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Outdoor Kodiak: Time to test your gear
Outdoor enthusiasts on Kodiak, especially hunters, have to confront the possibility of becoming stranded in rotten weather. Wind, rain and snow can quickly descend, stranding you for hours or days with only the gear you’re carrying. Most of us work to avoid getting stuck, but we also carry survival gear in case worse comes to worst. The extent of a gear collection reflects lots about the individual’s experience in...
Feb 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valdez, Powers claim wrestling titles
On Saturday night, Joel Valdez and Kerry Powers became Kodiak High School’s newest state champions. The two earned their titles at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 4A Wrestling State Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. Valdez took the 113-pound title with an injury default victory over Matt Glover of South Anchorage, while Powers edged rival Caleb Deemer of Palmer, 1-0, in the 195-pound champion...
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long-term care facility opens its doors
Kodiak debuted a new long-term medical care facility Saturday, which promises to be a major advancement from the former home for people who need 24-hour nursing care. The new Chiniak Bay Elder House is located on the hill above the old long-term care facility inside the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Unlike the old facility, the new 20,000-square Elder House has private rooms and bathrooms for each of it...
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys end Colony drought
The drought is over. Kodiak’s boys basketball team snapped a 16-game losing skid against Colony with an entertaining 63-61 Northern Lights Conference victory Friday at Colony. The next night Kodiak started its own streak against Colony with an even more impressive 63-48 win. The Bears’ last victory against the Mat-Su Valley school was during the 2005-2006 season. That was also Kodiak’s last NLC regular-season swee...
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City and borough governments hire fisheries adviser
The Kodiak city and borough governments have a fisheries adviser again. The job, which involves attending fishery regulatory meetings on behalf of the Kodiak city and borough governments, had been vacant since October when previous adviser Denby Lloyd left to take a job as the executive director of the North Pacific Research Board in Anchorage. At Thursday’s meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a t...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 10
Thursday Feb. 6 • At about 1:20 a.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:29 a.m., property was found on Marine Way. It was put in evidence for safekeeping. • At 2:35 a.m., a security check was conducted on Mill Bay Road. • At 7:25 a.m., a third-party custodian brought in a female-prisoner to return her to jail. • At 8:41 a.m., a wallet was found on E. Rezanof Drive. It was put in evidence for safekeepi...
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Special needs students suffer the most from budget cuts
Schools budget cuts To the editor, I am responding to “School board budget changes will affect students” from Jan. 29. Looks like children who have a special need will suffer the most by not having a specialist. Shorthanded by four special needs teachers, children who need extra help reading, spelling or math will now have to wait all day and need to stay after school to get the help from their teachers. With thei...
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Fish Factor: Alaska seafood free of radiation
Alaska seafood is free of radiation stemming from Japan’s 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster. That was the message from the Alaska Department of Conservation to the state Senate Resources Committee at a recent hearing. Citing information from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Hawaii, California, Oregon and Washington, as we...
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Gov. Parnell's trip to Kodiak canceled
Gov. Sean Parnell’s trip to Kodiak last week was canceled because of inclement weather. Parnell had planned to come Friday to talk with local officials and to attend the Kodiak High School career and college fair. Heavy cloud cover and snow kept him from flying over. The governor plans to reschedule, although a date has not yet been set. Contact the newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caballa hopes to end career with title
Sitting in the Main Elementary School bleachers on Wednesday afternoon, Andrew Caballa exclaimed, “This is my last practice of my senior career.” Caballa’s outstanding wrestling career at Kodiak High School comes to an end Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Wrestling State Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. today and resumes 9 a.m. on Saturday. The champion...
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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