Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Assembly approves garbage rate hike
Garbage rates are on the rise in the Kodiak Island Borough. On Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a new fee schedule that raises dumping rates at the borough landfill by $20 per ton. The rates will pay for loans used to pay for construction of an ongoing landfill expansion project. Rick Vahl, Kodiak manager of borough garbage contractor Alaska Waste, told the Daily Mirror earlier this week...
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Big Buskin returns raise question — how many fish is too many?
Sunshine has given way for cloudy skies over Kodiak, but peer into the waters of the Buskin River, and you’ll see the sparkle of reflected sunlight. The reds are still running. According to figures released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Thursday, 10,278 sockeye salmon have been counted by the Buskin River weir so far this year. Before the start of the salmon season, ADF&G set its escapement goal: 5,...
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Amazing Nature: Species countdown is on
Last week’s mermaid article discussed a TV show that claimed the possibility for legendary mermaids to not only have roamed the oceans once upon a time, but also their survival into present day. While the mermaid story is far-fetched for anatomical and physiological reasons, there is much evidence of thousands of species that have once lived and are now seen no more. As I researched some information about ammonite...
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New survey gauges archipelago’s health needs
An online survey conducted by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is asking islanders to talk about Kodiak’s health needs. The survey, done every five years, is a community-wide effort between Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and other organizations. Questions focus on respondents’ health and whether or not they are able to receive needed services in Kodiak. “Obviously health care is important to everyo...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 21
Wednesday, June 19 • At 12:13 a.m., a 911 caller reported his ex-girlfriend just came into his home and beat up his roommate. Both parties appeared intoxicated. No one wanted to press charges and she left the home. • At 1:52 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:56 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Center Avenue. • At 2:03 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:20 a.m. a...
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Tapestry: The changing faces at Kodiak’s churches
Nearly half of Kodiak’s pastors have left or are leaving the island this summer for other fields of service. They share a mutual love for Kodiak Island where the people and natural elements have provided material for many a sermon. FATHER JOE CLASSEN — His own mascot bear Father Joe Classen, who came to Kodiak in 2011 to serve St. Mary’s Catholic parish, will take a leave of absence in a remote area to “think, pra...
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In the Courts: June 21
Charges dismissed • Two counts of second-degree criminal trespass and two counts of violating conditions of release against Ronald Singleton, 60, were dismissed June 10. • One count of fourth-degree assault against Daylynne Wall, 25, was dismissed June 11. Criminal Trespass Ronald Singleton, 60, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree criminal trespass. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail (270 days suspended...
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Around Kodiak: June 21
A new "Drop-In Saturdays" program will offer visitors off all ages a chance to drop in anytime between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. every Saturday to experience interesting refuge resources or engage in interactive activities with a Refuge Ranger. As an added bonus, Alaska Geographic will provide freshly brewed coffee for your enjoyment during the "Drop-In Saturdays" program time. The Kodiak Island Brewery hosts a book swap 3-...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Bait
Narya’aq : Bait Iqsaka naryaaliaqa. : I baited my hook. We often think of bait as something fishermen use on hooks to catch fish or in pots to lure crabs, but Alutiiq hunters once used bait to capture birds. In Prince William Sound, hunters placed sinew nooses on the surface of the water, filled the centers with tempting pieces of crushed clam, and then made gull noises to attract diving birds. A quick tug on the ...
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Another Day in Paradise: Preparing to go and looking back
Every story must come to an end. Next Friday, my wife and I will reach the end of our Kodiak story — at least in the first person. When I was in the Marine Corps, every time we were involved in an operation of any length, there were always the dreaded after-action reports. While these did not generally follow this specific format, there were primarily four questions that must be answered. The first question was, “...
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