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Kodiak’s schedule full of home games
The Kodiak High School girls basketball team will spend a lot of time at home during the 2015-2016 season. The Bears will play nine of their 19 regular-season games in the cozy confines of the KHS gymnasium. “I love that we are home a lot,” second-year coach Krista Hicks said. “Lots of home games and lots of community support. I hope the girls just live it up because we didn’t get a lot of home games last year.” T...
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Kodiak wrestling sends 8 to state
Eight wrestlers will represent Kodiak at the state championships that begin Friday at Chugiak High School. Bryan Gonzalez (106 pounds), Russel Delacruz (120), Shaun Walton (126), Josh Nummer (132), Scott Larionoff (138), Gabe Nummer (152) and Hunter Bigley (220) all qualified for the 4A boys state tournament, while Kristal Fabricante (113) qualified for the first 1234A girls state tournament. Gonzalez and Delacruz...
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Alaska Science Forum: Glass tool kit found near Koyukuk River
From space, the Nogahabara Dunes are a splotch of blond sand about six miles in diameter surrounded by green, boreal forest. Located west of the Koyukuk River, the dunes are the site of an uncommon discovery. In 2001, biologists for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were walking the dunes when they noticed the sand was infused with black rocks. Looking closer, they saw the rocks were obsidian, attractive pieces o...
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City responds to some questions about Sept. 16
Editor’s note: The Daily Mirror received the following letter from Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace on Tuesday afternoon. Most of the questions referred to in the first sentence were asked by the Mirror several times before Nov. 25 in person, in writing and by email. The letter is also posted on the city’s Nixle website, local.nixle.com/county/ak/kodiak-island/. INVESTIGATION UPDATE TO THE SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 INCI...
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District short of substitute teachers
During November, only one day saw Kodiak public school classrooms fully staffed, and so far this year, about one out of five requests for substitute teachers went unfilled. Director of student services Ron Bryant reported the staffing figures at Monday’s Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education meeting, and talked about ways the district has met the gap. Temporary solutions include calling on admin...
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Locals prepare for bird watch
Kodiak has dozens of species of birds, and local birders will spend their Saturday trying to spot and count as many as possible. On Friday, the Kodiak Audubon chapter held their annual membership meeting and “Winter Birds of Kodiak” presentation in preparation for the annual Christmas bird count. Rich MacIntosh showed pictures of the myriad of types you can see during the winter in Kodiak. The island generally get...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Hard to hit a hole-in-one when finding gifts
My wife insists that I’m the most difficult person in the world to buy gifts for. I claim she’s stretching things a little, but she’s sticking to her guns. The problem is that I’m pretty self-sufficient when it comes to buying things I want and need. I have to save a while for the bigger items, but I know what I want and I go after it. Smaller items I buy as a matter of course as I need them and can afford them. I...
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Alumni roundup: Cannon has breakout game
It didn’t take long for Carissa Cannon to have a breakout performance for Lower Columbia Community College. In her seventh game for the Red Devils, the former Kodiak High School girls basketball star poured in a team-high 19 points in a 68-41 thumping of Portland Community College on Tuesday in Portland. Cannon, a freshman, hit on 7 of her 14 field-goal attempts, which included going 3-for-5 from behind the arc, a...
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Local Results: Dec. 15
City League Basketball Monday, Dec. 7  ISA 67, Strangers 65     Jestoni Valdez 28 points, Christian Miranda 23, Lawrence Nacapuy 5, Christopher Romua 4, Francis Miranda 3, Marlon Fernando 2 and Robert Mercado 2 for ISA. Chaylen Delgado 19 points, Paul Kewan 12, Matt Delgado 11, Jeremy Kewan 6, Arnold Charliaga 5, Scott Detorres 5, Dallas Panamarioff 4 and Jon Panamarioff 3 for Strangers. Petro Marine 88, PKIMC 86 ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 15
Adaline Grace Hess was born at 5:42 a.m. on Dec. 9, 2015, to John D. Hess and Kimberly A. Hess. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.s5 inches long. Her dad is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the baby’s mother is originally from Prescott, Arizona, and they now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother and father work at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family are John, 6; Ly...
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