Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Students, facult navigate school construction
Kodiak High School principal Chris Aguirre looks forward to moving operations into the new four-story facility going up next to the current classrooms. “That’s an incredible building,” he said Friday afternoon as corridors quieted down after the first two days of classes. “For an educational space, I can’t imagine anything better.” During the transition the high school’s faculty, staff and about 750 students must ...
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Garden Gate: Getting rid of slugs
When the weather forecast called for drizzle and rain, I thought, “Uh, oh, time to go on a slug defensive.” I started by walking around the garden, looking for potential hiding spots where slugs might be lurking. It didn’t take me long to find the mother of all slug hangouts: inside a garden ornament. Years ago, a friend gave me a saucepan-sized cluster of large, white barnacles. The top openings measured 2 inches...
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Kodiak holds off Homer
Isagani Galindez doesn’t look like a fullback, but that didn’t stop him from playing like one on Saturday. The 5-foot-2, 160-pound senior rumbled through Homer’s defense for a pair of touchdowns while leading Kodiak to a nail-biting, 22-20, rain-soaked Northern Lights Conference football victory at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Galindez tied the game at 20-20 with a 3-yard touchdown run and then put his team up for g...
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Fish Factor: Finding the reason behind the decline of Chinook salmon
More than 100 researchers and three-dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007. The ambitious effort marks the start of a state-backed five-year, $30 million Chinook Salmon Research Initiative that includes 12 major river systems from Southeast Alaska to the Yukon. And while it will be years before the project yields definitive data, the scientist...
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Alutiiq Museum’s fall lectures begin
The Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday night with “Angyaq: Art of the Alutiiq Open Boat,” a talk by former museum director Sven Haakanson. “He’ll be talking about traditional boating,” Alutiiq museum communications director Brian Fraley said. Haakanson, a 2007 MacArthurt Foundation “genius grant” award winner, left the museum just over a year ago. Of the following museum lectures, two wi...
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Thomet begins season with win
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet started the 2014 cross country season with a comfortable victory at the Tsalteshi Invitational on Saturday at Skyview Middle School. The senior standout covered the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 41.4 seconds — 12 seconds faster than runner-up finisher Ty Jordan of Chugiak. Thomet’s victory — his 12th straight on Alaska soil — wasn’t enough to push Kodiak to the team title, as the Bears fin...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 25
August 27 • At 12:01 a.m., a 911 caller from Hemlock Street reported his vehicle was stolen. Police found it later that day, and there was no visible damage. • At 2:03 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was yelling at several other men in the Center Avenue and Mission Road area. Police gave him a no more bars advisement, and the man left when they asked. • At 5:01 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 5...
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KHS boys cross country team enters season with state title hopes
Kodiak High School’s boys cross country team has lofty expectations for the 2014 season, and rightfully so. That’s what happens when you have the best runner in the state in senior Levi Thomet and a solid supporting cast. “Their goal is set on being at the top of the podium at state,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “We are not shooting for anything less than that. We have had too many third places in a row that ...
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Tapestry: Micah Burnett’s midnight brush will stay with him a long time
Micah Burnett thought it was going to be quick. He had to run outside to retrieve his brother’s skateboard. That’s all. But before he returned to his room that night, he had an encounter that will likely be in his head for a long, long time. And those eyes. He’ll remember them for the rest of his life. It was 1 o’clock on Monday morning, July 28. Micah remembered that he had left his brother, Seth’s, skateboard on...
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SPAR returns from Arctic Sheild 2014
In the era of diminishing Arctic sea ice, the U.S. Coast Guard continually strives to build awareness, modernize governance and broaden partnerships. On the forefront of these missions is the crew of Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, who returned recently from a 38-day deployment in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2014. Given SPAR's robust seagoing, multi-mission capabilities, and familiarity with the Western Alaska are...
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