Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Teeing Off: Picking better than humans
Gizmo has been unbearable to live with this week. The pup has been parading around the apartment like he owns the place. He even put his brother, Pepper Jack, in time out for running off — thank you neighbor down the street for corralling him for me. That dog runs fast. Marcus Dunbar would be proud. While everybody struggled in picking NFL games last week, Gizmo made it look easy. Pup 1, Humans 0. Yes, Gizmo out-p...
Sep 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Housing a matter of compassion, not politics
There is a serious moral and ethical issue threatening the soul of Kodiak. Whoa. I can already tell I'm setting myself up for trouble with that lead-in. I'm not talking about the drug problem or the break-ins, or even global warming, although all of them are crises in their own right. I'm not even talking about church attendance being down and how people's souls are in danger if we don't get right with God. I'll l...
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AMAZING NATURE: Kodiak sea level not rising
Global climate change will cause sea levels to rise. We have heard this warning for years and some countries, and states in the lower 48 have acted to secure their coast lines in response to it. However, here in Kodiak that is not really at the top of our list of concerns. According to a NOAA website, the tide line on our beaches was approximately 1 inch higher this year than three years ago. However, the long ter...
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School to ask for proposals for K-Hi-C repairs
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s boat used in marine classes needs some fixing, and the KIBSD Board of Education recently approved the issuance of a request for proposals for fixing the 42-foot fiberglass fishing vessel. Alaska Marine Surveyors in an April survey recommended that the K-Hi-C get a repairs within one year for deterioration of the deck due to stress cracks allowing water in that then freez...
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Presentation on food security
A food systems analyst is giving a presentation tonight on food security in Alaska. “I will be telling stories from around the state of people I interviewed of the key insights that they gave me about what successes they’ve had in raising food for Alaskan residents, what obstacles they’ve encountered, and suggestions they have for what would make this a better system,” said Ken Meter, the president of Crossroads R...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 24
Sept. 18 The Alaska State Troopers received a report of a boat trailer stolen from a Rezanof Drive business between June and September 2015. The trailer is a triple axel 2014 EZ Loader, model TIEZ102 with yellow rollers and license plate number 8724TD. Anyone with information is asked to contact the troopers at 486-3121 or Crime Stoppers at kodiakcrimestoppers.com.
Sep 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town golfers defeat Coast Guard in inaugural event
A group of eight town golfers defeated a team of Coast Guard golfers in the inaugural Bors Cup over the weekend at the Bear Valley Golf Course. The two-day event that concluded Sunday was based on the Ryder Cup where teams competed in several match play competitions. The town team of Alan Skaw, Peter Allan, Jim Kennedy, Jamie Schilbach, Randy Ensign, Jerry Lafollette, Neal Russell and Dan McFarland defeated the Co...
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KHS spikers take on rest of state
Through the first three weeks of competition, Kodiak volleyball has been untouchable. At 6-0 in the Northern Lights Conference (8-0 overall), the Bears are the only undefeated squad left in the six-school circuit. On Friday, Kodiak ventures outside of the conference to take part in the West Spiketacular in Anchorage. The two-day event that concludes Saturday features 21 teams from around the state. “It is our firs...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 24
Sept. 18 At 1:53 a.m., a group of people left the 900 block of Pillar Mountain Road area when police asked. At 2:17 a.m., police warned a driver in the Birch and Larch streets area for having taillights out. At 2:41 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 500 block of East Rezanof Drive. Around 2:45 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 3 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1400 block of Mill Bay...
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Learn and live the Girl Scout motto
It was a sunny Saturday morning and the girl scouts climbed out of their family cars ready for an adventure. They each had their own backpack which held a water bottle, sack lunch and jacket-all the makings needed for a good Kodiak adventure. Our troop was finishing up hikes working towards the Girl Scout Kodiak Hiker badge. On this September fall day, the troop was heading up Kasheverof mountain. One scout carrie...
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