Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Proposed smoking ban goes too far
I am not going to voice my opposition to a smoking ban, as a smoker I’m subject to a ban pretty much everywhere I go these days, on- or off-island. I do feel that the draft of the ban the assembly is defending is far too reaching and I commend assemblywoman Louise Stutes for being the lone wolf in opposition to the proposal. I am specifically concerned with how the ban equates a commercial fishing operation’s vess...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 5
Tuesday, July 2 • At 12:39 a.m., a caller reported a man was sleeping in a lobby. He left when an officer asked him to. • At 1:47 a.m., an officer was out investigating a missing gate. All was OK. • At 4:46 a.m., a man was arrested for DUI. • At 10:06 a.m., an abandoned vehicle was red-tagged. • At 1:48 p.m., a caller reported four to five people were causing problems and cussing. A man was given a disorderly cond...
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Alaska State Trooper report: July 5
Sunday, June 30 • Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 45-year-old woman from Portland, Ore. who was fishing in the Olds River. The woman kept two king salmon over 20 inches long, but had failed to record them on her sport fishing license. She was cited for failure to log a king salmon. Bail was set at $110. • Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 42-year-old man from Beaverton, Wash. who was fishing ...
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Departing pastors leave the island with heaps of wisdom
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series about the changing faces at Kodiak’s churches. The first part of this series was published June 21. Read it online at www.kodiakdailymirror.com. ALAN AND LINDA ROSS — They learned to listen. While Interact missionaries, Alan and Linda Ross, left Kodiak for Kenai, an area that is known for its breathtaking scenery, they will miss the beauty of Kodiak Island. Ar...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Laptuuk
Laptuuk : Baseball Kiagmi laptuugtaartukut. : We play baseball in the summertime. In classical Alutiiq society, community gatherings were an opportunity for games, particularly those played outdoors. Both men and women enjoyed participating in athletic challenges, including everything from swimming, boating and running races to wrestling, high jumping, target throwing and team sports. Competitions were a way to sh...
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Kodiak bear mauling book available in print
Fifteen years ago, Keith Rogan survived a mauling by a Kodiak brown bear. Now he has taken that experience and turned it into a book to help others learn about bears. “I became fascinated with bears after this happened,” Rogan said. “A Kodiak Bear Mauling: Living and Dying with Alaska’s Bears” is now available in paperback from Amazon. The book details Rogan’s experience during the mauling, information about how b...
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Island Flavor: Taking a kid for an ice cream in Kodiak
I cherish memories of taking my children out on warm summer evenings for ice cream. We would buy ice cream cones at a shop that looked like a gingerbread house, then stroll to the park. I would savor my treat on a bench, where I sat with my legs stretched out in front of me and watched as the kids played tag on the grass. Sometimes we bought ice cream at our favorite “scoop deck” at the marina. We sat on wrought i...
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Amazing Nature: Salps are an offshore surprise
Many people have never seen them because they usually live offshore, and nobody wants their fishing nets clogged with these organisms. Those who have found them washed up on a beach describe them as looking like strings of beads, piles of snot or give them descriptive names like “beach bubblewrap”. Their official English name is salps. Salps have gelatinous and transparent bodies reminiscent of jellies. Unlike jel...
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Kodiak all-star teams begin District I play
Kodiak Little League all-star teams begin their quest for state titles beginning Sunday. The Majors division (11 and 12-year-olds) starts District I pool play at 7:30 p.m. Sunday against AMC in Anchorage, while the Juniors division (13 and 14-year-olds) begins pool play Tuesday in Anchorage. Two Kodiak Little League teams have won state titles. The 1982 Majors swept Juneau in two games to take the championships. T...
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Senior Life: Senior Center welcomes Vicki Canny to staff
The Kodiak Senior Center held the annual Stan and Nita July 4 BBQ Thursday. This event is held each year in honor of the couple who generously donated part of their estate to the agency’s endowment fund. New Activities/Volunteer Coordinator This position which was created in January took the place of the Nutrition, Transportation & Support services aide and focuses on bringing activities to the center as well as l...
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