Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Those governing need to think about need versus want
To the Editor: When is it enough? Many years ago I left Kodiak because I did not like the way the city and borough governments were operating. Today it is much worse because there are those governing now that think it is my job to pay for their ideas. Like the nice lady who lives in the borough who is being charged city sales tax on her cell phone bill. I purchased my cell phone through the mail from Anchorage ACS...
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Americans must think for themselves
To the Editor: About Art Zimmer’s letter about “dhimmitude” and the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare (Letters Aug 13). Dhimmitude is certainly a word, but it is not anywhere in the Affordable Care Act itself. The Snopes article which Mr. Zimmer refers does say “Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad…” however, that part of the article is to explain...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 20
From 10-11 a.m. today, take a walk on the wildflower trail with a naturalist. Learn about some of the traditional Alutiiq uses of the plants. This event supports an activity in the new Junior Park Ranger activity book. All are welcome to attend. Meet at the Miller Point parking lot in the Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The Alutiiq Museum is holding its annual meeting from 6-9 p.m. tonight at the Koniag Bu...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Early silver Salmon
I’m pleased to report that it’s time to dust off your silver salmon gear. Last weekend my wife and I found them in several locations and even managed to connect with a few. Did we ever have fun! For the most part the best fishing will be found along the beaches rather than in the rivers. You’ll find lots of people in the river mouths, some of them even catching fish. But the fishing is actually better when you mov...
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Births: Aug. 20
• Mariella Latonio was born at 1:42 a.m. Aug. 9, 2013, to Mrs. Maria and Aurea B. Latonio. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. Her father works for Alaska Pacific Sea Food. Also welcoming her to the family is Marc Harry B. Latonio. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Florencio B. Latonio and Mr. and Mrs. Christina Ba...
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Election candidates announced, borough will see new mayor
The Kodiak Island Borough will have a new mayor after the municipal elections on Oct. 1. Thursday was the final day for candidates to sign up to run for open seats on the Kodiak City Council, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, Kodiak school board and service area seats, and borough Mayor Jerome Selby’s name was not on the list. Selby decided not to file for reelection after serving in the role for 24 years, but plans...
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Project wants to know why you love salmon
A Kodiak woman is leading a study to find out why Alaskans love salmon. The Salmon Project, still in an exploratory phase, aims to find out about the deep connections Alaskans have with wild salmon. “We wanted to understand how it relates to people’s lives and what values were associated with salmon fishing, salmon viewing or salmon eating,” project organizer Erin Harrington said. Harrington is leading the investi...
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Thomet sizzles at Alumni Run
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet went stride for stride with the island’s most decorated runner at Friday’s Alumni Run at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Trevor Dunbar, a current star at the University of Oregon, may have eked out the boys 5-kilometer victory, but it was Thomet who stole the show on a damp evening. The annual preseason meet for Kodiak High School’s cross country team is usually meant to knock off the ...
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Do your research
To the Editor: Two people have already articulated very well the fallacies in Mr. Zimmer’s letter in which he claims that Muslims will be exempt from the Affordable Care Act. I would like to add some further clarification. There is no mention of any specific religious group in the Affordable Care Act in the section on exemptions. It simply states that exemptions could be granted to those members of a group that al...
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Garden Gate: Buzzing around with bumblebees
One foggy morning last week, I took an inventory walk around the garden. I paused in front of some late Iceland poppies that were starting to bloom, and watched numerous bumble bees (Bombus spp.) dive into the centers and “comb” pollen from the stamens. Their hind leg hairs (called corbicular fringe) were dotted with yellow grains of pollen. How impressive, I thought. Here I am, wearing boots, hat and rain jacket ...
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