Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Water, Ice and Bubbles in Lily Lake
Every winter I wait for ice to skate on or snow to ski on. It often snows, but immediately rain and ice spoil the fluffy beauty making it unsuitable for skiing. Even more often it snows just as the lakes are freezing, which spoils the ice for skating. This week had both good snow and good ice! Last weekend, I got to skate to my heart’s desire on Lilly Lake. When I needed a break, I warmed up with a steaming cup at...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 17
Talent competition tonight Kodiak Idol, a contest featuring high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for adults. Admission prices will be cut in half for people who also bring two canned food items each. Volunteering in Bhutan Paul Zimmer presents a lecture on his trip to the Himalayan nation of Bhutan at 7 p.m. tonight at Kodiak C...
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Berean youth pastor teaches kids Christian apologetics
A lot of church kids lose their religion when they get out into the world, says Berean Baptist Church youth pastor Juston Lantrip. With that in mind, Lantrip is teaching courses in apologetics — using rational argument and information to preserve the faith. The message Lantrip hopes will be embedded in the hearts and minds? “The Gospel is completely and utterly sufficient,” he said. “People try to add all sorts of...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Alphabet
Aapit; Aapitniiq – Alphabet Nutaan Alutiit aapit liitapet. – Now we are learning the Alutiiq alphabet. An alphabet is a system of characters used to represent the sounds in a language. By seeing a character, a reader can reproduce a sound without hearing it. In essence, alphabets store sounds. There are different kinds of alphabets. English speakers use the Latin alphabet, a phonemic alphabet that represents sound...
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KIVC takes team to Anchorage
The nine ladies on the Kodiak Island Volleyball Club team traveling to Anchorage this weekend have become expert bakers. The group organized numerous bake sales to pay their way to Saturday’s tournament put on by the Midnight Sun Volleyball Club. “Some of them are getting there,” coach Merissa Koller-Williams said about her team’s cooking skills. Kodiak is the only squad flying to the competition, as the field inc...
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Kodiak unlikely to join suit over mandated school funding
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is suing the state over mandated school funding, but Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members say Kodiak is unlikely to join the fight. The Ketchikan Daily News reported that on Monday, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough filed a lawsuit against the state over required school funding. Alaska requires organized boroughs to provide set portion of property tax funds collected to the local school...
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Kodiak girls top Monroe, remain undefeated
Monroe scored the first basket of the game, and it was all Kodiak after that. The Bears kept their perfect record intact with a 68-20 basketball romp over the Rams at the Joe T. Classic Thursday at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. Kodiak raises its record to 9-0 and will finish the three-day tournament with games against Lathrop (today at 6 p.m.) and Juneau (Saturday at 3 p.m.) The Bears are the defending Joe T. ...
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Monroe holds off KHS boys
Kodiak nearly pulled off the biggest basketball upset in the state this season. Kodiak stymied Monroe’s high-octane offense, but the Rams were able to convert their free throws in the final quarter to fend off the upset-minded Bears, 47-34, in a boys game at the Joe T. Classic Thursday at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. “This was about as high caliber a basketball game you can play,” Kodiak coach David Anderson ...
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Local results: Jan. 17
Tuesday, Jan. 14  Commsta 51, Nets System 38 Jacob Gerasimof 17, Heath Hardison 14, Jose Leiva 9, Clay Kimmey 6, Tyler Johnson 3 and Wes Stafford 2 points for Commsta. Joe Donat 17, Skylar Gatter 10, Ryan Gabor 9 and Ben Watkins 2 points for Nets System. PKIMC 56, Sparrows 43 Avery Horn 18, Curtis Mortensen 14, Andrew Barnes 10, Jewel Torrejas 7, Jaymark Torrejas 4 and JR Cariaga 3 points for PKIMC. Jairom Barnett...
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Parks and Rec: Jan.17-Jan. 24
Jan. 17-Jan. 24 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Jan. 17 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 KKF Meet 8 – 1 p.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11:1...
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