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Kodiak girls No. 3 in WPI
The Alaska School Activities Association released its first Winning Percentage Index of the basketball season earlier this week. Kodiak’s girls are third, while the boys are ninth. The WPI measures the strength of a team’s schedule and how it does against that schedule. Neither margin of victory nor location of games is considered and only games against 4A teams count. The WPI is used to determine the two at-large...
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Alaska Science Forum: Climate researcher says there’s still time, but not much
Painting the breeze one dozen at a time, monarch butterflies once fluttered across the meadow of James Hansen’s Pennsylvania farm. Now, the climate activist and his wife are lucky to see one. Monarchs are threatened by lack of the only food — milkweed — they eat as caterpillars. Herbicides, land clearing and other people-related activities may be dooming the monarchs. “I wonder if we are witnessing the exterminati...
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NLC rankings: Kodiak girls continue to stay on top
Every decent 4A girls basketball team in the state is playing at the Dimond Prep Shootout that begins today in Anchorage. The best team is not. Top-ranked Kodiak (16-0) is not one of the 16 teams participating in the four-day tournament. West Anchorage and Soldotna, the other two undefeated 4A teams left, are. Coach Amy Fogle isn’t concerned that her team is not joining the party. “I don’t understand why anybody w...
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Selief Lane playground vandalized
Kodiak Police are investigating the vandalism of two playground slides vandalized at the Selief playground. A citizen reported damage to the City of Kodiak play structure on Selief Lane Monday afternoon, City Parks and Recreation Director Charlie Powers said. It’s hard to tell when the damage occurred, he said. One piece of heavy plastic on a slide atop a three-level play structure was broken. There was a burn mar...
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KTUU offers GCI Channel 2 Olympics coverage
Anchorage TV station KTUU is offering its competitor GCI permission to rebroadcast two weeks of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics prime time coverage. The offer, announced by KTUU in a news release Friday, is the latest volley in a longstanding contract dispute between the two Alaska media giants. GCI didn’t immediately return phone calls from the Daily Mirror asking if the company would accept KTUU’s offer. The Olympics...
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Harold “Casper” Skonberg
Harold “Casper” Skonberg, 1930-2014. Casper, as he was known to everyone, was born in Chignik, Alaska to Alice and Gustav Skonberg, an immigrant Swedish sailor. Casper was the ninth of 15 children and the seventh of 10 sons. A life long fisherman, starting salmon fishing in 1944 and dragging for king crab in the early 50’s. Casper made his last set on Jan. 27 when the Lord said “season’s over your coming home!” Ca...
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Business Spotlight: Breakfast buritos on the go
Dave Sharp has enough confidence in his product to put his face behind it. The logo of new a burrito delivery business is a drawing of a smiling, bespectacled man with a white beard that extends to his shoulders. He takes a personal touch with his business’ slogan as well. It’s: “Always eat a good breakfast —Mom.” Sharp, 56, is a retired Army helicopter mechanic originally from Los Angeles. He has lived in Kodiak ...
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Alumni update: Dunbar returns to the track
After missing last year’s track and field season because of injuries, Trevor Dunbar was back in an Oregon singlet Friday evening. The former Kodiak High School running star anchored the Oregon B distance medley team to a second-place finish at the UW Invitational indoor track and field meet in Seattle. The team’s time of 9 minutes, 31.64 seconds trailed only Oregon’s A team, which clocked a 9:28.91 — both times ra...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 4
• Faylin Jade Patterson was born at 12:41 a.m. Jan. 25, 2014 to Keeley Wall and Seth Patterson. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak. Proud grandparents are Dianne and Michael Patterson and Kristie and Michael Wall. • Olivia Carolyn Hyles was born at 12:50 a.m. Jan. 28, 2014 to Jesse Eldred Hyles and Stacey Lynn Hyles. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces a...
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Capitol Report: Feb. 4
As the Co-chair of the House Finance Committee The first two weeks of session were incredibly busy. We met which each of the state department heads to get a sense of what they would like to see in FY15 and how that relates to the Governor’s budget proposal. In addition, we have heard many presentations from the Legislative Finance Division, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Department of Revenue (...
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