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Billings to help with Wasilla hoops
Another coach off of Kodiak’s undefeated girls basketball team will not be returning next season. Nick Billings told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that he has accepted an offer to help Wasilla High School’s basketball programs for the 2014-15 season. Billings was an assistant coach on the Kodiak girls team that went 27-0 and captured the program’s second state championship. He helped the Bears the past three seaso...
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Larsens win Lutton titles
The husband-wife duo of Brett and Kriss Larsen cruised to victories in the 13th Stuart Lutton Golf Tournament Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Brett won his first Lutton title since 2011 by firing a six-over-par, 36-hole total of 150, while Kriss captured her eighth title with a score of 177. Brett shot a magnificent 33 on Saturday’s back nine to finish the first day with a 74 — two strokes ahead of Dustin R...
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Alaskan business awarded money to develop new food product
ANCHORAGE — USDA-Rural Development Alaska state director Jim Nordlund announced Tuesday that a Value Added Producer Grant of $91,100 has been awarded to Wrigley Farms LLC which does business as Alaska Flour Company. According to a USDA release, the Alaska Flour Company is the only commercial flour mill in Alaska. It specializes in high-quality, artisan, stone-ground barley flour and barley cereals that are grown a...
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An archaeologist’s field guide to coffee cans
The year is 1905. You are a prospector in Alaska relaxing in your cabin after a chilly day of working the tailings pile. Craving a cup, you pull a tin of coffee off the shelf. Though you can’t imagine it, that distinctive red can, the one you will later use for your precious supply of nails, will long outlive you. And it will give an archaeologist a good idea of when you made a home in Alaska. The coffee was Hills...
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Stutes wins District 32 nod
Louise Stutes won the House District 32 primary over Carol Austerman and Richard Walker to go up against Democrat Jerry McCune at the general election on November 4, according to the unofficial results. Stutes had 796 votes and 44.64 percent, while Walker had 507 votes or 28.44 percent. Austerman had 480 votes or 26.92 percent. McCune, the sole Democrat candidate on the primary ticket for House District 32, had 79...
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Man allegedly assaults Tusty captain
An Anchorage man was arrested when the ferry Tustumena arrived in Kodiak Friday after he allegedly assaulted the vessel’s captain while en route from Ouzinkie. Tustumena crew members notified Alaska State Troopers at about 10:15 a.m. that they had detained 57-year-old passenger Thomas Scofic, according to a trooper report. An investigation indicated Scofic was intoxicated and had caused a disturbance during which ...
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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. But Tuesday's primary produced a GOP nominee who can appeal to key constituents, such as one of Alaska's biggest voting blocs: military personnel. Newly-nominated GOP challenger Dan Sullivan, Alaska's former attorney general and a Marine lieutenant colonel, pos...
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Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters rejecting a referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system were prevailing with a narrow lead in late returns Tuesday night but the outcome remained too close to call. "We knew this would be very tight," said former state Rep. Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, who appeared in debates urging Alaskans to vote no on Ballot Measure No. 1. Polling from ...
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Decision on golf course could come soon
The final decision on the future of Bear Valley Golf Course — a Coast Guard-owned facility — could come as soon as next week. “We are finalizing a decision, that is all I can say,” Kodiak Coast Guard base’s Morale, Well-Being and Recreation director Joe Bower told the Daily Mirror on Tuesday. In Tuesday’s Daily Mirror, MWR posted a help wanted ad for a Bear Valley Golf Course greens manager for the 2015 golf seaso...
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Expect delays for blasting
Traffic on the Chiniak Highway may be held up this evening as blasting connected with the runway safety extension project at Kodiak’s Benny Benson State Airport continues. Interruptions may occur up to a few times per week during this phase of the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities project, said Jeff Daly, a project engineer with contractor Kiewit Corp. “It’s not going to be every day,” he sa...
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