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Kodiak girls overpower 3A Sitka
Kodiak’s girls played like the top 4A basketball team in the state Thursday against Sitka. The Bears scored 22 of the first 24 points and rolled to an easy 52-12 victory on the first night of the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Kodiak made a serious statement in its quest to win the school’s first back-to-back Floyd titles. During the first 41 years of the girls t...
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Afognak Native Corporation moves into new building
Employees of the Afognak Native Corporation have a new 10,000 square-foot home on Near Island. The Afognak Native Corporation, formed in 1971 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, has 969 shareholders and is growing. The corporation’s board of directors had wanted a new Kodiak office building for a number of years, and that dream has finally become reality. Afognak’s construction subsidiary, Alutiiq LLC, ...
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Man accused of dousing another with gasoline
A Kodiak man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly pouring gasoline on another man. Judge Steve Cole arraigned Darin Wolfe, 47, on Thursday on one count of first-degree attempted murder, an unclassified felony punishable by up to 99 years in jail. Wolfe is also facing one count of attempted first-degree assault, a class B felony. According to court documents, police received a call from the victim a...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 3
Monday, Dec. 30 • At 2:21 a.m., a 911 caller reported a family argument on Selief Lane. It was civil only and there was no crime. • At 5:41 a.m., a 911 caller reported a family argument on Larch Street. It was civil only and there was no crime. • At 12:41 p.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle was swerving all over the road. Officers found the vehicle. The driver was negative for DUI. • At 7:20 p.m., a caller repor...
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Parks and Rec: Jan.3-Jan.9
Jan. 3 - Jan. 9 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Jan. 3 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Swim Lessons 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 1 - 3 p.m. Swim Lessons 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eveni...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Head
Nasquq - Head Nasquqa allrani anq’rtaartuq. - My head sometimes hurts. Covering the head is an important part of staying warm in cold, wet, or windy conditions, like those found on Kodiak. Alutiiq people designed a great variety of hats to protect their heads and retain heat. Unlike the skin clothing of far northern Alaska, Alutiiq parkas did not include a hood. People wore long robes with a short, loose-fitting, ...
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KEA board nominations open
Three seats on the Kodiak Electric Association board of directors are up for election this year. According to a release from KEA, people interested in applying for one of the seats may pick up a nominating packet at KEA’s Marine Way offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To run for office, a candidate must be a KEA member. The KEA board of directors consists of nine elected members on three-year...
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Amazing Nature: Animals find home through unfamiliar territory
On Christmas Day I took my dog for what I had planned to be a nice walk at the park. I have trained and practiced with her a lot, and now she is what a friend of mine called a “part-time-good-dog,” which means she listens perfectly — most of the time. She has the ability to step behind a tree and disappear, leaving me to call and whistle and wonder where she went in the span of time it takes me to blink a snowflak...
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Kodiak nonprofits look for PFD donations
*An earlier version of this story did not list Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, which was omitted by Pick. Click. Give. The Providence Alaska Foundation has been added to the list for Kodiak as well. To report an error or request a correction, email editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or call 512-2622. As Alaskans begin filling out their Permanent Fund dividend applications this year, local nonprofits are hoping ...
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ASMI tries to keep seafood from becoming collateral damage in radiation scares
Alaska salmon are safe to eat. Some days, the problem is convincing a buyer that’s true. In 2011, after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit Japan and ruptured the containment of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a wave of concern reached Alaska. Would radiation affect Alaska seafood? How much? When? Those concerns ebbed as it became clear the danger was overblown. Now, a surge of inflammatory articles h...
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