Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Ferry board talks Tusty
Members of the state Marine Transportation Advisory Board questioned the status of the ferry Tustumena during a meeting Friday in Southeast Alaska. Capt. John Falvey, general manager of the Alaska Marine Highway System, told the board that the Tustumena is expected to be back in commission by Oct. 1. “We’ve given ourselves a bit of extra room here,” Falvey said. “Right now I think we’ll make Oct. 1.” During the me...
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Thomet breaks junior Ft. Abercrombie time
How fast was Levi Thomet during Kodiak’s cross country home opener at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park? He was fast enough to lap runners with a blistering pace that captured the boys individual victory Friday evening in a dual meet against West Anchorage. He also was fast enough to beat Kodiak alumnus and current University of Oregon star Trevor Dunbar’s junior course-record time. On a picture-perfect day f...
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Kodiak football blows by South JV
Despite having the top 4A varsity squad, South Anchorage’s junior varsity was no match for Kodiak. Fred Llorente and Melvin Javier each scored twice to lead the Bears to a 54-0 nonconference football win over the Wolverines Saturday in Anchorage. Kodiak also got touchdowns from Jon LeVan, Brandon Swearingin, Nick Kionisala and Jay-Ar Small to improve to 2-0. This is the second straight season Kodiak has played a j...
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August was wettest since 1977
After a July that was literally drier than Phoenix, Kodiak recorded the fourth-wettest August in local history, according to measurements taken by the National Weather Service. The weather service station at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport recorded 9.3 inches of rain during August, tying August 1964 as the fourth-wettest since measurements began. The all-time wettest August came in 1977, when 11.13 inches was re...
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2013 Kodiak Rodeo Results
Wild Cowmilking (Saturday) 1. Marcus Levenson and James Hastings 2. 2. Shawn Hall and Steve Powel 3. Jesse Kitson and Kathleen Kitson Wild Cowmilking (Sunday) 1. Shawn Hall and Steve Powel 2. Jesse Kitson and Kathleen Kitson 3. Marcus Levenson and James Hastings Breakaway Roping 1. Malisa Levenson (4.72 sec) 2. Rebecca Garcie (DNF) 3. Rochelle Wood (DNF) Flag Race 1. Emma Helligso (15.932 sec) 2. Tatiana Schneider...
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Garden Gate: Nasturtiums are a tasty ingredient
Most people who live and garden in warmer climates don’t give nasturtiums a second glance. They’re sometimes regarded as weeds, as they reseed easily and grow most anywhere with the least amount of maintenance. In Kodiak, nasturtiums are appreciated for the simple fact that they provide a colorful, late summer bloom, until a frost turns them into mush. Colorful, edible, tuba-shaped nasturtium blossoms have delight...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fly fishing for silver salmon
Fly fishing for silver salmon is the high point of the year for my wife and me. We enjoy all the other outdoor activities, but the riot a silver on the end of a fly line tops them all. If you haven’t fly fished before, silver salmon might be a little too much of an introduction. It’s better to start with smaller, less demanding fish like Dollies and pink salmon and “work your way up” to silver salmon. They can be ...
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Fish Factor: Report details fishing fleet
Want to know the average fish prices at the docks over a decade … or where most Alaska fishermen and fishing fleets call home? Or how Alaska’s seafood industry stacks up against other state industries? What is likely the most comprehensive, user friendly report ever done on Alaska’s seafood industry by region was just released by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Titled “Economic Value of the Alaska Seafood ...
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Speaker talks leadership to high school students
“Leadership is all about solving problems,” Ted Wiese, of Wise Training and Development, told students at Kodiak High School during a school assembly Friday. Wiese is a motivational speaker who works with thousands of students across the country and internationally each year to enhance their leadership skills. He uses humor and stories to teach his message to students. In one demonstration, Wiese told students abo...
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Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair starts this weekend
The cowboy mounted shooting event is the newest addition to the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair, which takes place this Labor Day weekend. Susan Killary, KRSF president, said the sport has become popular to include rodeos. Kodiak Baptist Mission gave residents a taste of the sport last Friday as competitors rode horses in a pattern while shooting balloons with blanks. “It’s an upcoming sport in the rodeo world,” Killa...
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