Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Chiniak fire 20 percent contained, officials say
Ninety firefighters continue to attack remnants of the Chiniak fire in multiple places, but 20 percent of the wildfire that burned at least one home, the local library and a remote cabin is now contained, state forestry and local fire officials said Tuesday. Firefighters interviewed by the Kodiak Daily Mirror in Chiniak Tuesday evening after their mopping up operations said they believe the fire would be fully con...
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KHS spikers start season against Colony
Amy Willis is a confident coach when she talks about her team’s expectations for the season. “We are going to win regions again,” said Willis, who is entering her fifth year as Kodiak High’s volleyball coach in her second tour of duty with the Bears. “I want another banner that we haven’t gotten yet.” The missing banner that Willis referenced is from when Kodiak was the 2013 Northern Lights Conference champion, th...
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Kodiak pulls together
So you remember last week I was talking about how the community should get together to fight crime? How we should pull together online and in groups for a common purpose? Turns out Kodiak knows how to do that. Last Thursday night when I got the text that there was a fire in Chiniak, I of course didn’t know its seriousness or extent. Until I started seeing the first photos pop up on Friends of Kodiak. Pretty much i...
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Walter Stanley Sr.
Beloved father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, Walter Stanley Sr., 73, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 in Anchorage. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church in Old Harbor, Alaska. Repass will immediately follow the services. Walter will be laid to rest at the Old Harbor Cemetery. Pannikhida services were held at noon, Thursday, August ...
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Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake
Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river. He envisioned a process that has happened many times in the world and is still happening in Alaska: glaciers growing to the point where they block rivers and streams to fo...
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17-year-old crowned rodeo's top female rider
Before the start of the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo, Dakota Evans encountered a major problem — a stubborn horse. Ivory, her 7-year-old horse, wouldn’t stop bucking and kicking. Call it stage fright. When the lights went on, Ivory became the star of the show. “She completely turned around for it,” said Evans, who was pretty good herself. Evans, 17, rode her pal Ivory to the all-around cowgirl title, an award given...
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Former Kodiak setnetter takes on Don Young for congressional seat
A former Kodiak setnetter has announced his candidacy for Alaska’s lone seat in the House of Representatives, hoping to unseat 42-year incumbent Don Young. Paul Hannan, a recent law-school graduate who took the Alaska Bar exam last July, said he would be campaigning to bring back statesmanship in the congressional seat. “He’s a little brash,” Hannan, 51, said, referring to Young. “In other words, I think he doesn’...
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Sea Stories: Whaling for NASA on the Tom and Al
In last month’s column, I wrote about a 1914 expedition to the high Arctic whose people were rescued by the King and Winge, a historic fishing vessel known to many in Kodiak as a crab fishing boat, from the 1970s until it sank in the Bering Sea in 1994. Not quite as famous, but still well known in Kodiak and similar in looks to the King and Winge, was the Tom and Al, which had its own colorful life. Launched as th...
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KAC welcomes three new directors at annual meeting
The Kodiak Arts Council welcomed three new members to its board of directors following elections during the organization’s annual meeting, Sunday at the Kodiak Public Library. New to the board are Ella Saltonstall, Marc Ignacio and Barbara Russell. They join continuing directors Cece Esparza, Melony Lechner, Mike Wall, Veronica Costa-Bolton, Wes Hanna, Skip Bolton, Laurie Murdock, Anthony White and Mary Beth Loewe...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Deer in tough weather
When I say “tough weather” you might picture the kinds of conditions that make people uncomfortable. Wind, rain, cold, and more. Deer certainly are affected by weather, but not the same weather in the same way as we are. Knowing the difference can yield big dividends when putting venison on freezer shelves. It pays to be able to read the weather and know how the deer will respond. It also pays to head out the door...
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