Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
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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Fish Factor: Small boat owners lobby for cameras in place of observers
Want to get onboard observers out of those small fishing boat bunks? The more fishermen who volunteer their vessels to field test new electronic monitoring systems (EMS), the faster the program will replace that extra body onboard. Starting this year and for the first time, fishery observers are required aboard Alaska’s long line fleet of roughly 1,500 boats, most of which are well under 50 feet. Observers have be...
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Navigation lesson for Kodiak High School

Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters will pick contract conflict rules
A proposition on the Oct. 1 election ballot will take conflict of interest rules to the voters. The question asks borough voters whether Proposition No. 1, an ordinance regarding conflict of interest, should be added to the borough code. The ordinance would add a new section that begins: “Simultaneous employment or personal service contracts by mayor and assembly members prohibited.” The ordinance goes on to say t...
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