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Fish Factor: Changes are occuring in seawater
Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, US policy makers are quibbling over climate issues as bivalves dissolve in an increasingly corrosive Pacific Ocean. Any kid’s chemistry set will show that big changes are occurring in seawater throughout the world. As the oceans absorb more carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel burning outputs (primarily coal), it increases acidity to a point where shellfish can’t survive. It is r...
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Kodiak boys vying for NLC's top seed
Kodiak holds its own fate in clinching the boys regular-season Northern Lights Conference basketball title. The equation is simple: Sweep Wasilla. “This is huge for us,” Anderson said. “We went from 1-9 the first year I coached the program to hopefully in the fourth year winning the region crown.” Kodiak enters the 7 p.m. game today at Wasilla with a 6-2 conference record (13-8 overall). The two teams finish the s...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: IRafkuruaq
IRafkuruaq; IRafkungcuk; WiRufkuruaq – String; Twine IRafkuruanek initalitallriit. – They used string to make clotheslines. String games like cats cradle are a popular pastime around the globe. From Australia to Asia, Africa, North America, and the high Arctic, people have long used a simple loop of string and their fingers to make designs. The function of these figures varies by culture. In some societies, string...
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HB77 deserves to die in committee
There is currently a very bad piece of legislation sleeping in the Rules Committee of our Alaska State Senate. This is House Bill 77 (Water Rights and DNR Permitting Legislation) referred to as the "Silence Alaskans Act" by opponents. The authors of this bill (Parnell, Sullivan and Staff) seek to streamline permitting for state projects by awarding unprecedented permitting powers to the commissioner of the Dept of...
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Kodiak governments lobby in Juneau
Going into the annual legislative reception hosted by Kodiak governments Thursday evening in Juneau, city Mayor Pat Branson took a few minutes to review a busy week in the capital, saying the city “is in a very good place.” Branson, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski and council members Rich Walker and Charlie Davidson have been lobbying the state Legislature and administration about local concerns. The borough sent M...
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Fun run Saturday
The Coffee to Coffee Run/Walk is 10 a.m. Saturday. The 3.3-mile race starts at A Balanced Approach and ends at Harborside Coffee and Goods. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at A Balanced Approach. Entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for students. All proceeds go to the Kodiak High School cross country team. Contact the Daily Mirror sports department at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 28
Wednesday, Feb. 26 • Around 1:49 p.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 5:04 a.m., a male reported hearing a woman screaming for help on Larch Street. Officers checked all of the neighbors and found no one in trouble. • At 9:21 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Rezanof Drive. All was OK. • At 12:45 p.m., a caller reported somebody violating a restraining order. Officers found no violation. ...
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Rollers plunging for money
Members of the Rock Island Rollers are trading their skates for swimsuits on Saturday. The team is plunging into the ocean as a fundraiser for the Kodiak Women’s Resource Crisis Center. The dip into the water happens at noon at Mill Bay Beach. The team is planning on having a bonfire at 11 a.m. The Rollers — Kodiak’s roller derby team — will be accepting donations for the women’s crisis center at the event. Team m...
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Local results: Feb. 28
Girls Little Dribblers Seventh-and eight-graders Wednesday, Feb. 26 Fly-By 42 Miss Linda 30 Sydney Mutch 24, Kathryn Carstens 12 and Maggie Brown 6 points for Fly-By. Mekia Bushell 22 and Madison Hales 8 points for Miss Linda. State Farm 36, Kodiak Rental Center 26 Carly Glover 12, Leah Barnes 12, Hannah Glover 10 and Kyra Rickard 2 points for State Farm. Ahlissa Timu 18, Rachel Brown 6 and Tiana Faumui 2 points f...
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Kodiak sets rainfall record
The Emerald Isle got a bit soggy on Wednesday. Kodiak broke a 46-year-old rainfall record for Feb. 26 with 2.51 inches, making it the ninth-wettest single February day in Kodiak history, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 1.17 inches of rain in 1968 and the wettest day in February occurred Feb. 25, 1947 with 4.53 inches of rain. Kodiak has had 6.48 inches of rain this month — half o...
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