Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
In the Courts: Oct. 3
Cindy A Williams pleaded guilty to theft in the second degree. Williams was sentenced to 48 months in jail (46.5 suspended) and ordered to pay restitution and placed on probation for five years. Craig D Newbill pleaded guilty to promoting contraband in the first degree, controlled substance. Newbill was sentenced to 24 months in jail (20 suspended) and fined $10,000 ($8,500 suspended) and ordered to pay restitutio...
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Local candidate preview:Rebecca Skinner
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Rebecca Skinner said she believes in the public process, public involvement and transparency, and is concerned about the borough “living beyond its means.” “My last job before I returned to Kodiak, I worked for a company that was also facing shrinking budgets,” Skinner said. “So I feel like I have a lot of experience in making very thoughtful strategic decisions about inves...
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Ti Kenese fished with the best
As Ti Kenese talks about fishing, he sounds like a seasoned skipper who gets nostalgic for the bygone era when the profession was more exciting and rewarding. “I did it all,” he said. He fished blue, brown and red crab, baradai, opilio in waters off the Aleutian, Pribilov and St. Matthew Islands; he fished with the Russians in joint ventures at Kamchatka. He rolled with the rogue waves on highliner boats commanded...
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Trawl fleet should clean up their mess
Letter to the Editor, For years we've been told that the massive waste of halibut, crab, king salmon, small cod and pollock is an unavoidable consequence of trawling. During the February 1997 meeting of the NPFMC a representative from the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans described how they reduced halibut bycatch mortality from 2,000,000 pounds to under 300,000 pounds in one year without sacrificing a s...
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Kaplan brings a balance to the assembly
To the Editor, I recommend that we all vote for David Kaplan for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. He brings a balance to the assembly by working hard to improve the impact of proposed policies on each person in the subgroups of the Kodiak Island community including village residents, processor families, our school age young people, educators, senior citizens, business people, Coast Guard families, and members o...
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Local candidate preview: Randall Bishop
City Council member Randall Bishop is running for a second term, and some of his important issues are economic development and maintaining infrastructure. Bishop said the council played a big role in creating infrastructure for the city. “The council are the go to people to create things and make things happen,” Bishop said. He mentioned the high cost of living and said, “For us, the city plays a very valuable rol...
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Guest Opinion: CFA's not good for Kodiak
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group recently drafted a letter representing the views of the "community" to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council supporting the formation of groups called Community Fishing Associations and giving quota share allocations to these groups. As someone who has fished out of Kodiak for 25 years, lived in Kodiak for 21 years and raised a family here, I do not support this. Community Fi...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Caguyaq - Hunting Hat
Caguyaq - Hunting Hat Caguyaq qupuramek canamauq. - The hunting hat is made of wood. In the cool, wet Kodiak environment, hats are an essential item of clothing. Among Alutiiqs, headgear was once fashioned from many different materials. Warm, water-resistant hats were sewn from animal pelts and loon skins, woven from spruce root, and carved from wood. The most spectacular of these were bentwood hats, expertly bent...
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Kodiak boys look to claim first state cross country title since 2008
Levi Fried feels like he owes Kodiak High School a state title. In 2012, as a sophomore, Fried was part of a Kodiak boys cross country team talented enough to win a state championship. But a mid-season hip injury derailed Fried, and he finished 23rd at the state meet, while the team — behind first- and second-place finishes from Levi Thomet and Cole Christiansen — placed third, a mere 10 points behind champion Wes...
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ADF&G warn hikers and fishermen about bears
Over the past week several bears have made Buskin River and Pillar Creek their home. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is encouraging hikers and fishermen to take proper precautions and carry bear spray while in this area. The department issued a public service announcement Wednesday stating that three bears have been walking and resting along the entire length of the Buskin River and at least two bears have ...
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