Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Superfoods in my pocket
On my way out to the car the other day, I reached into my pocket and found, not keys, but a handful of seeds. They must have spilled out of a seed packet that got crumpled and forgotten after sowing lettuce, spinach and cress last week. I pinched out a few seeds for a look. They were rust colored. Ah, one of my favorite greens: Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress. Though the name is a tongue-twister, cress is worth e...
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Kodiak Post 17 drops one to East Anchorage
One big inning cost Kodiak Post 17 a win in its first road game of the season Friday night. East Anchorage scored eight runs in the fifth inning to hand Kodiak a 14-11 loss in an American Legion AA league baseball game at Bartlett High School. "We had some mental errors and everything snowballed from there," assistant coach Derek Clarkston said. "We had a great offensive game, but unfortunately the defense wasn't ...
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Expert: Most seaweeds in Kodiak are edible
Around ten people braved the rain Saturday to learn just how safe it is to eat most of the seaweeds on Kodiak. Gayla Pedersen taught the class, and took everyone out to the beach near Lake Gertrude at Fort Abercrombie. Pedersen told the class that all of the seaweed around Kodiak is safe to eat. The only exception is bull kelp, which is still safe to eat, but has a gas inside the bulb that can cause stomach pains,...
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Seafood industry nervously awaits Bristol sockeye run
Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. In fact, it’s being called the riskiest season in recent memory in the 2014 Sockeye Market Analysis, a biannual report done by the McDowell Group for the fishermen-run Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. As presaged by buyer pushback at seafood trade shows earlier this year a...
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Borough Assembly discusses healthcare plans, meeting decorum
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly introduced two ordinances — including one on meeting decorum — and approved several contracts at its regular meeting on Thursday. The contracts included a fuel tank replacement at the Chiniak school and a healthcare plan switch for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1547. Union and nonunion borough employees will be switched to a new healthcare plan with t...
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Crew hauls 2,000 pounds of junk out of ravine
A community cleanup featured a massive out-hauling of junk out a ravine off of Monashka Bay Road not far from the Veterans of Foreign Wars building. Don Roberts, a member of the Cleanup Kodiak group that schedules its events on Facebook, reports that the all-volunteer crew moved more than 2,000 pounds of junk and trash. This was all done in the pouring rain Saturday, the summer solstice. “We picked up refrigerator...
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Kodiak Island Racing Association hosts Mudbog
Mud, fun, games and tiny motorbikes were all present at the Kodiak Island Racing Association’s Mudbog/Family Night. The evening began with pit bike races. Six racers ran five loops around the bumpy track at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. A second round of the pit bike races began after a short break where kids played tug-o-war. This race was seven laps. Mike Bramblett took first, Cale Fulgum second, Ivan Rodriquez third,...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Nunam Kalikaa
Nunam Kalikaa – Map Ikuk’gka kalikami. – I found it on the map. The Alutiiq word for map, nunam kalikaa, literally means “the land’s paper.” Although maps and marine charts are important to modern hunters and fishermen, they are recent navigational tools. For thousands of years, Alutiiq people stored information about the landscape in place names and stories. Eighteenth-century Russian fur traders made the first m...
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In the Courts: June 20
Darin T. Wolfe pleaded guilty and was convicted of attempted assault in the second degree. Wolfe was sentenced to 44 months in jail (36 suspended.) Ronnette Alexanderoff pleaded guilty to two charges of assault in the fourth degree. Alexanderoff was sentenced to 360 days in jail (315 suspended) and five years of probation and must complete a substance abuse evaluation after being released from jail. Nikki Jo Campb...
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Ronald N. Cudaback
Ronald N. Cudaback July 22, 1962 – June 13, 2014 Ronald (Ronnie) Norman Cudaback of Canton, North Carolina, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at age 51. He was born July 22, 1962 in American Falls, Idaho, to Shirley (Cudaback) Doser and the late Norman Cudaback. He served as a Lance Corporal in the Marines and was a member of the American Legion. His childhood was spent in American Falls, Inkom and Pocatello, Ida...
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