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Week in Words: Disporting by the port
It’s autumn now, and with the changing of the leaves and the sinister glare of termination dust creeping down the mountain peaks, comes the fanfare and delight of sports. We watch Serena Williams attempt a grand slam, the pennant races in Major League Baseball and, of course, the new NFL season. Locally, we’ve seen some great sports stories come through the news: high school football wins, cross country and volley...
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Stage and Screen: Lily Tomlin – at her best and not so much
Lily Tomlin has been a stellar comedy performer for many years. Recent performances in “Grandma” (2015) and “Grace and Frankie” (2015) illustrate how a established talent like Tomlin can either shine or fall flat based on direction and/or story. Sadly, “Grandma” (2015) is one of those films that promises one thing but delivers something else. The promise: A film that explores inter-generational tensions and a film...
Sep 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Low water keeps silvers from heading upstream
Silver salmon trying to get upstream to spawn are running into problems with low water in rivers, but the local Alaska Department of Fish and Game office thinks Kodiak will see rain before they need to spawn. Little rain means both water and oxygen levels in rivers are low, said Tyler Polum, the assistant area manager in the sport fish division for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Typically by this point, ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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KPD issues statement on Sept. 16 incident
DAILY MIRROR STAFF On Wednesday, Sept. 16, an incident occured during a police response on Steller Way in Kodiak that has generated concern among community members. According to a statement from the Kodiak Police Department issued Monday, in answer to a 911 call on Sept. 16 at about 5 p.m., KPD officers went to Steller Way where they encountered an unnamed man who had apparently caused the 911 caller to suspect at...
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: James joins Whitworth University swim team
Blake James had a list of three things that he was looking for when picking a college — a private school in the northwest that had a degree in pharmacy and a men’s swimming program. That is how James, a Kodiak High School product, ended up at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He will make his collegiate swimming debut on Oct. 3 in the school’s alumni meet. “I went down there in January and really loved ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunbar returns to action
Trevor Dunbar returned to racing and posted a 19th-place finish in Sunday’s United States Track and Field Road Race 5K Championship in Providence, Rhode Island. Dunbar, a former Kodiak and University of Oregon star, covered the street course in 14 minutes, 44 seconds, which was 1:12 behind winner David Torrence. The top 10 places paid out, with Torrence grabbing $7,000. Dunbar was rehabbing an ankle injury and had...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consolidation scenarios
One of the first things I noticed when I moved to Kodiak 10 years ago was how much overlap there appeared to be between the governments of the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak. I had just come from Kenai, where the Kenai Peninsula Borough seemed to play a much different role than its Kodiak counterpart. Or maybe it was the cities on the peninsula that played different roles than the Kodiak road system ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 23
Sept. 17 At 12:04 a.m., police arrested a man on suspicion of criminal trespass. At 12:22 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 200 block of Shelikof Street. At 1:14 a.m., police notified a driver in the 400 block of Birch Avenue of a malfunctioning light. At 1:21 a.m., police conducted a bar check in the 400 block of Marine Way. At 1:24 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1200 block of East Rezano...
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Alaska Science Forum: Wood bison returning to wild state
These nights, Tom Seaton is dreaming less about red-brown, steaming, humpbacked hulks. He's also getting more sleep, knowing dozens of wood bison that galloped to freedom behind his snowmachine last spring are wandering new country, munching grass and having babies. So far so good in the attempt to stock Alaska with a giant that vanished from the swamps not long ago. "It's turning out better than I could have hope...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why must we pay for your decisions?
People inherently want someone to do everything for them when they ultimately have the power to do it themselves! If I do it, how does someone else learn the value of success through accomplishment? When people are in trouble they have been so pre-programmed in this society to expect someone else to bail them out. AT one time in my life I became co-dependent at fixing others problems. As a youngster my life was a ...
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