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Michael “Mike” George O’Connor
Michael “Mike” George O’Connor was born Aug. 3, 1949 in Nome, Alaska to Blanche O’Connor Walters. Mike died unexpectedly Feb. 20, 2013 in Anchorage, where he lived for much of his adult life. A celebration of life will be 4- 7 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2013 at the Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Avenue. Family and friends are invited to share stories and memories. The family will have a small celebration at Salmon Lake i...
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Fisheries work group briefed on NPFMC meeting
The Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group discussed the results of the latest North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in a Monday morning gathering. In February, the council decided to expand the proposed catch-share plan for trawl groundfish to include the entire Gulf of Alaska, not just the central Gulf. The Kodiak workgroup has been following the issue closely since it was first announced, and h...
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Hope will soon move to new location
Hope Community Resources, Kodiak’s largest supporter of the disabled, is preparing to move into a bigger building that gives the organization room to grow. Hope’s new home is the building that formerly housed Castle Rock Art and Supplies on Mill Bay Road. The biggest reason for the move is to give Hope more space to create additional programs, said Michelle Dakai, director of Hope Community Resources in Kodiak. “W...
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys snap 20-game skid against Wasilla
It’s not often a basketball game in Kodiak ends with a storming of the court. Friday night’s Northern Lights Conference game against Wasilla was one of those rare instances as the Bears ended a 20-game losing streak to the Warriors in a pulsating 61-56 overtime victory. When the final buzzer sounded, more than 20 fans seated in the student-body section rushed the court in excitement. The five-point, come-from-behi...
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Kale is a must-grow vegetable for Kodiak gardeners
I didn’t grow up with dumplings, (you know, those steamed biscuits that bob on top of hot soups and stews), but today I consider them a favorite comfort food. So when I came across this recipe for kale stew with cornmeal dumplings I had to try it. The recipe comes from another favorite, a book — no, it’s more than that, a reference — called The Book of Kale, by Canadian writer, Sharon Hanna. While I’m not much for...
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls drop two at Wasilla
Wasilla washed away any thoughts Kodiak had at claiming the Northern Lights Conference regular-season title with a dominant second quarter Friday. After a 14-all first quarter, Wasilla outscored Kodiak 22-9 in the second and held on for a 54-43 girls basketball victory Friday at Wasilla. Saturday’s game was no contest as undefeated Wasilla, the state’s top 4A team, cruised to a 68-41 win that closed out the NLC re...
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rose Lorraine (Anderson) Wolcoff
Rose Lorraine (Anderson) Wolcoff, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the age of 100 years and 1 day old. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. in Anchorage. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 at Faith Christian Community Church, 4240 Wisconsin St. in Anchorage. Rose will be laid to rest next to her husband Paul at th...
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Meth spike prompts questions
Brook Crow has been clean of methamphetamine for close to three years. Three years ago, that would have been hard to believe. In her early twenties, Crow was offered a line of meth while working as a bartender. It soon became a part of her regular life. “I was using when I was working and sleeping on my days off,” she said. “I was ditching my kids because I needed sleep. I really needed this drug to get me through...
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New housing policy for USCG personnel
To the editor: USCG personnel newly assigned to OCONUS duty stations must comply with a housing policy which was recently revised. OCONUS refers to duty stations outside of the continental United States, and includes the base here in Kodiak. The revised policy now states that all members newly assigned to OCONUS duty stations in 2013 will be required to live on base or other government-controlled housing when such...
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Holland American returns to Kodiak
Last week, Holland America announced it will return regular cruise service to Kodiak starting in 2014. The 1,380-passenger Amsterdam will make five stops in Kodiak, injecting a big dose of tourism business into the Kodiak economy. Holland America spokesman Erik Elvejord said by phone on Wednesday that demand for a 14-day cruise across the Gulf of Alaska — and to Kodiak — is why the cruise line is returning. “Peopl...
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