Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Crafts, Scandinavian tools at holiday market
The annual Holiday Market is coming up this weekend featuring first-timer to the market Jim Dillard and his traditionally-crafted Scandinavian implements. Dillard, a long-time wood carver, uses old-fashioned tools in his crafting. “Everything is done with the same tools they would have used a century or so ago,” Dillard said. The basic tools are hand-made carving axes, a straight-edge knife called a “sloyd knife” ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Tired of silvers? Try taking aim at Dollies
I went for a drive last weekend to enjoy a break in the rain and to see what was happening on the rivers. I came across only one spot with anglers, understandably attracted by great silver fishing. It was a fine day without wind or rain, so I walked upstream on two rivers. In an hour of walking I didn’t see a soul. You can bet I’ll be back at the first opportunity, rod in hand. As much as I enjoyed the solitude, I...
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Jerome "Jerry" Lawrence Tousignant
Jerome "Jerry" Lawrence Tousignant, age 47, died on Oct, 6 at the University of Washington Medical Center Hospital, due to complications related to lung transplantation and infection. He was surrounded by the love and comfort of his wife, daughter and many close family members. Jerry was born in Sudbury Ontario Canada on February 24, 1968 to John Sharpe and Jean Tousignant. At a young age Jerry relocated to the Un...
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Guest Column: Educate to solve gun woes
Being a life-long student of English Literature I was fascinated by Jared Griffin’s column “‘Gun’ has only one meaning” (Oct. 8 Kodiak Daily Mirror). Learning the root of the word and the meaning was both enjoyable and educational. I very much appreciate his dedication to the research of the English language and would very much enjoy taking a word origins course, should the college every offer one. There is, howev...
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8 Kodiak players earn all-NLC accolades
Five Kodiak football players were named to the Northern Lights Conference first-team, announced Saturday. Kordell Pillans was selected for both offense and defense, while Shaun Walton, Giovanni Martinez, Tyler Wietfield and Andreas Carros also made the squad. Jacob Yavorsky, Wesley Walker, Jay Miranda and Martinez earned second-team accolades. Pillans, a 6-foot-1, 305-pound senior, anchored Kodiak’s offensive and ...
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Alumni Roundup: Former KHS swimmers make college debuts
Tahna Lindquist, one of the best swimmers to come from Alaska, started her collegiate career over the weekend. The University of Hawaii freshman produced a top 5 finish in dual meet losses to No. 11 USC and North Carolina State University on Friday and Saturday in Los Angeles. Lindquist finished fifth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2 minutes, 02.15 seconds. She also recorded a 10th in the 100 backstroke...
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Pay for police, not buildings
To the editor: Years ago a police chief was hired from Los Angeles who also stated that Kodiak was the main drug distribution point to the Aleutian Islands. Now that Kodiak has a $30 million police building there is no money to hire police. Perhaps our values are slightly out of kilter. If Kodiak can afford a million dollar artificial turf for sports, Kodiak can afford police to protect those same kids who are gro...
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New assembly members sworn in
The newly elected Kodiak Island Borough assembly members were sworn in Thursday night after the results of the Oct. 6 election were certified showing a 19 percent turnout. Kyle Crow, Mel Stephens and Dennis Symmons took the oath of office during Thursday’s assembly meeting. They officially take office today. Final results showed Kyle Crow drew the most votes at 1,094 for one of the two three-year terms on the asse...
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Assembly narrowly passes Termination Point easement consideration
With a vote of four to two, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly passed a resolution stating they are interested in negotiating to hold the lease to a conservation easement at Termination Point. Prior to the vote, people filled the assembly chambers to give public comment at the beginning of the meeting, most of them voicing support for the ordinance with a few opposed. Assembly members Rebecca Skinner and Dennis Sy...
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Elementary students receive wristband trackers
Providence Health and Services Alaska has begun distributing tracking wristbands to students at two Kodiak elementary schools. The kid-proof activity trackers, called Sqords, combine a wrist tracker, online games, and a kid-safe social media app. The wristband is designed to encourage more active, physical playtime among children. A Sqord is one of the first wearables, which is designed just for children and is si...
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