early morning twilight that begins as the sun nears the horizon, lifting its leading edge into the sky. The appearance of first morning light around Kodiak changes with the seasons. In summer dawn comes early and rapidly, as the sun rises high above the horizon filling the sky with strong, direct light for many hours. By ...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Borough revises strategic plan
Members of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly devoted most of their Thursday work session to revising a draft strategic plan for the borough, a much more streamlined document than the one adopted in February 2013. Among the points to guide the borough the plan lists island-wide transportation, financing public employee retirement, economic development, solid waste management and consolidation of services. Regardin...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
3 KHS students head to Arctic Winter Games
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Moving from Michigan to Kodiak four years ago, Izzy Riina had never heard of the Arctic Winter Games. Neither had Kyrstal Fabricante or Joel Valdez. The three Kodiak High School students will experience first hand what the games are all about as members of Team Alaska. The 23rd Arctic Winter Games, a weeklong event featuring nine contingents from the circumpolar north, begins Satur...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner
The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing mariner in the Bering Sea Wednesday evening. A man fell overboard from the 87-foot fishing vessel Seeker 10 miles northwest of Unimak Island in the Bering Sea Wednesday morning. A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk crew forward deployed to Cold Bay, the Cutter Alex Haley and good Samaritan crews searched 64 square miles and 10 hours, but could not find the mariner, accord...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Local Results: March 14
Girls Little Dribblers Thursday, March 6 State Farm (3rd/4th) 16, F/V Halcyon 10 Shanoah Spaer 6, Kristen Carstens 6 and Beatrize Gumtang 4 points for State Farm. Kieara Blondin 6, Navaeh Hemmingway 2 and Kyla Quiambao 2 points for F/V Halcyon. Wingspan 18, Teen Center 16 Ariana Kenese 14, Kaitlyn Deal 2 and Elan Hilty 2 points for Wingspan. Olivia Troxell 8, Davanna Klier 4, Bella Klier 2 and Mari Hansell 2 point...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fogle comes up short of winning national contest
Kodiak’s Amy Fogle fell short of being named the top high school girls basketball coach in the nation in the USA Today High School Sports’ America’s Best contest series. Fogle, the Alaska and western region winner, received 22,849 votes in the national round that ended Wednesday evening. Her total number of votes was up 17,588 from the western round, but not enough to overtake the nine other coaches. Jesse Nelson ...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
High school project puts socks on the homeless
Tasked to do a high school project, Jonni Myers was stumped on what to do. Advice from her teacher pushed the Kodiak High School senior in the right direction. “She told me to choose something that was important to me,” Myers said. Since Myers’ mother works at the Brother Francis Shelter, she decided to do a sock drive for the homeless. “She taught me a lot about homeless people and what they go through,” Myers sa...
Mar 13, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category