Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Outdoor Kodiak: Camping in the rain
How was your Fourth of July weekend? If you were camping, you got a firsthand look at Kodiak’s rainy weather. Camping in the rain is challenging, especially when you mix in a good dose of wind. Season your adventure with energetic young kids, and a rainy day camp can be a little too memorable at times. After the heavy rain Friday night, we saw a steady stream campers headed for home on Saturday. With relief so clo...
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Garden Gate: Summertime and the hawkweed is blooming
There’s a reason why hawkweed is known devil’s paintbrush. (Such names aren’t given to angelic plants, right?). Hawkweed is now listed as one of Top Ten noxious weeds in the U.S. and is reported in all by 15 states. Hawkweed has managed to find its way to many exotic places. Mount Rainier National Park is coping with yellow hawkweed, a close cousin to orange hawkweed, is threatening to take over the wildflower mea...
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Pasagshak river drainage closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon
Effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3, the Pasagshak River drainage is closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said in a news release. The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Pasagshak River drainage is 3,000 fish. As of June 30, the weir count was 436 sockeye salmon, ADF&G said. Based on historical run timing, the department is not projecting to meet this goal. Th...
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Get ready, stay safe on Fourth
The Fourth of July is Saturday with two parades and state officials are warning people to stay safe. There are two parades nearby for Kodiak and Chiniak residents to enjoy. Kodiak’s parade, sponsored by the American Legion, starts at 11 a.m. at Oscars Dock near the gazebo downtown. The route is a large square that heads down Marine Way to the stoplight, up Rezanof to Center Avenue, down Center Avenue to the Pier 1...
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Warning issued about Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Kodiak
With minus tides coming up over the Fourth of July weekend, Alaska Sea Grant would like to remind the Kodiak community that Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning remains a serious risk in personally harvested shellfish, including all bivalves and the gut content of crab. We advise residents to not eat personally harvested clams and mussels and to properly section and clean crab before cooking. For more information call Ju...
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Two-vehicle crash leads to damage, no injuries
A Kodiak man attempted to spin his truck around while approaching the parking area at the White Sands recreation area when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a parked vehicle, state troopers said Thursday. Garrett Gatter, 19, was driving a 2005 Ford F150 on June 25 when his vehicle struck a parked 2001Toyota Tundra at the end of Monashka Bay Road in the parking area of the beach. The report said investigation ...
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Emergency planning committee talks past and future projects
Kodiak’s Local Emergency Planning Committee met this week to discuss past successful educational projects and future plans. Jack Maker, assistant planner for the Kodiak Island Borough, said an emergency booth was set up at Crab Festival again, but it didn’t quite live up to the 2014 booth when the borough brought in a machine that simulated an earthquake. “I think the biggest lesson learned was that we need to hav...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 3
June 11 At 12:39 a.m., police returned a found card to the owner in St. Paul Harbor. Around 1:37 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:59 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Shelikof Street. They were gone when police arrived. At 1:59 a.m., police conducted a security check on Chichenof Street. At 2:23 a.m., police conducted a security check on Simeonoff Street. At 3:53 a.m., police conduc...
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Ruckers’ ‘yes’ brought them to Kodiak
Saying “yes” to God opens doors to places — geographical and spiritual— that you never dreamed of going, said Fr. David Rucker, who, along with his wife, Rozanne, joined the staff of St. Herman’s Seminary last semester. “If we say ‘yes’ to God -- ‘We’ll go wherever You want us to go, we’ll give what You want us to give, we’ll do what You ask us to do’ – anything is possible,” said Fr. David. “The journey is filled...
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Acheivers: Ashley Rohrer named to dean’s list at Grove City College
Ashley Rohrer, a freshman music education student at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, has been named to the dean's list for the 2015 spring semester, a news release from the college said Thursday. Ashley is a 2014 graduate of Kodiak High School and is the daughter of Dan and Jill Rohrer of Kodiak. “We’re proud of her,” Jill Rohrer said during a phone interview, explaining that the Rohrers have relatives in Penn...
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