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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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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
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Baldwin honored for service to nation, Kodiak community
Kodiak celebrated the career of a man committed to a “home team” army Thursday night. Sgt. Jay Baldwin, who retired from the Alaska Army National Guard in October, served as administrator at the Kodiak Armory for 21 of his 27-year career, during a time when “homesteading,” or being allowed to serve in one place was unusual. At a ceremony at the American Legion he got to take turns with his former soldiers telling ...
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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...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Pingayun
Pingayun – Three Pingayunek carliangq’rtua. – I have three children. Counting is a skill that children around the world learn at a very young age, and although quantifying objects comes naturally to humans, the world’s societies count in many different ways. Counting systems reflect the mathematical concepts of a culture, which are influenced by language, social practices, worldviews, and even subsistence activiti...
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Gov. Parnell's Kodiak visit canceled for weather
Update: The governor's trip has been canceled due to weather. He plans to reschedule, but has not yet set a date. Governor Sean Parnell will make a visit to the Emerald Isle today. The governor arrives this morning and plans to attend college/career day at Kodiak High School, according to his spokeswoman Sharon Leighow. His itinerary also includes a meeting with city and borough mayors. The purpose of the meetings...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 7
Wednesday, Feb. 5 • 2:20 p.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 2:57 p.m., a 911 caller reported suspicious circumstances at Research Court. All was Ok. • 3:02 p.m., an officer found a suspicious vehicle on Trident Basin Road. All was Ok. • 6:30 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Thorsheim Street. The person left upon request. • 10:13 a.m., officer served papers. • 10:14 a.m., a bicycle was...
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Providence care center open house Saturday
After years of planning and construction, a new home for Kodiak’s elders opens Saturday. An open house and ribbon cutting for the new Providence Chiniak Bay Elder House will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday. The facility, which is located on Chichenof Street on the hill above the hospital, will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tours. For more information, call 486-9210. Contact the Daily Mirror newsr...
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Kodiak ESS hosts hoops tournament
The Kodiak Emerging Small School’s basketball team is hosting a three-day tournament that begins Monday at Kodiak Middle School. Joining ESS is the ESS junior varsity, the Kodiak High School boys C squad and Nanwalek. The round-robin tournament features five games — two games on both Monday and Tuesday and one on Wednesday. Games begin at 6 p.m. each day. Kodiak ESS is comprised of students from Akhiok, Old Harbor...
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