Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
Kodiak News
 
Price tag to repair Baranof Park ice rink climbs above $1 million
The cost of an Aug. 1 arson attack at the Baranof Park ice rink has passed $1 million. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council allocated $400,000 for a cost-plus contract with Jay-Brant General Contractors of Homer to complete repairs on the ice rink, which was damaged when a vandal set fire to wooden debris. The blaze spread to the rink’s dasher boards and damaged the building’s roof. When added to substantial...
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Afognak Island hosts innovative green forest project
Two conservation groups are cashing in on Afognak Island timber, but they’re not using a saw to do it. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the American Land Conservancy have partnered with London-based CAMCO Global to market what they’re calling the Afognak Forest Carbon Project, producing carbon credits for global markets. It’s a way for the groups to make money without cutting down trees, and it’s the first ti...
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kodiak Electric Association prepares to open the throttle on new wind turbines
Clarification: The insurance payment mentioned in the second half of this story covered a Terror Lake dam leak different from the one plugged with Frisbee-like discs last winter in a story covered extensively by the Daily Mirror. The story has been corrected with this clarification. Kodiak’s new wind turbines are up and operating, but the Kodiak Electric Association is waiting on two more steps to open the throttl...
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New face coming to school board with election
The Kodiak Island Borough School Board will see one new face this year since incumbent Peggy Rauwolf decided not to run for another term. Debra Kirk and incumbent Norm Wooten are the only two people running for the two open seats in Tuesday’s school board election. Kirk said she is qualified for the position from years of involvement in Kodiak’s schools as a parent. “I’ve been involved with the parent teacher asso...
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
$1 million in Exxon Valdez spill damages still left unclaimed
The Exxon Valdez settlement fund has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars to Alaskans, and now the push is on to give out the final $1 million. The Exxon Qualified Settlement Fund, which has overseen punitive and compensatory payments from Exxon and Alyeska, is finishing an effort to find and pay the last 900 people registered to receive money, KMXT-FM first reported this week. “We’re down to the last individu...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
At election forum, taxes and Baranof Park are hot topics for city council candidates
Parks and taxes were the topics of contention Wednesday night as the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce held the only candidate gathering scheduled before next week’s municipal election. With Jerrol Friend’s announcement that he does not want to be considered a candidate for the Borough Assembly, the city council is the only major contested election. Fire Service Area No. 1 also has more candidates than available seats, b...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Election 2012: City Council race offers selection of longtime Kodiak residents
The Kodiak City Council race will be the only contested race in Kodiak city’s municipal elections on Oct. 2, as three men run for the two available seats. Incumbent Gabriel Saravia, 52, is seeking reelection. He has served on the council for the past nine years and has lived in Kodiak for 31 years. Fisheries are an important issue to Saravia, who works as an operations manager at Westward Seafoods, Inc. “I think t...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Financial teachers prepare campaign in Kodiak schools
Junior Achievement volunteers are gearing up to teach Kodiak students how to be financially savvy. Junior Achievement is a national nonprofit organization that educates students about financial literacy, business skills and entrepreneurship. Each year, volunteers go into Kodiak’s classrooms to teach five 45-minute lessons to participating classes. “Junior Achievement is about helping our kids in grades K through 1...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kodiak-Anchorage Era flight makes emergency landing in Homer
HOMER (AP) — An overheating engine forced an Era Aviation plane to make an emergency landing in Homer earlier this week. The Homer News reports that Flight 889 from Kodiak to Anchorage made the emergency landing Monday. There were 31 people on board the flight, including three crew members. Era spokesman Steve Smith said a pilot noticed a high temperature on an engine and shut it down as a precautionary measure. T...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Afognak Native Corporation breaks ground on new Kodiak headquarters
Afognak Native Corporation has long claimed to have its foundation deep in the bedrock of the Kodiak archipelago. Now, it’s making that claim literally true. On July 19, the archipelago’s largest village corporation broke ground on its new 11,000 square-foot Kodiak headquarters. As concrete forms rise, Kodiak eyes are turning to the collection of construction trailers on the Kodiak waterfront that will soon be rep...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category