Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
Around Kodiak: Jan. 27
The Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District hosts a community garden planning meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in the Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. If you are interested in participating in a community garden, stop by to contribute your ideas of what it should look like.
Jan 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Coast Guard turns fishing vessel back to port for faulty life raft
The US Coast Guard turned a fishing vessel back to Kodiak after discovering six safety violations during an at-sea boarding. According to an email from the Coast Guard, inspectors from the cutter SPAR boarded the fishing vessel Arctic Storm on Thursday. During their inspection, the Coast Guardsmen found the vessel’s life raft had expired in 2006 and that the hydrostatic release — which activates the life raft auto...
Jan 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Capitol Report: Jan. 27
Hello again from Juneau, where lawmakers have gathered for the second session of the 28th Alaska State Legislature following our nine-month interim. The interim was busy time and included many personal and professional highlights, the top among them being the arrival of my first grandchild, Isadora, in September. During the interim, I completed my term as the national chairman of the Council of State Governments. ...
Jan 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
When a ferry becomes an aircraft carrier
The ferry Tustumena is an aircraft carrier. On Wednesday afternoon, James Jackson and Jay Wattum wheeled one of the most unusual vehicles to ever travel aboard a state ferry across City Pier 1 and onto the Tustumena’s cargo lift. Jackson’s four-seat Aeronica Sedan, an airplane built in 1948, is bound for a maintenance shop in Talkeetna. “They do it pretty cheap up there,” Jackson said of having the plane resurface...
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
KEA will spend $200,000 to research renewable energy projects
Six wind turbines spin on Pillar Mountain. Three hydroelectric turbines rumble at Terror Lake. It isn't enough. On Thursday, the Kodiak Electric Association board of directors voted unanimously to spend $200,000 to research additional renewable energy projects for Kodiak. Throughout the KEA grid, electrical use fell by 1 percent in 2013, mirroring nationwide trends. According to the Energy Information Administrati...
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Wandersee returns after successful eye surgery
Nolan Wandersee’s wrestling season almost ended in a blur. Two months after being diagnosed with a detached retina, Wandersee made his junior season debut last week, two weeks before the Northern Lights Conference Championships. Wandersee went 2-2, and that was without getting a good look at his opponents. “All I could see were blurs, really,” he said. Wandersee is still recovering from eye surgery and hasn’t been...
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Firefighters evacuate clinic after doctors smell fumes
Kodiak Island Medical Associates (KIMA) shut down for four hours Wednesday as firefighters looked for the source of an odd smell. The Kodiak Fire Department received a call from KIMA employees just before 8 a.m. reporting a strong odor. “We had an odor in our clinic yesterday that was determined to be a volatile organic compound, and we called the fire department to find out where it came from,” KIMA director Dr. ...
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City council diverts some surplus to long-term savings
Kodiak has socked away almost a million dollars for a rainier day. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council approved a budget amendment that diverts $921,584 from the city's general fund to its enhancement fund. The transfer, required by city code, represents half of the city's general fund surplus at the end of the 2013 fiscal year, which concluded June 30. The enhancement fund was created in 1997 with a balanc...
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Parks and Rec: Jan. 24-Jan. 31
Jan. 24-Jan. 31 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Jan. 24 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 Aerobics/Lap 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m....
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kodiak boys finding success with only eight players
Members of Kodiak’s boys basketball team have no reason to complain about not getting enough playing time. The Bears only have eight varsity players. It’s not uncommon for a 1A school to have such a small roster, but it is almost unheard of at the 4A level. Juneau, Kodiak’s latest opponent, has 13 players, while Lathrop has 15 players. Even 3A Monroe has a 12-player roster. The small roster is by design, a strateg...
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category