Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Amazing Nature: Goblins hide in ocean trenches
This summer, I spent two weeks in the Seattle area. Between some spectacular hikes in the lush Cascade Mountains and visits to various exhibits in the big city I spent a lot of time at an Internet café preparing for my marine science class in the fall. I had just reviewed the special features of sharks when we ventured to the Seattle Aquarium to see if there was anything new and amazing to gawk at. What captured o...
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Parnell joins Walmart kerfuffle
Gov. Sean Parnell has joined the outcry against Walmart after the nation’s largest retailer announced it will no longer sell Alaska salmon. In a letter to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. president and CEO Michael Duke, Parnell asks the company to reconsider its decision to only purchase salmon from sources certified by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council. “I encourage you to recognize that sustainable labeling has gr...
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Composting plant passes P&Z hurdle
The Kodiak Island Borough planning and zoning commission has signed off on plans for a permanent sewage composting plant at the borough landfill. A temporary composting plant has been operating at the landfill since last year, but the proposal before the commission was for a 55-year city lease of up to 3 acres of borough landfill property next to Monashka Bay Road. “It has to go somewhere,” said commissioner Jenni...
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Smoking ban debate meets anticlimax tonight
A proposed borough-wide smoking ban is dead, and the funeral is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight. That’s when the Kodiak Island Borough assembly will vote on a proposal to bring the ban to voters. Last week, however, one of the ban’s principal supporters, assemblyman Tuck Bonney, announced he was withdrawing his backing. The measure’s other principal sponsor, assemblyman Aaron Griffin, will not be present t...
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State ends subsidized rabies treatment
Two months after a pair of rabid wolves were found in Interior Alaska, the state of Alaska has announced plans to end a subsidized treatment plan for rabies infections. In an email released this week, the state’s section of epidemiology announced that beginning Jan. 1, it will no longer give away “rabies post-expsure prophylaxis,” the medicine used to treat people exposed to rabies. “For decades, the state has jus...
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Kodiak Post 17 sweeps doubleheader against Eagle River
Kodiak Post 17 swept Eagle River in an American Legion A league baseball doubleheader at Kosinski Field in Anchorage Monday. The Bears won 4-1 in the opener and 8-6 in the second game. Kodiak’s pair of wins puts the team at 9-5 in league play, 9-11 overall. Derek Clarkston, a coach for the Bears and a Daily Mirror sports writer, said the victories were big wins in terms of American Legion A division baseball ranki...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 18
Tuesday, July 16 • At 1:58 a.m., a man left a property when an officer asked him to. • At 3:11 a.m., a 911 caller reported her boyfriend choked her during an argument. He was arrested for two counts of violating conditions of release and fourth-degree assault. • At 5:38 a.m., a man turned himself in for a warrant. • At 7:27 a.m., an officer provided traffic control until a woman was able to resecure her kayaks. • ...
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Around Kodiak: July 18
The Alutiiq Museum is holding a community archaeology volunteer orientation meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the Alutiiq Museum gallery. Join archaeologist Patrick Saltonstall to learn about the volunteer opportunities for the Kashevaroff site, near the head of Womens Bay. Fieldwork runs from July 22 to August 9. The program is free and open to all volunteers 14 and older. College and high school credit are available....
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Alaska State Troopers: July 18
Thursday, July 4 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 21-year-old Kodiak man who was subsistence fishing in Pasagshak Bay. The man did not have a PFD for everyone aboard his powerboat. He was cited for no PFD and bail was set at $110. Sunday, July 7 • Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 66-year-old Bellingham, Wash. man who was commercial fishing on the fishing vessel Top Gun. The man had a crewman on board who d...
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Crew films documentary about Alutiiq language
The Native Village of Afognak’s efforts to revitalize the Alutiiq language program have been caught on video by a documentary crew from Chicago. The documentary, “Keep Talking: Immersion in the Alaskan Wild,” will follow the language and cultural immersion events in Dig Afognak, which took place in June and July. A crew of five people from Ten Trees Productions LLC spent three weeks shooting footage that highlight...
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