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Alaska Science Forum: Rain graces the Alaska landscape
In warm Alaska summers like this, in which Fairbanks has set a record for most 80-degree Fahrenheit days and Anchorage has exceeded 70 with similar frequency, rainfall has been a phenomenon many people have not missed. But even though we are a species that scurries when water falls from the sky, rain is more essential to our survival than pleasant, dry breezes. Rain is, after all, the free distribution of a substa...
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Pure Adornment creates custom jewelry
Every piece of jewelry Danielle Ringer owns, she created herself. Ringer is the owner of Pure Adornment, a business that offers custom jewelry in Kodiak. Ringer was born and raised in Homer. She started making jewelry when she was 12 years old after attending a jewelry-making class with her mother. Ringer enjoyed the class so much she continued learning new techniques and making jewelry on her own. “I kept going w...
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Board of Fish sets Kodiak agenda
Alaskans have 367 ideas to improve the state’s fisheries. Over the next year, the Alaska Board of Fish will decide if any of them are good ideas. This week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the proposal book for the six board meetings scheduled between October 2013 and March 2014. The meetings will be critical to Kodiak’s state waters fisheries, and the proposal book reflects that. Of the 367 propos...
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KHS football gets first-week bye
It’s official. Kodiak High School’s football team will have no opponent during the first week of the season. KHS activities director Bryan Ferris said Tuesday the team was unable to find a Week 1 opponent after Voznesenka, a new team in the Greatland Conference, backed out because it did not have enough eligible players. Kodiak was scheduled to play at Vozneskenka on the Kenai Peninsula on Saturday. When Voznesken...
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Reports show burgeoning salmon run
Kodiak is packed to the gills with pink salmon. As the pink salmon run reaches its peak, figures released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game show a salmon run that continues on course to beat preseason expectations. Through Sunday, fishermen have harvested 16.7 million salmon, including 13.8 million pinks, in Kodiak waters. On Sunday alone, fishermen reported taking 1.1 million pink salmon, a haul that foll...
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Fried leads One-ders to Quintathlon title
It didn’t matter that Levi Fried misfired on all 10 targets during the shooting portion of Saturday’s Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon. He did enough in his other two events to power his team — The One-ders — to the top of the podium at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Dakota Benton took the individual title. “Yesterday (Friday), I went out with a gun, and that was the first time I have shot (in a couple ye...
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Thomas Wilson Temple
Thomas Wilson Temple Homer resident Tom Temple, born Feb. 15, 1957, passed away June 6, 2013 at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage from complications related to his heart transplant. He was surrounded by his wife and children. Son of Anchorage residents Sarah (Sally) May Johnston and Brad Temple, Tom was a lifelong Alaskan. He loved the land, the water, the fish and — most of all — the people of Alaska. The maj...
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Kodiak opens season fifth in football poll
Kodiak emerged as the fifth-best team in the preseason medium-small schools football rankings released Monday by the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network. The Bears were rewarded from finishing last season with a 4-5 record, third in the tough Northern Lights Conference. Medium-schools newcomer North Pole tops the preseason rankings, while defending champion Soldotna is second, newcomer Juneau-Douglas is third and l...
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Borough completes review draft of new land use regulations
The Kodiak Island Borough has completed the final review draft of new regulations for land use within the borough. The regulations cover titles 16, 17 and 18 of the Kodiak Island Borough code and will be reviewed during a planning and zoning work session at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 in the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center. To see the latest draft of the regulations, visit http://bit.ly/16GvEUR. Contact the Mirror at edito...
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Election signup deadline this week
The deadline for nominations for city or borough elected positions is approaching. All nomination petitions must be submitted to the city and borough clerks by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The Kodiak Island Borough will see at least one new face on the assembly this year as assemblywoman Louise Stutes has decided not to seek re-election. Incumbent Carol Austerman has filed paperwork seeking re-election for her three-year s...
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