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Country-crossing curator
by JOANN SNODERLY
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Baranov Museum welcomed its new curator of collections and exhibits Tuesday. Alana Blumenthal takes the position vacated by Anjuli Grantham in late May. According to museum director Tiffany Bru...
History of defeat: City, KIB have clashed over consolidation
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Murmurs about consolidation have gone around for decades, and three times in the Kodiak Island Borough’s history, the idea reached formal actionbefore falling apart. 1978 According to articles in t...
Healthy Kodiak: Even diet sodas do some dental damage
by JANET ABADIR
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the many reasons kids love summer so much is the increased availability of sugary treats. Ice pops, ice cream, frozen yogurt, candy, bubble gum and soda taste especially good in hot weather ...
Alaska Science Forum: Hidden world of bugs
by Ned Rozell
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
OUTSIDE THE UA MUSEUM OF THE NORTH — “Look, it’s a crab spider eating a moth!” says Declan Griswold, an 8-year-old who points to a rose bush. “You’re right, it’s a true spider, an orb weaver, just ...
Guest Opinion: High school open to those with GED
by Jeff Stewart
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Every so often something unexpected and rewarding happens that causes one to appreciate how great our community, and especially our school administration, is. Last week was one of those moments for...
Runway extension complete
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The extension of the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport is finished, with new land extending into the sea for a safety measure. Airports typically lengthen the runway to provide extra space for over...
Births 7/26/2016
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Ketzia Jill Barzaga was born at 6 p.m. on July 14, 2016, to Marie Fe F. Barzaga. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her parents are originally from the Philippines and n...
Green wins out in energy game
by JOANN SNODERLY
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Children and their families gathered atop Pillar Mountain Saturday to learn more about sustainable resources for power, part of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center’s Happy Trails pro...
Outdoor Kodiak: World-class trout hide among humpies
by HANK PENNINGTON
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Aug. 1 is an important day for hunters, because it marks the opening of Kodiak’s deer season. I certainly hunt, but I also fish, and Aug. 1 is a big day on the water, too. Starting then, and for th...
First use of new dock
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Tustumena tied up at the new Pier 1 dock in downtown Kodiak for the first time, Friday. Destruction of the old dock began in November 2014, but was stalled du...
Explorers learn ways of the isle
by JOANN SNODERLY
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak kids are putting away their smartphones and videogame controllers and lacing up hiking boots each week as the Explore the Rock program makes a comeback. Explore the Rock is a Kodiak Area Nat...
Letter: Borough brings little to talk of merger with city
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
To the editor: Consolidation? Really? At a time when our state is $4.5 billion dollars in the hole and the Legislature is too focused on personal agendas to actually work for its citizens, except t...
Ketchikan hands Post 17 tough times
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak Post 17 finished the American Legion baseball regular season with a tough 3-2 eight-inning loss to Ketchikan Saturday at Bartlett. The Kings, who secured the No. 8 seed to next week’s state ...
City taking nominations
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Nominating petitions for two Kodiak City Council elected positions are now available. Submissions will be accepted from Aug. 1 through 4:30 p.m., Aug. 15. Two councilmember seats — both three-year ...
Otmeloi fix means bigger service area
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly moved forward an ordinance to place expanding Service Area 1 before the voters in the service district. At Thursday’s meeting, the assembly also forwarded a compa...
Garden Gate: Give plants a pick-me-up
by Marion Owen
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
After shutting down the boat engine we leaned against the railing to watch two humpback whales feed close to the surface. Winding slowly through the kelp bed, they created small whirlpools with the...
Stevens: Gov. did right thing
by JULIE HERRMANN
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
In trying to fix the state’s fiscal problems, the Alaska Senate passed a bill to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund during the fourth special session, but the House didn’t follow suit before the...
Hunger hitting ever harder
by JOANN SNODERLY
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Alexander von Tsurikov spends a lot of time hunting, but not with a rifle. As director of the Kodiak Island Food Bank, Tsurikov hunts donations, making three or more rounds each day to local stores...
Police blotter 7/22/2016
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
July 7 At 8:41 a.m., police warned a driver in the 200 block of Shelikof Street for running the traffic lights while the power was down. At 8:56 a.m., police received a request for assistance in re...
Alutiiq Word of the Week 7/22/2016
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Tuuciik Elderberry Tuuciiqutat alagnangq’rtaatut. The elderberry bushes always have berries. Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) is a large shrub with toothed leaves and soft wood that grows up to 1...