Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Amazing Nature: Fish sense earthquakes
Kodiak Island had 40 earthquakes in the last month, the most recent today and the largest two days ago at a magnitude of 4.3. This information is of July 28, as I am writing this article. Two days ago, the earthquake was just outside of Kodiak in the ocean, and it could be felt in town. Scary? Not as the quakes are small. Personally, I didn’t feel the slightest shaking from any of these 40 tremors and without chec...
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Military Justice: We Must Put an End to Sexual Assault in the Military
Alaskans and Americans across our nation have been shocked in recent months by the rampant rates of sexual assault and sexual harassment in our country’s military. There are few crimes more insidious or terrifying than service members preying on those who volunteer to wear our nation’s military uniform. The military has a dismal record of preventing and combating these crimes. The Department of Defense estimates t...
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Kodiak resident sheds 105 pounds in a year
On August 17, Melanie Sosa will do something she never thought would have been possible a year ago. The 32-year-old Kodiak resident will compete in the Coast Guard’s grueling Eco Challenge race that sends competitors on a wilderness scavenger hunt over the Emerald Island’s landscape. When the race begins, it will complete her incredible transformation. Over the past year, Sosa has shed 105.8 pounds from her 5-foot...
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Senior Life: Aug. 2
As our agency end this fiscal year, we would like to thank all the community support we receive in continuing to provide support services to those 60 and older on Kodiak Island. To the many businesses who offer door prizes for special events, Rasmuson Foundation, City of Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, Senator Gary Stevens, representative Alan Austerman, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Conoco Phillips, Coast ...
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KHS practices begin Monday
A pair of Kodiak High School 2013 fall sports begin Monday. Cross country gets under way at 9 a.m. in the KHS foyer, while the football team begins a tripleheader of practice at 10 a.m. at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The team is also practicing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The KHS volleyball team begins practice at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Kodiak Middle School gym. Athletes need to have a physica...
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Parks and Rec: Aug. 2-Aug. 9
Aug. 2- Aug. 9 AQUATICS Friday, Aug. 2 Morning Lap 6 –7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Lap 5 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 5 Morning Lap 6 –7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 –...
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Playbook: Aug. 2
Saturday, Aug. 3 Baseball: Kodiak Little League picnic at East Addition Park, 1 p.m. Racing: Motocross, ATV at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 3 p.m.
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Outlook for deer hunters is improving
Deer season starts today, and the outlook for hunters is improving after the harsh winter of 2011-2012, biologists say. John Crye of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said spot surveys show the archipelago’s herds are rebounding, though the southern end of Kodiak Island appears to be doing better than the northern end and Afognak Island. Neither Fish and Game nor the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge conduct de...
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Cyclical insect infestation returns to Kodiak’s south side
The Emerald Isle is looking a little brown these days. It’s not from the unusually dry and weather — insects have swarmed the south end of Kodiak Island and are eating the leaves from trees. Writing from Zachar Bay, where he is surveying the insect infestation, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge biologist Bill Pyle said, “this event apparently encompasses tens of thousands of acres of mixed deciduous forest and woodl...
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KHS hoops wins summer tournament in Wash.
Kodiak High School’s boys basketball team ended its two-week run through Washington with a tournament title. The boys in blue captured the 13th annual Camp Classic Basketball Tournament in Liberty Lake, Wash., on Saturday. The team went 6-1 in the tournament that featured 26 elite teams from across the Northwest. “I was very, very happy with that,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. The title made the plane rides b...
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