Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Borough mayor announces another Tustumena delay
Same refrain, different day. On Thursday night, borough Mayor Jerome Selby revealed the state ferry Tustumena will remain in dry dock through at least mid-October, marking yet another delay in the return of Kodiak's principal ferry. "We will continue to have service from the Kennicott," Selby said to assuage concerns that Kodiak will lose all connections to the mainland. Selby's announcement followed an email from...
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Flu shots available in Kodiak
Alaska’s flu season doesn’t peak until December, but the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is beginning its flu drive early. Flu shots must be given before the flu starts spreading, and on Thursday the state Section of Epidemiology released its vaccine recommendations for this flu season. Vaccination is recommended for all Alaskans six months and older. Thirteen different flu vaccines are available o...
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Fogle named Kodiak girls basketball coach
A veteran Kodiak basketball coach is headed back to the bench. Amy Fogle was announced last week as Kodiak High School’s new girls varsity basketball coach. Fogle is no stranger in Kodiak. She has coached the Kodiak’s boys and girls programs for a combined 11 1/2 seasons, with her last appearance in 2010. Fogle replaces Stephanie Smiley, who resigned after two seasons to become the women’s basketball director of o...
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Guest Opinion: Keep public resources in the hands of the public
Once again, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (the Council) is considering a catch share program (rationalization) for the Gulf of Alaska. In an effort to provide the trawl fleet with the tools it needs to reduce bycatch of critically important species like Chinook salmon, crab and halibut, the privatization of our public fisheries has been put back on the table. The Council, fishing industry and the co...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Sept. 6
Aug. 28 The Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel Quanah P safely towed a 22-foot jet boat to Homer Aug. 28. The three crew aboard the vessel called Coast Guard Sector Anchorage to report they were disabled nine miles southwest of Homer. Due to a lack of response to their marine assistance request broadcast and darkness, the watchstanders directed the Homer Auxiliary to respond. Sept. 1 A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopt...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 6
Wednesday, Aug. 28 • At 3:29 a.m., a man was cited for camping. • At 12:20 p.m., a man was cited for driving without a license, insurance or registration. • At 7:48 a.m., a 911 caller reported a disturbance on Thorsheim Street. There was no crime and the parties separated. • At 8:07 a.m., a caller reported two men were parked in front of her driveway for a half an hour, and wouldn’t tell her why they were there. O...
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Prep picks: Football season reaches midway marker
It’s only the first week of September, but Alaska has reached the midway point of its high school football season. And at the halfway point, I find myself with a 19-3 record (.863 winning percentage) after going 6-1 last week. The game that ended perfection last week was Voznesenka’s victory over Valdez. It was the Cougars’ first 11-man football win in school history. I will have to go undefeated this week if I wa...
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Around Kodiak: Sept. 6
The Baranov Museum has sources that say "Russia's Alaskan colony may have started as a puppet government! But it turned out that Baranov was pulling the strings." That's right, its time for a Baranov History — puppet style! The museum is hosting a Movie Night for KIDS at 7 p.m. Friday. Enjoy "Baranov's Castle," an Alaskan puppet movie extravaganza filled with action, laughs, and great songs. Bring your pillow and ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Crow
Qalngaa’aq : Crow Qalngaa’aq tan’ertuq. (N); Qalngaa’aq tamlertuq. (S) - The crow is black. Alaska is home to one species of crow: Corvus cauriuns, the northwestern crow. Smaller than its cousin the American Crow, this black bird frequents the Pacific coast from Washington state to southcentral Alaska and occasionally the eastern Aleutian Islands. The northwestern crow is a coastal species, typically found around ...
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Run will raise money for Kodiak Kindness program
Kodiak’s fitness class for moms and babies is hosting a fun run Saturday to raise money for the Kodiak Kindness program. Kodiak Kindness is a nonprofit supported by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, which works to help new moms learn about infant feeding and nutrition. Brooke McLaughlin, owner of the Fit4Mom franchise in Kodiak, formerly known as Stroller Strides, said she decided to host the fundraiser bec...
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