Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiakans must speak loudly about borough code replacement
There are those who think the Kodiak Island Borough Code is old and outdated. If you are one of them, then move to where you have the restriction that is best suited for you. Currently this is still a semi-free country. So, instead of trying to make me — and my friends — live in your type of soci...
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Teeing Off: Johnson should go in as a Mariner
To me, Randy Johnson is the greatest baseball player ever to wear a Seattle Mariners uniform. Yes, there was Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Jay Buhner and Ichiro. But, nobody sported a better mullet than the Big Unit. That is why he gets my vote. There must have been nothing scarier to a hitter...
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NLC RANKINGS: 3A tops the state
The 3A boys basketball classification reigned supreme last season, and it appears that will be the cream of the crop this season. All the 3A hype is centered on Barrow — the early-season media darlings. The Whalers, with all-world freshman Kamaka Hepa, is 4-1 against 4A schools. The only loss was...
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From the Sea: The wreck of the Eclipse on Sanak Island in 1807
In September 1807, a new American sailing ship, the Eclipse, wrecked on Sanak Island, twenty five miles southwest of Unimak Island. Aboard was a young Scotsman, Archibald Campbell, whose account of the wreck follows here. But while Mr. Campbell’s take is a quite riveting sea story, it also holds ...
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Here's one to tweet about: Kodiak birders count in record numbers
Kodiak birders participating in the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count turned out in record numbers and saw an Alaska-high number of bird species on Dec. 14. Eighty-five people, a Kodiak high, observed 13,560 birds in 81 species on Dec. 14. An additional six species were seen during coun...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 6
Starring Join the Alutiiq Museum to welcome a caroling visit from the Russian Orthodox faithful and celebrate Russian Christmas. There will be free refreshments and singing in the museum’s gallery. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, For information, call 907-486-7004.
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Supporting student success in Kodiak
In Kodiak, as in most places, schools are a vital part of the community and nothing gets folks more riled up than when we talk about the education of local kids. What’s the recipe for successful students and schools? First we need to recognize that there are 4 equal parts: students, parents, educ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Final chance to hunt ducks
The start of a new year is always a mixed blessing for this old duck hunter. The season ends on January 22, and it’s a long wait until it opens again in October. But the hunting is often best in the final weeks! Lots more birds are on hand than at any other point in the season, even as fewer hunt...
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