Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Week in Words: Assembling for peace’s sake
We had some important words circling the news last week. A big one, which we hear often, was “assembly,” for two reasons: the local election and the discussions over the proposed easement at Termination Point. “Assembly” is a fascinating word full of all sorts of complexities. Deriving from the French verb “assemble,” which appeared around the 14th century, “assembly” plainly means in our modern coinage a gatherin...
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KHS wrestling home opener cancelled
Mike Hautala’s first season as the Kodiak High School wrestling coach is not starting the way he had hoped. The coach was forced to cancel this weekend’s season-opening Robin Hervey Tournament because East Anchorage and Dimond do not have enough wrestlers to bring to the island. The two schools are playing large-school semifinal football games Saturday in Anchorage. That means many of their wrestlers will be on th...
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Swim team begins stretch drive
The championship season begins Friday for the Kodiak swimming and diving team. The Bears travel to the Valley Invitational, the first meet of the season with preliminary heats, at Palmer High School. After the Valley Invitational, the Bears head to the Region III Championships in Valdez (Oct. 30-31) and the state championships in Anchorage (Nov. 6-7), both two-day events that feature prelim heats and finals. A pai...
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Diver dies during sea cucumber fishery
A diver in the sea cucumber commercial dive fishery near Kodiak was retrieved from a fishing vessel and was declared dead at the hospital on Sunday, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. The man was identified as Gary Graves, 36, of Kodiak who was on the fishing vessel Momo & Maddie near Port Hobron about six miles southeast of Old Harbor. Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker with the Coast Guard Alaska pub...
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VPSOs get submersible thanks to KANA
Village Public Safety Officers around the state will now have access to a remotely operated underwater vehicle thanks to the purchase by the Kodiak Area Native Association, according to a trooper release. KANA purchased the ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) for use in the VPSO program. KANA is one of 10 native corporations that employs VPSOs. T.C. Kamai, the VPSO program coordinator for KANA, said KANA ha...
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Local nominated for national team football mom award
Stacie Fields is a mom to 21 kids. And she loves every second of it. Fields was the team mom for the ISA Broncos, a Cubs Division team in the Kodiak Football League, that finished a few weeks ago. Her devotion to the 21 players on the team has put the Kodiak resident in elite company. Fields is one of 100 moms vying for the 2015 Team Mom of the Year award given by USA Football and CVC MinuteClinic. The winner is d...
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Although Threshold was closed on a Monday, I was there finishing up paperwork. When I stepped outside to leave there were two young ladies in a pickup truck unloading a large load of flattened cardboard boxes into the garbage dumpster out front. Although I couldn’t really hear their blithe conversation I did hear the words environment and Sunday, Monday. I imagined that they were rationalizing that the environment...
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Frank Louie Sanguinetti
Frank Louie Sanguinetti, 68, received his sailing orders for his final voyage on October 4 in Anchorage. Frank was born prematurely to Henry & Annie Sanguinetti on August 11, 1947 in Chignik, their fourth child of the nine they would eventually deliver. Frank commercial fished for most of his life, surviving 3 shipwrecks. He was also the cook on many trips. He fished in the Bering Sea, Bristol Bay, Chignik andf Ko...
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Kodiak approves of Indigenous Peoples Day
Gov. Bill Walker’s proclamation Monday changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day is receiving strong applause from across Kodiak Island. “I think it’s great,” said Andrew Teuber, president for Kodiak Area Native Association. “This governor has shown time and time again that he is sensitive to Native issues.” April Laktonen Counceller, executive director for the Alutiiq Museum echoed Teuber. “It’s quite excit...
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To the Editor, I have written to the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to request the results of their investigation be made public, if conducted, on the cause(s) and major contributing factors of the Twin Creeks (Chiniak) wildfire including logging practices. This is needed to protect residences and private property adjacent to on-going and remaining areas to be logged. My observati...
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