Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Animal clinic bought by nationwide corporation
Kodiak Veterinary Clinic has a new corporate owner that will provide stability and new technology, its manager says. Dr. Jeff Johnson and Dr. Angie Johnson spent more than 20 years practicing veterinary medicine and owned the animal hospital for seven years. They retired in May and sold the practice to National Veterinary Associates, the largest private provider of veterinary care in the country, to ensure that Ko...
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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New computer business opens
Kodiak’s newest computer business offers website development and repair services for computers and smartphones. 3K3 Computers, co-owned by Cain King and William Kenny, aims to make life easier by offering network setup, preventative maintenance, scheduled backups, emergency repair and live support. “Pretty much anything that the client needs, we can take care of,” King said. King purchased the computer business Co...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak bed and breakfast wins another travel award
A Channel View Bed and Breakfast in Kodiak has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for a second year in a row. The honor is awarded to businesses that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on the travel website Tripadvisor.com. On average, only about 10 percent of businesses listed on the website receive the award. A Channel View Bed and Breakfast, located less than one mile from downtown Kodia...
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand Slam Toys and Books has a new owner and location
Kodiak’s local toy store will soon carry books, toddler clothing and cotton candy. New owner Denise Simeonoff plans to expand Grand Slam Toys and Books’ selection of products in its new location on Selig Street, below Total Interiors. Simeonoff said she decided to buy the business in February when she heard previous owners Ron and Gladys Kutchick were selling it. Simeonoff grew up going to the toy store, which the...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Divine Gifts Massage heals aches and pains
Divine Gifts Massage pledges to relax your mind and ease aches and pains. Tiffany Anderson, the owner of the new massage parlor, practices therapeutic massages to help heal injuries and recover from stress. “The therapeutic value of massage is amazing,” she said. “I am very passionate about body work. I have seen some amazing miracles, and I can’t call them anything but miracles.” Anderson started her massage ther...
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business takes spray tans to your home
Summer Spray Kodiak Mobile Spray Tans is giving islanders’ skin a sunny glow even when the sun isn’t shining. Summer Wood, owner of Summer Spray Kodiak Mobile Spray Tans, is a fan of spray tanning because it is sunless, safe and healthy for skin. “Spray tanning is the easiest way to have color without having to sit in the sun for hours,” she said. Wood started getting spray tans in North Carolina around eight year...
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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New business collars the dog market
Heather Prete, owner of Lead Dog Designs, wants to make the island’s dogs look fabulous. Lead Dog Designs is Prete’s part-time business producing custom dog collars in different patterns, prints and colors. “My slogan is, ‘Because your dog wants to look awesome,’” Prete said. Prete and her husband are the proud owners of two Siberian huskies who are the reasons why she started making dog collars. “We just have our...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed martial arts come to Kodiak
Mixed martial arts have hit Kodiak Island. Cooper Curtis, a mixed martial arts enthusiast, started Kodiak Freestyle Martial Arts when he couldn’t find anyone in Kodiak to train with. Curtis has been offering classes from his home for three weeks and is hoping to share his knowledge with others on the island. “I’m doing it to help the community and because I like training,” he said. “I know other people do it too a...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Eagle View Equestrian surges in popularity
The rain drips through the roof of the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds’ rodeo arena. Quietly, with only the drumming of rain on metal and the soft pounding of hooves in sawdust, Chelsea Tracy exercises her horse. It’s a quiet moment in a busy day for Tracy, who today welcomes instructors Jim and Donnette Hicks to Kodiak. Tracy learned from the Hicks as she grew up in Utah, and now she hopes their arrival will help her o...
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak photographers join forces
Six months ago, Ashley Sloan was a student in Sarah Lovette’s beginning photography class. Now she has her own photography business, Sloan Photography, and has partnered with Simply Lovette Photography. Lovette began looking for an assistant in March when she realized she couldn’t keep up with the number of interested clients. She knew Sloan from her class and approached her about training with her. “Ashley starte...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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