Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Quilters show their stuff at annual show
Kodiak’s quilting guild showed off their work, sold quilts, raffled a quilt and held a silent auction to raise funds on Saturday and Sunday. The Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters hold the show annually, and this year’s theme was “Fire and Ice,” based off the color and design of the raffle quilt, sewn by show co-chair Becky Church. Dozens of quilts ranging from small wall hangings to large comforters displayed could be vote...
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Garden Gate: Rose hips are good for the skin
What do papaya, bell peppers, broccoli and oranges have in common? They are all top-notch sources of vitamin C. Yes, even broccoli, though it’s embedded in our brains that oranges are synonymous with vitamin C. But there’s another source of vitamin C, located right at our doorstep. They’re rose hips. Where can you find them? Well, these days you can’t miss them. The same rugosa roses that blessed us all summer wit...
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Borough implements code violation citations
On Thursday, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly implemented citations for code violations such as animal and trash violations. The borough’s code enforcement officer will now have the ability to write tickets when they see animal violations, littering, waste violations and fireworks violations among others. Currently, violations are generally dealt with only when someone complains, said borough manager Bud Cassidy...
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Fish Factor: Sullivan held his own against Begich
I must admit that US Senate candidate Dan Sullivan achieved something I have been trying to accomplish as a fisheries writer for more than a quarter of a century: he gave long legs to media stories about Alaska’s fisheries and, more importantly, it attracted unparalleled recognition of the seafood industry nationwide. How did that come about for a fractious industry that bemoans a la comedian Rodney Dangerfield — ...
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DOT announces change in ferry boarding location
Due to construction, passengers and vehicles will now be boarding at Kodiak’s Pier 2, the city dock, a report from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced on Friday. “Beginning Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 passengers will continue to check in at the current terminal facility located at Pier 1 and will be asked to stage vehicles and board (Alaska Marine Highway System) ferries at Pier 2,” the repor...
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Dunbar and Young spar over fisheries
Kodiak’s Chamber of Commerce fisheries debate on Wednesday between incumbent Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Democrat Forrest Dunbar was heated at times, but also drew considerable agreement between the two on some issues. Dunbar told the Daily Mirror during a Wednesday pre-debate interview that he expected he and Young would have similarities on many issues relating to federal fisheries. One spot they clashed was o...
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Kodiak woman a finalist for national sandwich contest
Sugiyarti Jorgenson has a knack for cooking contests. In 2012 she created a dish — a sweet potato chicken burger — that won the Louisiana Sweet Rewards Recipe contest. That same year she was a finalist in the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council’s “Get Wild with Wild Rice” contest with her version of wild rice beef stew. The Kodiak resident is back at it in 2014. Jorgenson is a finalist of the Oroweat Bread “Ame...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 3
September 21 • At 2:04 a.m., police cited a driver on Madsen Avenue for having no proof of insurance. • At 2:24 a.m., a caller reported malicious mischief on Center Avenue. It’s under investigation. • Around 2:51 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 9:38 a.m., a caller requested a patrol of Von Scheele Way. • At 10:47 a.m., police warned a driver in the Powell Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area fo...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 3
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer Boating Skills & Seamanship 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 8-Dec. 17 Experienced instructors and subject matter experts cover all the basics needed to operate a boat safely in Alaska. Topics include selecting and equipping your boat, trailering, rules of the road, navigation, power systems, communications, emergencies, weather, and lines and knots. The class will meet at the Ko...
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Steven Leroy Strickert
Steven Leroy Strickert, 65, of Anacortes, Washington, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Providence Medical Center in Everett, Washington. He was born on Feb. 26, 1949 in Anacortes, the son of George Strickert and Alyce (Omondson, Strickert, Clark). Steven grew up in Anacortes and attended local schools, graduating from Anacortes High School in 1967. He served in the US Army as a helicopter mechanic and was honorably...
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