Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
State supreme court settles Icicle worker’s comp case
The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld an Alaska Workers Compensation Appeals Commission decision in a dispute between a former Icicle Seafoods employee and his former employer. As a result of the decision Hugo Rosales may not pursue more than the $200,000 already paid to him under a workers compensation settlement. In 2007, Rosales was injured after a 54-pound tray of frozen fish hit him in the back of the head aboa...
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Kodiak falls just short against Kenai
With the state’s leading rusher on the sideline, Kenai turned to Chase Logan to keep Kodiak winless on its revamped field. Logan’s legs milked 6 minutes, 46 seconds off the clock on Kenai’s final drive to help preserve the Kardinals’ 22-21 Northern Lights Conference football victory Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Running in place of Jace Daniels, who left with an injury in the second quarter, Logan toted t...
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Lessons to learn from Zimmerman incident
To the Editor: Now that the media-orchestrated furor over George Zimmerman’s trial and acquittal is over, it’s time to take stock and see what lessons we can learn from the incident. The current issue of Backwoods Home Magazine (www.backwoodshome.com) has an interesting article “Perspectives on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin Shooting,” by Massad Ayoob. It fills in a lot of the information that the in-depth in...
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Fish Factor: A record season for salmon
Alaska’s 2013 salmon season has yielded the largest catch ever, and the value of the fishery is also headed for the record books. The statewide catch on Sept. 6 was nearing 265 million fish – the old record was 222 million in 2005. A bumper run of pink salmon is behind the big harvest - the mindboggling catch was approaching 213 million fish. The previous record was 161 million pinks, also in 2005. Some boats are ...
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Garden Gate: Putting the garden to bed
Fall is in the air, and we need to begin the process of putting the garden to bed — or at least think about it. This is not a time to be sad. English author and gardener Vita Sackville-West says this time of the year (late summer for us; fall for the remaining gardeners north of the equator) should be particularly pleasant. “If it is true that one of the greatest pleasures of gardening lies in looking forward, the...
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Thomet picks up two wins
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet continued his winning ways over the weekend. The junior won the ACS Class Challenge junior/senior race Friday and then followed with a Palmer Invitational win Saturday. He covered the 3-kilometer ACS race in 9 minutes, 57.30 seconds and won the 5K Palmer Invite in 15:40, which matched his time from last week at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Thomet, last year’s 4A state champion, has ...
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State starts path to new Tusty
The Alaska Marine Highway System has begun looking for a consultant to design the ferry that will replace the Tustumena. The estimated cost of a ship to replace the 49-year-old Tustumena is between $175 million and $210 million. While getting a replacement for the Tustumena is a priority, AMHS will not be rushing the design process. It is estimated that the design of the new ferry will take around 18 months. “The ...
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Swimmers sweep Homer Invitational
Kodiak’s swim team swept Saturday’s Homer Invitational at Homer High School.  The boys scored 145 points and rolled to an easy 68-point victory over runner-up Colony, while the girls tallied 70 points to edge second-place Soldotna by three points.  Nicholas Lincoln was a double-winner for Kodiak taking the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 7.55 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (56.22). The boys also received wi...
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ITN and volunteers clean up Tugidak Island
Island Trails Network staff and volunteers have returned from Tugidak Island after removing thousands of pounds of marine debris from four and a half miles of beach. The goal of the two-year Tugidak Island cleanup project is to remove 40,000 to 80,000 pounds of marine debris from an 11-mile beach on the south side of the island, which is located at the southern end of the Kodiak archipelago. The final weight of th...
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No. 4 Kodiak hosts No. 3 Kenai in home opener
While Kodiak’s varsity squad was in Anchorage last week, the Bears’ junior varsity team beat South Anchorage for the program’s inaugural win on Joe Floyd Track and Field’s artificial turf. This week, Kodiak’s varsity is hoping to get its first win on its multimillion-dollar home turf. No. 4 Kodiak opens its home season against No. 3 Kenai at 11 a.m. Saturday. “I’m pretty sure everybody has butterflies for this one...
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