Kodiak Daily Mirror is being temporarily printed in Fairbanks but the arrangement is running into
kinks. A mechanical issue that grounded a cargo plane Tuesday morning meant that
the more than 1,800 issues didn't leave the ground in time.
calls to subscribers are going out this afternoon to alert them to the
situation, says Daily Mirror Publisher Richard Harris.
working really hard," he said. "There's really only two reasons that they
shouldn't be here on time and that's weather, and now mechanical reasons."
weather last week grounded a plane in Anchorage
and prevented the paper to arrive in Kodiak on time. Subscribers received both
Wednesday and Thursday editions bundled together. Barring more bad weather or
another mechanical failure, subscribers should receive two papers Wednesday,
Daily Mirror is ordinarily printed in Kodiak but its pressman left December
24th to take a printing job out-of-state. Harris said the process to find a new
pressman is "well on its way" and he expects to get a replacement hired soon to
resume local production.
the Daily Mirror's editorial staff completes each issue earlier than usual, sending
each page electronically to Fairbanks
where it rolls off the presses at about 1:30 a.m.