Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
Do your research
To the Editor: Two people have already articulated very well the fallacies in Mr. Zimmer’s letter in which he claims that Muslims will be exempt from the Affordable Care Act. I would like to add some further clarification. There is no mention of any specific religious group in the Affordable Care Act in the section on exemptions. It simply states that exemptions could be granted to those members of a group that al...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Garden Gate: Buzzing around with bumblebees
One foggy morning last week, I took an inventory walk around the garden. I paused in front of some late Iceland poppies that were starting to bloom, and watched numerous bumble bees (Bombus spp.) dive into the centers and “comb” pollen from the stamens. Their hind leg hairs (called corbicular fringe) were dotted with yellow grains of pollen. How impressive, I thought. Here I am, wearing boots, hat and rain jacket ...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fish Factor: Small boat owners lobby for cameras in place of observers
Want to get onboard observers out of those small fishing boat bunks? The more fishermen who volunteer their vessels to field test new electronic monitoring systems (EMS), the faster the program will replace that extra body onboard. Starting this year and for the first time, fishery observers are required aboard Alaska’s long line fleet of roughly 1,500 boats, most of which are well under 50 feet. Observers have be...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Navigation lesson for Kodiak High School

Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Voters will pick contract conflict rules
A proposition on the Oct. 1 election ballot will take conflict of interest rules to the voters. The question asks borough voters whether Proposition No. 1, an ordinance regarding conflict of interest, should be added to the borough code. The ordinance would add a new section that begins: “Simultaneous employment or personal service contracts by mayor and assembly members prohibited.” The ordinance goes on to say t...
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Medium-school playoffs expand to eight teams
Kodiak’s No. 1 goal for the 2013 high school football campaign is to host a playoff game. “We would like to have homefield advantage for the first round of the playoffs, and that means we need to win our conference,” second-year head coach Jim Schnick said. “I think we know that. We understand that and we know what it is going to take.” With Juneau and North Pole moving from the large-school classification to the ...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Prep pigskin picks is back
High school football is upon us, and that means another season of prep pigskin picks. The season gets under way today with a slate of games, and as always I will pick the winner of each game involving a medium- or small-school team. I’ll leave the large-school picks to you. The first week is always the toughest to prognosticate. You don’t know what each team has and you are basically making picks based on last sea...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Borough rejects computer contract
An incensed Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously rejected a $979,000 sole-source contract with a Palmer company for computer hardware to be used in the Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project. "The problem is that it's horrible pricing," declared assemblyman Aaron Griffin in an impassioned speech. The $979,000 contract would represent almost half the high school project's $2 million budget for fu...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dhimmitude theory on Obamacare is a hoax
To the Editor: I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Zimmer’s letter concerning Obamacare and “dhimmitude.” Incredulous at what I was reading, I Googled the subject. It only took five minutes to learn that Mr. Zimmer seems to be the victim of a well-known hoax. His claims originate from a viral, wildly inaccurate email that has been circulating since 2010. As a matter of fact, it appears that the vast majority of Mr....
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Around Kodiak: Aug. 16
Hope Community Resources is holding a community garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Stop by at 917 Mill Bay Road. The Kodiak Audubon Society will hold a pair of hikes this weekend, with hiking parties meeting at the downtown ferry terminal at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s hike is a 1-mile hike of Spruce Cape. Sunday’s event is a 6-mile hike of Termination Point. Call Cindy Bower at 486-0499 wit...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category