Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Garden Gate: Nasturtiums are a tasty ingredient
Most people who live and garden in warmer climates don’t give nasturtiums a second glance. They’re sometimes regarded as weeds, as they reseed easily and grow most anywhere with the least amount of maintenance. In Kodiak, nasturtiums are appreciated for the simple fact that they provide a colorful, late summer bloom, until a frost turns them into mush. Colorful, edible, tuba-shaped nasturtium blossoms have delight...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fly fishing for silver salmon
Fly fishing for silver salmon is the high point of the year for my wife and me. We enjoy all the other outdoor activities, but the riot a silver on the end of a fly line tops them all. If you haven’t fly fished before, silver salmon might be a little too much of an introduction. It’s better to start with smaller, less demanding fish like Dollies and pink salmon and “work your way up” to silver salmon. They can be ...
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Fish Factor: Report details fishing fleet
Want to know the average fish prices at the docks over a decade … or where most Alaska fishermen and fishing fleets call home? Or how Alaska’s seafood industry stacks up against other state industries? What is likely the most comprehensive, user friendly report ever done on Alaska’s seafood industry by region was just released by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Titled “Economic Value of the Alaska Seafood ...
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Speaker talks leadership to high school students
“Leadership is all about solving problems,” Ted Wiese, of Wise Training and Development, told students at Kodiak High School during a school assembly Friday. Wiese is a motivational speaker who works with thousands of students across the country and internationally each year to enhance their leadership skills. He uses humor and stories to teach his message to students. In one demonstration, Wiese told students abo...
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Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair starts this weekend
The cowboy mounted shooting event is the newest addition to the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair, which takes place this Labor Day weekend. Susan Killary, KRSF president, said the sport has become popular to include rodeos. Kodiak Baptist Mission gave residents a taste of the sport last Friday as competitors rode horses in a pattern while shooting balloons with blanks. “It’s an upcoming sport in the rodeo world,” Killa...
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Center offers smoked salmon workshop
It’s been a record year for Alaska salmon. Through Wednesday, fishermen have taken more than 260 million salmon of all types, and more are still coming in. In Kodiak, most salmon head to big commercial processing plants, where they’re gutted, packaged and prepared for shipment to the world’s fish-hungry population. More than a few salmon stay in Kodiak. According to figures from the Alaska Department of Fish and G...
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Kodiak boys swim team loaded with depth
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer John Lindquist claims he didn’t do any recruiting, but judging by the number of boys in the pool, he must have done something. Kodiak High School’s swimming roster of 28 boys is as deep as it has ever been under the Lindquist era. “I think the program is starting to feed itself,” Lindquist said, referring to the Kodiak Kingfishers youth swimming team he also coaches. Winning also h...
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Kodiak girls swim team aiming for 3-peat
The question everybody wants to answer: Can the Kodiak girls swimming team three-peat? “I tell the girls work hard, put it together and we will give it a shot — we are not going to give it away,” veteran coach John Lindquist said. Kodiak owns the last two state titles and has enough firepower remaining to make a serious run at a third straight state title — Kodiak’s boys cross country team is the only sport in sch...
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Kodiak football fills bye week with junior varsity opponent
For the second straight season, Kodiak’s football team will play a large-school junior varsity team. The Bears play South Anchorage’s JV squad at 3 p.m. Saturday in Anchorage. “I always think it is better to play up in competition,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “Nothing against South or anything, but it is a varsity squad going against a junior varsity squad. We are not sure what to expect.” This was to be a bye...
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Assembly talks bear safety measures
Kodiak's bears are enjoying a bonanza of fresh salmon and wild berries, but in a few weeks, they'll come looking for something even more tasty — garbage. Last year, Kodiak residents reported an unprecedented number of urban bear sightings and close calls. Two bears were killed and one hiker was injured between fall 2012 and spring 2013. On Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly brought the Alaska Depar...
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