Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Fermenting techniques taught in Kodiak
Almost 100 people packed the Kodiak Public Library on Friday to learn about making fermented foods from expert Sandor Katz. Katz has written two books on the subject of fermented foods and he gave a demonstration on Friday while giving tips and answering questions. Sauerkraut was the first thing he made and while the process might have seemed complicated at first, Katz made it look easy. Most of his techniques boi...
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Thomet selected for US Junior Mountain Running Team
Levi Thomet is not known as a mountain runner, but in a month he will be testing his skills against the best the sport has to offer. The recently graduated Kodiak High School standout runner was named to the US Junior Mountain Running Team. The honor will send Thomet to North Wales for the 31st World Mountain Running Championships on Sept. 19. “I love trail running, and being part of a USA team is something that I...
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Post 17 earns honors
A pair of Kodiak Post 17 players earned spots on the American Legion AA Baseball Team of Excellence. Joe Schactler was selected as an infielder, while Sam Bennett made the squad as a relief pitcher. Schactler, a shortstop, was one of eight infielders named to the team. In 18 league games, the cleanup hitter led the Post 17 in batting average (.442), RBIs (19) and extra-base hits (10). Bennett earned one of the thr...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Dry fishing for trout
When it comes to world class fly fishing for trout, most folks picture places like Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and New Zealand. But Kodiak, Alaska? Believe it or not, Kodiak deserves a place right alongside those hallowed trout waters. Our family enjoys a steady stream of visitors each fall who come specifically for the great Dolly fishing. It’s more than coincidence that they come from Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and New...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 4
July 18 At 2:13 a.m., police gave a driver on Armstrong Avenue an advisement for impeding traffic. Around 2:26 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 2:46 a.m., police cited a man on Marine Way for urinating in public. At 3:43 a.m., police cited a driver on Benny Benson Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 4:06 a.m., police conducted a bar check on Shelikof Street. At 3:14 p.m., a caller report...
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Kodiak Island Births: Aug. 4
Mila Dahl Miles was born at 12:16 a.m. on July 26, 2015 to Stephen and Patricia Miles. She weighed 5 pounds, 14.6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at home and the baby’s father works on the F/V Sumner Strait. Also welcoming her to the family is big brother Logan. Grandparents are Frank and Maryann Miles from Kodiak and Darrell and Ter...
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Assembly adds Symmons to fill vacancy
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly appointed Dennis Symmons Thursday, filling a vacancy left by departing assembly member Carol Austerman. The assembly originally received two applications from Symmons and Mel Stephens, a former assembly member who chose not to run for re-election in 2014, but Stephens said it would be inappropriate for the assembly to select him because he would not be in town and could not be sw...
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Philippine Consulate officials assist Kodiak residents with their legal documents
Get your passport renewed and stay for some kutsinta. More than 200 of Kodiak’s Filipino population spent the weekend getting their passport renewed in the Kodiak Teen Center, where a contingent of officials from the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco set up desks to help immigrants get their legal documents in order. Rachel Oronce, vice consul, led 11 residents in an oath as they reacquired their Filip...
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Borough moves forward mobile homes ordinance
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly moved forward two ordinances intended to relax laws surrounding moving mobile homes. The assembly also forwarded an ordinance to expand a road service area in hopes of getting funding to fix a street. The first ordinance would allow mobile homes to be stored in two additional zoning areas on top of the two where the storage is already allowed. The second would allow mobile homes ...
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GARDEN GATE: Now or never for last of summer rhubarb
It seems like August signals the beginning and the end of many things: Fishing for silvers begins in earnest. So do back-to-school sales, berry picking and photographers looking for the return of northern lights viewing. On the flip side of the coin, fireweed is topping out and rhubarb beds are beginning to tire. It’s now or never for the final pick of the season. Now, rhubarb sauce, pie, and salmonberry-rhubarb j...
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