Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
School board gets new president
Katie Oliver is the new head of the Kodiak Island Borough school board. In a meeting Monday, Oliver was selected to replace Melissa Borton, a longtime school board representative who did not run for re-election during this month’s municipal election. Serving as school board vice president is Rick Kniaziowski, who won a three-year term during the election. Kniaziowski was appointed to the school board a year ago to...
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Alaska Science Forum: Scientists endure nights on mountaintop perch
Leaning against her Thermarest pad in a helicopter coated with ice, Taryn Lopez imagined herself as the little girl rocking to sleep in her parent’s boat. Just before she drifted off on that early September night, the volcano researcher wondered if the climbing ropes would hold the Jet Ranger to the wind-pounded volcano on the spine of the Alaska Peninsula. “We weren’t sure if we’d wake up the next morning having ...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 23
Make a tidepool The Kodiak Ocean Science Discovery Lab invites adults and children of all ages to the touch tank building on Near Island Thursday, Friday and Saturday to create pocket tidepools. The free art workshop runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information and to RSVP, email switgard@gci.net or call 654-9037. Parks meeting tonight The City of Kodiak Par...
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Downtown revitalization committee gets to work
The Kodiak downtown revitalization committee has taken the first steps toward improving downtown Kodiak by identifying the area’s major problems. The committee has held two meetings, and identified three areas of focus: social issues and public safety, beautification and public space improvements, and economic development. Three subcommittees have been formed to discuss the focus areas. Started by city Mayor Pat B...
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Alumni update: Sabado has career night for UAA
The University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team had two huge road wins the past week, and Kodiak’s Maureen Sabado was a big reason why. The junior powered a career-high 11 kills in a sweep of Simon Fraser (Canada) Thursday. Sabado did not make in error in 16 attempts for a sparkling .688 hitting percentage. She also assisted in three blocks and had one dig. Sabado then knocked down four kills and had six digs i...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 22
Salmon traps lecture Author and historian James Mackovjak will present a lecture on salmon traps, their history and impact on Alaska communities at noon. The lecture will take place in Anchorage but will be available locally in the Kodiak room of the Kodiak College library. Schools sing together The Kodiak Middle School and Kodiak High School fall choir concert will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilso...
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Kodiak firefighter's son was on engulfed fishing vessel
As a firefighter, Jim Pickett knows what to do when flames erupt in a home. On Sunday, he was left to wait as flames engulfed the fishing vessel Western Venture. Aboard the ship, 70 miles west of Adak, was Pickett’s son Kodi. “I’m just glad everything worked out and glad everyone’s all right,” Pickett said. Kodi and four others from the Western Venture were rescued Sunday afternoon by the good Samaritan fishing ve...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 22
Thursday, Oct. 17 • At 10:37 a.m., an officer removed debris from the roadway. • At 11:39 a.m., a caller reported her bicycle was stolen. Officers found it around the home and returned it to the owner. • At 1:42 p.m., a woman moved a vehicle when an officer asked her to. • At 1:51 p.m., a 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident on Mill Bay Road. The crash is under investigation. • At 3:49 p.m., a caller repor...
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Births: Oct. 22
• Amuel Cortez Paragas was born at 5:57 p.m. Oct. 11, 2013, to Samuel Paragas and Albeth Cortez. He weighed 6 pounds, 5.8 ounces and measured 19 inches long. His parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. His parents work for International Seafoods of Alaska. Also welcoming him to the family are Eunice Alchey Cortez, Abigail Ashley Luto, and Angela Sanchez. Proud grandparents are Bebita Ca...
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Responders test tsunami readiness with drill
If an earthquake strikes the far side of the Pacific Ocean, Kodiak’s emergency responders are prepared for the tsunami threat. On Monday, the Kodiak City and Kodiak Island Borough incident management team met in the Emergency Operations Center at the Kodiak Police Department to practice a disaster scenario. The scenario focused on the response for a distant tsunami warning threat to Kodiak Island. “We’ll go throug...
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