Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Public Safety Blotter: June 11
Thursday, June 6 • At 12:30 a.m. and 12:45 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 5:31 a.m., an officer asked two people to leave a property. • At 7:17 a.m., the same two people again left a property when an officer asked them to. • At 8:47 a.m., the Kodiak Police Department received a warning of speeding drivers via the KPD’s Facebook page. Patrol was advised. • At 8:53 a.m., a caller reported fi...
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Sockeye bag limit increased for Afognak River
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased the sockeye bag limit in the Afognak River drainage due to a surge of fish beyond the Litnik weir. According to an emergency order from Fish and Game, the daily bag limit has been doubled to 10 fish. The sockeye escapement goal for the Afognak River is between 20,000 and 50,000 fish. As of June 5, 10,750 fish had passed the Litnik weir. Based on past runs, this ...
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Kodiak groups receive grants from Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation
Fourteen nonprofit groups in Kodiak are getting a boost for special projects with the help of grants from the Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation. Last week the Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation announced it awarded close to $80,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Kodiak and Bristol Bay areas. The foundation, formed by Alaskan Leader Fisheries in 2000, has donated to Kodiak nonprofits for 13 years because many...
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Tuxedni crew to receive award for 2012 rescue
The crewmen of the tug Tuxedni are receiving a prestigious Coast Guard award for their role in saving the lives of the fishermen from the fishing vessel Heritage when it sank in January 2012. The tug Tuxedni responded to the Heritage’s distress signal and rescued five crewmen from a life raft. A Coast Guard helicopter rescued two other crewmen from Alitak Bay after the Heritage sank. The Gold Life Saving Medal wil...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Salmon on hand, but deer on the mind
Deer season doesn’t open until August 1, so why think about it and begin your preparation now? That’s actually the point. Deer season is less than two months away, and with the challenging hunting we’re likely to encounter, you want to begin your preparation today. The last few winters have been hard on the deer, and their numbers are down considerably. You’re likely to put in a lot of effort to see one, much less...
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Births: June11
• Tauamanu Jr. Sega was born at 4:11 p.m. May 30, 2013, to Sauaso Sou and Tauamanu Sega. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches long. His parents are originally from American Samoa. His mother works at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool and his father works at the Shelikof Lodge. Proud grandparents are Filiaga Sega and Hamo Sega from American Samoa, and Sauaso and Maumaga Sou from American Samoa. • Skylar J...
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New commander takes over Alex Haley
Cmdr. Kevin Riddle was relieved of his duties as commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley during a change of command ceremony at the Golden Anchor on Friday. His role as leading officer of one of Kodiak’s three Coast Guard cutters was taken by Cmdr. Stephen White. White arrived from the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area Command in Portsmouth, Va. where he served as the chief of international planning...
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Garden Gate: Tips to prevent the wind from damaging your garden
Editor’s Note: Marion Owen answers more of your spring questions this week. To submit a question, email mygarden@alaska.net. Q: We’ve moved to a home that has raised beds out front, but wow, does the wind blow through the property. We want to plant some trees on the property. Got any tips? A: You know those colorful garden art sculptures that you push into the soil and wait for the wind to make them dance, spin an...
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Thomet, Dunbar shine in Oregon
A pair of Kodiak runners produced top-six finishes Saturday at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon.  Fresh off his 1,600 and 3,200-meter state titles, Kodiak High School rising junior Levi Thomet held his own against the Northwest’s best.  Thomet scored a fourth-place finish in the boys invitational 1-mile run in a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 13.13 seconds. North Dakota’s Jake Leingang, who won a high schoo...
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Politicians need to change
To the Editor: Before all this “hanky panky” going on in Washington D.C., the word from the present administration appeared change — “change this” or “change that.” From the law-abiding citizens of the U.S. we say this to politicians in Washington D.C. — “You change! Change your diapers. They are full.” Bill Bjorkland
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