Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
TAPESTRY: Knagins’ name synonymous with Dig Afognak
When the late Dennis Knagin traveled to the Dig Afognak camp at Qatani Bay on Afognak Island, he was like a horse heading for the barn; the closer he got, the more anxious he was to get there. The Native Village of Afognak camp was a magical haven where he and his wife, Julie, who died last year, loved to tell stories to the youngsters, teach them about the Alutiiq ways and converse with their peers. They loved th...
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Kodiak’s most densely populated settlement comes back to life through museum’s book
For 600 years, Alutiiq people built their houses at the mouth of salmon-rich Karluk River, creating a massive mound of cultural debris. The site was one of the most densely populated regions of the Kodiak Archipelago. More than 26,000 artifacts were found at this site and Alutiiq Museum archaeologists consider it to be the most significant dig in Kodiak history. Museum staff spent years researching the artifacts f...
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Quintathlon set for Saturday
The 19th annual Kodiak Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The unique event is a fundraiser for Kodiak High School’s cross-country team. The day begins with a 500-yard Lake Gertrude swim and is followed by a 9.5-mile bike ride to the Veterans of Foreign War entrance. At the VFW, competitors will compete in a beanbag toss — a new addition to the rac...
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In the Courts: Aug. 7
Andrew Block pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Block was sentenced to 45 days in jail (45 suspended) and fined $500 ($250 suspended) and ordered to complete 40 hours of community work service and placed on probation for one year. Isaac Bodi pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the fourth degree – recklessly injure. Bodi was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) and fined $750 and ordered to sche...
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Chugiak bounced from regionals
Chugiak’s American Legion baseball season came to an end Thursday morning in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Mustangs fell 20-1 to Bellingham, Washington in a Northwest Regional loser-out contest. Chugiak, Alaska’s state champion, finished the season with a 29-5 record. Bellevue controlled the game from the start, scoring three in the first, one in the second and eight in the third. Washington’s state champion pounded out ...
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Assembly moves forward Jackson Mobile Home Park ordinance
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly moved forward several ordinances Thursday evening to assist Jackson’s Mobile Home Park residents in moving their trailers by the park’s closing date. One issue that residents face is where to store their homes until they relocate or find another option. Borough Community Development Director Bob Pederson said an ordinance would extend the number of districts open to that kind of ...
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Local growers cultivate ideas to expand CSA
A small group of Kodiak growers gathered Tuesday to discuss furthering community-supported agriculture in Kodiak. Local grower Dana Myers started a small-scale CSA program in June when an Afognak resident posted on the local Facebook group “Friends of Kodiak” asking for local produce. “I put together a box and shipped it to her that first week,” Myers said. After shipping the box off, Myers realized it was a much ...
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Kodiak’s Art Walk starts Friday with contest kick-off
August’s First Friday Art Walk is will include a kick-off of the second year of The Frame Shop’s youth art contest. The contest is open to children in two age groups: 7 to 12 and 13 to 18. “We had so many kids last year,” said shop owner Sarah Culbertson-Stokes. “It had really great reception and the kids had a lot of fun.” Like last year, voting can be done in person at The Frame Shop and via likes on the art, wh...
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Senior sales tax exemption should be ‘needs based’
To the Editor, I agree with Dixie Hood, a member of the Juneau Commission on Aging, that a senior sales tax exemption should be “needs based.” A “needs based” sales tax exemption should be implemented in Kodiak and not just for senior citizens. While I know this is not a popular idea it does make sense. I am not against senior citizens. I’ll be one very soon. But this is an antiquated entitlement program that need...
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KHS football team hits the field
Alaska high school football teams officially started practicing last week, but for Kodiak the season actually started months ago. “A lot of these guys have put in a lot of work since January,” first-year Kodiak coach Bill McGuire said. “We have been getting together at the field and in the weight room. It’s been good to get out here and put some pads on and run around.” Close to 40 players attended Tuesday evening...
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