Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Hatchery-raised king crab to enter ocean
A big test has never looked so small. Swimming in a pair of plastic tanks within the first floor of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center are 13,000 red king crab, each no bigger than half a pinky fingernail. In three weeks, the first of these crab will be released into the ocean, marking the first time hatchery-raised Alaska king crab have been introduced into the wild. “It's certainly an exciting step; I'm waitin...
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Expedition visits most remote island in Kodiak archipelago
A new expedition to Kodiak’s most remote island may shed light on life here before Russians arrived. Four archeologists and bird experts from Kodiak, Boston University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks traveled to uninhabited Chirikof Island last month on an expedition partially funded by National Geographic. Led by Boston University professor Catherine West, the expedition excavated a handful of ancient garb...
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Engineer recommends 3 snow dump sites
The city of Kodiak is still searching for a solution to its snow problem. Last winter, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation closed the city’s snow-dumping pier over concerns about salt and garbage contamination of Kodiak’s nearshore waters. The pier has been used for decades to dispose of snow removed from city streets, but since its closure, the city has been forced to shovel snow into any spare sp...
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Kodiak High issues awards
Kodiak High School activities director Bryan Ferris announced the 2012-2013 senior athletes of the year on Tuesday. Winning the fall awards were Jori Lindquist and Michael Smith. Sarah Ng and Eddy Burris claimed winter honors, while Marley Wilkins and Brandon Mahle earned the spring recognition. Lindquist and Smith starred on the swimming team and were named Region III swimmers of the year. Lindquist won the 200 f...
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Alutiiq Museum receives $35,000 grant to develop weaving exhibit
A $35,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will allow the Alutiiq Museum to create an exhibit and educational booklet about Alutiiq weaving. On Monday, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation was one of the grant recipients in its latest round of funding. The foundation awarded a total of $6.87 million to nonprofit organizations in the Pacific Northwest, with $1.26 mil...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 8
The Kodiak City Council meets for a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough assembly chambers on Mill Bay Road. The public is invited to attend. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meets for a regular work session at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough conference room on Mill Bay Road. The public is invited to attend. The National Marine Fisheries Survey will present the preliminary results of its summer 2...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 8
Thursday, Aug. 1 • At 5:49 a.m., a woman requested an officer check on a man. She had received some disturbing texts from him. Officers spoke with him at length and he was OK. • At 11 a.m., a woman was cited for having windows tinted too dark. • At 11:44 a.m., a caller reported a motor vehicle accident with minor damage and no injuries. Both parties exchanged information. • At 11:59 a.m., a caller reported three p...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 8
Thursday, July 25 A 23-year-old Kodiak man reported two spear guns were stolen from his vehicle while it was parked on Mission Road. The man valued the spear guns at over $600. The investigation is ongoing. Monday, July 30 At 9 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault aboard a commercial fishing vessel. An investigation revealed that on the evening of July 29, the skipper of the fishing vessel Ocean...
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Stage and Screen: 'The Attack' — A Difficult Film Worth Seeing
Amin Jaafari (Ali Suiliman) is a celebrated Israeli Surgeon. Amin Jaafari is an Arab. Amin Jaafari’s wife Siham Jaafari (Reymond Amsalem) is beautiful, young and vivacious. Amin Jaafari’s wife is also a suicide bomber who is responsible for the deaths of numerous Israeli women and children. “The Attack” (2012) is a controversial film made by award winning Lebanese writer/producer Ziad Doueiri. The fact that “The A...
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Achievers: Aug. 8
• Kodiak High School 2013 graduate Brandon Mahle won a $500 Alaska State National Scholarship. The American Legion baseball team Kenai Post 20 Twins — a squad he played for the past two summers — submitted his application. His application will now compete at the Northwest Regional level ($2,500) and possibly at the National World Series competition ($5,000). The scholarship is sponsored by Diamond Baseballs. • Lei...
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