Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Historic kayak to be exhibited at Alutiiq Museum
With a $49,612 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Alutiiq Museum will partner with Harvard University’s Peabody Museum to bring an historic Alutiiq kayak to Kodiak. Grant funds awarded to Koniag Inc. will pay for shipment of the historic boat from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Kodiak, and its installation in a new exhibit in the Alutiiq Museum’s gallery. The exhibit will debut in the sprin...
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Alaska Science Forum: Red-backed voles climb into scientific literature
A few years ago, Link Olson wanted students in his mammalogy class to see one of the neatest little creatures in Alaska, the northern flying squirrel. He baited a few live traps with peanut butter rolled in oats and placed them in spruce trees. When he returned the next day, he found no flying squirrels. Instead, peering back at him were the beady eyes of the mice of the north, red-backed voles. The curator of mam...
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Bells Flats fire causes $25,000 in damage
An old barn in Bells Flats burned in an accidental fire on Sunday resulting in thousands of dollars in damage, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. No one was injured and the U.S. Coast Guard Fire Department put out the fire. The troopers responded to the fire at 1:36 p.m. Sunday, the report said, and found “the building was an old horse barn with plumbing supplies inside.” The damage was estimated at $25,...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Thinking about it once in a blue moon
Last Friday night was all sorts of blue moon crazy. July started with a full moon and ended with a second full moon, which is called the blue moon. There were national headlines in newspapers all about the blue moon and astrology blogs were buzzing with excitement over it. Some astrologists say that the blue moon brings out angst, anxiety or tension in people. Others argue the opposite, that it has no affect on pe...
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JAY BARRETT: A lesson more important than gun safety
Like many of you, and many Alaskans, I am a firearm owner. I have been since I was 9 years old when my dad handed down to me the .22-caliber bolt-action rifle and single-shot, 20-gauge breech-load shotgun his father gave him around the same age. Honestly, my dad probably should have saved one for my little brother, but like first names for firstborn sons in my family, I think primogeniture was a thing for him — I ...
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Zachary Krom
(9/21/90-7/25/15) The picture you chose was me washing a window!? In this day of Photoshop you couldn’t get a photo of me riding a brown bear while lassoing a lion all while pulling in a 100,000-pound fish set ... Go big or go home people. Well crap, it appears I’ve made the part of the paper we are all trying to avoid. Man, I did not see that coming. Who would have thought? I guess we all have it coming sooner or...
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Skyler Waite accepts $40,000 settlement in civil lawsuit
Skyler Irene Waite, the Kodiak woman whose arrest in 2013 went viral on YouTube, will get $40,000 as part of a settlement that led to the dismissal of her civil lawsuit against two Alaska State Troopers, her attorney said Monday. William Pickett, a civil rights attorney based in Yakima, Washington, said Waite’s lawsuit against troopers Brian Mitchell and Boyd Branch was dismissed Friday after the defendants agreed...
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Bridge rally held in Kodiak
Bikes and lime green T-shirts took center stage on Friday at a rally for a peace road connecting six of the seven continents, including a highway that would link Alaska and Russia. A crowd gathered at the Kodiak Family Church, part of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, on Friday afternoon for songs and short speeches and the transfer of the peace flag from a Canadian representative to a U.S. re...
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Fermenting techniques taught in Kodiak
Almost 100 people packed the Kodiak Public Library on Friday to learn about making fermented foods from expert Sandor Katz. Katz has written two books on the subject of fermented foods and he gave a demonstration on Friday while giving tips and answering questions. Sauerkraut was the first thing he made and while the process might have seemed complicated at first, Katz made it look easy. Most of his techniques boi...
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Thomet selected for US Junior Mountain Running Team
Levi Thomet is not known as a mountain runner, but in a month he will be testing his skills against the best the sport has to offer. The recently graduated Kodiak High School standout runner was named to the US Junior Mountain Running Team. The honor will send Thomet to North Wales for the 31st World Mountain Running Championships on Sept. 19. “I love trail running, and being part of a USA team is something that I...
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