Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Holiday market highlights Alaskan artists
This weekend’s annual Holiday Market gives Kodiakans a chance to see what local artisans have been working on all year. This will be the 20th year of the market. Mary Mathes created the show after her store closed because she wanted a place to feature the artists who had work displayed in her shop. “She started it to showcase artists right after she closed her store,” said organizer Cathy Cordry, who also has piec...
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Kodiak volleyball plays at Service/Dimond Tourney
Only Dimond has beaten Kodiak this season. That came a month ago in the championship game of the West Spiketacular. The Bears could get another chance at the Lynx at the two-day, 20-team Service/Dimond Tournament that begins Friday in Anchorage. “If they are going to be in the championship match, that is where we hope to be,” Willis said. Kodiak had a chance to close out Dimond in a best-of-3 match but failed to c...
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Prep swimming: James moves up in state rankings
The Valley Invitational was good for Kodiak, and it was particularly good for Blake James. The Kodiak High School junior saved his best performance of the season for the biggest meet to date on Saturday at Palmer High School. James was the only Kodiak boy to win a pair of individual events in the nine-team field. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 50.52 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.86. “Those w...
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From Soup to Nuts: Cooking with children
At around two years old, both my children started “helping” me in the kitchen. You might think children aren’t really much help at this age, though mine really were. Oh, they each did their share of playing while I prepared meals and snacks. My son would leave Legos in the potato bin in place of the potatoes he would take out to play with. He would pull out all of my pots, pans and metal bowls to bang with a spoon...
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Fish board holds steady on allocation questions
The Alaska Board of Fish declined to substantially change the allocation of state-waters cod in a meeting that ended Tuesday. During its five-day meeting in Anchorage, the fish board heard several proposals that would have reallocated cod quota from the federal waters fishery to the state. Other proposals would have diverted quota from the Kodiak area to the Chignik area or altered start dates, gear limits or fish...
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ADF&G closes most elk hunting to preserve herds
Afognak Island’s elk hunting season opens to the general public today with the start of the registration hunt, but hunters will find fewer legal targets this year. On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the bull elk harvest by emergency order, citing winter kill as a concern. While last winter was average for Kodiak, the winters of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 brought deep snow that killed large nu...
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School board gets new president
Katie Oliver is the new head of the Kodiak Island Borough school board. In a meeting Monday, Oliver was selected to replace Melissa Borton, a longtime school board representative who did not run for re-election during this month’s municipal election. Serving as school board vice president is Rick Kniaziowski, who won a three-year term during the election. Kniaziowski was appointed to the school board a year ago to...
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Alaska Science Forum: Scientists endure nights on mountaintop perch
Leaning against her Thermarest pad in a helicopter coated with ice, Taryn Lopez imagined herself as the little girl rocking to sleep in her parent’s boat. Just before she drifted off on that early September night, the volcano researcher wondered if the climbing ropes would hold the Jet Ranger to the wind-pounded volcano on the spine of the Alaska Peninsula. “We weren’t sure if we’d wake up the next morning having ...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 23
Make a tidepool The Kodiak Ocean Science Discovery Lab invites adults and children of all ages to the touch tank building on Near Island Thursday, Friday and Saturday to create pocket tidepools. The free art workshop runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information and to RSVP, email switgard@gci.net or call 654-9037. Parks meeting tonight The City of Kodiak Par...
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Downtown revitalization committee gets to work
The Kodiak downtown revitalization committee has taken the first steps toward improving downtown Kodiak by identifying the area’s major problems. The committee has held two meetings, and identified three areas of focus: social issues and public safety, beautification and public space improvements, and economic development. Three subcommittees have been formed to discuss the focus areas. Started by city Mayor Pat B...
Oct 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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