Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Gray whale washes up on Pasagshak beach
Kodiak’s spring Whale Fest celebrates the migration of Pacific Gray Whales from Mexico to Alaska, but that migration can have a dark side as well. On Sunday, Pasagshak residents reported a dead 29-foot female gray whale calf washed up on their beach. By Tuesday afternoon, the sight had turned into an impromptu photo opportunity as drivers pulled over at Pasagshak State Park to snap pictures of the beached animal. ...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocket scheduled for August ’14 launch from Kodiak
Kodiak Launch Complex has a new customer. During a Tuesday meeting, Alaska Aerospace Corporation chief operating officer Mark Greby announced that AAC has signed a contract to launch a rocket from Kodiak in August 2014. “A commercial launch contract for a government contract was signed May 13 for a late summer 2014 launch of a test vehicle,” he said. The news was announced during a regular meeting of the state-own...
May 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep softball: Kodiak’s offense comes alive
Kodiak’s bats supplied the heat during a blustery and frigid four-game softball homestand over the weekend at East Addition Park. The Bears outscored Houston and Eagle River 73-9 in the four victories that capped Kodiak’s home season. “The girls can hit,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “That is something that we have been working on the last few years. When they are dialed in, they can hit.” Kodiak’s two Northern Lig...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Kodiak: May 22
Celebrate Kodiak State Parks at the second annual “Art in the Park” concert featuring the Kodiak High School Jazz Band. This free outdoor concert will take place 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Group Rec site at Fort Abercrombie State Park. Bring your own chair and enjoy great live music and snacks. There will be a campfire and s’mores for the kids! For more information, call Kodiak State Parks at 486-6339. In case of i...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Science Forum: Barrow — Spring is in the air and in the ice
On the 5-mile snowmachine ride to Point Barrow, we saw several fresh polar bear tracks the size of dinner plates, a pile of whalebones from last year, and a 3-foot-wide crack in the sea ice that could swallow a sled. The crack was created when an ice floe in the open water crashed into shore-fast ice. It was masked by a snowdrift, and our guide Brower Frantz nearly fell into it. Frantz’s job is to spot and avoid h...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman starts dog bakery business in Kodiak
A new business is helping Kodiakans pamper their pups with fresh dog treats. The Barkery, a dog treat bakery, sells treats made with natural ingredients. Amy DiObilda, owner of The Barkery, moved to Kodiak two months ago with her husband, a Coast Guardsman. She started the business because she had already been making dog treats for her own dogs for more than a year. DiObilda started making homemade treats after on...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Repeal and replace the giveaway
Alaska is on the cusp of another historic mistake with the signing governor’s oil wealth giveaway — a much bigger mistake than the Seward grain terminal or the Anchorage fish plant. In fact, Alaskans stand to lose more in a month than we lost for those two projects combined. The giveaway’s own backers call it a “gamble” and a “crapshoot,” and the Legislative Finance Division says it will put the state in the hole ...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 465 465 recommendations | email to a friend
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KFL brings back flag football
The Kodiak Football League is bringing back the Crab Festival flag football tournament. “I think the KFL wanted to bring it back because we see people playing football now on the new surface,” KFL member Charlie Powers said. The two-day, double-elimination tournament begins 10 a.m. Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Powers is hoping to generate 16 teams of seven to nine people for the tournament. The game, com...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympic power meet Thursday
Special Olympic athletes will be flexing their muscles Thursday at the local powerlifting meet. Athletes will compete in the bench press, squat and deadlift. The competition begins at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Athletic Club. This is a tune-up meet for the Special Olympics Summer Games beginning June 7 in Anchorage. The summer games consists swimming, basketball, gymnastics and track and field. Kodiak is only participat...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State plans Tustumena replacement
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Not on the Alaska Marine Highway System. “Sesame Street has been canceled because of the ferry situation,” said Linda Pena, head of morale, welfare and recreation programs at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Last week, the USO announced that a summer show bringing Sesame Street’s furry Muppets to Kodiak has been canceled due to delays bringing the state ferry Tustumena back fro...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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