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Navy training harms marine life
To the Editor, NOAA (National Marine Fisheries Service) is taking public comments until July 17 regarding the Navy’s request of a Letter of Authorization to continue training and testing in the Pacific Northwest including the Gulf of Alaska until 2020. Comments can be made on NOAA’s website under...
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TAPESTRY: Memorable Saltery road experiences keep riders on alert
Just about every ATV owner in Kodiak has taken his vehicle on the narrow trail that extends from the American River near the Chiniak Highway to Saltery Cove. Dale Stratton, owner of Can’t Get Enough ATV River Fishing, is one of the first to drive the Saltery trail in the spring when there, in mos...
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God created mountains, oceans to remind us who’s in charge
This has been a week of firsts for me. First ferry ride on the M/Vs Kennicott and Tustumena each, first Xtratuf wearing (I earned the privilege later), first small boat ride on the ocean, first puffin sighting, first salmon catches (trolling, a silver and a bright pink, and several others that we...
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Alaska Flag Day: Reflecting on history, good and bad
If you grew up in Alaska, at one point or another you have learned about Benny Benson and the creation of the Alaska state flag. If you are like me, the details of the story became a little faded over the years. So, on Alaska Flag Day, I am revisiting the story of our ‘simple flag’ and I hope you...
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STRIKING GOLD: Swearingin qualifies for national tournament
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Dustin Swearingin was not pleased when his mom signed him up to compete for a spot at the Junior Gold Championships — the biggest youth bowling tournament in the nation. “I was actually pretty mad at my mom for signing me up because usually the people signed up ha...
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Kodiak loses two at Districts
The Kodiak Little League intermediate baseball all-stars fell to 0-3 in District I play after a pair of losses on Wednesday and Thursday. Despite getting a complete-game performance from Nevin Lee, Kodiak fell, 9-2, to Abbott-O-Rabbit on Wednesday in Knik. On Thursday, Kodiak mustered only a pair...
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ITN seeks volunteers for removal of marine debris
Island Trails Network has stored tens of thousands of pounds of marine debris collected from islands and shorelines in the Kodiak Archipelago during the past couple of years. Now, they’re getting the chance to have it taken to the lower-48 for recycling. A barge is coming around stopping in Kodia...
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Cannery worker in 1915 photo identified; among first Filipinos in Kodiak
He was never famous. He never drove a car. He never flew in a plane. But Denis Rodill, records would show, was among the first Filipinos to live in Kodiak. And he was a war hero. Rodill’s fascinating story came to light after his 77-year-old daughter, Diane, spent seven years researching his life...
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