Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
TEEING OFF: Gizmo is thankful for his brother, PJ
While I spent most of Thanksgiving Day at work, Gizmo enjoyed the day with his brother, Pepper Jack. It was the first Turkey Day the two spent together. Pepper Jack, a 6-year-old Japanese Chin, joined the family during the summer. His mom adopted him while I was in Anchorage coaching baseball. I was fine with one dog, but mom thought Gizmo needed a friend. Gizzy is thankful for that as he now has a pal to watch sp...
Nov 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough to negotiate with Providence for hospital lease
The Kodiak Island Borough will be negotiating with Providence Health and Services for the use and operation of the borough-owned hospital building as the current lease with Providence approaches its expiration date in 2017. At a Nov. 12 special meeting, the borough assembly entered an executive session “to discuss strategies in negotiating the hospital lease,” according to the motion made by assembly member Dan Ro...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Researchers add to potential causes in whale deaths
Researchers studying the deaths of whales around Kodiak are rechecking photos for evidence of starvation, a new theory in the case, and they may work with other scientists studying a cluster of whale deaths in South America. In late August, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared a string of 30 whale deaths in the Western Gulf of Alaska in late May an Unusual Mortality Event. The number of dea...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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GIFT GUIDE: Baker opens shop in Mill Bay apartment
If you have tasted Sam Stahlhut’s cinnamon rolls, it is hard to believe he was banned from cooking for his family. Why? It involved a lasagna layered with 10 pounds of cheese. “You couldn’t chew it,” said Sam’s mother, Karen Stahlhut. “It probably cost me at least $100 for this lasagna.” According to Sam, it was worth every penny. “Best lasagna of my life,” he said. “I wish I had a time machine so I could go back ...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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TEEING OFF: Kodiak Special Olympic team strikes for 50 medals at state bowling games
For years I’ve thought about joining the Special Olympic bowling team, but never did because practices were on Sundays, and that day was reserved for the Seahawks. I decided to give it a go this year. I’m glad I did, even though it meant missing several Seattle games (Tropic Lanes has televisions, but try keeping up with the action when you’re busy doing something else; I was reminded a handful of times that it wa...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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MOUNTAIN VIEW: Traveling with kids
My mom once said that traveling with children on an airplane is like traveling with little time bombs. You never know when they're going to go off. And when they do go off, its not going to be pretty. On our recent family trip out East for the Thanksgiving holiday, I was the ticking time bomb. I started the trip with a lingering, brutal cold, needing sleep and rest. Any small need or request by the kids felt overw...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anna Capjohn-Nestic
Anna Capjohn-Nestic, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, passed away on Nov. 22, 2015, at 61 years of age. Anna was born to Willie Capjohn and Irene Capjohn (Inga) on April 15, 1954, and lived most of her life in Old Harbor, Alaska, before moving to Kodiak in the fall of 2010 with her husband James Nestic. She was the youngest of her siblings, Ralph Capjohn, Barbara Chu (deceased) and David Capjohn...
Nov 25, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrapping things up: All about presentation
The challenge of gift giving doesn’t end when you think of the right present for the right person. After all, the word “present” is also a verb, and as the great chefs say, “It’s all about the presentation.” We all remember the thrill of anticipation we felt as children the night before christmas, and tearing through wrapping paper put the finishing touch of excitement before seeing what was hidden under the tree....
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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GIFT GUIDE: Kodiak nonprofits’ holiday partnership
In the season of giving, there’s also room for giving to people in need. This year, the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center, the Sun’aq Tribe and the Salvation Army are combining their holiday programs for needy families. “We’ve all had separate programs that only helped our clients,” said Lauren Humphrey, the outreach coordinator at KWRCC. “This year, we’re all partnering together and doing on big program f...
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STAGE and SCREEN: Deadly fight for voting rights
Suffrage” is a noun of Middle English origin that connotes the right to vote in political elections. Prior to the early 20th century the right to vote in political elections was largely held solely by men. While women had been attempting to gain the right to vote for many years, this most basic democratic right was denied in most countries, including Great Britain and the United States. Interestingly (according to...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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