Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Garden Gate: For the love of rhubarb
Our mild spring has brought our fair island more than warm temperatures. For one thing, it has launched many rhubarb patches into overdrive. Looking at our crop, the height and health of the plants look more like a mid-summer growth, not early June. So I’m featuring rhubarb this week, albeit a li...
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Fish Factor: Sen. Murkowski questions Frankenfish
If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle have their way. The Senate Appropriations Committee last week passed the bipartisan Murkowski-Begich amendment requiring that consumers be advised of...
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Oil dumped at helipad dumpster
On Friday, a caller to the Mirror reported that an unidentified party had placed 11 jugs of oil of various sizes behind the dumpster next to the helipad on Spruce Cape Road. Oil disposal is not permitted in dumpsters. When items are illegally dumped around the dumpsters, Alaska Waste personnel ha...
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Softball games canceled
Due to inclement weather on the island Friday, Kodiak’s softball team was unable to travel to the Mat-Su Valley for its games against Colony. Instead, the Bears spent the weekend at home preparing for their trip to the small-school state championships that begin June 6 at Cartee Fields in Anchora...
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Drone pilot captures Kodiak from above
A local videographer has been buzzing Kodiak with his drone, and residents have been wondering what exactly what that flying sensation was. Rest assured — Kevin Erickson represents no dark forces after you or your neighbor’s privacy. He does not work for the government, the CIA, the FBI nor the R...
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Expert speaks on partial-cutting alternatives
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly got a crash course on “light management” of forests on borough-owned lands in Chiniak on Thursday. Robert L. Deal, research forester and ecosystem services team leader with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, gave the assembly work session a prese...
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Local students win duck stamp contest
Several local children placed in the Alaska competition of the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Lucas White took first place in the K-3 grade group, and Malina Fagan took first in the 4-6 group. Sakura Witherow and Joshua Leiva both took second in the K-3 group. Journey Wunch took first place ...
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Bill Walker returns to Kodiak, talking energy and local hire
One of the Kodiak Electric Association’s biggest fans might be Bill Walker, independent candidate for governor. Walker boasts Kodiak Island Borough’s reliance on renewables for power generation around the state and its ability to use those efficiencies to lower energy costs. “I brag about Kodiak ...
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