Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Swim team holds fundraiser for teacher with cancer
Carl Smith can normally be found sitting at the top of the bleachers during during a Kodiak High School home swim meet. That wasn’t the case Friday as the longtime teacher found himself on the pool deck during a portion of Kodiak’s meet against Eagle River at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool. A fundraiser for Smith, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer during the summer, was staged during the middle of the m...
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Locals pack chambers to support conservation easement
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly chambers was packed Thursday night as locals gave an hour of public testimony, mostly in support of the borough passing a resolution to continue negotiations over a conservation easement at Termination Point. The assembly postponed passage of the resolution in the previous meeting. The intent of the resolution is to show interest by the borough in potentially holding the conserva...
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KHS spikers win Grace tournament
For the second time in three years, Kodiak was crowned champions of the Lady Grace Volleyball Tournament. The Bears claimed the title with a 25-18 “if necessary” set victory over Northern Lights Conference rival Palmer Saturday at Grace Christian School in Anchorage. “It was a great tournament for us,” said Kodiak coach Amy Willis, whose team also won in 2013. “We saw lots of different calibers of teams and it was...
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OPINION: Buyer beware during special session
As Alaska legislators go into special session Oct. 24 to consider a buyout of TransCanada’s stake in the proposed natural gas pipeline, all I can say is buyer beware. There are the obvious red flags of course regarding the proposed $55 billion plus pipeline. If the financial numbers for the pipeline are so good, why would TransCanada be willing to sell? If the financial numbers for the pipeline are so good, why ha...
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Roselie Marie Gilbert Bahr
Life long Alaskan Roselie Marie Gilbert Bahr died on or about October 2 in Anchorage..Roselie was born September 11, 1958 in Sand Point, Alaska to Ernest John Gilbert, Sr. and Sophie Vereskin Gilbert. Roselie only weighed a few pounds at birth and was cradled in a box in the warm oven of the kitchen oil stove until she could be flown to Kodiak, Alaska. She stayed in the Griffin Memorial Hospital until she weighed ...
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Brett William Wagner
Former Kodiak resident Brett William Wagner, passed away on September 27 at Saint Paul, Alaska. Tiny, as he was known to friends, was a giant of a man in stature and personality. His sense of humor always was abundant, and his bright blue eyes lit up every room. He was the 4th child born to the late Fred R. Wagner and Glora Reese, on July 21, 1959 in Seattle, Washington. Known as ‘Brat’ to his siblings , he was a ...
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GARDEN GATE: Growing potatoes on Mars
When I learned that the new movie “The Martian” featured scenes of growing potatoes on Mars, I knew I had to see it. The gem of the plot, which is based on a best-selling novel by Andy Weir, goes something like this: A manned mission to Mars goes haywire. Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alon...
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KHS tennis winless at state
Kodiak High School’s duo of Leah Bachini and Chelsey Abad dropped both their matches at the state tennis championships over the weekend in Anchorage. The girls’ doubles team lost a close 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 decision to Dimond’s Roslyn McCormack and Piper Laudon in Friday’s opening round. Bachini and Abad then dropped an 8-5 set to Lathrop’s Anna Kardash and Amara Hackett in a Saturday consolation game. Kodiak coach Stev...
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FISH FACTOR: Pollock is Alaska's largest food fishery
When is Alaska pollock not really Alaska pollock? When it is listed as such by the Food and Drug Administration, which governs what every seafood product will be called in U.S. commerce. For pollock, one of the most widely eaten sea foods in the U.S., the FDA applies the “Alaska” moniker to all fish of that species on its market list, regardless of where it is caught. “So if the fish is caught in Korea or Japan or...
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Grantham takes on historic cannery count
Amjuli Grantham returned to Kodiak from the Alaska Historical Society’s annual meeting in Cordova with a daunting task: document all the historical canneries in Alaska, and in particular, Kodiak. “Just in Uyak and Uganik bays alone there are 11 abandoned canneries and that doesn’t even include Karluk,” said Grantham who serves both as Project Director for the Alaska Historical Society and as Curator of Collection ...
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