Guest Opinion: Elks Club involved in youth activities I am writing to make you aware of some things that are going on in your town that you and your neighbors may know nothing about. Something that makes your town a better place in which to live and raise a family. It is that Elks Lodge down the street that goes, for the most part, unnoticed.
That Lodge is one of approximately 2,000 across the United States and 17 in Alaska. The one in your town may have 50 members ...
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Perry Streeter/Alaska State Elks AssociationKodiak Daily Mirror
Power rankings: NLC girls teams off to good start Not much happened for Northern Lights Conference basketball teams during the first week of 2013.
Kodiak hosted the 46th Joe Floyd Tournament, while Colony traveled to a tournament at Monroe High School.
The girls division in the Northern Lights Conference is shaping up to be quite a race. The top three teams in this week’s KDM power rankings — Soldotna, Wasilla and Kodiak — are undefeated, while all six teams in ...
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Derek Clarkston / firstname.lastname@example.orgKodiak Daily Mirror
Alaska Science Forum: Bowheads rise, Barrow sinks, fire scars the tundra From my notebook, here’s more northern news presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, a five-day gathering of more than 20,000 scientists held in early December 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco:
Bowhead whales counted from a sea-ice perch north of Barrow are “doing beautifully,” according to Craig George with the North Slope Borough. Since 1978, George has counted bowhead whales ...
City league basketball champs Petro Marine won the city league basketball open division Christmas Tournament championships by defeating Ocean Beauty 73-70. Back, left: Geoffrey Agmata, Nick Calderon, Nick Van Meter, Dustin Krug, Tim Williamson, Randy DelaCruz, David Diocares, Randy Diocares, and Godfrey Agmata. Front, left: Elijah Calderon, Issac Calderon, Alyssa Agmata, Isaiah DelaCruz, Gavin Basuel, Ava Delacruz, and Antonio Basuel Jr. (Phot...
Bidding opens for high school project Bidding has formally opened for the $80 million Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project.
In an announcement posted on its website, the Kodiak Island Borough announced that bids will be accepted from contractors until 3 p.m. Feb. 20. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 24 as the borough attempts to find the company that will run the largest single construction project in borough history.
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James Brooks/ email@example.comKodiak Daily Mirror
Audit gives city clean bill of health but finds financial fault with shipyard The city of Kodiak received a clean bill of financial health from auditors during its regular work session Tuesday night.
Michelle Drew, an auditor with Mikunda, Cottrell & Co., said the most recent audit of the city's books turned up no substantial problems, but there are some long-term concerns with the city's financial health.
Drew pinpointed the city-owned shipyard as a major money-loser and drain on financial...
Visiting professor advises city, borough on catch shares The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council heard stark words from a visiting fisheries professor as it discussed a joint letter on the biggest Alaska fisheries issue in years.
Seth Macinko of the University of Rhode Island told the joint city-borough work session in plain language that if local government doesn't act, Kodiak risks losing out as the North Pacific Fisheries Managment Council moves to...
Business Spotlight: Winter weather keeps Rhino Towing busy Murray Zimmer is the man people call to come to their rescue.
Since winter arrived in Kodiak, Zimmer's daily routine has included rescuing stranded Kodiakans whose vehicles have run into ditches or refused to start.
Zimmer owns and runs Rhino Towing, which has operated in Kodiak for more than 15 years. Zimmer started working at Rhino Towing on the weekends. He bought it from the owner eight years ago.
The job is ...
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Nicole Klaussfirstname.lastname@example.orgKodiak Daily Mirror
Salazar, Coast Guard announce drill vessel reviews A day after Royal Dutch Shell PLC towed the Kulluk to shelter, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the department will perform an "expedited, high-level assessment" of the 2012 Arctic offshore drilling season.
Salazar said the review will pay special attention to challenges Shell encountered with the Kulluk, which ran aground New Year's Eve, the drill ship Noble Discoverer, which last month was found with saf...