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Austerman files for father’s House seat
Current Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Carol Austerman announced her candidacy as a Republican for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 seat on Monday. Under the recently enacted redistricting plan, District 32 will be the district including Kodiak, which is now in District 35. Austerman aims to succeed her father, Alan Austerman, as the representative for Kodiak, Yakutat and other Gulf of Alaska...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Take advantage of longer days in hunt for hares
Long seasons tend to fall under the radar. You start off with enthusiasm for the renewed opportunity, but slowly other interests take over. The season is still open, but you’ve moved on to other things. And finally, with little fanfare, the season has passed. Consider silver salmon as a prime example. Hopeful anglers almost literally pace the shores in anticipation of their arrival late in August. Yet most quit fi...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 18
• Baby girl Kulp was born at 6:03 p.m. March 11, 2014, to Dimitri and Rebekah Kulp. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Wisconsin and Colorado and now live in Kodiak. His father is a self-employed carpenter. Grandparents are Father Thomas and Elizabeth Kulp from Wisconsin and James and Anita Schlichting from Colorado. • Mitchell Benjamin Pruitt was born a...
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Wrestlers win at Arctic Games
Kodiak’s Joel Valdez picked up a pair of wrestling victories on his first day of competition at the Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks. Valdez, a member of Team Alaska, earned a pair of 5-0 wins over wrestlers from Alberta North and Northwest Territories during Monday’s team competition. Kodiak’s Krystal Fabricante also picked up a 5-0 win against Northwest Territories. Team Alaska beat Northwest Territories 57-0 an...
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Ice rink to shut down earlier than usual
Kodiak’s skating season is coming to an end next week. The city of Kodiak Parks and Recreation Department will close the Baranof Park Ice Rink on March 24, a week before the normal closing, parks and recreation director Charlie Powers said Monday. “We had projected it to close based on our budget,” Powers said. This season, the rink opened on Nov. 1, two weeks before it usually opens. A petition to extend the clos...
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Bear seen on Selief
An adult bear was spotted on Selief Lane Saturday According to an observation form released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the bear was seen roaming in bushes at 2 p.m. The caller requested an officer check the area. The bear was gone when the officer arrived. Saturday’s bear sighting is the first reported in the city since Feb. 25. Contact the newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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Anderson, Fogle named 4A Coaches of the Year honors
Both of Kodiak High School’s head basketball coaches received major awards over the weekend. Boys coach David Anderson and girls coach Amy Fogle were both named 4A Coach of the Year on the Alaska Roof Coatings/Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches all-state basketball teams, released Saturday. In his fourth season, Anderson led Kodiak (16-9) to its first Northern Lights Conference boys crown since 2001 and its ...
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Walters upbeat on launch complex
In the shadow of across-the-board cuts in state spending, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation Board of Directors held a quarterly meeting in Juneau Thursday to discuss the future of the state-owned company that operates the Kodiak Launch Complex. “We’re not worried,” said board member and Kodiak resident Tom Walters, who took part in the meeting by telephone. Over the weekend the Alaska House of Representatives passe...
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KHS activities director may drop to part-time
For more than a week, Bryan Ferris thought his time as Kodiak High School activities director would end after this school year. Ferris said KHS principal Phil Johnson told him the Kodiak Island Borough School District was abandoning the AD position in favor of a districtwide athletic administrator and that the district had offered him a teaching position for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Stewart McDonald...
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Garden Gate: Gardening in the 1800s a recreational activity for ladies
Between 1750 and 1850, dedicated plant hunters fanned out across the world, looking for plants they could sell. They found wondrous new species by the score: the azalea, aster, rhododendron, and wild cherry, as well as many types of ferns, shrubs, trees, and vines. It was a risky business, fraught with dangers. If it wasn’t malaria or yellow fever, one could succumb to starvation or get trampled by a wild bull. On...
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