Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
 
Kodiak groups receive grants from Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation
Fourteen nonprofit groups in Kodiak are getting a boost for special projects with the help of grants from the Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation. Last week the Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation announced it awarded close to $80,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Kodiak and Bristol Bay areas. The foundation, formed by Alaskan Leader Fisheries in 2000, has donated to Kodiak nonprofits for 13 years because many...
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Tuxedni crew to receive award for 2012 rescue
The crewmen of the tug Tuxedni are receiving a prestigious Coast Guard award for their role in saving the lives of the fishermen from the fishing vessel Heritage when it sank in January 2012. The tug Tuxedni responded to the Heritage’s distress signal and rescued five crewmen from a life raft. A Coast Guard helicopter rescued two other crewmen from Alitak Bay after the Heritage sank. The Gold Life Saving Medal wil...
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Outdoor Kodiak: Salmon on hand, but deer on the mind
Deer season doesn’t open until August 1, so why think about it and begin your preparation now? That’s actually the point. Deer season is less than two months away, and with the challenging hunting we’re likely to encounter, you want to begin your preparation today. The last few winters have been hard on the deer, and their numbers are down considerably. You’re likely to put in a lot of effort to see one, much less...
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Births: June11
• Tauamanu Jr. Sega was born at 4:11 p.m. May 30, 2013, to Sauaso Sou and Tauamanu Sega. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches long. His parents are originally from American Samoa. His mother works at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool and his father works at the Shelikof Lodge. Proud grandparents are Filiaga Sega and Hamo Sega from American Samoa, and Sauaso and Maumaga Sou from American Samoa. • Skylar J...
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 180 180 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New commander takes over Alex Haley
Cmdr. Kevin Riddle was relieved of his duties as commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley during a change of command ceremony at the Golden Anchor on Friday. His role as leading officer of one of Kodiak’s three Coast Guard cutters was taken by Cmdr. Stephen White. White arrived from the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area Command in Portsmouth, Va. where he served as the chief of international planning...
Jun 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Garden Gate: Tips to prevent the wind from damaging your garden
Editor’s Note: Marion Owen answers more of your spring questions this week. To submit a question, email mygarden@alaska.net. Q: We’ve moved to a home that has raised beds out front, but wow, does the wind blow through the property. We want to plant some trees on the property. Got any tips? A: You know those colorful garden art sculptures that you push into the soil and wait for the wind to make them dance, spin an...
Jun 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Thomet, Dunbar shine in Oregon
A pair of Kodiak runners produced top-six finishes Saturday at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon.  Fresh off his 1,600 and 3,200-meter state titles, Kodiak High School rising junior Levi Thomet held his own against the Northwest’s best.  Thomet scored a fourth-place finish in the boys invitational 1-mile run in a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 13.13 seconds. North Dakota’s Jake Leingang, who won a high schoo...
Jun 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Politicians need to change
To the Editor: Before all this “hanky panky” going on in Washington D.C., the word from the present administration appeared change — “change this” or “change that.” From the law-abiding citizens of the U.S. we say this to politicians in Washington D.C. — “You change! Change your diapers. They are full.” Bill Bjorkland
Jun 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Getting to know: Cmdr. White
Cmdr. Stephen White has returned to Kodiak to serve as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley, and he feels back at home. This will be White’s fifth Alaska tour and second in Kodiak. During his last Kodiak tour, he served as a deck watch officer on the Coast Guard cutter Firebush from 1994 to 1996. “It’s (Kodiak) changed a lot,” White said. “The one thing that hasn’t changed is the people. It’...
Jun 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fish Factor: Aleutian goldens could be next kings of crab hill
Amidst the salmon fisheries starting up all across the state, several Alaska crab seasons also get under way each summer. In mid-June, the summer Dungeness crab fishery opens in the Panhandle, as does red king crab at Norton Sound. Those are followed in August by golden kings along the Aleutian Islands, whose fishery might soon take the title as Alaska’s largest king crab fishery. Unlike other Bering Sea crab stoc...
Jun 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Search Our Marketplace
or Search by category