Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Summer roadwork rolls on in Kodiak
Planners expect the various road resurfacing projects on the island to finish up in August, although much of the work for the time being is jumping in between projects as pavement cools. The work on Spruce Cape and Island Lake are part of the overall Kodiak Area Roads Preservation Project, a $6.7 million project directed by the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. “Right now we’re cu...
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Alaskan congressional delegation reports research grants
The Alaska Congressional Delegation reported Tuesday that the National Science Foundation gave some $9.2 million in five new grants to Alaskan research organizations. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Mark Begich, and Representative Don Young put out a joint statement listing the bodies receiving the NSF grants. The grants were as follows: • $7,315,833 to the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States for “An Arctic C...
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Maritime workforce plan identifies priority occupations
A recent state and university study reported that Alaska ranks third in the nation in per capita maritime with 70,000 total jobs in Alaska. The maritime industry includes seafood harvesters, processors, marine occupations, support jobs and research, enhancement and management. Maritime industry groups, along with five state agencies and the University of Alaska, worked together for two years to develop a strategic...
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Pipeline training offered in Fairbanks this fall
The plumbers and pipefitters union offers pipeline welding training in Fairbanks for Alaskans from all over. The Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 375 are jointly offering a free 18-week course in advanced pipeline welding. The training begins on Aug. 4 and ends on Dec. 5. Open schedules during that time period will be necessary because the classes are Monday through Friday from...
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Outdoors Kodiak: Mooching for salmon
My wife and I had trolled for hours without a hit. We tried the shallow areas we like so much, moved out to around 90 feet like most boats in the area, and hit several depths between. We couldn’t find kings anywhere. On top of that, the tide had turned and we were entering a period that had never produced for us. Tired of the drone of the outboard and more than a little frustrated with the lack of salmon action, w...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 10
• Finnian Michael Robert Koehler was born at 1:03 a.m. May 31, 2014, to Elizabeth Meghan Johns and Michael Farley Koehler. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Michigan City, Indiana and now live in Kodiak. His father is in the Coast Guard stationed at Airstation Kodiak. The grandparents are Genny and Jeff Koehler from Michigan City, Indiana and Patricia and...
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Anton Larsen dock gets design OK, borough eyes 2015 finish
A new, possibly larger replacement dock at Anton Larsen Bay could be completed in the latter half of 2015, and would most likely employ an out-of-town construction company to do the precision build necessary for the much-needed facility. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved the design for a new dock at its regular meeting on Thursday. The assembly voted 6-0 to give Jensen Yorba Lott of Juneau a term contrac...
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In the courts: June 10
Mandi M. Smith pleaded guilty to driving without vehicle insurance. Smith was fined $500. Lamar Demings pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator’s license. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and fined $500 ($500 suspended). Demings was sentenced to two years probation. Joseph Walburn pleaded guilty to Sport-Fish guide – Aid in Violation and unlawful possession of a sport-caught fish. Walb...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 10
May 25, 2014 • At 12:33 a.m., a woman on Mozart Circle reported a bear was in her yard and then ran off. • Around 1:06 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 1:27 a.m., an officer found a glasses case. It was placed in evidence until someone claims it. • At 1:33 a.m., someone reported malicious mischief. It’s under investigation. • At 1:44 a.m., police received a 911 call about an assault on Marine ...
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High school sports’ top 10 moments
As the last out in the softball and baseball state tournament brought the 2013-2014 high school sports season to an end, it made one think: What a year it was for Kodiak High School. Here are the top 10 stories of the school year as judged by Daily Mirror sports reporter Derek Clarkston. 10. Year of the coaches Kodiak had a remarkable cadre of coaches of the year. Earning awards were: John Lindquist (swimming), Am...
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