Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Mission Road closure, power outage due to failed cable
The Mission Road closure this morning was due to repairing part of an underground cable that failed last week, according to a Kodiak Electric Association report. The torn up road is the result of a failed electric cable that caused a power outage in downtown Kodiak in the wee hours of September 11, the report said. The areas that lost power regained it again about four hours later after KEA rerouted power. This we...
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Truck hits bear
A Kodiak driver hit a bear on East Rezanof Drive late Wednesday night. An Alaska State Trooper report stated that a driver in a 1994 Peterbilt truck and trailer, a large commercial vehicle, hit the bear around 11 p.m. on Sept. 17. The driver was not injured, but the bear reportedly was. “We actually went to go look for it this morning when it became daylight when it was safer for us to do so,” said trooper spokesm...
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Borough rescinds decorum ordinance, talks fees
The Kodiak Island Borough unanimously voted to rescind the decorum ordinance passed and postponed accepting the annual review of the borough’s schedule of fees at a regular meeting Thursday night. The decorum ordinance received little assembly member comment. Assembly member Carol Austerman said she felt people had taken it the wrong way. “I sincerely hope that in the future that comments made in the borough assem...
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Kodiak hospital gets health award
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center recently received a Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, a quality improvement organization. “The awards recognize Alaska hospitals for their dedication to ensuring that patients receive high quality care in seven national quality project areas,” according to a statement from Mountain-Pacific. The seven areas make up a score called the appropriate ...
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Rehabbed harbor seal released in Kodiak
A harbor seal pup found wounded on a beach near Kodiak in June was released at Mayflower Beach in Kalsin Bay on Wednesday. Personnel from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, which rehabilitates injured marine mammals, brought the seal to Kodiak in a kennel. When the seal was released on the beach, he quickly waddled down to the water and swam away. He returned to the water’s edge for a minute before swimming away...
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Parnell announces third-highest PFD
Alaskans will receive a $1,884 Permanent Fund Dividend this fall, Governor Sean Parnell announced this morning. It’s higher this year than it’s been in a while, and it’s the third-highest ever. The highest was $2,069 in 2008 and the second highest was $1,963.86 in 2000. Alaskans will begin receiving their PFD on Oct. 2, when it will be direct deposited into bank accounts and checks will be mailed. Through the Pick...
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Harbor Advisory Board considers security cameras
The Harbor Advisory Board met Wednesday, and discussed security cameras due to a recent rise in crime in the harbor area. “There seems to have been a rash of crimes in the harbor that got the attention of some boat owners,” said harbormaster Lon White. “A couple (people) came today and spoke and asked that we consider camera surveillance which we have discussed in the past.” Boats have been broken into in the harb...
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Historical Society seeks answer to history mystery
The Kodiak Historical Society is trying to solve the mystery of a time capsule and the history of a commemorative plaque now located under Petro Marine. Between 1820 and 1860, the Russian American Company built a stone seawall next to where Pier 1 is now located, according to a statement from the historical society. The company built a wooden dock and a warehouse on top of the seawall. It stood for around a centur...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official primary results
The official results for the Aug. 19 primary election gives Republican State House District 32 candidate Louise Stutes the win by over 300 votes, and opponent Carol Austerman moving from third to second above candidate Rich Walker. On election night and for several days afterward, Stutes had the most votes followed by Walker and then Austerman. However, subsequent counting, which included almost 700 absentee ballo...
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Road striping to start soon
Several roads in Kodiak have been repaved over the summer — months ago for some — and the striping should be starting today. “They’ve just been waiting on the weather,” said Louis Rocheleau, the project manager for Brechan Enterprises, the paving company, “They’ve been in town since the weekend.” Some sections have been paved for most of the summer, without striping. Rocheleau said that was because the state was t...
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