Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Warm weather topples record
Unusually warm weather brought down a 77-year-old record on Monday as temperatures reached 55 degrees. That topples the old record of 54, set in 1936. The warm weather is courtesy of a Pineapple Express weather system carrying warm, wet air from the central Pacific as far north as Interior Alaska...
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Cost of health care and substance abuse top Kodiak health problems
Health care costs and substance abuse have been identified as two top priorities for Kodiak, based on the results of a community health survey conducted by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Providence conducted the survey, formally known as the “community health needs assessment,” in June,...
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Kodiak lands 7 on NLC all-conference teams
Kodiak’s football team was well represented on the all-Northern Lights Conference teams. Senior Leo Sega and junior Andre Mandapat were Kodiak’s only first-team selections, but the Bears had a slew of players earn second-team recognition. Sega earned first-team honors as an offensive tackle and d...
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From Soup to Nuts: Don’t be afraid to experiment with Leftovers
To make the most out of a small paycheck, we plan our meals well in advance and only go shopping once a week. Sometimes, no matter how well I plan, it seems the food just doesn’t last the week and all we have to see us through to the next shopping day are leftovers. That wouldn’t be a bad thing i...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 30
Monday, Oct. 28 • At 3:42 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle on Chichenof Street. All was OK. • At 5:04 a.m., a caller reported a stop sign was run over. • At 7:52 a.m., a man was arrested for disorderly conduct. • At 8:08 a.m., a caller reported a deer had been hit but was still ...
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Need vs. Want Part 4
To the Editor: Based upon a thread on Facebook from one of our council members, it is apparently not relevant that those who voted to build Dog Bay were told that the tax would end when Dog Bay was paid off. We are home rule and we can do whatever we want without putting it to the voters. By the ...
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Alaska Science Forum: Biologist sees value in unchanged landscape
George Schaller has studied gorillas in Rwanda, lions on the Serengeti, pandas in China, antelope in Tibet, and many other animals in wild places around the planet, but he thinks the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is unique among them. He visited there in 2006 for the first time in half a centur...
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Musician shares her passion through teaching
Jodi Bart picked up the flute when she was seven years old. Three years later she started playing the trumpet, and by the time she was 12 years old, she was being requested to play at all of the military funerals in Ketchikan. “For some reason I just took to it,” Bart said. Bart continued playing...
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