Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Foundation finishes annual month of giving grants
The Kodiak Community Foundation has given their last grant during the 2015 Month of Giving for a total of $5,900 given during 2015, according to a release from the foundation. Over the month, the foundation gave grants to the Kodiak Girl Scouts, Baranov Museum, Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, Kodiak Are...
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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We will all have to face fiscal pain
To the editor: My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the governor’s reception this past Monday evening on Near Island. The event was both impressive and enjoyable, and certainly the organizers, sponsors, and kitchen staff deserve a “well done” for their efforts. One hour of the event was de...
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NLC POWER RANKINGS: Tournaments fill first week of hoops
The Alaska high school basketball season started in earnest last week, and 10 of the 12 Northern Lights Conference teams joined in on the fun. Most of the NLC teams were involved in four tournaments — the Doc Larson Roundball Classic in Wasilla, the Cougar Tip Off in Anchorage, and the Al Howard/...
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Measuring highest peaks in Brooks Range
U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps give you a choice on the height of Mount Isto. Depending on what map scale you choose, the mountain in the Brooks Range is either higher or lower than 9,000 feet. Using a new combination of techniques, an Alaska researcher has crowned Mt. Isto the highest p...
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Gov. finds support for tax plan
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker visited Kodiak Monday and presented an outline of his state budgeting approach to a special joint meeting with the city council and borough assembly. On Dec. 9, the administration announced a fiscal plan that includes widespread cuts to agencies, smaller permanent fund div...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long-time radio man leaves KVOK
A long-time part of local radio station KVOK is leaving his show. Jack Bennett, who began working at the station almost 20 years ago, will no longer be doing his Sunday morning classic country show. He said he needs to do some traveling to visit family, but he’s not leaving Kodiak, where he and h...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Gear upkeep shortens long winter nights
I might not be the earliest riser on Kodiak, but I bet I’m somewhere on the list. I go to bed earlier than most, too. We have to have company or a major distraction on TV to keep me up past 9 at night, but in compensation I generally get up between 3:30 and 4 each morning. That can have distinct ...
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Jerry Johnson
Jerry Johnson passed away in Kodiak on Dec. 19 at Bayview Assisted Living. Jerry was born Jan. 8, 1939, in Joliet, Illinois. He had an identical twin brother Jack, and an older brother Roger. His family moved to Kodiak in the late 1940s. The family lived and worked at the Port Wakefield herring r...
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