Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Sea otter rules change little after heated debate
A debate over the meaning of “significantly altered” has ended with little change. The US Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday released a new definition for that term as it applies to Native handicrafts using sea otter fur. The release ends months of sometimes-heated debate that generated more th...
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Alumni update: College wrestling season begins
A pair of former Kodiak High School wrestlers have begun their seasons for Southern Oregon University. Senior Tucker Van Matre and sophomore Francis Llorente placed fourth at the SOU Pete Belcastro Open Sunday in Oregon. Van Matre won his four-person bracket on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s cha...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 20
Friday, Nov. 15 • At 4:19 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Pillar Mountain Road. All was OK. • At 9:33 a.m., a caller reported the neighbor’s dog was constantly barking. No one was home. The community services officer will follow up. • At 9:34 a.m., a caller reported a de...
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ALS fundraiser was success
To the editor: Having the ALS Awareness fundraiser was the right thing to do. It did raise awareness and it hopefully was a godsend for one woman who came on Saturday. I want to thank all those who donated and those who stopped to browse the various forms of information that were displayed. The b...
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Massage therapists partner up
Two Kodiak massage therapists have joined forces to offer clients massage and injury recovery services in the same building. Northwoods Massage and BodyWorks Massage and Movement are located downtown at 326 Center Avenue, Suite 201. Linda Van Mun, owner of Northwoods Massage, brought her practice...
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Alaska Science Forum: The glacier(s) of Attu
In late August, seabird biologist John Piatt paused from his task of “stealing food from baby puffins” to look up at the green mountains of Attu, the last island in the long sweep of the Aleutians. Pasted to the side of 3,000-foot Attu Mountain was a snowfield with a dirty band of ice. Piatt, a U...
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Caught in the middle of TV contract battle
Last week, Kodiak watched — or rather, didn't — as GCI removed Anchorage NBC affiliate KTUU-TV from its service in Kodiak and other parts of rural Alaska. The reason is a contract dispute, and like a bone between two dogs, Kodiak is caught in the middle. Kodiakans have taken to Facebook to grouse...
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AAC shelves plans for Pasagshak barge dock
Alaska Aerospace Corporation is shelving plans for a new barge dock in Pasagshak after failing to receive a federal grant for construction. The U.S. Department of Transportation failed to include the dock project in its list of TIGER grant recipients. The sole Alaska project funded under the prog...
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