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Kodiakans at Mayor’s Marathon
Four Kodiak runners tackled the Mayor’s Marathon and Half Marathon Saturday in Anchorage. Leading the contingent was Stephanie Grimes, who clocked a marathon time of 4 fours, 29 minutes, 8 seconds, good for 79th out of 303 females, 270th overall. She placed 10th in her age division of 40-44. Heather Burke placed 184th in the female standings with a time of 5:22:17, while Pancho Valladolid Jr. was 336th in the men’...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowdfunding to help Uyak lodge with recovery
A crowdfunding effort aims to raise money for recovery costs at the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures lodge on Uyak Bay. The fire that broke out on June 2 in the lodge bunkhouse destroyed six buildings at the site before it could be extinguished, according to Shelbee Davis, daughter of Spirit of Alaska owner Steele Davis. Losses include the main bunkhouse, a meat house where fish and venison were processed, s...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rural tourism development part of $95K contract
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a $95,000 contract with Discover Kodiak for tourism and marketing services. The contract is for $75,000 for general services for the year and an additional $20,000 for specific projects related to village tourism and an adventure travel summit. The assembly also reestablished the fees for the borough, an annual duty of the assembly. Originally, the borough considered red...
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GARDEN GATE: Expert: Buttercups getting out of control
Janice Chumley, Research Technician for the Cooperative Extension Service, arrived in Kodiak last week with a full dance card. Her dance partners: Anyone with dealing with bugs, critters, or weeds. Janice’s visit, long overdue and warmly welcomed by home gardeners, growers and local farmers, was funded by the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District (KSWCD), Sutliff’s True Value Hardware, the U.S. Forest Servic...
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FISH FACTOR: Herring finding way back to US menus
There’s much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle’s finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest Herring Week as a way to re-introduce the tasty, health fish to the dining scene. “There’s more herring eaten all over the world than you can imagine. Some years there’s as much as 4 million tons harvested in the world. You can have a year when the herring fis...
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Bear Crawl results
Women 1. Jodi Williams, 10 minutes, 50.3 seconds; 2. Jennifer Foster, 10:50.7; 3. Susan Johnson, 11:01.8; 4. Nicole Hamilton, 11:52.0; 5. Megan Smith, 11:54.8; 6. Heather Johnson, 12:03.3; 7. Sarah Poggi, 12:05.9; 8. Ellen Dore, 12:15.4; 9. Izzy Riina, 12:50.2; 10. Brianna Gibbs, 13:22.4; 11. Kristin Niel, 13:28.3; 12. Lydia Cullum, 13:32.3; 13. Megan Music, 13:36.3; 14. Kari Eschenbach, 14:08.7; 15. Mica Riina, 1...
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Housing iniatiave plans drop-in shelter
In just a few months, the homeless of Kodiak may have a place to go for a few hours during the week. Six months ago, attendees at the Kodiak Strong Planning Day put on by Healthy Tomorrows chose housing first as an initiative to work on. Over the past six months through regular meetings, the initiative morphed into a temporary drop-in shelter for the homeless during the day. “As we were discussing this, we decided...
Jun 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evans headed to national rodeo
For the first time, a Kodiakan has qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo. Dakota Evans will head to Gillette, Wyoming, in July to compete in the NHSFR, the world’s largest rodeo. This year, over 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia will battle it out for a world championship title. In addition to bragging rights, $200,000 in prizes and $350,000 in college scholarshi...
Jun 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Nymeyers packing up after 17-year ministry
The Rev. Mark and Susan Nymeyer came to Kodiak 17 years ago with six kids in tow; the youngest snuggling in her daddy’s arms as they posed for a family picture. In late July the couple will leave the island, their 13th grandchild on the way. Five of their kids are married. “Things have changed in 17 years,” said Mark. The Nymeyers created a niche in a community that they loved serving. But pastors move on to other...
Jun 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Need for SCOK still growing
Recently there was a guest opinion in the Kodiak Daily Mirror providing an opinion to the role of the Kodiak Food Bank and how it differs from other nonprofits in the community. Obviously, Kodiak Food Bank plays an important role in our community in assuring there is food accessibility. Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. collaborates with the Kodiak Food Bank in having their representatives come to the center once a m...
Jun 17, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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