Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Subsistence council mulls rural designation rules
The Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council meets this week in Kodiak to receive an update on rural determination, consider a proposed rule on hunting in refuges, and consider a caribou season on the Alaska Peninsula. The RAC will hear an update on the rural determination process from the Office of Subsistence Management. Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate that would require an act o...
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Strong is strong against drug abuse
To the editor: My wife and I are supporters of Jonathan Strong for borough assembly. He is the only one I’ve heard who is committed to a substance abuse treatment and detox program, very much needed here. With all the break-ins for money and hardcore drugs floating around, something needs to be done. I worked at Safe Harbor for five years, and there are successes. Bob and Erlinda Bunsey
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Kodiak spikers second at West Spiketacular
Beginning the season 8-0, Kodiak volleyball coach Amy Willis was anxious to see how her team stacked up against the rest of the state. She received her answer this past weekend at the West Spiketacular, the state’s biggest tournament. Kodiak placed second in the 21-team tournament that was hosted by West Anchorage High School. The Bears knocked off defending state champion South Anchorage, 20-25, 25-18, 15-11, in ...
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Lindquist, Cummiskey win pentathlon
Kodiak swimmers Talon Lindquist and Marina Cummiskey took home individual honors at the 34th SoHi Pentathlon Friday at Soldotna High School. Lindquist, a sophomore, defended his title from a year ago, while Cummiskey, also a sophomore, captured her first title. The Pentathlon consisted of 50 yards of each stroke, plus a 100-yard individual medley. Times are added and a winner is decided. Lindquist won three out of...
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Palmer football runs by Kodiak
First-year Kodiak football coach Bill McGuire was looking for a statement victory against Palmer on Saturday. And after an electrifying second quarter, the Bears were in position to do just that. Palmer, though, had different thoughts. The Moose blanked Kodiak in the second half and picked up a 41-20 Northern Lights Conference victory at Machetanz Field. The Bears dropped to 3-4 overall, and finished NLC play with...
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GARDEN GATE: Simplify, nutrify your salmon chowder
When you cook for the public, be prepared for challenges, especially when it comes to food allergies. For example, prior to a recent dinner cruise, I noticed the guest roster included a person that was lactose intolerant and another one that was a pescetarian, which is a vegetarian that will eat fish. What to do? The evening weather was calling for cooler than normal temps, so I opted for a salmon chowder as the f...
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FISH FACTOR: Crabbers sour on possible shutdown
Bering Sea crabbers are again facing the possibility of a delayed fishery as congressional Republicans threaten to shut down the government, this time over federal funding of Planned Parenthood. A shutdown two years ago stalled the crab opener by two days, costing the fleet more than $5 million in food, fuel and other fees as the boats stood idly by for a week or more awaiting an outcome. “It was a huge mess last ...
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Police body cam policy unclear
At least some Kodiak Police Department officers wear body cameras, but KPD was not available to answer questions about policies for their use and background on the use of the cameras. The Kodiak Daily Mirror called KPD in search of information on general camera use policies and background not related to any specific incident. Through her administrative assistant, Chief Ronda Wallace declined to comment. Police adm...
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Kodiak boys try to win 14th consecutive regional XC title
As a freshman, Keith Osowski saved the Kodiak boys’ cross country regional winning streak. Going in as underdogs, Osowski, normally the Bears’ fourth runner, finished a season-best sixth, which was the deciding factor in a slim three-point victory over Colony that gave Kodiak its 12th straight title. On Saturday in Colony, Kodiak is attempting to stretch its winning streak to 14, and Osowski will once again be a f...
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Family dinners help combat youth substance abuse
September 28 is Family Day which is part of a national movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s children substance free. I am pleased to serve as Alaska’s Honorary Chair. Research at casafamilyday.org shows that children with hands-on, engaged parents are far less likely to smoke, drink or use other substances and that having regular family dinners can go a long way as ...
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