Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Post 17 sweeps Kenai
Down to the game’s final strike, Aaron Hocum didn’t flinch. The rising senior looped Joey Becher’s 1-2 offering over the head of the shortstop that brought in the tying and go-ahead run in Kodiak Post 17’s dramatic 3-2 American Legion AA league victory over Kenai Post 20 Saturday at Baranof Field. The come-from-behind effort capped an opening weekend doubleheader sweep of the Peninsula-based team. The Bears slugge...
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Council passes 2016 budget including funding for trail mapping
The Kodiak City Council passed its fiscal year 2016 budget after amending it to include increased funds for the Chamber of Commerce, Discover Kodiak, a new truck for the Public Works Department and an increase in funds received from the state. “We received information from the state Department of Corrections that we would be getting a little bit more money, certainly not as much as we got under our previous year, ...
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We are the home of the Orthodoxy
To the Editor, The blue domes of the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral are more than a pretty photo-op for visitors, and the relics inside are not museum artifacts, but objects of a living spiritual tradition. The heartbreaking vandalism of the church offers us the opportunity to remember that we are a special place because of that church. We are a place of worldwide pilgrimage. Moreover, we are the spi...
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GARDEN GATE: When is the best time to water your plants?
Last week, the National Weather Service issued an advisory for Southcentral Alaska for unusually warm weather created by an intense high-pressure system, which the NWS says is now “firmly in control over much of the State.” The short and long-term forecast, leading into the longest day of the year, reads the same: Warm and dry. After months of dampness the heat comes as quite a shock for all creatures and plants, ...
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43,000 signatures gathered by anti-salmon setnet advocates
A one-handed clap best describes my reaction to the 43,000 signature dropped off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week. It means enough signatures were gathered to include the question on the 2016 primary election ballot, and let Alaska voters decide whether to ban setnets at Cook Inlet, Mat-Su, Anchorage, Juneau, Valdez, Ketchikan, and any communities designated as “urban” and “no...
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57-hour commercial salmon fishing period opened in sections of Southwest Kodiak
There will be a 57-hour commercial salmon fishing period, from noon Monday, June 15 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 in the following areas: • The Inner and Outer Ayakulik sections of the Southwest Kodiak District. Waters will be open to the stream terminus of Ayakulik River. • The Outer Karluk Section of the Southwest Kodiak District. There will be a 24-hour extension to the current commercial salmon fishing period, ...
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Bryan Ferris retires after 25 years with the district
Bryan Ferris’ pants pocket has a bit more room in it these days. Ferris ended his six-year run as Kodiak High School’s activities director on Monday, and in doing so turned over his keys to the school. “It is a strange feeling going from a pack of 15 keys to two keys — one to my truck and one to my house,” said Ferris Wednesday afternoon. Ferris retired after 25 years working for the Kodiak Island Borough School D...
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Kodiak and Fairbanks newspapers for sale to 'the right buyer'
The Kodiak Daily Mirror and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner are being made available for sale, newspaper Chief Executive Officer William Dean Singleton has announced. The family trusts of Singleton and longtime friend and media partner Richard Scudder purchased the newspaper from C.W. Snedden in 1992. Scudder died in 2012, and Singleton retired in 2013. The two men founded MediaNews Group, which at its height owned...
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TAPESTRY: Kodiak is lucky – Every community should have an Edith Wiley
Editor's Note: Thanks, Edith Wiley,for sharing your story and your life with Kodiak! – Mike Rostad On a blustery January day in 1922, Frances Sherman, started to go into labor. Her husband, Bill Sherman, saddled up the horse and left the Nebraska homestead to fetch the doctor. As the time passed, Frances knew that she would give birth without any assistance. That baby was determined to come into the world. Frances...
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Thomet, Fried to run in Oregon
A pair of runners off of the Kodiak boys track and field state championship will be running in Oregon over the weekend. Graduated seniors Levi Thomet and Levi Fried will be participating in the Portland Track Festival, a two-day meet that begins Saturday at Lewis and Clark College. Thomet, the state record-holder in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, will be running in the high school boys invitational mile that sta...
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