Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Ode to Carl Theil
Ode to Carl Theil As the fog moves in there is no land to get my bearings by… And lo I have missed the channel buoy what time was that what year… The sea sags and bellies beneath me now… While waves gargle phosprous deep within their dark wakes… I seem lost now as though between two oceans… What enslaving grog have I consumed from the sea… That has left me so perilously adrift with islands all about me… The names ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Gearing up
We were all set. I spent this past Saturday finalizing boat preparations and sorting tackle. When the alarm sounded early Sunday morning, I bounded from bed ready to launch the boat for our first venture offshore for kings and halibut. I started the coffee and stepped outside for one last inspection of the boat. Holy cow! The thermometer on our porch read 26 degrees. And a cold breeze wrapped around the corner of ...
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Cleveland volcano erupting, no danger seen
Cleveland volcano has begun erupting in the Aleutians, but Kodiak residents shouldn’t be alarmed — according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the eruption has thus far been small. According to a Monday morning bulletin from the observatory, recorders at Okmok volcano, 80 miles northeast of Cleveland detected a small explosion about 8 a.m. That explosion followed one at 11:23 p.m. Sunday. Clouds have shrouded the...
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We do not need more buildings
To the Editor: This is in answer to the kids who think of wanting all fun things and buildings for them. Us adults are not rich. They need their parents to buy land and build them a recreation center, and they can pay the taxes on it too. Too many buildings are going up, and soon the bomb will fall and we can’t afford them and we will lose them. If they want all this stuff Juvy Small wrote to have in the paper, ei...
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Immigrants are job creators, not job takers
To the Editor: Since 1875, the law that prohibited foreign prostitutes and convicts from entering the United States has been broadened to include the illiterate. In more recent years, the laws have been reformed again and again to keep out immigrants and restrict them from working. Americans today tend to believe that immigrants ruin to our society by draining our public school systems, our health care, and our ec...
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Births: May 7
• Lorelai Mae Williams Botz was born at 5:05 a.m. April 30, 2013, to Krysta Williams and Jeremy Botz. She weighed 7 pounds, 6.3 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Oley, Pa. and Kodiak, and now live in Cordova. Her mother works at the Cordova School District and her father works at the Cordova office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Also welcoming her to the family is Ad...
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Surprise snow postpones community cleanup
Kodiak’s annual community cleanup day has been postponed one week after island residents woke up to a snowy surprise Saturday morning. Eight tenths of an inch of snow were recorded at Kodiak State Airport between midnight Saturday morning and 8 a.m., one hour before cleanup day was scheduled to kick off at Kodiak High School. Saturday’s snow was unexpected but not abnormal for Kodiak, which sees two tenths of an i...
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Fish Factor: Time for salmon season
It might still feel like winter but Alaska’s 2013 salmon season will officially get underway on May 16, when the first runs of reds and kings are scheduled to arrive at Copper River. The season’s first fish will attract the usual media hoopla — helicopters whisking salmon from the fishing grounds to planes ready to fly them to eager restaurateurs and retailers in Seattle and other regions. New among the salmon gro...
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Garden Gate: More thought on herbs
There are 55 — count them — 55 hoophouses on Kodiak Island. For the first time in the island’s history, residents have a sure-fire way to grow local vegetables that is not directly affected by the whims of the weather. Still, with all the emphasis on garden vegetables (to eat) and flowers (to beautify), herbs often are overlooked and treated as an afterthought. (Unless you're a cook, when they become front-burner ...
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Two accused of scrap metal theft
Two men who allegedly stole more than $5,000 of brass and copper items from Nick’s Auto Wrecking Salvage and Metal Recycling have been arrested by Alaska State Troopers. Timothy Kimmel, 49, and Walter Erickson, 27, were arraigned in Kodiak superior court on April 29 for three counts of second-degree theft apiece. Second-degree theft charges are class C felonies and punishable by up to five years in jail and a $50,...
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