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Local processing hire, common in Kodiak, is rare statewide
A new report released in the November issue of Alaska Economic Trends magazine says Alaska’s seafood processing industry is growing steadily, but most of the growth is coming at the hands of nonresident workers — except in Kodiak. According to figures from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the processing sector grew from 17,805 workers in 2006 to 19,740 workers in 2011. The number of reside...
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Doubling our daylight savings
Last week, Carl Benson accepted a lifetime achievement award from the place he has worked since Dwight Eisenhower was president. As the 85-year-old snow and ice scientist and professor emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’s Geophysical Institute rose to applause from his friends and coworkers, memories rushed back to me. One was the frigid January day he invited me along in his car to a busy intersection...
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New program helps violence victims find housing
The Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center now has a new resource available to find housing for women who have been displaced by domestic violence. Empowering Choice Housing is a new referral-based program that helps victims of domestic violence or sexual assault find transitional housing. The statewide program was established through a partnership between the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Alaska Network ...
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Local Results: Nov. 14
Tuesday, Nov. 6 Ravens 31, Minecraft 10 Makhail Suydam 12 points, Wilfred Quiambao 8, Justin Doctolero 6 and Keole Agmata 5 for Ravens. Moisess Cruz 6 points and Eli Kniaziowski 4 for Minecraft. Bear Paw 26, Brechan 7 Vince Mangrobang 12 points, Micah Fields 6, Arthur Trujillo 2, Omar Llamos 2, Tyson Duboc 2 and AJ Arevalo 2 for Bear Paw. Ryan Walker 4 points and Tyler Skonberg 3 for Brechan. Grizzlies 15, Subway ...
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Business spotlight: Dawson finds roots in Kodiak
Kodiak’s newest business owner grew up 13 miles north of city limits — and about 5,000 miles east. While he’s a world apart from his hometown, Scotsman Matt Dawson seems to have set roots in his new Kodiak home by establishing AK Small Boat Services, a maintenance and caretaker service for the dozens of small boats that crowd the city’s harbors. “My wife is from Nebraska,” he said of his arrival 2 years ago. “She ...
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Ice rink expected to open in mid-December
Kodiak's hockey and broomball players will soon be able to get back on the ice. Project managers expect the Baranof Park ice rink to reopen in mid-December. The ice rink was damaged in an Aug. 1 arson attack. The blaze, which started with discarded packing materials and spread to the rink, caused more than $1 million in damages to the rink's roof, dasher boards, walls, and team boxes. The Kodiak Police Department ...
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Alumni update: Dunbar qualifies for NCAA Championships
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Kodiak's Trevor Dunbar will finish his collegiate cross country career with one more race at the NCAA Championships. Dunbar, a senior at the University of Oregon, punched his fourth career ticket to the NCAA Championships with a third-place finish at Saturday's NCAA West Regional in Seattle. The NCAA's are Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky. Dunbar, Oregon's top finisher at the West Regional, zoomed thro...
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Public safety blotter: Nov. 13
Friday, Nov. 2 • At 5:18 p.m., a caller requested extra patrols on Mill Bay Road due to criminal activities in the area. Patrol was advised. • At 5:40 p.m., an officer removed debris from the roadway on Rezanof Drive. • At 7:23 p.m., an officer sighted a bear on the 200 block of Benny Benson Drive. Patrol was advised. • At 9:23 p.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way Saturday, Nov. 3 • At 1:29 a.m., a ca...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 13
Owen Charles Harford was born at 5:14 p.m. Nov. 1, 2012, to Justin and Lori Harford. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Owen’s parents are originally from Anchorage and Kodiak. His father works at Brechan Enterprises and his mother works at home. Also welcoming him to the family are Kariona and Noah. Proud grandparents are Florence and the late Charles Pestrikoff from Kodiak and Wayne H...
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Floyd, Klinnert on Alaska HOF ballot
The polls are now open to vote in the 2013 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame class. People can cast votes in three categories — people, moments and events, A pair of Kodiak icons are in the people category: Joe “Coach” Floyd and Kristi Waythomas (Klinnert). Floyd is a retired Kodiak High School athletic director, teacher and coach who started many of the sports programs at KHS when he arrived from Mississippi in the 1960...
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