Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
SoHi, Eielson win football titles
Leading Kenai 13-12 at the start of the fourth quarter, Soldotna reeled off three straight touchdowns to seal the medium-school football championship game on Saturday in Anchorage. Meanwhile, in the first game of the day at Dimond Alumni Field, Eielson routed Nikiski, 49-14, in the small-school state championship game. For the Stars, it is their fourth straight medium-school title and 39th consecutive win — 10th t...
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GARDEN GATE: Perfect year, season for soil composting
When the United Nations declared 2015 as the International Year of the Soils, it wanted to raise the profile of this humble but essential resource — Earth’s own earth. Our (yes, our) soil is at the very heart of successful growing. Yet, while the importance of healthy soil is a truth that’s now universally accepted, it’s often overlooked. I realized this hiccup of understanding when I began teaching organic garden...
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Wrestlers weathered out
Due to inclement weather, the Kodiak High School wrestling team did not travel to The Altercation in Houston. The Bears will now open their season at this Friday’s West Anchorage Tournament.
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FISH FACTOR: Fish pirates stealing big chunks of catch
Fish pirates are coming under fire as more countries band together to stop them from pilfering the world’s oceans. So called Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing accounts for one-fifth of global catches, according to the Global Ocean Commission, valued at $10 billion to $25 billion each year. Last month, at its annual Intergovernmental Consultative Committee meeting held in Portland, Oregon, and after years...
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Chief: Police understaffed for rise in drug trafficking
As Kodiak prepares for a November summit on the growing traffic in illegal drugs, Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace doubts if her department can eliminate the town’s drug problem. “I can tell you honestly, it won’t go away,” said Chief Wallace. “Realistically, I need four more people in a drug unit to manage Kodiak’s drug problem.” Currently, the Kodiak Police Department has 11 officers and no dog. The force’s can...
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Hospital lease process to be discussed at end of month
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly will be discussing how to proceed with leasing the borough-owned hospital facility this month, according to borough manager Bud Cassidy. “Probably at the next meeting, the assembly is going to either pass a motion or pass a resolution that talks about the process,” Cassidy said. “They haven’t really sat down as a group to really decide, but they’ll do that at the next work sessio...
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Coast Guard to close Deadhorse forward operating location
JUNEAU - Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews are transitioning seasonal forward operating locations throughout Alaska. Crews are scheduled to close the Deadhorse forward operating location Thursday. During the summer months, aircrews were deployed to Deadhorse in support of Arctic Shield 2015. Crews closed the Cordova forward operating location Sept. 30 and are scheduled to open a forward operating location in Co...
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Drugs, alcohol, shopping fill God-shaped hole
A lot of good things have been said about the drug forum last week. As a former addictions counselor, as well as a recovering alcoholic, I had a lot of interest in the forum, with all of its implications for stopping the harmful effects of drugs on our community. Unfortunately, it looked like I was coming down with Round 4 of the Kodiak Krud, so I stayed away as a courtesy to all who attended. (It turned out to be...
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Alutiiq Museum selected to participate in Incubating Innovation
The Alutiiq Museum is one of four Alaskan arts organizations selected to participate in Incubating Innovation. The year-long program, led by EmcArts of New York City, will assist in addressing organization challenges by reviewing practices and by promoting innovations. The program is made possible for the Aluttiq Museum through the Rasmuson Foundation. “We participated in an earlier stage of innovation training wi...
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YOUNG BEARS: KHS wrestling begins season with slew of underclassmen
Mike Hautala, Kodiak’s first-year wrestling coach, describes his team as young. Young might be an understatement as the team boasts 10 freshmen, half of them potentially being in the Bears’ starting lineup. “We are heavy in freshmen,” Hautala said. “We are going to take a couple beat downs this year, but as the year improves we are going to get better.” The Bears bring back only two state placers — Russell Dela Cr...
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