Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
TAPESTRY: 2015 salmon season: low price, odd weather and lots of fish
This summer Neil Russell made one of the biggest salmon sets of his career. “One day we lowered the boat with a deck load, went back out and got two-thirds of another load,” said Russell, owner of the Second Wind. “It was one to remember because of the volume. I’m not going to forget that.” But that memorable day was not his biggest payday. At previous years’ prices, it might have been. Whether a fisherman tells y...
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Alternatives to Walker's plan
This past Monday KDM ran a column by our governor extolling the virtues of allowing the Legislature to use the Alaska Permanent Fund to substantially fund daily government operations, leaving anything that might be left behind to be distributed to Alaskans in their annual dividend. To recap, previously our Legislature primarily used the general Fund to run the Alaska government. Their management was so poor that t...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 22
Nov. 20 At 5:22 a.m., police received a report of a vehicle in the ditch at mile 1.5 of West Rezanof Drive. Police contacted the driver who had no injuries and did not need police assistance. At 6:09 a.m., police cited a driver in the Mill Bay Road and Rezanof Drive area for having an expired license. At 11:21 a.m., police chalked tires in the 300 block of Center Avenue. At 12:03 p.m., police received a report of ...
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In the Courts: Jan. 22
Keosaengasay Souriyasong pleaded guilty to attempted fraudulent use of an access device. Souriyasong was fined $500.
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Yavorsky to play football at the College of the Sequoias
Jacob Yavorsky is a throwback football player. That was never more apparent than during this past Kodiak High School football season when he played with a broken wrist and didn’t even know it. He not only played one game with a bum right wrist, but he played four games. “He didn’t want to go to the doctor because he wanted to finish out the season with no setbacks,” said Jacob’s mom, Donna. “He waited until after ...
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Online summer ferry reservations now available
Summer ferry reservations are now available online under a new booking system, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Thursday. The Alaska Marine Highway System summer schedule was released last week, and for the first few days, people seeking to book tickets had to call to make reservations. The new online system can only be used for the summer schedule. People booking travel thro...
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Teeing Off: Rest is not a bad thing
Sunday is going to be weird. It will be the first time in three seasons that the Seattle Seahawks are not playing in the NFC Championship game. Gizmo doesn’t know what to do, and neither do I. Maybe we will watch bowling. He likes Jason Belmonte. I’m a Rhino Page fan. Chances are we both will be viewing the title matches, it just will not be the same. The 12s have been spoiled the past few seasons. Add another few...
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Hoops roundup: Mt. Edgecumbe downs KHS boys; ESS picks up first win
A Mt. Edgecumbe scoring spree in the third quarter pushed Kodiak to its third consecutive defeat. After the Bears pulled to within one point, the Braves scored nine straight and pulled away for a 59-46 victory in a boys basketball nonconference game Thursday in Sitka. Kodiak (2-6) trailed 14-8 at the end of the first quarter and cut the deficit to 23-18 at halftime. The Bears scored four straight points to start t...
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AMAZING NATURE: Gulf of Alaska: birthplace of big waves
Recently, Kodiak has seen one big storm after another. One night not long ago, I woke up because twigs and spruce cones were thumping against my bedroom window as if knocking to be let in. I got up and looked at the trees in my back yard, which were swaying and waving their branches while the wind roared and tossed around every item that was not securely lashed down. Even the dog’s water bowl had gone sailing down...
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Empty cup, eerie cockpit on dark morning
Reporting to you live from Anchorage — okay, I know it’s not really live, but I was alive when I wrote this — I am at the Snow City Cafe in Anchorage, where I finally got breakfast after being up more than four hours. Yes, friends, you read that right. I reported in at 0600 (that’s “0 dark-thirty” to you non-military) to the passenger terminal at Hangar 1 of Air Station Kodiak and arrived on time. To say I am not ...
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