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Groundbreaking ceremony marks official start of KHS construction
There were four shovels at Thursday’s Kodiak High School groundbreaking but plenty of eager hands. That presented a bit of a problem. Who would you leave out — the administrators who guided the project? The architect who designed it? What about the Alaska legislators who garnered state support or the men and women who will build it? In the end, the hands of architect Tony Yorba, borough assemblywoman Chris Lynch, ...
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Kodiak Electric Association presses ahead with new headquarters
A new headquarters for the Kodiak Electric Association moved one step closer to reality Thursday as the KEA board directed the cooperative to begin negotiations with architectural firm ECI-Hyer. In a unanimous vote, board members approved negotiations toward a sole-source contract with ECI-Hyer to develop plans for a 15,000 square-foot building to be built on Mill Bay Road. “I think we’ll be very satisfied with wh...
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City council signs off on first review of FY14 budget
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the first reading of the city's fiscal year 2014 budget on Thursday, setting the stage for the budget's acceptance in June. The city's fiscal year starts July 1, and the proposed $37 million budget before the council includes a 6 percent cut overall, the result of cost-cutting and the end of several expensive construction projects. The city is expected to have the equiv...
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Marian Call will perform in Kodiak
Singer-songwriter and self-proclaimed “nerd” Marian Call will perform in Kodiak tonight. Call’s musical style has been described as “acoustic joy jazz” by fans, and her lyrics touch on subjects like Shark Week, airplanes, NASA, Alaska and TV shows. “I’m kind of a nerd, so a lot of my songs are secretly about ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and other things too,” Call said. “There are little hidden Easter eggs.” Kodiak Arts...
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Observing 30th birthday, hatchery association expands
The Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a significant expansion. At Thursday’s annual meeting of Kodiak’s regional fish hatchery group, board members shared stories of KRAA’s founding, and local hatchery managers gave presentations about Pillar Creek Hatchery and Kitoi Bay Hatchery. “This year we’re working on our hatchery expansion,” said Michael Smimmo, assi...
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City considers adding tobacco tax
Lighting up in Kodiak could cost you a bit more. On Tuesday night, the Kodiak City Council held preliminary discussion on implementing a citywide tax on all tobacco products. The tax is seen as a means to raise revenue without altering property or sales taxes. “At least initially, I don’t think the citizens would have much of a problem with it,” said city manager Aimee Kniaziowski. Betty McTavish, tobacco preventi...
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Retiring library director ready for the next chapter
Kodiak will soon have a new library director to go with its new library. Kodiak Public Library director Joe D’Elia is retiring. After a 13-year career in Kodiak, he and his wife Pat will move to Florida in June. One of his sons will stay in Alaska to fish, and the other will head off to college. “I was planning to retire after August, but because of personal family circumstances I’m having to leave early,” D’Elia ...
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Crab Festival special section (PDF)
To read the Daily Mirror's special Crab Fest special section, click the PDF link to the left.
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Research team compares prehistoric Kodiak quakes
Sixty years ago, Kalsin Pond was a meadow. Then came the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. On Tuesday afternoon, professor Ian Shennan of Durham University stomped through the marshy edge of the pond on a quest to answer a question: If a severe earthquake strikes Southcentral Alaska again, will it be limited to a small area, or will the shaking spread? The 1964 earthquake started in Prince William Sound, but the shakin...
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Brief on KHS groundbreaking scheduled
Dignitaries and government officials will gather at 1:30 p.m. today as a groundbreaking ceremony marks the official start of construction for the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The groundbreaking will take place near the school greenhouse, between the borough office building and the school’s office wing. The $80.4 million effort is the most costly construction project in borough history. Cont...
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