Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Before the snap
25 seconds. That is how much time a high school football team is allotted between plays — not a lot of time for an essential part of a game. If too much time is spent in the huddle, on the line of scrimmage, the team is penalized five yards. “You don’t have time to even get your breath,” Kodiak junior fullback Kerry Powers said. “You get in the huddle, you get the play and get in your position.” Once a play ends, ...
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Spearfishing record set in Kodiak
In the ocean’s depths, Andy Joca is on top of the world. On Aug. 24, the Coast Guard officer hauled in a world record: a 13.2-pound starry flounder that is the largest ever taken with a spear gun. The record fish was certified by the International Underwater Spearfishing Association and so large that it even tops the rod and reel record. Joca, who has been in Kodiak for just one month, downplays his accomplishment...
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Kodiak football finishes season with three home games
Home, sweet home. After playing three of its first four football games on the road, Kodiak finishes the regular season with three straight games at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The stretch of home games begins 2 p.m. Saturday with a nonconference, homecoming battle against Thunder Mountain. Both teams are coming off eerily similar losses. Kodiak gained only 83 yards in a 63-0 Northern Lights Conference loss to top-r...
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Kodiak Police Chief retires after 25 years
Police Chief Charles “T.C.” Kamai came to Kodiak 25 years ago as a 22-year-old eager to fulfill his childhood dream of working as a police officer. Kamai is retiring after a full career that took him as a patrol officer and made him the city’s chief of police. When he moved from Anchorage to take the patrol job in 1988, Kamai planned to stay for only two years. His plans changed when he found that Kodiak was ripe ...
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Vern Buben
Memorial services for Vern Buben will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Funeral Chapel, 303 Erskine Ave.
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Prep picks: Football season going by fast
The season is slipping by fast. There are only three weeks left before the playoffs begin. I tossed another perfect week, going 9-0 during Week 5. That runs my total to 37-3 (.925 winning percentage). This is just getting too easy. Maybe I should start putting spreads on the game, and pick that way. Speaking of spreads, the Seahawks are 19 1/2-point favorites over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. That is a bushel o...
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New radio station live
Kodiak public radio fans now have twice as much to be happy about. Kodiak Public Broadcasting has formally opened a new public radio station, KODK-FM 90.7. The station is a sister to KMXT-FM 100.1, which continues to be Kodiak’s flagship public radio station. General manager Mike Wall said Kodiak needs a second public radio station because public radio listeners have different ideas of what they want to hear, and ...
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Borough requests $100 million for Tusty
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a resolution asking Gov. Sean Parnell to budget $100 million for a new Tustumena-class ferry but failed to approve a larger legislative wish list Thursday night. The assembly's Tustumena asks the governor to add $100 million to the state's vessel replacement fund. A new Tustumena-class vessel is expected to cost in excess of $200 million, but the vessel replacement fund ...
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation should close the launch complex
To the Editor: Now the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) wants the federal government to pay for a barge dock and boat launch at Pasagshak Bay (Kodiak Daily Mirror 9-10-13). After 18 years, it is time the AAC stops suckling off taxpayers and the state and close the defunct Kodiak Launch Complex. The proposed larger launches — the Falcon 1 for e.g., which is a two-stage liquid rocket, means more contamination to t...
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Use of CFA should be explored for quota distribution
Many Kodiak residents remember with pain and regret the negative impacts of Bering Sea crab rationalization. Many are also aware of the negative community impacts from the rationalizing of fisheries in Iceland, New Zealand, and our own East Coast. Past experience tells us that when catch share programs (rationalization) are put in place, communities suffer significant negative impacts. The City and Borough of Kodi...
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