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Nasal drift an important part of whale evolution
Many people, including myself, are mesmerized and fascinated by the sight of marine mammals. The behavior of the sea lions on their “home dock” in the Kodiak harbor seems almost human when they are lazily lounging in the sun, barking indignantly at the youngsters that jump wet and cold out of the water to crawl across their sunwarmed bodies in search of a good place to snuggle. Similarly the sea otter, when he flo...
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Two rivers closed to king sport and subsistence fishing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Fish and Wildlife Service have closed the Ayakulik and Karluk rivers to sport and subsistence fishing for kings, due to low escapement numbers. The current number of kings, also known as chinooks that have passed through the Ayakulik weir is 365, and 297 have passed through the Karluk weir, according to statements from ADF&G and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The esca...
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Rifle match this Sunday
The Kodiak Island Sportsman’s Association is hosting a high-powered rifle match Sunday at the Salonie Creek Rifle Range. The event begins at 8:30 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. This is an NRA approved match for service rifles — an AR15, M1 and M1A. Particpants will shoot 20 shots slow fire standing from 200 yards, 10 shots sitting rapid fire from 200 yards, 10 shots prone rapid fire from 300 yards and ...
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Playbook: June 21
Friday, June 21 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. East Anchorage at Bartlett High School, 6:30 p.m. Racing: Mud bog at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Bartlett at Bartlett High School, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Palmer at Palmer, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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Local photographer leaving Kodiak
With a move approaching, local photographer Sylwia Ok looks forward to continuing her business in Maryland. Her husband is in the Coast Guard, and they’ll be moving to Baltimore, taking the ferry to Bellingham, Washington, and driving from there. “We’re spending six days on the ferry and then doing a cross-country with plenty of stops to photograph,” Ok told the Mirror on Wednesday. Since marrying her husband 11 y...
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Fisheries work group to discuss bycatch, lake fertilization
The upcoming Kodiak Fisheries Work Group will update members on the Karluk Lake fertilization project and analysis and discussion of gulf trawl bycatch management motions. The meeting will be at 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 25, in the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly chambers. The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council adopted the three motions for bycatch management in their most recent meeting on April 14. Th...
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Alutiiq Museum hosts indoor “campout”
Alisha Drabek uses a mixture of old and new activities to keep the stream of authentic Alutiiq culture and knowledge flowing through the present day. “We play a mix of traditional games and modern, Alutiicized games and have fun practicing the language and introducing ourselves,” Alisha Drabek, Alutiiq Museum’s executive director told the Mirror at its second annual campout — a language and cultural Alutiiq immers...
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Murkowski writes letter of support for Karluk Lake enrichment
Senator Lisa Murkowski supports the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association’s push for enriching nutrients in Karluk Lake. Murkowski wrote a letter to Alaska’s Fish and Wildlife Service saying, “Approval of the application will help move this fishery restoration project another step closer toward achieving the ultimate goal of bringing adult sockeye salmon back into the Karluk Lake system.” On the southwestern sid...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 19
June 1, 2014 • Around 1:32 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 1:54 a.m., someone called to report domestic violence on Thorsheim Street. It turned out to be verbal only. • At 2:25 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 10:23 a.m., charges for a man on Mill Bay Road who violated conditions of his release were forwarded. • At 11:43 a.m., someone called 911 to report a dangerous driver o...
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Campers learn laptuuk — the Alutiiq version of baseball
Nick Alokli spent his childhood in Ahkiok playing laptuuk — the Alutiiq version of baseball. Now 78, Alokli’s playing days have passed, but his passion for the sport is still very much alive. He spent part of his Tuesday morning at the Baranof Park ice rink watching a dozen youths and adults — all from the Alutiiq Language Day Camp — enjoying the game he grew up playing. He smiled each time the big inflatable rubb...
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