Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Local student designs bus stop for Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 626 member Todd Hailey Jr. needed an Eagle Scout project. So he designed a bus stop. “I looked around and asked my troop leaders if they had ideas and someone said the Lions Club needed a bus stop to be built,” Hailey said. The service project is one of the steps to becoming an Eagle Scout, along with earning at least 21 merit badges and serving in a leadership role in the troop, according to the N...
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The Eco Challenge will not take place this year
One of Kodiak Island’s most grueling races — the Eco Challenge — got nixed this summer. The Eco Challenge, a Coast Guard Morale Well-Being and Recreation sponsored event, sent competitors on a wilderness scavenger hunt across the island. The race — that was opened to members of the Coast Guard and civilians — had been a staple in Kodiak since 2002. “We just don’t have the staff right now due to budget cuts and hir...
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Judgment coming, warns visiting missionary Tim Zello
BY MIKE ROSTAD America, a nation that once sent Christian missionaries to evangelize the ends of the earth, stands in danger of God’s judgment, warned Rev. Tim Zello, guest speaker at the Kodiak Assembly of God Church on Crab Festival Sunday. Rev. Zello accompanied Republican U.S. senatorial hopeful Joe Miller to Kodiak. He is a volunteer on his campaign, still in primary phases now. “It’s time to suffer,” Zello s...
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Nasal drift an important part of whale evolution
Many people, including myself, are mesmerized and fascinated by the sight of marine mammals. The behavior of the sea lions on their “home dock” in the Kodiak harbor seems almost human when they are lazily lounging in the sun, barking indignantly at the youngsters that jump wet and cold out of the water to crawl across their sunwarmed bodies in search of a good place to snuggle. Similarly the sea otter, when he flo...
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America’s Veterans deserve support every day, and Alaska is a great model
My recent message to colleagues on the Senate floor was blunt: You’re either for veterans, or you’re against them. It’s not enough to just make political speeches on Memorial Day or issue solemn statements on the anniversary of D-Day. You also must support our veterans every day of the year, by voting to expand their access to health care, by allocating more dollars to hire doctors, by doing all we can to reduce w...
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Two rivers closed to king sport and subsistence fishing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Fish and Wildlife Service have closed the Ayakulik and Karluk rivers to sport and subsistence fishing for kings, due to low escapement numbers. The current number of kings, also known as chinooks that have passed through the Ayakulik weir is 365, and 297 have passed through the Karluk weir, according to statements from ADF&G and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The esca...
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Rifle match this Sunday
The Kodiak Island Sportsman’s Association is hosting a high-powered rifle match Sunday at the Salonie Creek Rifle Range. The event begins at 8:30 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. This is an NRA approved match for service rifles — an AR15, M1 and M1A. Particpants will shoot 20 shots slow fire standing from 200 yards, 10 shots sitting rapid fire from 200 yards, 10 shots prone rapid fire from 300 yards and ...
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Playbook: June 21
Friday, June 21 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. East Anchorage at Bartlett High School, 6:30 p.m. Racing: Mud bog at the Kodiak Island Raceway, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Bartlett at Bartlett High School, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Palmer at Palmer, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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Fisheries work group to discuss bycatch, lake fertilization
The upcoming Kodiak Fisheries Work Group will update members on the Karluk Lake fertilization project and analysis and discussion of gulf trawl bycatch management motions. The meeting will be at 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 25, in the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly chambers. The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council adopted the three motions for bycatch management in their most recent meeting on April 14. Th...
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Alutiiq Museum hosts indoor “campout”
Alisha Drabek uses a mixture of old and new activities to keep the stream of authentic Alutiiq culture and knowledge flowing through the present day. “We play a mix of traditional games and modern, Alutiicized games and have fun practicing the language and introducing ourselves,” Alisha Drabek, Alutiiq Museum’s executive director told the Mirror at its second annual campout — a language and cultural Alutiiq immers...
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