Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
The film 'Trashed' is worth revisiting
To the Editor: Thank you for the article on the new recycling center in Friday’s paper. I’m glad to see Threshold moving forward with its vision to divert more waste from the Kodiak landfill. There are other waste-related issues popping around town, too, including expansion of the landfill and work on a municipal composting solution to handle biosolids from the waste treatment plant. This might be a great time for...
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Garden Gate: Safe organic alternatives to kill slugs
Just when I thought last April’s cold snap killed every last slug, baby slugs are rearing their ugly little heads in my lettuce patch and potted marigolds. Sigh. I don’t always see the beauty in what occurs in the garden. Evelyn Underhill once said, “We have descended into the garden and caught 300 slugs. How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening. It makes it so lifelike.” Lifelike sound...
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Fish Factor: Insects an alternative for fish feed
Alaska spends more than $20 million on fish feed each year for its 35 salmon hatcheries — feed that comes primarily from anchovies caught in South America. Meanwhile, Alaska seafood processing companies produce more than 200,000 tons of fishmeal each year for customers in Asia. Last year, 33 million fish — 20 percent of the total Alaska salmon harvest — originated in hatcheries; in some years the figure has topped...
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Discover Kodiak puts out call for photos
If you have a unique photo of a Kodiak brown bear or the Crab Fest survival suit races, send it to Discover Kodiak for a chance to win up to $500 and a spot in the next visitor’s guide. Discover Kodiak has started the hunt for photos for the 2014 Discover Kodiak Visitor Guide and hopes to find photos of scenery, wildlife, people, activities and town life. “Last year we got almost 1,200 (photos), so I would hope to...
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Low king salmon returns closes Karluk and Ayakulik rivers
In response to low returns, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has all but ended king salmon fishing in the Ayakulik and Karluk rivers. Through Saturday, 1,594 kings had been counted in the Karluk River and 1,897 in the Ayakulik River. According to data from historic runs, the number of kings in each river is likely to finish below goals for the year. In the Ayakulik, the goal is between 4,000 and 7,000 kings....
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Parks and Rec: June 28-July 5
June 28-July 5 MORNING PROGRAM Morning Program starts June 17 for youths entering kindergarten through sixth grades. Activities held at Main Elementary include swimming, group games in the gym and arts and crafts in the commons. Sunny day activities may include games at Baranof Park, tidepooling at Northend Park, and visits to the touch tank at the Fisheries Research Center. Children will also be participating in ...
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Coast Guard rescues four people and dog from sinking vessel
The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen and their dog Buddy from the 76-foot vessel Ocean Viking after it began taking on water 100 miles south of Chignik, southwest of Kodiak Island, on Wednesday night. The crew sent out a distress call around 8:30 p.m., reporting their boat was taking on water and the crew was abandoning ship. The message was relayed to Coast Guard District 17 command through a Trident Seafoods e...
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Kodiak’s recycler debuts drive-through service
Recycling, faster and smarter. That’s what Ken Reinke, executive director of Threshold Services Inc. is hoping happens now that Threshold has a new drive-through recycling building. Starting Tuesday, Kodiak will no longer have 24-hour recycling drop-off, but the new building should make the recycling process easier for people to understand. Threshold’s new hours are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. ...
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Wal-Mart threatens to stop buying Alaska salmon
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced it will stop buying Alaska salmon products not certified as sustainable by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council. In a letter to suppliers, Wal-Mart’s purchasing department wrote, “To meet our requirements for wild-caught seafood, the source fishery must be certified sustainable to the MSC standard … or, if not certified, actively working toward certification.” Alaska’s sal...
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Post 17 begins seven-game homestand tonight against Dimond Post 21
What a difference a week makes. That is what Kodiak’s American Legion A baseball team is thinking. A week ago, Kodiak opened its season by getting shellacked in four games by the Alaska Road Warriors of Wasilla. A six-game, five-day road trip to Anchorage helped Post 17 heal its wounds. Kodiak went 5-1 on the trip — one win was by forfeit — to claw back to .500 (5-5, 5-3 league record). “I’m very pleased. They per...
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