Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
Week in Words: Stories have history, and I say it’s alright
I saw an old friend this past week. The sun. “Sun” is the modern spelling of the Old English “sunne,” derived from the Proto-Germanic “sunnon” centuries ago. We believe “sun” is a direct descendent of the Proto-Indo-European root “suwen,” which sometimes take the alternate form of “saewel.” “Saewel” means “to shine,” and we see this in the proper noun “Sol,” the name given to the sun by the Romans. It was initiall...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Stephens resigns from assembly
Assembly member Mel Stephens will again have “former” in front of his title. Stephens announced his resignation from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly in a memorandum to borough clerk Nova Javier dated April 25 and stamped as received the same day. Reached by telephone, Stephens declined to comment. The resignation comes just days after the assembly voted 5-2 to approve an employment contract for incoming borough...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Thelma C might cross spit
A building to display the historic fishing boat Thelma C will stand next to the new Trident building downtown, if the Kodiak City Council goes along with a change of plan approved Tuesday by the Port and Harbor Advisory Board. In January, the council agreed to let the Kodiak Maritime Museum put the restored 1964 wooden vessel between Oscar’s Dock and the small boat launching dock in St. Paul Harbor. But due to the...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
GUEST OPINION: Military dollars for Alaska
Alaska is facing tough economic times. Budgets are being squeezed, workers are being laid off, and families are making due with less. But it’s important to understand that we’ve been here before, and we’ve come out stronger because of it. It’s also important to remember that just like in past recoveries, the federal government has a significant role to play in Alaska. Working together again, Alaska’s congressional...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kodiak track sweeps West Valley
With a little help from Mother Nature, Kodiak’s track and field team washed away West Valley. The rain and wind pounding Joe Floyd Track and Field Saturday morning depleted West Valley’s squad and made it easier for the Bears to record a 41-32 victory in the boys meet and a 60-13 triumph in the girls meet. “If there was a reward for toughing out the weather, we would win it today over West Valley,” Kodiak coach Ma...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Prevent more landscape devastation
To the editor: Can we trust A-1 Timber to do the right thing on borough-owned trees in Chiniak? Well, let’s look at what happened on Leisnoi property in Chiniak. Buffer zones on rivers and streams have been too small. Trees are falling everywhere. You can see it from the road, but really see it if you drive around and take a really good look. Buffer zones by the Chiniak Highway are too small. This past winter lots...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Public Safety Blotter: April 27
April 10 At 12:45 a.m., a person reported a physical fight at a bar in the 300 block of Center Avenue. No “victim” was willing to come forward. Police gave disorderly conduct and no bars warnings. At 1:23 p.m., a person reported money stolen from his residence in the 700 block of Hemlock Street. There are currently no suspects. At 1:24 p.m., a woman reported her ex-boyfriend just aggressively tried to enter her bu...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Alaska Science Forum: Carpeting the Denali Fault with earthquake sensors
NEAR MILLER CREEK — Crouching amid scratchy spruce branches and surrounded by feet of snow, Amir Allam jabs half-frozen soil with the spikey base of a white cylinder. The seismologist twists the 6-pound seismometer to orient it northward. Then he clicks a cable to a magnetic connection on top. "Starting operation," says a tinny voice that sounds like a woman from London. The words come from a thick tablet attached...
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Congress puts end to Chirikof cattle planning
Exactly one year ago, representatives of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge visited Kodiak to talk about what to do about a herd of more than 2,000 feral cattle on Chirikof Island. But now efforts to remove the cattle as an invasive species in obedience to a previous federal order have stopped, according to a Monday release from AMNWR. The 2016 Federal Budget Act that funds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser...
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Logging vote postponed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will discuss again a contract for salvaging burned trees in Chiniak at an upcoming work session and vote at the next regular meeting on May 5. The assembly postponed the vote Thursday after 15 people from Chiniak either called in or appeared in person and spoke during public comment time asking the borough to slow down or halt logging. The residents said issues they brought up we...
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category