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Downtown farmers markets continues to grow
by Julie Herrmann
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Six months after the Kodiak Strong Planning Day in December, a new farmers market downtown is up and growing. The idea started as an initiative to revive downtown Kodiak. “The thought behind having...
Harbor rate hike postponed, other fees go up
by JOANN SNODERLY
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kodiak City Council voted to postpone increases in harbor use rates and fees, but moved forward on other rate hikes for several city services at Thursday’s regular meeting. Council member John ...
Morin takes on top youths from across the nation
by DEREK CLARKSTON
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
This past season, Kodiak’s Josh Morin proved to be one of the best youth bowlers in the state. Now, the Kodiak teenager is taking on America. Next week, Morin takes flight for a bowling tour, compe...
In the Courts: June 24
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Joshua Allan Goss pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. He was sentenced to jail five days and fined $500. Merlita Q. Esmerelda pleaded guilty to driving without a valid opera...
Achievers: June 24
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Adriane L. Horn graduated with Honors from Wenatchee Valley College on June 10, earning a 3.99 GPA. She will be attending Montana Tech University in Butte, Montana, in the fall. Anna Anderson, seni...
TEEING OFF: A pup reunion
by DEREK CLARKSTON
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Gizmo had a surprise family reunion this past week. While walking the pups through the Safeway parking lot, a person in a car flagged us down. I thought the nice lady wanted a pawgraph from the pro...
TAPESTRY: Stefan Quinth is unofficial goodwill ambassador
by Mike Rostad
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Much like the hundreds of films that bear his Camera Q logo, Swedish documentary film maker Stefan Quinth’s friendships with Kodiak Islanders come about with no organized agenda; no contrived scrip...
ROCKIN' OUT:
by Chris Kavanaugh
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
AC/DC is an Australian rock band formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Malcolm and Angus got the idea for the band’s name after their sister Margaret saw “AC/DC” on a sewing machine. ...
AMAZING NATURE: Same and different on North Sea island
by Switgard Duesterloh
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Summertime is often a time to travel. I just returned from a trip to my native country, Germany. After many days of visiting family and friends and eating bread and cheese, locally grown fresh aspa...
City walks back harbor fee hike by two thirds
by JOANN SNODERLY
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kodiak City Council rolled back plans to implement an 18.5 percent increase in harbor rates and fees in July, opting instead for a more palatable 6 percent increase. The change comes in respons...
Week in Words: Sun sets annual record with late sunset
by JARED GRIFFIN
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
This week we celebrated yet another glorious summer solstice. The sky was clear, the breeze was light, and the sunlight lasted forever. Or so it seemed, at least. The word “solstice” comes from the...
CG Exchanges drop some weapons after Orlando
by Julie Herrmann
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
All Coast Guard Exchange stores in the U.S., including Kodiak and Ketchikan, that sell firearms have stopped selling “assault-style” weapons. John Riley, chief operating officer for exchanges for t...
Stutes, Stevens differ on special session issue
by JOANN SNODERLY
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The work of Kodiak’s elected state officials is not yet complete. Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes are back in town following the special session adjournment over the weekend, but not for l...
BACK IN THE STATES: Thomet to run at Junior Outdoor Championships
by DEREK CLARKSTON
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Levi Thomet isn’t wasting any time in jumping back into the state’s running circuit. The former Kodiak High School standout, fresh off a 10-month foreign exchange program in Germany, is competing F...
City flushing water system; discolored water still safe
by Daily Mirror Staff
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Between June 27 and July 15 the city of Kodiak Public Works Department will flush water mains, according to a city announcement. Flushing activities will encompass the entire water system. This act...
KIBSD head to leave next year
by Julie Herrmann
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak Island Borough School District’s superintendent will leave the position at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Stewart McDonald, who has held the job for eight years, said at Monday night’s ...
New ID system for CG base visitors coming on line Sept. 1
by JOANN SNODERLY
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Civilians doing business at Coast Guard Base Kodiak will soon feel the impact of the new RAPIDGate security system from Sure ID Inc. The change aims to beef up security at the sprawling military in...
GUEST OPINION: Taking a break from alligators
by Jeff Stewart
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting was more casual and less focused than most. The weather outside was glorious, there were only a few members in the audience, and the meeting ended afte...
Rates at dump jump to pay for wastewater
by Julie Herrmann
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Changes in solid waste are coming. At its Thursday meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a 20 percent increase in the tonnage fees for solid waste delivered at the landfill. However,...
Career diplomat: Foreign Service wants you
by JOANN SNODERLY
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Foreign Service needs all types of people from all walks of life. Former U.S. diplomat Eva Groening made a stop in Kodiak last weekend to deliver that message in a speech at Kodiak College...