Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Coffee industry growing
With roughly eight businesses on Kodiak Island available to get a cup of joe any given day, one would think that might be too many for an island of 13,000 people. But, the Alaska Department of Labor is saying state coffee shops are one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy hiring 1,900 new employees last year with more expected the coming year. Anchorage is now second nationally for the number of coffee ou...
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Kodiak finishes season with 14-0 loss to Barrow
When Barrow’s Travis Adams first looked at the high school football schedule, he said he got excited about returning to Kodiak. A year ago, Adams got tackled in the end zone for a safety in Barrow’s 38-6 loss to Kodiak. What a difference a year makes. Adams, Barrow’s elusive sophomore quarterback, rushed for a game-high 160 yards and one touchdown in his team’s 14-0 victory over Kodiak Saturday at Joe Floyd Track ...
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Barrow embraces the NFL Network
Barrow’s football season is being played out on television screens across the nation as the Whalers are being featured in the NFL Network series “Football Town: Barrow, Alaska.” A cameraman for the show was at Joe Floyd Track and Field filming Saturday’s game between Kodiak and Barrow. The third 30-minute episode of the show airs at 4:30 p.m. today (replayed at 8:30 p.m.) on GCI Channel 37 (630 HD). The first two ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Late silvers
The crowds of silver salmon anglers have thinned noticeably, even as numbers of fish mount daily. You might already have put your gear away, but those are very good reasons to retrieve it from storage. This has been a really odd year for silvers, between the low water, small fish size, and large numbers of fish. It’s not unusual to hear tales of 20, 30, even 40 silvers caught and released in a day! I tend to lose ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Oct. 6
Zuria Katherine-Evyleen Eager was born at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2015 to Raleigh Eager and Nicole Vosgien. She weighed 6 pounds, 8.6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak and Brooklyn and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Providence, and the baby’s father is a commercial fisherman. Also welcoming her to the family is Isabelle Eager. Grandparents are Steve and Diana Cole...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 6
Sept. 29 At 8:55 a.m., police received a report that someone broke into her residence in the 100 block of Hillcrest Drive. It’s under investigation. At 9:03 a.m., a person reported someone hit their vehicle in the 500 block of Hillside Drive during the night, and they wanted it logged for insurance purposes. At 9:24 a.m., someone reported their vehicle stolen from the 100 block of Marine Way. It’s under investigat...
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Quilter’s guild holds annual show
The Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters held their annual quilt show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, showing off works for the community to judge, including red, white and blue quilts made for the Quilts of Valor program for the first time. The annual show provides guild members the chance to show off their handiwork and sell their work if they choose to. “Quilters generally don’t tout their skills, it’s a very solitary pur...
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Parnell, Osowski lead Kodiak to third place
For the second straight season, Kodiak’s boys cross country team produced a pair of top 5 finishers at the 4A state cross country championships. Senior Michael Parnell concluded his high school career with a fourth-place finish, while junior Keith Osowski placed fifth on a muddy 5-kilometer course Saturday at Bartlett High School. Senior Richie McKinney tossed in a 15th-place showing, but it wasn’t enough for Kodi...
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Easement passed, one delayed supporting conservation negotiations
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly passed an ordinance in support of negations over a conservation easement on Long Island and postponed a resolution in support of negotiations for an easement on Termination Point. The prospective easements are on land owned by Leisnoi Incorporated. At a previous work session, the assembly heard from the Great Land Trust that the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council could purcha...
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Kodiak spikers take out Wasilla
Kodiak High School basketball fans are known to get loud, but volleyball fans? Behind a raucous crowd, Kodiak zoomed past Wasilla 25-15, 25-16, 25-22 in a Northern Lights Conference match Friday at KHS. Friday’s game was a designated Dig Pink match that raised awareness for breast cancer. The bleachers looked like a sea of pink as fans cheered every ace, dig, kill and block. “Once the fans are excited, we get exci...
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