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Kodiak ESS falls in Peninsula Conference opener
It took Kodiak ESS an entire half to adjust to an early wakeup call Wednesday morning. Unfortunately for the Ravens, the first-half deficit was too much to overcome in their 53-36 loss to Nanwalek in a Peninsula Conference Championship boys basketball game at Lumen Christi High School in Anchorage. Nanwalek led 16-8 after the first quarter and 26-13 at halftime. “The first half we were just really tight, a lot of ...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls stay at No. 3
Kodiak’s girls basketball team has lost its last four Northern Lights Conference games, but still remains the third-best 4A team in the state. For the third consecutive week, the Bears (19-5) check in behind Wasilla and Dimond in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches weekly rankings, released Wednesday. Kodiak lost a pair of games to No. 1 Wasilla (23-0) last week and will face No. 2 Dimond on Friday and Sa...
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Playbook: Feb. 28
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak ESS vs. Seldovia at the Peninsula Conference Championships at Lumen Christi High School in Anchorage, 8 a.m. Friday, March 1 Boys basketball: Kodiak ESS at the Peninsula Conference Championships at Lumen Christi High School in Anchorage. Kodiak vs. Nikiski at the Nikiski High School. Junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Dimond at Kodiak High Schoo...
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State approves certificate of need for borough-owned nursing home
The state of Alaska has given its formal approval for a new $16 million borough-owned nursing home to be built next to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. On Monday, health and social services commissioner William Streur signed a certificate of need for the nursing home, formally known as a long-term care facility. A certificate of need is required for every significant health care facility in Alaska, and had...
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Kodiak ESS attempts to qualify for the 1A state basketball tournament
The biggest challenge Russ Scotter faces when piecing together a team from three rural schools is getting his players together under one roof. On Monday night at Main Elementary, Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools basketball team practiced for only the sixth time in the past eight weeks. Five players — four were weathered out in Akhiok — listened to every word Scotter said as he walked them through zone defenses and ...
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NLC power rankings: Hoop season winding down
This is the final week of the high school basketball regular season. The Northern Lights Conference is all but set for the conference tournament that begins March 7. On the boys side, Soldotna and Wasilla are still battling for the fourth seed, while the Colony, Palmer and Soldotna girls are all in a tight battle for third. Wasilla’s girls further cemented their perch atop the Kodiak Daily Mirror power rankings wi...
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Alaska Science Forum: Alaska bucks the global temperature trend
This just in: 2012 was the coldest year of the new century in Fairbanks, and the second-coldest here in the last 40 years. Fairbanks isn’t the only chilly place in Alaska. Average temperatures at 19 of 20 long-term National Weather Service stations displayed a cooling trend from 2000 to 2010, according a recent study written up by Gerd Wendler, Blake Moore and Lian Chen of the Alaska Climate Research Center. The r...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 27
Monday, Feb. 18 • At 4:51 a.m., an officer checked the security of the U.S. Post Office on Mill Bay Road. • At 5:51 a.m., a cannery reported a theft of employee personal property. It is under investigation. • At 12:33 p.m., a caller reported receiving unwanted text messages and calls. It is under investigation. • At 7:23 p.m., an officer removed an intoxicated man from the public restrooms. • At 10:44 p.m., a 911 ...
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Surveying to begin for new Pier 3
A drilling rig will pull into Kodiak's harbor next month, but it won't be the Kulluk. Instead, the rig will be the most noticeable piece of equipment as surveyors begin taking measurements for a new multimillion-dollar city Pier 3. Roe Sturgulewski of Anchorage has been hired to manage the project and on Tuesday night told the Kodiak city council that surveying will soon begin to determine what design will best se...
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Austerman receives award for promoting safe boating
Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, has received a national award for his efforts in promoting safe recreational boating in Alaska. On Feb. 21, the National Association of State Boating and Law Administrators presented Austerman with its 2012 legislative award for carrying a bill that promoted safe boating through the Alaska Legislature in 2012. “I’m humbled to have received this national award,” Austerman said in a st...
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