Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
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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Fireworks season opens in Kodiak ahead of Fourth
Rockets, roman candles, fountains and firecrackers line the walls Les N’ Dan’s Fireworks, which gives islanders the choice of more than 100 types of different fireworks for the Fourth of July season. As people begin flocking to buy fireworks, the city and borough have sent out alerts reminding residents that fireworks are only allowed outside of city limits from June 15 to July 15. After that, their use is forbidd...
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City to pay $742,000 for design of new Pier 3
With a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council opened the next phase of work on the city's Pier 3 project as it approved a contract with PND Engineers, which will design the pier. The contract calls for PND to spend the next six months designing a pile-supported pier with roll-on, roll-off capability for a D-7 or larger-class ship. The design must be finished by Dec. 20, and the contract calls for P...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 28
Wednesday, June 26 • At 6:15 a.m., a caller reported receiving harassing communications. It was a civil issue. • At 6:48 a.m., a man reported half a tank of gas was syphoned from his vehicle overnight. • At 7:55 a.m., an abandoned vehicle on Hemlock Street was red-tagged. • At 10:30 a.m., a loose dog on Simeonoff Street was impounded. • At 10:40 a.m., a caller reported a raft had been stolen. • At 10:44 a.m., a ca...
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Around Kodiak: June 28
Enjoy a tidepooling adventure with Alaska State Parks naturalist Deb Mignogno at noon Friday and Saturday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Bring rubber boots and wear weather-appropriate clothing, then settle down with s’mores before enjoying a nature walk. A new "Drop-In Saturdays" program will offer visitors off all ages a chance to drop in anytime between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. every Saturday to experience i...
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