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Kodiak boys looking to break skid against Colony
Kodiak boys basketball coach David Anderson is hoping to finally solve the Colony Knights this weekend. Anderson is winless in six tries against the Knights — the only Northern Lights Conference team he hasn’t beaten during his three seasons. In fact, Colony owns a 16-game winning streak over Kodiak. The Bears last victory was during the 2005-2006 campaign. Kodiak has been close to ending the skid. Last year, Colo...
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Rebecca Lou (Becky) McLinn
Rebecca Lou (Becky) McLinn, 78, passed away Jan. 21, 2014 in Tucson, Ariz. She was born May 16, 1935 in Lyle, Wash. to Milton and Edythe Smith. A few years later the whole family moved to Kodiak, Alaska where Becky grew up. Becky is survived by her husband Chuck, six children, six stepchildren, and many grand children and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Jean Thompson and Jane Greene and th...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 6
Tuesday, Feb. 4 • At 1:43 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 2:05 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Shelikof Street. • At 3:15 a.m., a 911 caller requested a health and safety check. All was OK. • At 7:11 a.m., a 911 caller requested a health and safety check on Simeonoff Street. All was OK. • At 5:22 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Simeonoff Street. All was OK. • At 1:36 p.m., a ma...
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Long overdue thanks to the public works department
To the editor: The City of Kodiak Public Works Department worked long and hard to clean up the mess on Alder Lane from the flooding caused by the recent heavy rain. I could hear the equipment in the early morning hours, about 1 a.m., as the crew worked in the dark to clear the catch basin of rocks, gravel and debris where the creek water overflowed the culvert. That was on Thursday morning. It took three more days...
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Stage and Screen: Meryl Streep is worth the price of admission
The play “August: Osage County,” written by Tracy Letts, won the Pulitzer Prize for best drama in 2008. Wikipedia describes the play as “darkly comedic.” While there are intermittent moments of laughter in the 2013 screen version of this powerful drama, I am reluctant to characterize this film as comedic. Those moments that do elicit a laugh are generally moments of uncomfortable dialog that dominate this brillian...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 6
Tuesday Jan. 5 At 7:28 p.m. Alaska State Troopers stopped a 1986 Toyota truck for making an illegal turn on E. Rezanof Drive. The driver, a 35-year-old Kodiak man, was charged with driving with an expired driver’s license. He was given court summons. His license expired in September 2012, troopers said. The man was also cited for failure to show proof of vehicle insurance.
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Achievers: Feb. 6
Brian Fraley is the new Alutiiq Museum’s Communications Director, a position that oversees promotion of the museum. Fraley grew up in Kodiak and relocated to Seattle in 1993 where he obtained a visual communications degree from the Art Institute of Seattle. Fraley has worked in Seattle and New York and most recently was the art director at the Anchorage advertising agency Walsh/Sheppard.
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Kodiak hoops remain in state poll
Both of Kodiak High School’s basketball teams remained in the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches rankings. Kodiak’s girls (16-0) stayed at No. 1, while Kodiak’s boys (7-5) remained at No. 5 in the rankings released Wednesday. West Anchorage girls moved up a spot to No. 2, while Soldotna dropped a spot to No. 3. Soldotna remained undefeated with a 63-5 trouncing of North Pole Wednesday at the Dimond La...
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Guitar trios concert tonight
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Tonight’s Kodiak Art’s Council show combines two guitar trios, the Montreal and California guitar trios. Yes, in all that will be six guitarists on the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this evening. The two trios come from opposite sides of the continent, but they’ve toured together before. They play a wide repertoire that includes jazz, classical, progressive rock and world music. The show sta...
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Playbook: Feb. 6
Friday, Feb. 7 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Colony. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the State Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, 10 a.m.
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