Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Garden Gate: Bulbs do well here, brighten dreary spring
I never really appreciated bulbs until I planted four dozen crocus bulbs in our lawn a few Septembers ago. It was the fall before our last big snow year. It was drizzling the day I headed outside to carve holes in the lawn. As I twisted the narrow trowel and poked a walnut-sized bulb into each hole, I wondered whether this would be an experiment to chalk up to failure or success. Many articles had been written abo...
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Fish Factor: Alaska commercial fish director resigns
Alaska’s fishing industry was surprised and dismayed by the sudden news that Jeff Regnart, Director of the state’s Commercial Fisheries Division, will leave the job on October 2nd. “I’m resigning due to family reasons, aging parents…I just can’t be in the state full time like this job demands,” Regnart explained. Jeff Regnart started as an Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game field tech in high school, and over 30 years ...
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75 years since Kodiak incorporation
Today marks 75 years since the City of Kodiak was incorporated, and the city has a celebration planned for tomorrow commemorating Sept. 11, 1940. In 1940, the citizens took on the effort to become incorporated, which required a petition and then a vote. District court judge Simon Hellenthal signed the final order declaring the “Town of Kodiak” as a municipal corporation on Sept. 11, 1940. Before the declaration, m...
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Fish Work Group approves letter, considers comments for NPFMC
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group chose to send a modified letter to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council regarding bycatch reduction and consider at their next meeting including comments from the Wednesday discussion forum on the issue. In late August, the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough agreed to send a joint letter to NPFMC about an environmental impact statement for bycatch management options....
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TEEING OFF: Dealing with a loss
Most years, the start of the National Football League season is a joyous occasion at the Clarkston house. Not this year. I woke up Thursday morning to find that one of the three ferrets that reside in a mansion-like cage inside the apartment had died. It’s not exactly what I wanted to deal with on the first day of my bachelor life. The mom of the house left for a two-week trip to Pennsylvania the day before. I bro...
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KIRA hosts Stock car Shootout this weekend
Dust will be flying this weekend at the Kodiak Island Raceway. The Kodiak Island Racing Association is hosting a two-day event dubbed “The Stockcar Shootout,” which will showcase seven cars from the Kenai Peninsula. The off-island cars — three stock and four late model — and Kodiak’s stock car contingent will hit the 1/4-mile gravel track at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. This will be KIRA’s final event of ...
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9/11 is a day of prayer, remembrance
Today is the 14th anniversary of 9/11, the dark, terrifying day when Muslim extremists commandeered commercial jets into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon. Through heroic resistance from passengers, a 4th plane was diverted from an apparent Washington, DC, target and crashed in a Pennsylvania field. Prayer services commemorating that tragic event have been scheduled throughout the land. Thro...
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Kodiak football plays North Pole for first time
For the second time this season, Kodiak football will play a first-time opponent. The Bears travel to North Pole for a nonconference game at 6 p.m. today. It will mark the first time the two schools have ever meet on the gridiron. No. 3 North Pole, which moved from the large-school to the medium-school classification last season, plays in the five-team Southeast Conference. Last week, the Patriots claimed their se...
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PREP PICKS: Barrow to be featured on NFL Network
Barrow’s football team is set to be in the national spotlight. The Whalers will be featured in a new NFL Network docu-series called “Football Town.” The first of eight shows will air Sept. 22 air Sept. 22 following the Thursday Night Football postgame show. Barrow, the northernmost high school football team in the nation, will visit Kodiak on Oct. 3, the final week of the regular season. Last week, I sported a 9-3...
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AMAZING NATURE: The Warmest North Pacific Ocean in recorded History
It has been a thoroughly enjoyable summer in Kodiak. Every time a rainy day shooed me inside I thought that it would stay that way for a while only to be surprised to see the weather clear and warm up yet again for another spell of sunshine. I remember one of my first summers in Kodiak when I wondered if it would ever stop raining and seriously considered growing gills to survive in this climate. After this year’s...
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