Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Something fishy about fishing pier idea
To the Editor, I find it ironic that Councilman Davidson presented an idea to the City Council on June 23 regarding the building of a pedestrian fishing pier. I would like to point out that citizens of Kodiak have been fishing from the local beaches for centuries. Mission Beach and Mill Bay Beach are close to town and should not provide any barriers to people who want to fish. Until the council made it a violation...
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Candidacy packets for city mayor, council positions available today
Beginning today, people interested in running for City of Kodiak mayor or one of two council members seats at this fall’s election can pick up candidacy packets and start preparing for the election. Among the requirements for people wishing to run, prospective candidates must have 10 qualified city voters sign a petition in support of the candidate. Candidates may file with the clerk’s office between Aug. 1 and 17...
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FISH FACTOR: Removing tons of debris from Kodiak
Kodiak volunteers scrambled with front-end loaders and dump trucks to ready 200,000 pounds of super sacks for the first pick up of a massive marine debris removal project that begins in Alaska this week. The month-long cleanup, backed by state and federal agencies, nonprofits and private businesses, will deploy a 300-foot barge and helicopters to remove thousands of tons of marine debris from some of the world’s h...
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GARDEN GATE: How to control cabbageworms
“What a pretty white butterfly!” said Kathy, a visitor from Minnesota. She was touring our garden recently on a warm sunny day when all manner of insects were out and about. “For each one you squish, I’ll give you a dollar,” I told her. “Wow, that’s quite a reward.” “It’s worth it. Those butterflies are also called cabbage moths,” I said. “They are not welcome here. They lay eggs, which hatch into green worms that...
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New trade pact will give corporations power to define our laws
An obscure and controversial trade bill negotiated by the Obama Administration and pending in Congress poses a direct threat to our democracy and to Alaska’s sovereignty. Unfortunately, our two senators — Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan — recently voted to “fast track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before anyone knows what’s in it. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a multinational trade agreement between a do...
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Reality TV bites Kodiakans
Cold memo to residents of the Lower 48 and Hawaii: Most of those reality shows you’ve seen on TV about Alaska have nothing to do with reality. But then, as the joke goes, the sad reality is you’d never know the difference, unless you live in Alaska. From Kodiak to Kenai and other parts of the 49th state, dozens of TV crews have been producing “unscripted” shows that have gained popularity after the premier of “Dea...
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Kodiak Wildlife Refuge worker kills charging bear
A technician working for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge shot and killed a brown bear Sunday when it charged him and a co-worker to within a few feet near Red Lake, on the south end of Kodiak Island, a refuge official said Thursday. Deputy Refuge Manager Tevis Underwood said the technician and his co-worker were hiking to a hillside camp to conduct observations of bear behavior in the Connecticut Creek drainag...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 10
July 2 At 12:14 a.m., corrections officers requested and police provided assistance with an unruly inmate at the Kodiak Jail. At 12:29 a.m., patrolling officers were advised of suspicious circumstances on Bartel Avenue. At 1:43 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive East for having no proof of insurance. At 2:09 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive East about a headlight out. At 2:45 a.m., police ci...
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Navy training harms marine life
To the Editor, NOAA (National Marine Fisheries Service) is taking public comments until July 17 regarding the Navy’s request of a Letter of Authorization to continue training and testing in the Pacific Northwest including the Gulf of Alaska until 2020. Comments can be made on NOAA’s website under the section titled: ‘Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Navy Training and Testing Activit...
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God created mountains, oceans to remind us who’s in charge
This has been a week of firsts for me. First ferry ride on the M/Vs Kennicott and Tustumena each, first Xtratuf wearing (I earned the privilege later), first small boat ride on the ocean, first puffin sighting, first salmon catches (trolling, a silver and a bright pink, and several others that we threw back), first ocean kayak trip, first baby-suckling-its-mama seals sighting, and first water taxi ride. (Now is th...
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