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Moose drop Bears
In the closing seconds of Saturday’s 47-34 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball loss to Palmer, Kodiak’s Kobe Mendones couldn’t believe what his coach told him to do. Mendones, a senior reserve, gathered in an inbounds pass underneath Palmer’s basket and was ready to pass the ball back to his teammate when he heard coach David Anderson give him different orders. “He was telling me to bring it in, bring it in...
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CG flies fishing vessel captain
The Coast Guard picked up a boat captain from the Ocean Beauty Cannery in Lazy Bay and brought him to Kodiak. The captain of the Providence reported breathing difficulties and said he was driving his vessel to Lazy Bay. At the cannery, a Coast Guard helicopter crew flew in and took the man to Kodiak, where he was turned over to emergency medical personnel. Contact the Daily Mirror at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
Feb 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 22
Feb. 17 At 2:31 a.m., someone reported neighbors yelling and banging on the door in the 2800 block of Woody Way. They were knocking on the door of their residence. At 2:41 a.m., a citizen asked for patrols in the 800 block of Hillside Drive. Police did so without incident. At 3:05 a.m., police received a report of a man trying to kill himself with a knife in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road. The man asked to be vol...
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GARDEN GATE: Relative of berry came from China
When I was little, growing up in the rainy Pacific Northwest, spring and summer couldn’t come too quickly. Tagging along with my mother on grocery shopping trips provided a little sunshine in the form of bright red oranges. As we wheeled the cart by the larger-than-life bins in the produce section, she’d motion for me to pick out an orange. Orange in hand, I’d peel the skin off, stack them on a loaf or bread in th...
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FISH FACTOR: Reds a bright spot in tough global market
Early signs point to continuing headwinds in world markets for Alaska salmon. Global currencies remain in disarray, the ongoing Russian seafood embargo is diverting more farmed salmon to the U.S., and tons of product remains in freezers from back-to-back bumper sockeye runs. (The majority of Alaska’s salmon goes to market in frozen, headed and gutted form.) One plus: Aggressive market promotions have kept reds mov...
Feb 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls fall to Palmer
Kodiak’s girls basketball team dropped to 0-8 in the Northern Lights Conference following a pair of losses at Palmer. The Bears fell 65-33 to the Moose on Friday and 64-32 on Saturday. Kodiak has lost 12 straight and is 2-14 overall. Palmer improved to 4-3 in the NLC, 10-10 overall. Senior guard Kristhel Fangonilo led Kodiak in both games, scoring 13 in the first contest and 15 in the final one — the fourth straig...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 22
QUESTION: What Kodiak High School cross country runner won the girls 4A state title in 1995? FRIDAY’S ANSWER: C.J. Hooker, a former Kodiak Middle School student, played two varsity seasons for the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team. Hooker played a total of 62 minutes and scored 22 points as a junior and senior. He spent his first two years on the UNC junior varsity team. Hooker moved to the Mat-Su...
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Fish, bears and western Kodiak
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and researchers at the University of Washington have tracked bears over the past few years to figure out if they follow the “resource wave” of salmon runs. Bill Leacock, a bear biologist with the refuge, gave a presentation during a Brown Bag Lunch talk at the refuge visitor center on Thursday. First, the researchers used a solar-powered video and time-lapse camera system to cou...
Feb 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conquest of the Robots
Members of the Kodiak High School robotics class may be rookies in competition, but that didn’t stop them from advancing to the state tournament in Eagle River this weekend. The two Kodiak robotics teams traveled to Fairbanks to compete against 19 teams in the regional FIRST Tech Challenge in February. One team was a part of a winning alliance of two teams. The other took home the Control Award. Both advanced to t...
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Coast Guard celebrates part-time heros’ 75 years
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. The Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act passed in 1941, establishing the Reserve and changing the name of the Auxiliary, which was formerly known as the Coast Guard Reserve. “Since the inception of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, they’ve served in every major conflict or crisis that our nation has faced,” said Petty Officer First Class Kell...
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