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Teeing Off: Teaching the dog English
It was brought to my attention by a co-worker that Gizmo doesn’t understand English. After careful consideration, I couldn’t disagree. It actually explains a lot about the pooch. He doesn’t respond to commands and he always acts like he doesn’t know his name. Maybe that is just him not wanting to answer, just like when I don’t respond to my name when asked to do chores around the house. Life father, like son. So I...
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Wandersee starts wrestling season strong
Nolan Wandersee missed most of his junior wrestling season with an eye injury. He is making up for lost time on the mat. The 220-pounder has started his senior season with a sparkling 11-1 record. His only blemish came in a 3-2 loss to East Anchorage’s Keahi Queja in the title bout of last week’s North/South Tournament. That was his closest match of the season, as six of his 11 victories have been via a pin. Wande...
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Lindquist battles the best in the pool
The top freshman swimmer in the Alaska got his feet wet against the best in the nation Thursday. Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist debuted at the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships in Federal Way, Washington. The meet features the top 18-and-under swimmers in the nation. Lindquist, Alaska’s 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke champion, finished 66th out of 148 swimmers in Thursday’s 200 IM prelimina...
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Local Results: Dec. 12
City League Basketball Wednesday, Dec. 10 Petro Marine 83, Great Alaska Flooring 68 Godfrey Agmata 23 points, Yung Kiely 19, Adam Kilborn 11, Randy Delacruz 10, Nick Calderon 9, Dustin Krug 6, Tom Slagle 3 and Pete Danelski 2 for Petro Marine. Mark Galindo 17 points, Myrgel Obas 12, Germain Jimenez 12, Robert Widhalm 11, John H. 10 and Matt Amor 6 for Great Alaska Flooring. Water of Life B 60, Commsta 33 Ashley Hi...
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Former Kodiak student to speak at UAA’s Fall 2014 commencement
A former Kodiak student, representing the University of Alaska Anchorage student body, will deliver a speech at the Fall 2014 commencement ceremony on Saturday. Duke Kahumoku originally moved to Kodiak in 1992 with his family when he was 11. His father was a firefighter working at U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Before living in Kodiak, his family had lived in Oregon and Hawaii. Kahumoku attended Kodiak Middle Schoo...
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Borough to close its incinerator in February
By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer The Kodiak Island Borough’s incinerator at the landfill will close in February, according to a KIB letter to incinerator users. The borough decided to stop using the incinerator due to “recently approved Federal and State air quality and waste handling regulations and the advanced age of the incinerator,” the letter published Wednesday said. Bringing the two-decade-old incinerator, ...
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Bering Sea Halibut fishing threatened
If expected cuts are made in January, halibut fishing could be over in the Bering Sea west of Alaska, the source of one-sixth of halibut caught in the United States. That catch includes most of the frozen supply that sustains restaurants, food-service companies and retail stores nationwide, such as Costco and Whole Foods.
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Council hears from compost company, RCAC applicants
The Kodiak City Council listened to a request to amend the city’s contract with a company creating compost at the landfill and heard from applicants for the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council at the council’s work session on Tuesday. The city is working on building a compost facility on Monashka Bay Road, and it’s currently undergoing the permitting phase. Until the new facility is built, Qua...
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Achievers: Rotary Students of the Month
6th grade Rotary Nov-Dec Keishin Caballa Keishin Caballa, a sixth grader at Kodiak Middle School, has been selected as the Rotary Student of November-December by her teachers. Keishin was voted for this award because of her positive character in and out of the classroom, caring personality, and thoughtful attitude towards school and others. She always puts her best foot forward, whether it’s taking notes or workin...
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James Malone Wheeler
James Malone Wheeler, beloved father, brother, grandfather and husband, was born on May 7, 1942, and passed away peacefully at his residence in Port Orchard, Washington, on Nov. 26, 2014. He was 72 years old. Wheeler is survived by his wife, Diane; children, James, Dennis, Marci, Tamara, Terri and Steven; 10 grandchildren; sister, Carla; and many nieces and nephews. He graduated from Kodiak High School in 1960 and...
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