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Garden Gate: Last call for summer
With the recent wet spell (which seems to be making up for a dry summer), garden flowers, veggies, herbs and wildflowers and berries are moving along quickly. So if you want to savor a little bit of summer this winter, get out and pick the last remaining salmonberries and have a jam party. Before I dive into the jam pot, I want to list seven things that need attention right now: 1. Be brutal and trim away excess t...
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Fish Factor: U.S. Senate candidates sound off in Bethel
Breached mine tailings dams be damned! As millions of Fraser River sockeye salmon head for spawning beds polluted by a brew of metal toxins oozing from the Mount Polley gold/copper mine disaster in British Columbia, Republican candidates vying for the U.S. Senate want environmental regulators to butt out of Alaska’s mining development decisions. The three men hoping to unseat Mark Begich faced off last week for a ...
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State house candidates to debate the issues
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is hosting a debate among the candidates for District 32’s seat in the State House on Tuesday. The three Republican candidates, Richard Walker, Louise Stutes and Carol Austerman, and the sole Democrat candidate Jerry McCune will be there. “I don’t think there’s been any other public forum where the public can hear all the candidates together,” said Chamber Executive Director Trevor B...
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Two more sign up for assembly race, one for school board
Two new candidates have signed up to run for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, joining incumbent Dave Kaplan and Larry LeDoux who both signed up last week. Incumbent Tuck Bonney has filed to run again, and Brenda Schwantes has filed as well. It’s now a four-way race for three seats. For the school board, Jeffrey Stewart filed to run for the seat he was appointed to in late July, the only candidate so f...
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Music and fun scheduled at Warm August Nights
The weather may belie the name, but there’ll be music, fun and food regardless. The Lions Club sponsors Warm August Nights each year, and gets several local bands to play a set. The music will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday with an acoustic hour. Several local musicians will play and sing a couple songs each. After that, the featured bands start. First is Jeff Freeman Band, performing country selections. Next is Grea...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cimiyuq - Trade; Exchange
Cimigiuq; Cimiyuq - Trade; Exchange Suuget cimiutut. - People are trading. Alutiiq communities obtained resources and formed alliances by exchanging foods and raw materials. In good weather, people traveled by skin boat to neighboring communities to share their surplus goods and barter for items. Trade with the Alaska mainland was particularly important. Here, Kodiak Islanders could obtain resources not locally av...
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Knik falls in regional semifinal
A spirited rally fell just short for the Alaska’s state champion Major Little League All-Star team. Knik fell, 7-6, to Bend, Oregon in a Northwest Regional baseball semifinal game Thursday afternoon in San Bernadino, California. Knik’s season ends just two wins shy of reaching the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania. Oregon opened the game with four runs in the first and led 7-0 before Alaska mounted its co...
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LeDoux to run for Borough Assembly
DAILY MIRROR STAFF A former Kodiak Island Borough School District superintendent is running for the Borough Assembly. Larry LeDoux filed his paperwork Thursday to run for one of the three seats up for grabs during the Oct. 7 election. Incumbent assembly member David Kaplan is the only other person to file. The filing period ends at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 15. The other assembly members up for re-election are Tuck Bonney...
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Boat catches fire in harbor
DAILY MIRROR STAFF A Kodiak Firefighter suffered minor injuries while responding to a fire onboard a boat in St. Herman Harbor Thursday morning. The 32-foot fishing vessel Kahuna, owned by Steven Mathieu, was berthed on the main float near the bottom of Ramp 2 when a fire broke out at a heating stove in its cabin. Mathieu reported the fire to the Kodiak Harbormaster Office by VHF radio shortly after 10 a.m. The Ko...
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Kiwanis’ annual kids Pink Derby coming up
The Kodiak Kiwanis Club will be holding their annual Kids Pink Salmon Derby on the Buskin River this weekend. The derby has been around for over 20 years, according to Astrid Rose, a Kiwanis Club member who is helping with the event. “It’s a really great event because kids come with their families and learn how to fish,” Rose said. It’s open to children under 15 and there’s a $1 entry fee. That covers a free lure ...
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