Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
WANTED: Photos of former Kodiak man Kurt Int-Hout
This story is all gray. It doesn’t come with photos. We don’t have any. But we are asking readers to provide them. A woman from Hawaii needs the photographs to “put a face to the name” at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in the nation’s capital. That name on The Wall is Kurt Int-Hout, a former Kodiak resident. Janna Hoehn, a Californian who became a Maui resident 25 years ago, began collecting photos six years a...
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Buskin River drainage sockeye salmon bag and possession limit increased
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, in the Buskin River drainage has been increased to five fish, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said Wednesday. The bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, less than 20 inches, remains at 10 fish, ADF&G said in a news release. The emergency order will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Friday, June 12. The esca...
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Another invasive crayfish turns up in Kodiak
Crayfish aren’t native to Kodiak, but several have turned up over the past few years in the Buskin River and Buskin Lake area, including one on Sunday, prompting concerns and research. About one per year for the past four years have been reported to the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District, said the district’s program coordinator Blythe Brown, including the one found by a Coast Guard employee in the river o...
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Alaska State Troopers: June 11
June 2 At 9:30 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a Kodiak man while sport fishing in Chiniak Bay. He was cited for having no visual distress device aboard the vessel. June 3 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted an Oregon man and found that he did not meet the state residency requirements when he purchased resident licenses for 2014 and 2015, and when he purchased a 2014 commercial crewmember license. He was i...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 1
June 1 At 12:02 a.m., police advised a driver on Mill Bay Road about a taillight out. At 1:05 a.m., a caller reported malicious mischief on Thorsheim Street. A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, assault and resisting arrest. At 9:35 a.m., police chalked tires on an offending vehicle on Alimaq Drive. At 9:41 a.m., police red-tagged an abandoned vehicle in Dog Bay. At 9:54 a.m., a caller reported a ...
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Kodiak Post 17 begins second AA season
The high school season ended a few days ago, but there is still plenty of baseball to be played over the summer. Kodiak Post 17 begins American Legion play with a four-game homestand against Kenai that begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baranof Field. Saturday’s league doubleheader starts at 12:30 p.m., while Sunday’s nonleague affair begins at 11 a.m. This is the Post’s third season, and second at the AA level or vars...
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Rehabbed seal headed south before tracker stopped
Last September, the Alaska SeaLife Center released a rehabilitated harbor seal that had been found on a beach in Kalsin Bay, and he swam around toward the Alaska Peninsula and south to the limits of the Kodiak Island Borough before his tracker fell off. A kayaker found the seal, named Mt. Everest by the center, on a small island in Kalsin Bay as a baby being pecked on by sea gulls one year ago. He was shipped to t...
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Rocks from space in Alaska backcountry
On February 26 at 1:06 p.m., someone in northern Alaska may have seen a torch of light in the cold daytime sky. On that afternoon, satellites detected a meteoric fireball headed toward Earth. An asteroid six feet in diameter penetrated the atmosphere at 13 miles per second, piercing the protective shell of gases at a steep angle. Arriving from the northwest, the asteroid exploded 21 miles above the ground. A spray...
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Help your Navy Vietnam veterans
To the Editor, It has become common opinion among Vietnam War Veterans that Congress tends to exclude mostly Blue Water Vietnam veterans for VA benefits. This group of veterans never had boots on ground Vietnam, yet just the same they are sick due to Agent Orange exposure. It seems Congress and the VA consider these veterans not worthy. There are limited benefits to those who served in country, and those who serve...
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KMXT-FM Bear Crawl enters second year
The inaugural KMXT-FM Bear Crawl event was so popular last year that the station had no choice but to bring it back again. This year’s event will take place this Saturday at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds. The first wave goes off at 9 a.m. The Bear Crawl is a 1.25-mile course that features nine obstacles that racers have to navigate around. Some of the obstacles include the buoy jungle, the fisherman’s craw, the ne...
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