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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 26
Dec. 11 At 3:05 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries at Mile 2 Pasagshak Highway. Troopers responded and the investigation revealed a 54-year-old Kodiak man was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 when it left the road surface and overturned across a culvert into the tree line. The man was cited for due care to avoid a collision. Based on injuries sustained from the crash, the...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: A butler and a slave — two must-see films
A Butler and a Slave – Two must-see films “The Butler” (2013) and “12 Years a Slave” (2013) are powerful films that recount two remarkable and powerful stories. “The Butler” presents a compelling rendition of the life of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) from the 1920s through present day. Gaines works as a White House butler from the Eisenhower administration through the election of President Barak Obama and serves ...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC power rankings: Kodiak girls debut on top
The Northern Lights Conference basketball power rankings was such a big hit last season that the Daily Mirror sports department is bringing it back for a second season. The first full week of the high school season concluded Saturday, and it appears both Kodiak squads should have a good run through the six-team NLC — more on that later. The stat of the week doesn’t come from a player on an NLC team; that honor goe...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Love locks' decorate Kodiak bridge
They're locks of love, inspiration and memories. Take a stroll down the sidewalk atop Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge, and you too might feel inspired looking at the padlocks known as “love locks” that sporadically decorate the safety fence. Similar to the “love locks” on the famous Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge in Paris, more than 30 locks decorate Kodiak’s only major bridge. The idea is simple: couples write thei...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: 18 percent of Kodiak is military
Eighteen percent of Kodiak’s population is employed by the military or a military dependent, according to a new study by the Alaska Department of Labor. The study, reported in this month’s issue of Alaska Economic Trends magazine, identifies the Kodiak Island Borough as the No. 3 borough in Alaska in terms of military employment. Just under 23 percent of the Fairbanks North Star Borough is military, while 21.9 per...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Results: Dec. 26
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Monday, Dec. 23 Francisco Taxi 56, Associated Island Brokers 50 Germain Jimenez 23, Darren Luzano 16, Melvin Javier 8, Nicolas Kionasala 5 and Lourenz Francisco 4 points for Francisco Taxi. Leo Pastor 21, Marco Pastor 6, Jerry Sevilla 6, Amir Arevalo 6, Eric Alas 5, Hector Acosta 3 and Alfie Arevalo 3 points for Associated Island Brokers. Island Espresso 68, St. Herman’s...
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Basketball alumni take the floor
Kodiak’s current basketball players will battle the school’s past stars tonight at Kodiak High School. The girls begin the alumni co-ed doubleheader at 6 p.m. The boys follow at 7:30 p.m. The alumni game is an annual holiday tradition for Kodiak’s hoops teams. The event serves as a scrimmage for the current squads and lets the alumni dust their shoes off. Kodiak’s boys beat last year’s alumni squad, while the Kodi...
Dec 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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GCI to buy more Alaska TV stations
Cable company GCI is buying more Alaska television broadcasters. This month, GCI announced plans to buy all three CBS affiliates in Southeast Alaska: KTNL in Sitka, KXLJ in Juneau, and KUBD in Ketchikan. If the purchase is approved by the Federal Communications Commission, GCI will own most of the commercial television stations in Southeast Alaska. Earlier this year, GCI finalized the purchase of three other Alask...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Science Forum: High-and-dry log points to great Alaska tsunamis
As Gary Carver stepped through the grasses of a treeless Alaska island with an archaeologist friend, he spotted a bleached driftwood log. The log rested on sand about a half mile from the beach and 50 feet above sea level. Carver, on the island searching out Aleutian mummies for a Discovery Channel program, is an expert on tsunamis. He suspected that only a giant wave could have delivered a 30-foot log that high o...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Holiday outings
The gifts are all open and your dinner is a fond holiday memory. What a great Christmas! But there’s a problem looming: You have a house full of guests and the kids are staying home for another week. How in the world will you follow up on such a memorable Christmas day? Houses get small in a hurry when days stretch between Christmas and New Year’s. As my mom is fond of saying, “Too much togetherness requires breat...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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