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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting serious about ducks
Forty years of duck hunting on Kodiak have taught me an important lesson. The season may open in October, but the hunting doesn’t really turn on until the middle of November. There are enough birds to make it interesting earlier in the season, but the larger flocks don’t begin arriving until now. Best of all, these later arrivals are not schooled in the ways of the road system. They don’t know the terrain and they...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 12
• Delilah Lu Lakings was born at 12:36 p.m. Oct. 11, 2013 to Sarah Fish and David Lakings. She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family is Willow Aquila. Proud grandparents are Eddie Garza and Vicki Fish of Kodiak and Marilyn O’Donell of Kodiak. • Kayden Anthony Timpke was born at 3:49 p.m. Oct. 29, 2013, to Erin Phillips and B...
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Local Results: Nov. 12
City League Basketball Thursday, Nov.7 Camai 89, Nets Systems 87 Jeffrey Miranda 28, Zack Keplinger 24, Jonathan Sanchez 15, Chris Pruitt 13 and Petaia Sega 9 points for Camai. Austin Cowley 27, Joe Madrid 15, Myr Gel Obas 13, Ryan Gabor 12, Skylar Gatter 7, Drew DeVries 6, Ben Watkins 6, Avery Javier 1 point for Nets System. Petro Marine 91, Golden Alaska 82 Godfrey Agmata 41, Randy Dela Cruz 18, Dustin Krug 15, ...
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Lindquist, Hughes claim a combined four swimming titles
Ila Hughes and Tahna Lindquist never lost an individual race at the state swimming championships during their first two seasons for Kodiak. The dominant duo remained undefeated in year three. Hughes and Lindquist swam to a pair of individual state titles at the state swimming and diving championships Saturday at the Dimond Aquatic Center in Juneau. Lindquist captured her third consecutive state titles in the 200-y...
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Kodiak wins first NLC title since 1996
Seventeen years ago, Kodiak captured its first volleyball conference championship. There was plenty to celebrate Saturday when a Hannah Wandersee kill earned the Bears their second title, against Palmer at Soldotna High School. “It was reassuring and crazy just knowing that it was finally over and we finally did it,” said Wandersee, who was later named the Northern Lights Conference’s most valuable player. “Winnin...
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GCI cuts KTUU in Kodiak
To see the peacock, you’ll need a pair of rabbit ears. On Friday, negotiations between cable provider GCI and Anchorage NBC affiliate KTUU-TV failed to meet a GCI-imposed deadline. In response, Alaska’s largest cable television provider cut KTUU signals for 7,000 rural Alaskans, including those in Kodiak. Bethel, Valdez, Barrow, Nome and Dutch Harbor are also affected. In Kodiak, GCI customers are receiving STARZ ...
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Redicing individual residential energy costs
In Tuesday’s KDM was an article entitled “National Solar Testing Site Being Launched in Vermont.” Relevant points were that this new research facility has major support (e.g., Sandia Laboratories, IBM, DoE, etc.) and the focus of this facility is on cold weather environments (similar to Alaska’s). The article also noted that Germany, today’s leader in solar energy, has a climate similar to that of Alaska. As I am ...
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Garden Gate: A grabbag of questions
Garden columnist Marion Owen answers your questions each Monday in the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Ask your questions at mygarden@alaska.net. Q: Can shredded computer paper be used as mulch in the garden or be added to the compost pile? A: The good news is that many studies have tested the safety and usefulness of shredded paper in the garden. The not-so-good news is that they came up with different answers. Newsprint ge...
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Fish Factor: New observer program finds many fish tossed overboard
Keeping tabs on how many and what kinds of fish are coming over the rails is a key tool in Alaska’s highly successful fishery management programs. For nearly four decades, that has been the job of fishery observers who track everything that is hauled aboard trawlers, crabbers and most other fishing vessels 50 feet and larger. Starting this year and for the first time ever, observers were placed aboard smaller boat...
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Charities begin gearing up for holidays
As Christmas approaches, Kodiak’s charities are preparing as much as the most earnest holiday shoppers. The Salvation Army, Kodiak Bible Chapel and other groups are collecting supplies to brighten Christmases around Kodiak and the world. This week, the Salvation Army will open signups for its Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance program. Anyone interested in signing up for the program can visit the Salvation Army...
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