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For Christmas trees, landfill is final resting place
With the holidays coming to an end, now is the time to think about what to do with the Christmas tree. In Kodiak, some people will put their trees to use in a chipper or bonfire, but for those looking for other choices, there are only a few options. While tree recycling and mulching programs are common around the nation, Kodiak doesn’t have one. In the past, boy scout troops used to recycle Christmas trees, but in...
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Arts Walk and Galley Tables cap Friday events
For people looking for something quiet to do after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, check out the Kodiak Arts Council’s art walk, followed by a Galley Tables storytelling event on Friday. The Kodiak Arts Council’s First Friday Art Walk will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday. “It’s a pretty small art walk this week, but it should be pretty good,” KAC visual arts coordinator Marie Acemah said. “We have Galley Table...
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2013 was highlighted by ocean news
The biggest story of the year happened on the first day of the year, but there was more than enough news in 2013 to fill the pages of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. As we look ahead to 2014, we’re looking back at 2013 and highlighting the stories that grabbed our attention — and, we hope, yours as well. Here are the top 10 stories of 2013, as chosen by the newsroom of the Daily Mirror: Kulluk washes up When the oil plat...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Best wishes for New Years
Lots of folks approach New Year’s Day filled with resolve for big changes: Lose weight. Save money. Be a better person. While those are worthy goals, I shy away from the big ones in favor of smaller goals that are easier to achieve. I like to break my resolutions down to smaller bites so I can measure my progress a little better. Call it an incremental approach. I take encouragement from small gains. Take for exam...
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Predictions for 2014
Last year, the Daily Mirror predicted more construction, a break in the Coast Guard murders and big changes in Alaska fisheries. Those all came true in 2013, so we’re back to offer a few humble projections for 2014: • Fewer salmon. After a banner year in 2013, Kodiak’s salmon harvest will fall to average-below average levels. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has predicted a return to normal year, but we’re o...
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Education, project funding are Kodiak’s top questions
The Kodiak Legislative Information Office held an open house on Monday to give community members an opportunity to talk to Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens about the upcoming January legislative session. Those who attended expressed concerns about a range of issues including education and projects that need funding. Tina Fairbanks, acting director of the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, was on han...
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Fishery council tackles gap in observer coverage
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is taking steps to close a hole in the new federal fisheries observer program. This month, the council agreed there is a problem with how the system addresses fish delivered to tenders afloat in the Gulf of Alaska. In a motion, the council unanimously agreed, “the definition of a fishing trip and the ability of catcher vessels to deliver to tenders introduces a potentia...
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2013 was deadliest year since 1997 in Alaska aviation
When Tyler Polum swam away from his sunken plane at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park this summer, he was the victim of grim luck. Polum and his passenger were unhurt. Thirty-five others died in Alaska aircraft accidents this year, according to statistics kept by the National Transportation Safety Board. That’s the most in a year since 1997, when 51 people died. According to the NTSB, there were 89 aircraft a...
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Horn adjusts to life in Germany
After Alysa Horn got adjusted to her new country, she didn’t slow down. The former Kodiak High School and University of Alaska Anchorage star is mowing down the competition in her first professional women’s basketball season in Germany. Horn plays for TSV Viernheim of the Bundelisga second division. Through the first half of the season, Horn leads her team with 18.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest. The forward...
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