Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Leisnoi land trade with borough not dead
Termination Point is a popular hiking destination on Monashka Bay, but most of the hikers who traverse its trails don’t know they’re trespassing. An ongoing effort by the Kodiak Island Borough could change that problem. Termination Point is owned by Leisnoi Inc., the Native corporation of Woody Island, which also owns substantial tracts of land along the Kodiak road system. Leisnoi is logging its Chiniak property ...
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Internet find restores a rare piece of history to Kodiak
Nick Troxell was scouring eBay in search of his next Alaska treasure when he stumbled upon an item he just couldn’t pass up — an old tin can. At first glance, the can looks like a regular tin can with some years behind it, but Troxell, being a former Kodiak fisherman, recognized the significance of the can. The front of the can’s label reads “Alaska Salmon” and features a picture of a salmon. On the back are two A...
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City council OKs ambulance fee increase
The Kodiak City Council has approved a rate increase for ambulance service provided by the Kodiak Fire Department. In a unanimous vote, the council agreed that rate increases are needed to keep pace with rising costs. "It's something we have to do to maintain the rate of inflation to our costs," said councilman Charles Davidson. "This wasn't done because we're trying to make our city overpriced." The city will now...
Mar 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In pollock season, an unpleasant surprise for Kodiak deliveries
A change in the way pollock and cod are processed in the Gulf of Alaska could end up costing Kodiak millions in lost tax revenue. On Tuesday night, Alaska Pacific Seafoods plant manager Matt Moir told the Kodiak City Council that fishermen in the recent pollock ‘B’ season skipped their traditional deliveries to Kodiak in favor of dropping off fish at tenders headed west. “Fourteen million pounds of seafood that no...
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Ice rink to close Monday
Kodiak’s high country is blanketed in snow, but the spring thaw is coming early to the city’s ice rink. On Thursday afternoon, Corey Gronn, the city’s ice rink supervisor, announced the rink will end its season early after its sole remaining refrigeration compressor failed. “We're unable to make ice, basically, unable to maintain ice with these temperatures,” he said. The compressor failed Tuesday, but unseasonabl...
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Coast Guard announces discovery of 41-year-old Kodiak shipwreck
A vessel that went missing more than 40 years ago while sailing from its shipyard to Kodiak has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard announced March 22 that the fishing vessel Katmai has been found underwater 200 miles off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. at a depth of 8,920 feet. The 45-foot fishing vessel went missing on Feb. 18, 1972. The Schmidt Ocean Institute research vessel Falkor found...
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Gun show returns for second year
Kodiak firearms enthusiasts will be able to view guns and gun accessories from more than a dozen vendors and individual sellers at the second annual Emerald Isle Gun Show this weekend. The show gives people in Kodiak an opportunity to purchase, sell or trade guns without having to leave the island. Gun show promoter Michael Horstman said the interest was strong enough in the community that it needed to be held aga...
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Derelict dock dumps Styrofoam, but responsibility is in short supply
A derelict dock that washed up on Zaimka Island is leaving substantial deposits of Styrofoam in Womens Bay, and while there’s ample foam, responsibility is hard to come by. Kodiak resident Judy Phillips first noticed a large amount of brown Styrofoam while kayaking in Womens Bay on March 17. “When I was launching the kayak I just saw all this brown foam all along the tideline,” Phillips said. “There was so much of...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ambulance, parks and recreation fees are set to rise under proposal
On Tuesday afternoon, Kodiak fire chief Rome Kamai helped an ambulance crew rescue a fisherman after he fell into the hold of his boat. A few hours later, Kamai told the Kodiak City Council that when it comes to calls like those, the city of Kodiak should be collecting a bigger fee. The city council will consider that proposal as part of a slate of other fee increases at 7:30 p.m. tonight. According to records pro...
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Fish board bans ‘high-grading’ sportfish
The state Board of Fish has banned the practice of “high-grading” sportfish but turned down a proposal to help disabled fishermen that was endosed by the board’s Kodiak advisory panel. The board, which is made up of representatives from across the state, met last week in Anchorage to address finfish and miscellaneous issues affecting state-waters fisheries. In a unanimous vote, it banned high-grading, which occurs...
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