Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Elected officials not looking out for interests of community
To the Editor: Matt Gilbert's comments and question are right on. A complaint had been alleged against A-1 Timber for damage to the Chiniak Highway. It had been alleged that A-1 was hauling oversized loads during night time. Matt’s question: Who will pay for damage to Chiniak Highway? Leisnoi's June 2013 newsletter informed its shareholders that there is no problem. Leisnoi and A-1 Timber met with Pat Kemp (commis...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 11
Sunday, Oct. 6 • At 2:35 p.m., an officer was unable to catch a loose dog on Selief Lane. • At 4:27 p.m., a caller reported a woman was sending her threatening and annoying text messages. Officers told her of her options. • At 6:14 p.m. a caller reported a man returned to a Marine Way property and was sleeping in the recycling bin. The man left when an officer asked him to and the owner did not want to file charge...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 11
• KMXT’s annual Run the Rock marathon starts on Near Island at 8 a.m. Saturday. All other races begin and finish at the golf course at 10 a.m. and noon. Call 486-3181 for more information. • St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church and the Kodiak Society for Creative Anachronism is holding a newcomers feast from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be exhibitions of medieval combat, arts and crafts, cooking and s...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Hammer
Mulut’uuk; Murut’uuk - Hammer Allrani mulut’uuq atu’akamgu aigaqa mulut’uurtaaqa. - Sometimes when I use the hammer I hit my hand. Before the availability of iron tools, Alutiiq people fashioned hammers from hard stones. They collected greywacke and granite cobbles from Kodiak beaches for help with chipping, pounding, and splitting jobs. Small hand-sized stones with pitted sides and ends illustrate the use of hamm...
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Amazing Nature: Awareness day for octopus and squid
This Monday I heard a report on the local radio station about International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. At first, my reaction was “tri- what awareness day?” As such radio programs educate the ignorant (like me), it went on to explain that Trigeminal Neuralgia is a rare, incurable and extremely painful disease that affects the nerves in the face. I probably would have forgotten about it had I not been infor...
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Religion: Summer camp volunteers feel kinship with monk and people of Ouzinkie
Members of an Orthodox Christian Mission Center team that visited Kodiak this summer felt a kinship with the saintly monk who evangelized the island more than two centuries ago. Before the team left, they also felt a bond with the people they came to serve. The Michigan team organized a weeklong church camp in Ouzinkie. In order to gain a spiritual perspective on their work, they first visited the site where the m...
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Alaska cases reported in salmonella outbreak, none in Kodiak
Alaska has reported 14 cases of salmonella illnesses tied to an outbreak linked to chicken sold by Foster Farms. No illnesses have been reported in Kodiak. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert to inform people about the new salmonella strain that has caused illnesses in 18 states. As of Monday, 278...
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Kodiak’s 5-5 in playoff games
On Saturday, Kodiak’s football team will play its 11th playoff game in program history. The school’s first varsity season was 2003, and in 2006 the Bears made their first playoff appearance. Kodiak has reached the small-schools state championship game three years in a row since 2006. The Bears lost all three games to Soldotna. Overall, Kodiak is 5-5 in postseason play. Below are recaps of Kodiak’s postseason games...
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Island Flavor: Big Al’s serves up great eats in Kodiak
Forget about Obamacare, or federal budgets, or government shouting. If you really want to get political, just say who makes the best pizza. Because there's a huge chunk of the population with no informed judgment on what happens in Washington. Not so with pizza. Opinions about pizza are like belly buttons. Everybody has one. And if you think I'm going to open myself to scandal by publicly casting my vote for Kodia...
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Thomet puts streak on the line in Oregon
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet breezed through every cross country race this season in Alaska. Now, he will attempt to keep his season-long, seven-meet winning streak alive in Oregon. The junior is running in Saturday’s varsity boys elite race at the George Fox Cross Country Classic at Willamette Mission State Park in Gervais, Ore. The 5-kilometer run begins at 3 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. “Regardless of what the course is,...
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