Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Many pay respects to Malutin
Dozens of friends and family members showed up to pay their respects at the funeral of Iver Malutin, packing the Holy Resurrection Cathedral on Saturday, June 28. Malutin died last week at the age of 82. He was a well-known and beloved part of the community, attested to by the crowded church and the nearby streets clogged with parked vehicles. “The witness that we have here today, the outpouring, the fact that the...
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High school construction more than half done
The construction of the new high school — budgeted at $80 million — is more than halfway finished and slated to be completed by its target date in fall of 2015. “Overall we’re at about 55 percent completion of the project,” Bruce Walter, the project manager for Wilson Engineering, told the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Thursday. The initial plans called for the completion of it by Aug. 1, in time for the start of...
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Goldenchains much coveted up north
In mid-summer, you can see them standing alongside our roads, gesturing and aiming their smart phone cameras at buildings and side yards. Comments go something like this: “What is that amazing yellow tree?” “Is that a wisteria?” “Wow, I want one of those in my yard.” It happens every year, visitors from communities north of the 58th parallel (Homer, Anchorage, Fairbanks) venture down to the Emerald Isle for a mini...
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Fish Factor: Summer fisheries booming
Salmon takes center stage in Alaska every summer, but many more fisheries also are going on all across the state. The world’s biggest sockeye salmon run is expected to surge into Bristol Bay any day, where a catch of about 17 million reds is projected. Elsewhere, the annual summer troll fishery in Southeast Alaska kicks off on July first with a target of just over 166,000 Chinook salmon. Lots of crab fisheries are...
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Legion’s cookout canceled, several parades and picnics planned for 4th
The American Legion hosts the 4th of July parade once again this year, but patriots hankering for a cheeseburger and a coke afterwards need to go elsewhere. The Legion parade begins at 11 a.m. downtown. Parade staging begins at Oscar's Dock at 10:15 a.m. The American Legion canceled its cookout – a Kodiak tradition -- due to “economic reasons,” Jared Decker, second vice commander of the Legion, told the Mirror. “I...
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Post 17 begins long homestand tonight against Eagle River
After playing five games in four days on the road, Kodiak Post 17 is set to begin its longest homestand of the season tonight against Eagle River. Tonight’s 7:30 p.m. nonleague American Legion AA baseball game is the first of 12 consecutive games at Baranof Field for Post 17 — a span of three straight weekends at home. With half of the contests being conference games, Kodiak manager Leonard Pickett sees this is a ...
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Maritime development plan spurs new class plans for college
Kodiak College plans more maritime-related course offerings starting in the next few years, in conjunction with a new maritime workforce development plan released by the state of Alaska. The plan, released earlier this month, lays out a road map for ensuring Alaska has personnel capable of filling positions in marine-related positions, according to the State of Alaska Department of Labor website. The plan noted th...
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Auxiliary to offer boating safety class, identifies problems
The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a boating safety class for recreational boaters that can help those interested in becoming part of the auxiliary or who want moral, wellness & recreation privileges on base. The class is eight hours long and will provide a wide variety of boating safety information. “We’re really targeting recreational boaters,” said Wes Hanna, the Kodiak auxiliary flotilla commander and vessel exa...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Unganuuk – Uganik Island
Unganuuk – Uganik Island Gui ataaqa Unganuuni suullria. – My father was born at Uganik Island. Uganik Island is a large, mountainous landmass on the western coast of the Kodiak Archipelago. It is the eighth largest island in the Kodiak region, covering approximately fifty-seven square miles. The island trends northwest to southeast, forming the northern limit of the Uganik Bay region and creating the southern coas...
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Fisheries work group looks at bycatch management proposal
The Kodiak fisheries work group discussed proposed changes in federal trawl bycatch management that could impact the community’s many fishing industry players. From the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, the motions call for a comprehensive system to manage trawl bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska including 100 percent observer coverage, fishing areas, eligibility, cooperative quota species, inshore and offsho...
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