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KHS girls conclude wrestling season
Kodiak picked up three second-place finishes at the USGWA Girls State Championships Saturday. Jenny Valdez, Ashley Benton and Krystal Fabricante placed second in their weight classes at the state’s unofficial girls wrestling tournament at Service High School in Anchorage. Valdez, a junior at Kodiak High School, was second in a four-woman bracket. Her only loss came to champion Savannah Commerford. Benton, a sophom...
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Playbook: March 7
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School, 3 p.m. Friday, March 8 Boys basketball: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Colony/Kenai winner at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School, 4:15 p.m.
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Arborist explains how to overcome challenges with growing trees in Alaska
Growing trees in Kodiak can be challenging because of the weather and lack of space, which is why not many people do it. Around 35 Kodiak gardeners gathered together on Tuesday night to hear a state arborist address those challenges and encourage a new trend. Patricia Joyner, manager of the community forestry programs at the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, was a guest speaker at the Kodiak Garden Club’s me...
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Local results: March 7
City league basketball Tuesday, Feb. 26 Camai 60, RC Enterprise 49 Jon Sanchez 16 points, Kevin Vanhatten 15, Jeffrey Miranda 11, Petaia Sega 11, Rex Boado 4, Tommy Johnson 2 and Marcus Stewart 1 for Camai. Randy Diocares 18 points, Tyson Miranda 15, Ace Sumera 7, Charlie Garcia 7 and Eli Deardurf 2 for RC. Icicle Seafoods 93, Ocean Beauty 86 Adam Kilborn 23 points, Geoff Spalinger 22, Jaron Steele 14, Andrew Greg...
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Baranov Museum unveils plan for new exhibits
The Baranov Museum may soon host a fur warehouse, a 19th century dining room and a room wrecked by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. Those concepts are all part of a new design whose details were released this week by the museum, which is planning a major renovation of its exhibits. “Kodiak’s an international crossroads, and especially this building has been the heart of Kodiak’s history for 200 years,” said Tiffan...
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Groundfish quota growth not as big as expected
Sunday brings the start of the Pollock B season, a multimillion-dollar effort by Kodiak’s fishermen and processors. Newly modified catch quotas mean that effort will be slightly smaller than expected. Last week, the National Marine Fisheries Service decreased the 2013 Gulf of Alaska pollock catch by almost 4,300 tons. The Pacific Cod quota declined almost 7,700 tons, or 11 percent. While the 2013 quotas declined, ...
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Stahlhut named Special Olympics athlete of the year
Sam Stahlhut was ready to take a photo of Kodiak’s Special Olympics athlete of the year; he wasn’t prepared to take a photo of himself. “I thought it was a mistake, because my mom set me up with a camera and I was ready to take a picture and they called my name,” Stahlhut said. He still didn’t believe it when his name was announced. He figured the award was meant to go to his younger brother, Ben. “I thought since...
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Wasilla girls, Colony boys finish undefeated
The Wasilla girls and Colony boys kept their top spots in this week’s Kodiak Daily Mirror Northern Lights Conference basketball power rankings. Both squads won all 10 of their conference games and will enter the NLC Championships as the No. 1 seeds. Girls 1. Wasilla (25-0 overall, 10-0 NLC) — Is anybody else getting tired of seeing Wasilla win? After beating Colony and Lathrop last week, the Warriors are 48-1 over...
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Alaska Science Forum: Southwest Alaska challenging for travel, shelter
BETHEL — Outside the Fly By Café, the ravens are flying backwards. At least they appear to be, as a powerful wind suspends them in time and space. A brewing ground blizzard in this Southwest Alaska hub is making it difficult for Jack Hébert to get to Atmautluak, a village of less than 300 people here on the flats of the Kuskokwim River Delta. Hébert, president and founder of the Cold Climate Housing Research Cente...
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KHS graduate spends ‘gap year’ on service
When Myoyeon Yu graduated from Kodiak High School last year, she decided she wasn’t ready for college. Instead, Yu took a gap year to join a leadership service program where she performed three weeks of international community service, and worked on strengthening her values and beliefs. Generation Peace Academy is a yearlong leadership service program associated with the Unification Church that aims to help young ...
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