Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
New fiscal year offers fresh start for addressing Alaska’s economic future
On June 29, I signed into law the budget bills passed by the legislature. For fiscal year 2016, we will spend $1 billion less than we spent last year. This is a 19 percent overall reduction with an average 13.5 percent cut to executive branch agencies, and cuts of over 30 percent in the Department of Commerce and the Governor’s Office. Even with these reductions, we still have to draw $2.7 billion from savings to ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time to get serious about pink salmon
Masses of pink salmon may not crowd river mouths just yet. But their numbers along beaches have grown so much it’s time to get serious about fishing. In fact it’s a good thing the river mouths won’t clog with them for another few weeks. While it’s a treat to see great masses of pink salmon undulating with the currents, it’s just about impossible to avoid snagging them with every cast. You may hook lots of fish, bu...
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Massive cleanup operation starts on Kodiak Island
Project’s scale ‘unheard of’ in Alaska, involves use of helicopters, barge to remove debris
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Public Safety Blotter: July 13
July 3 At 12:39 a.m., a 911 caller reported a fight on West Marine Way. A man was arrested on suspicion of violating conditions of release. Around 4:02 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 8:51 a.m., police admonished a driver on Mill Bay Road for not stopping completely at a stop sign. At 12:37 p.m., police gave an advisement to the driver of a vehicle on Mill Bay Road who was impeding traffic. At 4...
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Kodiak all-stars end with a victory
Kodiak’s intermediate Little League all-stars finished District I baseball pool play with a 6-3 win over Homer on Saturday in Knik. The team ended pool play with a 1-3 record and did not qualify for the Sunday’s semifinals. “(It’s) nice to end on a win,” Kodiak coach Bryan Ellsworth wrote in a text message. Kodiak lost to Abbott-O-Rabbit, Knik and Dimond-West, three teams that advanced to the semifinal round. Nuna...
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HEATING UP: Scott Yost claims stock car main event
Scott Yost had a feeling he would end up in victory lane, so he had his daughter bring a bottle of champaign to the Kodiak Island Raceway. After a 20-lap hobby stock main event, Yost popped the cork while standing on top of his 1978 camaro. On Saturday night, Yost outlasted a field of six to claim his first checkered flag in only his third official race — the first two races were heat races earlier in the program....
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Newest NOAA Fisheries survey vessel to reach Kodiak on Aug. 1
Vessel Reuben Lasker to assess gray whales and search for highly endangered right whales
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Something fishy about fishing pier idea
To the Editor, I find it ironic that Councilman Davidson presented an idea to the City Council on June 23 regarding the building of a pedestrian fishing pier. I would like to point out that citizens of Kodiak have been fishing from the local beaches for centuries. Mission Beach and Mill Bay Beach are close to town and should not provide any barriers to people who want to fish. Until the council made it a violation...
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Candidacy packets for city mayor, council positions available today
Beginning today, people interested in running for City of Kodiak mayor or one of two council members seats at this fall’s election can pick up candidacy packets and start preparing for the election. Among the requirements for people wishing to run, prospective candidates must have 10 qualified city voters sign a petition in support of the candidate. Candidates may file with the clerk’s office between Aug. 1 and 17...
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GARDEN GATE: How to control cabbageworms
“What a pretty white butterfly!” said Kathy, a visitor from Minnesota. She was touring our garden recently on a warm sunny day when all manner of insects were out and about. “For each one you squish, I’ll give you a dollar,” I told her. “Wow, that’s quite a reward.” “It’s worth it. Those butterflies are also called cabbage moths,” I said. “They are not welcome here. They lay eggs, which hatch into green worms that...
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