Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
1,000th column sprouts garden memories
In life, numbers eventually catch up with us: 50 miles to the next gas station, in 10 minutes the cookies are done, your smartphone is maxed out with photos. And then there’s the number 1,000, which caught up with me this week as the number of garden columns I’ve written to date. The number “one thousand” has been around awhile. A picture is worth a thousand words, there’s Thousand Oaks, California, Thousand Islan...
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Sea Stories: Commercial Fishing Safety Regulations and the 1985 Sinking of the Western Sea
For thousands of years mariners set off on their voyages trusting in their knowledge of the sea, the seaworthiness of their vessels, the gods and luck, to come home safely. And for thousands of years, when their luck ran out, mariners usually died. For sailors and their families this was part of their bargain with the sea for providing them a living. Until the 1700s, even as shipbuilding technology made huge advan...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 2
Ethan Kal-El Wagner was born at 5 a.m. on May 6, 2016, to Tami Wagner and Robert Wagner. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. His parents live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, and the baby’s father works at the pull tabs at Henry’s. Nova Leeann Mullen was born at 7:34 p.m. on May 12, 2015, to Garrett Mullen and Aubrey Strawn. She weighed 8 pounds,...
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Baseball faces Chugiak
Kodiak baseball will open the state baseball tournament against a familiar foe — Chugiak. The two teams have played each other four times over the last two seasons, and that number doubles when you count last summer’s American Legion season. The Mustangs, the Cook Inlet Conference champions, won this year’s only battle against Kodiak, a 7-0 decision on the second day of the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Basebal...
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Council advances FY16 budget
The Kodiak City Council advanced their fiscal year 2016 budget to second reading and public hearing at the next meeting during their Thursday meeting. City manager Aimée Kniaziowski said her budget has an eight percent decrease from the previous year's budget. Overall city revenues and expenses planned for the next year, not including capital projects, is $38 million, Kniaziowski said. Last year's budget was $41.5...
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Putting a face on the loss of a home
To echo Jamie Fagan’s excellent editorial about the apparent ambivalence of the community to the plight of those in the Jackson neighborhood: it is true that the homeowners there face a crisis that is less dramatic perhaps than a tsunami, but their suffering is no less tragic. I will share a personal story. I grew up in a high-dollar area on the western slope of Colorado, but my family wasn’t wealthy. We were dirt...
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Joseph Hok Jr.
Joseph Hok Jr, 59 of Kodiak, passed away quietly at Pine Ridge Convelesant home in San Rafeal, CA on Saturday, May 23, after a long struggle with his health. Joe was born in Medford, OR on January 10, 1956 to the proud parents of Joseph Hok Sr and Ella Mae Hok. His siblings are Michelle Hok-Demott of San Rafael, Deborah Hok-Harrend (Dene) of Petaluma and Mathew Hok of San Rafael. Having spent much of his childhood...
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Softball draws Hutch
Kodiak’s softball team will face Hutchison for the third time this season when the small-school state softball championships begin Friday in Fairbanks. The two squads open the two-day, double-elimination tournament at 1 p.m. The winner advances to play Southeast Conference champion Ketchikan at 3:30 p.m., while the loser falls to a loser-out contest at 6 p.m. Kodiak, the runner-up in the Northern Lights Conference...
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Kodiak state troopers will not be affected by layoffs
As about 10,000 state employees were expected to get layoff notices due to the legislative gridlock over the state’s spending plan, the Department of Public Safety announced Monday that two trooper posts will be closed and 27 trooper positions will be lost. The good news: State troopers in Kodiak will not be affected by layoffs, DPS spokesman Timothy Despain said. “The troopers that are already there won’t be affe...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Dolly Varden in the ocean
Recent days have felt like summer. In fact, this is the first time in years our lawn has required mowing in May. But surely I don’t have to resort to the lawnmower just yet. It’s time for my favorite activity on lazy summer days, even if it’s not really summer quite yet. Kodiak’s shoreline now teems with sea run Dolly Varden. Yesterday afternoon we returned to shore in our boat, spooking such a large school of Dol...
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