Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
GARDEN GATE: A garlic made for Kodiak
Before corporate seed companies arrived on the scene, seeds were traded between neighbors, over the fence. In many cases, a plot of land and a cache of viral seeds--grown, harvested and planted in the same region generation after generation--was more valuable than having money in the bank. While money in the bank is a good thing, so are regionalized seeds, plants, and bulbs. They’ve developed traits that enable th...
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Kodiak falls to W.V.
Senior Josh Cummings and his West Valley Wolfpack teammates celebrated homecoming in a big way Friday night. Cummings rushed for 197 yards on 20 carries and scored four rushing touchdowns to lead the Wolfpack to a 46-28 nonconference high school football victory over the Kodiak Bears. The West Valley defense also came up with some big plays, with five interceptions and a recovery of a muffed punt. Cummings had one...
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Lindquist, Cummiskey defend Pentathlon titles
With both their cross country and swim and dive teams in town for meets, Kodiak High School was well represented over the weekend on the central Kenai Peninsula. Friday afternoon at the Soldotna High pool, the Bears running team — a program rich in talent and success that was in town for the Region III meet — got to see one of their own thrill the crowd in the water at the 35th annual SoHi Pentathlon, and with the...
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FISH FACTOR: Poor pink run prompts potential bailout
Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades. In a Sept. 19 letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Walker said fishery failures that occurred this summer at the Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Lower Cook Inlet and Chignik management areas are having a “significant...
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Panel project would grace mall wall
The Kodiak man responsible for bringing vintage salmon label trash cans to Kodiak is now seeking approval for his next vision for beautifying the downtown area — interpretive panels highlighting the history of Kodiak Island canneries. Bruce Schactler and local historian Anjuli Grantham have been working on research and design for three 5-by-10 foot panels for possible display on the outside wall of the downtown Sa...
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8-year-old racer recovers after accident
Bryttni Juhlin is not a runner, but her motherly instincts turned her into one late Sunday evening. She was tending to her daughter when she heard a horrifying cry — one a mother never wants to hear — from the motocross track at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Several hundred feet away from where she was at, her 8-year-old son, Damean, was on the ground after just being involved in a serious dirt bike accident that lef...
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Week in Words: Faith needs both oars
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds and I will show you my faith by what I do. James 2:18 I had the privilege this week to participate with friends in some community ministry and I found a slip of paper with a little slogan or saying on it, a saying I consider simple and true, while at the same time layered with depth of thought. Ready? “Prayer without faith is li...
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TAPESTRY: Simonsons on way to settle in Minnesota
After living in Kodiak for 11 years, the Rev. Elden and Karen Simonson were starting to look like permanent fixtures. “This is longest tenure of ministry I’ve had,” said Simonson, sitting in the St. Paul Lutheran Church office that soon will be temporarily entrusted to interim pastor, Julie Gillert of theLutheran Congregations in Missions for Christ, who will serve them as the parish while they look for a permanen...
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Kodiak boys XC looking for 15th straight regional title
Soldotna football’s gigantic 45-game win streak has garnered a lot of statewide attention, and rightfully so. It is impressive. For those not connected with the running world, there is also a pretty good streak here on the island. One that could be deemed equally as impressive as Soldotna’s. The Kodiak boys cross country team has won 14 consecutive Region III titles and are going for No. 15 Saturday at Tsalteshi T...
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Assembly candidates on budget, land use, tourism
Voters have a choice this fall with three candidates running for two available Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seats. The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will present a local candidates forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, also broadcast on KMXT at 100.1 FM. The election is on Oct. 4 with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Scott Smiley A retired university professor and former Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center director, Scott ...
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