Alutiiq Word of the Week: Feb. 1 Anaqiitaq : Sea Cucumber_
Allrani gwangkuta nertaartukut anaqiitanek. : Sometimes we eat sea cucumbers
The sea cucumber is an echinoderm, a creature related to sea urchins and sea stars. There are many varieties of sea cucumbers found in Alaska waters, from intertidal areas to the edge of the continental shelf. Sea cucumbers are known for their ability to expel and regrow their digestive systems, a process each an...
Amazing Nature: Lake Iliamna’s secret monster fish This article is the result of a special request. During a party conversation, a longtime Kodiak resident and ex-fisherwoman told me she always reads the amazing nature column. Encounters like this have kept me going for three years and I am now in the process of writing the 100th article.
At that party, under a large Christmas tree, I asked her if there was any topic that she would like me to write about. After t...
Path is not a priority To the Editor:
The idea of a multi-use path is nice but not a nice idea now. It's neither a priority nor a necessity. If Juneau can tighten its financial belt why can't the city of Kodiak? This requested project by some folks is a luxury that neither the city nor the taxpayers can afford. The 10-foot wide, 1.3-mile path would commence at Pier 2 on Shelikof Street and terminate at Deadman's Curve.
The city needs t...
State Trooper Report: Feb. 1 Jan. 13, 2013
Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a broken headlight, which was towing another vehicle at mile 23 on the Chiniak Highway. Investigation revealed the 29-year-old Kodiak driver was driving the vehicle with a revoked license. He was cited and the vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver. Arraignment was set for Jan. 22 in Kodiak district court.
Jan. 20, 2013
In the Courts: Feb. 1 Theft
Blane Maloney, 20, was found guilty of fourth-degree theft Dec. 28. He was ordered to pay restitution to Safeway and complete 20 hours of community work service. He will be on probation for one year.
A jury found Keith Matthews, 37, guilty of third-degree drugs misconduct, fourth-degree controlled substance possession, and sixth-degree controlled substance use on Dec. 7. Matthews was sentenced to nin...
Tapestry: Former Kodiak pastor serves new seminary in Southern Sudan The Rev. Frank Gardner wears a T-shirt inscribed with a Bible verse and the words, “This shirt is illegal in 51 countries.”
In those places, he said, “you can be shot, stoned to death or put in prison” for wearing a shirt emblazoned with a Bible verse.
The shirt is not illegal in Uganda and South Sudan, where Gardner, a former Kodiak pastor, preaches, teaches and works with local Christians in building the Kingdo...
Island Flavor: So many great Kodiak fries, so little time Psychologist Victoria Secunda once wrote that, of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank among hearing your own words come out of your daughter’s mouth.
I know what she means.
As the mother of four, I experience times when my children sound a lot like me. It would be funny, if my kids didn’t get so shocked. It’s their horror that makes these moments haunting for me.
But I also experience sweet moments of...
The solution to pollution is dilution? Seven years ago, Alaska voters imposed tough rules on the cruise ship industry.
Since then, the cruise industry has successfully lobbied governors Palin and Parnell, as well as the Alaska Legislature, to chip away at the ballot initiative approved by a majority of Alaskans.
This should stop.
The Alaska Senate and House are considering bills that would weaken the portion of the initiative that regulates waste dumpi...
City bowling tourney starts The Kodiak Island United States Bowling Congress Annual City Tournament begins Saturday at Tropic Lanes.
The tournament consists of singles, doubles and team competitions and is open to all KIUSBC members.
Two Saturday shifts beginning at 2 p.m. The tournament continues Feb. 9 and 10.
This is a handicap tournament with two divisions. Each shift costs $20 per player.
Contact the Daily Mirror sports department a...
Speaker talks about Columbine school shooting Craig Scott, a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, spoke to students at Kodiak High School on Thursday to share the importance of making positive impacts on their school and community.
Scott’s message wasn’t focused on tragedy, but was a story of triumph and hope.
Students wept as they listened to Scott share his experiences and the story of his sister, Rachel Joy Scott.
Scott was 16 and his sis...
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