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Kodiak resident writes novel about murder over island
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A Kodiak resident decided to throw book mysteries into the wilds, so to speak, receiving rave reviews about a murder that supposedly took place over the wilderness of the Emerald Isle. Robin Barefi...
Washington state medicine student lives, works and learns in Kodiak
by RONI TOLDANES
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Like most people visiting Kodiak for the first time, Ryan Bosler’s thoughts Tuesday drifted on seeing a big bear. He had his sights set on the largest subspecies of brown bear. But Bosler, 26, is n...
School Board approves $46.9 million budget
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education approved its $46.9 million budget at a special meeting on Monday. Much of the district’s budget comes from the State of Alaska, through ...
Bow and arrow hits mark as family sport
by ZOYA SALTONSTALL
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
This summer, the archery bug has definitely hit our house. (And shed. In more ways than one!)  In front of our red shed rests an archery target — a big foam square with large pink dots painted on i...
TROOPER REPORT
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 13, Phillip "Joe" Rosenkranz, 30, was issued 6 citations for not meeting the residency requirement on CFEC permit applications for the years 2010 through 2015. On June 20, Kodiak AWT contac...
Water fountains in the tundra
by NED ROZELL
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
While tightroping on tussock heads in a bog off the Chandalar River, two companions and I heard a waterfall. Strange. Looking through binoculars, we saw a knee-high fountain of clear water in the t...
Borough announces Anton Larsen dock closure
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kodiak Island Borough announced the Anton Larsen Bay dock closure and removal date in anticipation of a new dock’s installation. Beginning Sept. 14, the dock will be closed and removed before c...
CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS
by DAILY MIRROR REPORT
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
JULY 2 11 a.m. to noon —WILD (Wildlife, Learning, Investigation & Discovery) at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center. “Keep on Trackin’”: Have you ever seen a track and wondered what animal it belonged...
Alutiiq Museum named state repository
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Alutiiq Museum has been officially recognized by the State of Alaska as a Natural and Cultural History Repository, a museum news release said. The designation certifies that the museum maintain...
Coast Guard remembers 20-year-old plane crash
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak personnel and local residents gathered at a memorial Friday to remember the three coastguardsmen and a civilian pilot who died in a plane crash 20 years ago. Sometime...
ART GOES BEYOND SKIN DEEP: Sholl explains process behind creating salmon leather products
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s the secret to tanning salmon skin? Dawn soap. Nothing else will do, according to local artist Hanna Sholl. It takes about two weeks to go from start to finish from salmon to a fully tanned s...
Kodiak’s Coombs to receive scholarship
by DAILY MIRROR REPORT
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Kaya Coombs of Kodiak has been chosen as a recipient of the annual Scholarships for Military Children Program. Program organizers said Coombs will receive a $2,000 scholarship. She was among 700 co...
Hosting the annual Stan and Nita Nelson barbecue
by PAT BRANSON
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. will be holding their annual Stan and Nita Nelson barbecue on Saturday, Fourth of July at noon. The Nelsons were great contributors to the SCOK Endowment Fund which w...
Preparing for deer season
by HANK PENNINGTON
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
I got a shock while walking through our yard last week. I thought I saw flashes of red where there had been none before in the brush along the margin of lawn. A closer look revealed ripe red salmon...
INTERVIEW: Coast Guard worker, attacked in case of mistaken identity, talks about his frightening experience
by RONI TOLDANES
Jun 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Aureo Peralta almost lost an eye because another man was blinded by jealous rage. The attacker thought Peralta was his wife’s paramour. But he wasn't. On Feb. 19, Peralta became subject of news sto...
VA reps meet with local veterans
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jun 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Representatives from Veterans Affairs visited Kodiak and Old Harbor last week, toured the Kodiak Area Native Association facilities and met with local veterans. KANA president and chief executive o...
Icicle Seafoods sold to Indonesian investors
by DAILY MIRROR REPORT
Jun 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Indonesian companies Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers, owned by the wealthy Soetantyo family, have acquired Seattle-based Icicle Seafoods Inc., one of Alaska’s largest seafood processors....
DOT releases fall and winter ferry schedule for comment
by DAILY MIRROR REPORT
Jun 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has released the anticipated fall and winter Alaska Marine Highway System schedule pattern for public review. From October to late Marc...
City Council approves road repairs
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jun 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kodiak City Council chose to postpone a resolution that if passed would have supported a Congressional bill governing subsistence determination, and authorized repairs to the most worn sections...
Kodiak Post 17 clashes with two squads in Anchorage
by DAILY MIRROR REPORT
Jun 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak Post 17 started its road trip by going 2-2 against two squads from the interior over the weekend in Anchorage. The Bears split with Fairbanks Post 11 in a pair of American Legion baseball AA...