Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak approves of Indigenous Peoples Day
Gov. Bill Walker’s proclamation Monday changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day is receiving strong applause from across Kodiak Island. “I think it’s great,” said Andrew Teuber, president for Kodiak Area Native Association. “This governor has shown time and time again that he is sensitive to Native issues.” April Laktonen Counceller, executive director for the Alutiiq Museum echoed Teuber. “It’s quite excit...
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Although Threshold was closed on a Monday, I was there finishing up paperwork. When I stepped outside to leave there were two young ladies in a pickup truck unloading a large load of flattened cardboard boxes into the garbage dumpster out front. Although I couldn’t really hear their blithe conversation I did hear the words environment and Sunday, Monday. I imagined that they were rationalizing that the environment...
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To the Editor, I have written to the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to request the results of their investigation be made public, if conducted, on the cause(s) and major contributing factors of the Twin Creeks (Chiniak) wildfire including logging practices. This is needed to protect residences and private property adjacent to on-going and remaining areas to be logged. My observati...
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Frank Louie Sanguinetti
Frank Louie Sanguinetti, 68, received his sailing orders for his final voyage on October 4 in Anchorage. Frank was born prematurely to Henry & Annie Sanguinetti on August 11, 1947 in Chignik, their fourth child of the nine they would eventually deliver. Frank commercial fished for most of his life, surviving 3 shipwrecks. He was also the cook on many trips. He fished in the Bering Sea, Bristol Bay, Chignik andf Ko...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 14
Oct. 12 12:09 a.m. Requests OFCs remove a male who appears to be on a controlled substance; left upon officers request. Marine Way 12:37 a.m. Reports her boyfriend called and told her he just killed their cat; cat was uninjured and OK. Willow Street. 12:53 a.m. States a male wants to be taken into protective custody; Officers arrive and he said he'd called a cab and will stay with a friend. E. Rezanof Drive. 1:02 ...
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Alumni roundup: Fried finishes 21st
Levi Fried zoomed to his fastest collegiate 8-kilometer time on Saturday. The Black Hills State University freshman stopped the clock at 27 minutes, 17.84 seconds to finish 21st in the Montana State University-Billings Yellowjacket Invitational. Fried placed 10th for his team that easily won the title. Jonah Theisen, of Kenai High fame, finished fourth for Black Hills with a time of 25:54.10. Fried’s previous-fast...
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Alaska Science Forum: Pioneer songbird meets an early snowstorm
As piles of wet snow fell, an unexpected guest rapped at the window. My wife, Kristen, heard it bump into the glass. She was soon cupping in her hands a delicate bird she saw perched on the windowsill. "It's a golden-crowned kinglet!" she said. Kristen is a bird biologist, but I was surprised at her identification. Mighty little ruby-crowned kinglets belt out their big songs in our woods each spring, but golden-cr...
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Local finds old round under porch
An old, inert unexploded round was discovered last week under a porch in Bell's Flats. “It was buried in the dirt and the water slowly eroded the dirt away,” said Jonathan “Gage” Sholl. “We were taking out the porch to put a new one in, and as I picked it up, I noticed exactly what it was.” He called the military police and state troopers. They in turn called out explosive ordnance disposal personnel. “As I was lo...
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RUN the ROCK: 5-kilometer course records demolished
Jacalyn Gross didn’t hear about the KMXT-FM Run the Rock event until Friday evening. And there she was, a day later, at the Bear Valley Golf Course obliterating the women’s 5-kilometer course record. Gross finished with the speedy time of 17 minutes, 56 seconds, crushing Jaymi Bethea’s 2010 record by 55 seconds. “I missed my workout this week, so I decided I would do the 5K,” said Gross, who was the only lady to f...
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Kodiak's water crisis is over
Kodiak’s water woes are now over says Mark Kozak, public works director. “Since Oct. 5, we’ve gained 10 feet from all the rains we’ve been having,” Kozak said. “I do believe we’re are passed the water crisis.” City officials have been fretting over water levels in Monashka Reservoir for three weeks now after dry conditions dropped lake levels below 50 percent of its capacity. Kozak had nothing but praise for commu...
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