Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
GUEST OPINION: Truck drivers sure of work, good pay
Recently I wrote an opinion describing shortcomings in the Kodiak Island Borough school board’s support for the vocational-technical program at Kodiak High School. As an illustration, Friday’s KDM carried a help wanted ad from Schneider National Carriers Inc. for truck drivers having a commercial driver’s license. The advertisement mentions an upper income of $60,000 per year (vs. a 2015 U.S. Government Department...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Sheefish: a shiny surprise on Interior river
ZITZIANA RIVER — Fishing at the spot where this long, squiggly stream mixes with a floury channel of the Tanana River, Alison Beamer feels a thump. Line squeals from her spinning reel as a creature as long as her arm flashes beneath the surface. After a few runs east and west, the fish tires, becoming still beneath the clear surface. Beamer’s canoe-mate Jason Clark nets and dispatches the fish. He then threads it ...
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Trends: Kodiak cost of living still high
Kodiak’s cost of living remains high but lower in some areas, according to the 2016 annual cost of living issue of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s publication “Trends.” The Council for Community and Economic Research surveys 250 cities, but just four in Alaska – Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Kodiak, all of which are above average for costs with Kodiak the highest of the four. On a lis...
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City nonprofit cap higher, requests down
The Kodiak City Council will discuss nonprofit funding and sales tax exemptions at tonight’s work session. This year, the city’s cap for nonprofit grants exceeds the amount requested from area nonprofits. According to meeting packet materials, the ceiling for nonprofit funding from the city will increase over last year. Per city code, up to 1 percent of budgeted general fund revenues may be granted to nonprofits. ...
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Petitions for KIB candidacy available
People interested in running for borough elected office can get candidacy petitions and begin seeking signatures. According to an announcement from the Kodiak Island Borough, petitions can be picked up at the clerk’s office in the borough building or downloaded from the borough’s website, kodiakak.us. The mayor’s seat, currently filled by Jerrol Friend, and two assembly seats, currently held by Frank Peterson and ...
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SEA STORIES: Missing brothers turn up dead in Uganik
June of 1988 was warm and dry, and prices for salmon were at atmospheric levels — $2.40 per pound for sockeye — which would never be seen again. For most setnet fishermen in Uganik Bay, on the west side of Kodiak Island, it was a good year to be there. At Noisy Island setnet site on Uganik Island, salmon permit holder Danny Nickerson, 42, from Bothell, Washington, was working with his brother Robbie, 36, and a Kod...
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Kodiak Island Births: July 12
Ethan Hazim Fernandez Fuentes was born at 8:40 a.m. on June 29, 2016, to Reyna Guadalupe Fernandez Castillo. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 inches long. Her parents are originally from the Philippines and Mexico and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Snug Harbor Seafoods, and the baby’s father works at North Pacific Seafoods. Grandparents are Teresita Fuentes from Kodiak and Timothy Holmes fr...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 12
May 15 At 12:59 a.m., police cited a driver in the Fir and Thorsheim streets area for having no proof of insurance and warned her for speeding. At 1:43 a.m., police cited a driver in the 1800 block of Larch Street for driving while intoxicated, four counts of misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree and misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree and arrested her for a warrant. At 2:35...
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Kodiak Post 17 goes 2-1 against Bartlett
Wins have been difficult for Kodiak Post 17 to obtain this season. And on a drizzly Saturday evening at Baranof Field, the Bears tasted their first American Legion league win of the year. Backed by a seven-run third inning, Post 17 snapped a 13-game losing skid with a 13-3 victory over Bartlett Post 29 in the opener of the three-game series. An AJ Barton double in the fifth that plated Dustin Swearingin, who singl...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Even-year pink numbers down, sizes up
With pink salmon on the final leg of their journey home to Kodiak, it’s high time to start making plans. After last year’s gangbuster season, we have lots to anticipate. Or do we? There’s an odd twitch in the life story of pink salmon that can affect fishermen, whether commercial or sport. Pink salmon numbers vary from year to year around a regular pattern. I’m yet to hear a satisfactory explanation, but it’s hard...
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