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Garden Gate: Clematis and Rhododendrons
By Marion Owen If you’re a clematis or rhododendron, you’re showing your gratitude for a mild spring with showy, colorful blooms. I’d probably do the same thing if I were a flower. Clematis is a flower of the climbing kind. I purchased a plant several years ago from a nursery in Homer. It has been a test of patience though, as it takes several years for a clematis to mature and begin flowering profusely. “It’ll lo...
May 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Marketers mull smaller cans for pinks
Salmon season is just getting under way, but seafood companies are still selling last summer’s record catch of 226 million pink salmon — and it has prompted lots of creative thinking. “The challenge is to market all this fish and still maintain the value,” said Tyson Fick, communications director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. the state’s lone marketing arm. “It wouldn’t be any problem for the produce...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Change up lures, keep moving for Dollies
Fishing is starting to heat up, and it’s hard to get through any conversation without the topic veering to fish. Many folks are already on the water, and even more will be there soon. Before you know it, the elbows will be flying and the lines will be crossing as tempers flare on red salmon rivers. It sure appears that summer is arriving early this year. If you’re like me, though, it doesn’t take many folks within...
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Thomet wins four state track titles
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet celebrated his four state track titles the only way he knew how to — by running another race. A day after his historic performance at the state track and field championships at Dimond High School in Anchorage, Thomet laced up for Kodiak’s Pillar Mountain Race on Sunday and won it for the second straight year. So the question is, does the running star’s legs ever get tired? “Yeah, they do,” Tho...
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KHS softball clinches state berth with wild win
With a berth to the small-school state softball championships slipping away, Kodiak woke up just in time to save its season. In one of the most bazaar games of the season, Kodiak overcame a six-run deficit to knock off Homer, 13-9, Saturday afternoon in the Bears’ Northern Lights Conference finale at East Addition Park. With the wild win, Kodiak clinched one of the conference’s two berths to the small-school state...
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KHS baseball finishes 9-1 in conference
Jon LeVan isn’t afraid of hitting with two strikes. The sophomore left-hander proved that Friday in a 10-5 Southcentral Conference baseball victory over Colony at Baranof Field. In the first inning, LeVan dug himself out of an 0-2 count by blasting a solo home run to right field — Kodiak’s first run of the game — after fouling off three consecutive pitches. He was at it again in the sixth. With a full count, LeVan...
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Blessing from the Katinas set for Wilson Auditorium
Disc jockey Marc Ignacio and Kodiak Christian Fellowship pastor, Pisa Faumui, have a lot in common. Both are jovial men who love music, love to help people and thrive on getting those people together for worship, entertainment and fellowship. And both thrive on the Christian sense of unity. “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity,” said Faumui, quoting Psalm 133:1. That unit...
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Leisnoi: The Interview
Last week, the Daily Mirror ran a story about public sentiment on logging in Chiniak by Lesnoi Inc. and its partner, A-1 Timber Consultants. Earlier this week some of Leisnoi’s top officials — CEO Von Veeh, Board President Debbie Lukin and Director of Operations Jay Baldwin — stopped by the Daily Mirror’s offices for a 30-minute conversation.  The Mirror is printing a large part of that discussion, edited for spac...
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Throwers look to score big at state meet
At 6-feet-5 and 320 pounds, Kordell Pillans is one imposing sophomore inside the ring. Now, he has a monster throw to match his monster size. At last week’s Region III Track and Field Championships, Pillans uncorked the shot put 49 feet, 11.5 inches — more than seven feet further than his previous best — to win the event and catapult him to his first state championship meet. His surprise performance has put Pillan...
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Kodiak baseball hands Wasilla first loss of season
Kodiak used a near no-hitter and small ball to end Wasilla’s perfect season. Jakob Arnold fired a one-hitter and the Bears scratched across enough runs to hand Wasilla its first loss of the year, 4-2, in a Southcentral Conference baseball game Thursday evening at Baranof Field. “This is a good win,” Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “I think it will pay off next week more than it will this weekend. Yes, we got the N...
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