Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
AMAZING NATURE: Ghost Shrimp not the only Boohoo
When walking the neighborhood I see scary pumpkin faces, hedges covered in spider webs and in one front yard is a dragon that beats its wings and scares my dog into barking at it every time we walk by. Halloween time brings to mind topics like vampire squids or skeleton shrimp. However, on my mind is an animal that would fit better into the mid February theme: the heart crab. As a compromise, I’ll start with the h...
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Former mayor leaves legacy of community involvement
Phone calls and emails poured into the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s office mourning the passage of Kodiak fixture Walter Johnson. Johnson died Oct. 7. Johnson not only served one term as city mayor for Kodiak, but was instrumental in the start of public radio station KMXT and the initial development of Near Island. He was part owner of Kodiak Motors and had taught school in Kodiak for five years. “Wally served one two-ye...
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turkish prof looks at local parasites
A professor from Turkey studying the link between parasites in fish around the world spent the last six months in Kodiak studying organisms in rockfish, pollock and cod. Mehmet Cemal Oguz, a tenure-track professor at Ataturk University and visiting professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, bought fish from local canneries and studied them at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Research Center. In the 200 ro...
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Work Group talks bycatch after NPFMC meeting
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group heard about the Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management discussions after the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting earlier this month. At the October NPFMC meeting, a new alternative on top of the existing three was introduced by the state of Alaska. The state’s alternative was to allocate bycatch, which was accepted for analysis by NPFMC. The other three alternatives we...
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GUEST OPINION: Downtown committee still at work
The Kodiak Downtown Revitalization Committee continues to meet and do excellent work. I would like to update the public on the work we have accomplished, the tasks being worked on, and to thank those who stepped forward to volunteer their time on this committee. In 2013, at a city council meeting, several members of the public came forward complaining of the downtown area about litter, panhandlers, and being haras...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 22
Oct. 19 2:49 a.m. Female reports being raped while a male gave her a ride home; under investigation. Kodiak 7:26 a.m. Reports a dog in the neighborhood is incessantly barking; information forwarded to Animal Control Officers Kouskov Street. 8:27 a.m. Female reports she rear-ended another vehicle; no injuries. She was sited for failure to prevent an accident, Mill Bay Road . 9:16 a.m. Reports finding a baggie with ...
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Vivian Lee Potts
Vivian Lee Potts, 54, passed suddenly, yet peacefully, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Kodiak, after a three-year battle with breast cancer. Vivian was born to Albert W. Potts and Jean M. (Cok) Potts on May 3, 1961, in Bozeman, Montana. She grew up in Belgrade, Montana, and attended Manhattan Christian School through her sophomore year. Vivian finished her high school career and graduated from Belgrade High School. She...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 22
Oct. 12 Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary at a residence on Harlequin Court. They found an unidentified person entered through an unlocked bathroom window and took prescription medication and about $150 in loose change. The homeowners may have returned home while the burglary was in progress. Anyone with information is asked to contact the troopers at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113 or w...
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KHS volleyball secures No. 1 seed for NLC Championships
With two weeks still remaining in the regular season, Kodiak’s volleyball team has already sealed up the No. 1 seed for the Northern Lights Conference Championships. Bears coach Amy Willis wasn’t surprised about clinching the program’s second No. 1 seed in three seasons, but was surprised about the timing of it. “Who would think that we would know this soon?” asked Willis when informed about her team’s achievement...
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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My life as a mytholological eagle-lion
I have a special request this week to write about a particular word. Each Sunday for the past several weeks, my daughter has participated in the Special Olympics bowling league, and while cheering her and her teammates on, I have made a few new friends. Last week was their weekend-long bowling tournament, in which they bowled nine games (yikes!), but had, what I can only say was, collectively, a blast. Between two...
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