Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Aquamarine Café has “soft opening” downtown
For Konstantinos Macheras, the opening of the Aquamarine Café, Kodiak’s newest eatery, marks his 12th establishment in 43 years in the business – and the conclusion of a year and a half of toil. “It took us a lot of hard work and a lot of frustrations, but we got it finished and we’re very happy to be opening for business today,” Macheras told the Mirror Thursday. The café makes another potential hot spot in Kodia...
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Visitors get tips on gardens, photos and background blurs
Local photographer and gardener Marion Owen gets calls all the time from people wanting to see her work, so she converted part of her house into a gallery and started offering tours called “Gardens and Gallery.” “I had a lot of people say we want to see your work, and just sending them to a website was kind of boring,” Owen said. On Thursday, Owen gave a tour to the Lefebvre family, who were visiting from Nome and...
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Local student designs bus stop for Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 626 member Todd Hailey Jr. needed an Eagle Scout project. So he designed a bus stop. “I looked around and asked my troop leaders if they had ideas and someone said the Lions Club needed a bus stop to be built,” Hailey said. The service project is one of the steps to becoming an Eagle Scout, along with earning at least 21 merit badges and serving in a leadership role in the troop, according to the N...
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Two rivers closed to king sport and subsistence fishing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Fish and Wildlife Service have closed the Ayakulik and Karluk rivers to sport and subsistence fishing for kings, due to low escapement numbers. The current number of kings, also known as chinooks that have passed through the Ayakulik weir is 365, and 297 have passed through the Karluk weir, according to statements from ADF&G and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The esca...
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Fisheries work group to discuss bycatch, lake fertilization
The upcoming Kodiak Fisheries Work Group will update members on the Karluk Lake fertilization project and analysis and discussion of gulf trawl bycatch management motions. The meeting will be at 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 25, in the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly chambers. The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council adopted the three motions for bycatch management in their most recent meeting on April 14. Th...
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Murkowski writes letter of support for Karluk Lake enrichment
Senator Lisa Murkowski supports the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association’s push for enriching nutrients in Karluk Lake. Murkowski wrote a letter to Alaska’s Fish and Wildlife Service saying, “Approval of the application will help move this fishery restoration project another step closer toward achieving the ultimate goal of bringing adult sockeye salmon back into the Karluk Lake system.” On the southwestern sid...
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Alutiiq Museum hosts indoor “campout”
Alisha Drabek uses a mixture of old and new activities to keep the stream of authentic Alutiiq culture and knowledge flowing through the present day. “We play a mix of traditional games and modern, Alutiicized games and have fun practicing the language and introducing ourselves,” Alisha Drabek, Alutiiq Museum’s executive director told the Mirror at its second annual campout — a language and cultural Alutiiq immers...
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Coast Guard to do controlled burns
The Coast Guard said Wednesday it was scheduling controlled burns June 19-20 for firefighter training. “The BASE Kodiak Fire Department will be conducting controlled burns June 19th and 20th (pending favorable weather conditions). You may notice large clouds of rolling black smoke throughout both days. These clouds are not unusual during the burns and you shouldn't become alarmed,” the Coast Guard said in a statem...
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Alaska police chiefs: marijuana ballot will cost taxpayers
Kodiak might get an unwanted financial burden if marijuana gets legalized in the state come November, police warn. The Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police said in a statement Tuesday that taxpayers in Alaska’s small towns and cities could face up to $6 million in unanticipated costs if the marijuana initiative passes this year. The Alaska Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure 2, which would tax and regulate the...
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Kodiak arts orgs join innovation program
A group of arts organizations selected Kodiak Arts Council and the Alutiiq Museum to participate in a program with the goals of innovation and change. The Foraker Group, the Rasmuson Foundation, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and New York-based EmcArts started a free program, New Pathways Alaska, for ten organizations. It will include workshops, consultation and coaching. The Kodiak Arts Council seeks ideas ...
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