Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Education: Schools celebrate recycle day
Students from Kodiak’s elementary schools collected more than 3,700 aluminum cans for America Recycles Day on Friday. America Recycles Day is part of the Keep America Beautiful campaign. It’s a nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the U.S. Ken Reinke, executive director of Threshold Services Inc., participated in the campaign by holding a contest to see which school could bring in t...
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More fishing jobs in 2012, but fewer salmon jobs
New statistics compiled by the Alaska Department of Labor show the number of Alaska fishing jobs is rising even as the number of salmon fishing jobs declines. The figures were compiled by Jack Cannon and Josh Warren in the November issue of Alaska Economic Trends magazine. The two men used data from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, National Marine Fisheries Service and...
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KHS wrestlers place fifth at Peninsula Duals
Kodiak wrestling started the season with a fifth-place finish at the Peninsula Duals Saturday at Nikiski High School. Kodiak, the tournament runner-up a year ago, edged Homer 45-33 in the fifth-place match. Andrew Caballa (120), Jay-Ar Small (126), Takahiro Kishimoto (132), Aaron Rohr (138), Josh Yavorsky (170), Kerry Powers (195), Logan Owens (220) and Leo Sega (285) all earned victories for Kodiak in the final d...
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APD seeks help in finding Eagle River man
The Anchorage Police Department is seeking the public’s help as it searches for a missing Eagle River man. Stephen Gingrich, 58, was last seen by neighbors nearly two weeks ago and was reported missing by a worried neighbor. The story was first reported by KTUU-TV on Sunday. “Police were unable to locate Mr. Gingrich at his residence, and further attempts to determine his whereabouts have been unsuccessful,” APD s...
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Fish Factor: Crab consumption increases
Americans remained true to their seafood favorites last year with shrimp, canned tuna and salmon topping the list of the 10 most popular seafoods. That’s according to the National Fisheries Institute, which compiles the list each year based on data from the government’s US Fisheries Report. Following the top three are tilapia, Alaska pollock, Pangasius, crab, cod, catfish and clams. Looking more closely at the num...
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School board named top in state
The Kodiak Island Borough school board was named the best in the state last week by the Association of Alaska School Boards. AASB presented the Kodiak school board with the Outstanding School Board of the Year Award at the organization’s 60th annual conference on Nov. 9 in Anchorage. The award was based on the school board’s work over the last 12 months. “I think it’s a recognition of student achievement in Kodiak...
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Summer without bears

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Kodiak goes 1-1 on first day of 4A state volleyball tournament
The dream of winning a 4A state volleyball title isn’t dead. It just got a lot harder to achieve. Hours after Kodiak earned its first state tournament win in more than a decade, perennial powerhouse South Anchorage swept the Bears out of the winners’ bracket, 28-26, 25-21, 25-21, in a quarterfinal match at the state championships Thursday evening at Chugiak High School. Now, Kodiak must fight through the losers’ b...
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Leo Soucy
Leo Soucy, 69, passed away Nov. 12, 2013 at Elmendorf Richardson Air Force Base in Anchorage. Services for Leo Soucy will be held at the Rendezvous Bar on Saturday. Inquire within for details. Leo's daughter and brother will attend. Please visit.
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Warmer than normal weather beats 1986 record
Winter hasn’t hit Kodiak yet. Unusually warm weather took down a 27-year-old record on Thursday when temperatures reached 59 degrees. Measurements taken by the National Weather Service show Kodiak broke the record at 4:36 a.m., said Ray Miller with the National Weather Service in Kodiak. The previous record for Nov. 14 was 54 degrees set in 1986. The National Weather Service said to expect warmer than normal tempe...
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