Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Local students win duck stamp contest
Several local children placed in the Alaska competition of the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Lucas White took first place in the K-3 grade group, and Malina Fagan took first in the 4-6 group. Sakura Witherow and Joshua Leiva both took second in the K-3 group. Journey Wunch took first place in the conservation message category in the 4-6 group with “Healthy Habitat = Healthy People.” Ten Kodiak students took ...
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Bill Walker returns to Kodiak, talking energy and local hire
One of the Kodiak Electric Association’s biggest fans might be Bill Walker, independent candidate for governor. Walker boasts Kodiak Island Borough’s reliance on renewables for power generation around the state and its ability to use those efficiencies to lower energy costs. “I brag about Kodiak around the state because you’re down to two percent diesel because of your hydro and your wind generation… So you have d...
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KHS softball clinches NLC title
Kodiak softball fulfilled a team goal earlier this week — win the Northern Lights Conference. The Bears’ clinched their first conference crown since 2009 by virtue of a tiebreaker over Homer. With Homer’s 3-2 win over Soldotna on Wednesday, both Kodiak and the Mariners finished conference play with 6-2 records. Kodiak won the tiebreaker by beating Homer three out of four times this season, Kodiak High School activ...
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Track stars from around the state come to Kodiak
The state’s top track athletes are invading the Emerald Isle this weekend. Joe Floyd Track and Field plays host to the second Brian Young Invitational — an all-star meet that begins Saturday and ends Sunday. The meet comes a week after the state championships in Anchorage. The difference between this meet and the state meet is that the small-school and large-school athletes compete against each other.  “The two bi...
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Kodiak baseball falls in semifinals
A disastrous third inning dashed Kodiak’s dreams of winning a conference baseball title. Kodiak committed four errors that led to five Colony third-inning runs as the Bears lost, 8-1, in a Southcentral Conference Tournament semifinal game Thursday evening in Soldotna. “Colony came to play. My hats off to them,” Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “We competed with them for six of the seven innings. That third inning w...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 30
Saturday, May 17 • At 1:47 a.m., police received a 911 call about a disturbance on Mill Bay Road. Police reported everything was OK. • Around 2:16 a.m., police conducted four bar checks. • At 2:32 a.m., police provided a health and safety check on Marine Way. Everything was reported OK. • At 2:37 a.m., officers conducted a bar check. • At 3:16 a.m., police received a call requesting a welfare check on West Rezanof...
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Leisnoi needs to do its homework
To the editor: In the KDM interview with Leisnoi management on May 23, 2014, in response to a question about the use of the herbicide “Roundup”, Leisnoi representative Von Veeh stated that, “They call it Roundup but its glyphosate.” Glyphosate is the active ingredient of Roundup and Monsanto held its patent until that patent expired in 2000. Roundup is glyphosate and glyphosate is Roundup when manufactured by Mons...
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Death Notice: Darlo D. Dayton
Darlo D. Dayton, Captain of the Cape Douglas, died May 19th, at 2 p.m., in Wenatchee, Washington. Burial at sea by the Port Townsend Coast Guard, date to be determined. Contact Deborah Strahm at 509-670-2596.
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Tapestry: Jimmy and Joy Ng leave Kodiak for good this time
Jimmy and Joy Ng have sold their house, packed up their bags and left the island. Previously, when they said their goodbyes, their Kodiak friends expected to see them again. Jimmy was in the Coast Guard and the Ngs always intended to return. But this time it’s different. The Ngs will be moving near Jimmy’s elderly mother in the Tacoma area. The Ngs’ last Kodiak tour began in 1997 when Jimmy took on the responsibil...
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Alutiiq word of the week: Cukiq – Thorn; Sliver
Ckiq – Thorn; Sliver Allrani aigaqa cukirtaartuq. – Sometimes I get a sliver on my hand. The Alutiiq word for thorn, cukiq, can be used to mean sliver, thorn, barb, quill, or even spruce needle, and the word for the prickly devil’s club, cukilanarpak, means “plant with big thorns.” When northern European peoples immigrated to Kodiak in the late 1800s, it is likely they introduced a unique woodworking style known a...
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