Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak cost of living data: expensive haircuts, cheap movies
Kodiak has one of the highest costs of living compared with other locales in the U.S., — especially when it comes to haircuts and rentals. Alaska’s cost of living bumped up over in the last year while Kodiak is still ranks as one the most expensive cities in the U.S. to live. According to a repor...
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Alaskan youth nominated as heroes
This summer, Alaskan youth are being nominated as heroes for making a difference in their community. It’s for the Summer of Heroes program by Boys and Girls Clubs-Alaska and Alaska Communications. The program recognizes five youths between ages 6 and 18 and one child of an Alaska Communications e...
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Borough seeks funding for Womens Bay emergency shelter
The borough began accepting public comments related to funding an emergency shelter in Womens Bay. A notice from the Kodiak Island Borough said that the project would have no significant impact on the environment and intending to request funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develop...
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Oil taxes and corruption: Why vote YES to repeal SB21?
One compelling factor is the despicable politics of how SB21 came to be. Two employees of ConocoPhillips (Senator Meyer and Senator Micciche) voted to pass SB21, giving their employer huge tax breaks. That’s clearly a conflict of interest, folks: It’s a symptom of corruption. Legislators said, “H...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 10
June 24 • At 12:44 a.m., police cited a man for driving with studded tires on Shelikof Street. • Around 1:16 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 3:25 a.m., a bear raided a trashcan in the 2000 block of Mill Bay Road and then fled into the woods. • At 11:15 a.m., police warned a d...
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Local photographer uses unique frames
Local photographer Dake Schmidt wanted new frames for his work. He found them in old windows and portholes. That task, he reports, has been complicated by a scarcity of frame materials. “I’ll never make a piece exactly like them again because you don’t have the same frame or the same looking port...
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Stage and Screen: 'Jersey Boys:' Mediocre film – great music
I’m a Jersey Boy – I was born and grew up in the epicenter of the Garden State. I thought that I knew a great deal about the many characters who came from this hotbed of pop culture and crime. Don’t get me wrong – New Jersey is not the mother lode of organized crime. In spite of the image created...
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Majors fall to 1-1
A day after registering its first District I win in three years, the Kodiak Major All-Stars fell flat against Knik. Kodiak mustered only one hit as it fell 13-0 to Knik in a District I pool play baseball game Tuesday evening in Anchorage. Kodiak’s 11-and 12-year-old all-stars dropped to 1-1 in po...
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