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Rural students compete at national archery tournament
Three Kodiak Island students were among nearly 10,000 shooters who competed at a national archery tournament May 10 in Kentucky. Ocean Reft and Joseph Brattole, both from Karluk, and Gayle Aga of Larsen Bay shot at the National NASP Archery Tournament. Aga, a fifth-grader, scored 204 points out of a possible 300, Brattole, a sixth-grader, netted 203 points, while Reft, a a fourth-grader, tallied 160 points. “The k...
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Playbook: May 24
Friday, May 24 Baseball: Kodiak at the Southcentral Conference Championships at Wasilla High School. Softball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai High School, 10 a.m. and noon. Track: Brian Young Invitational at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Field events, 5:30 p.m.; running events, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17 Baseball: Kodiak at the Southcentral Conference Championships at Wasilla High School. Softball: Kodiak vs. Skyview at Skyv...
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City considers adding tobacco tax
Lighting up in Kodiak could cost you a bit more. On Tuesday night, the Kodiak City Council held preliminary discussion on implementing a citywide tax on all tobacco products. The tax is seen as a means to raise revenue without altering property or sales taxes. “At least initially, I don’t think the citizens would have much of a problem with it,” said city manager Aimee Kniaziowski. Betty McTavish, tobacco preventi...
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Retiring library director ready for the next chapter
Kodiak will soon have a new library director to go with its new library. Kodiak Public Library director Joe D’Elia is retiring. After a 13-year career in Kodiak, he and his wife Pat will move to Florida in June. One of his sons will stay in Alaska to fish, and the other will head off to college. “I was planning to retire after August, but because of personal family circumstances I’m having to leave early,” D’Elia ...
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Crab Festival special section (PDF)
To read the Daily Mirror's special Crab Fest special section, click the PDF link to the left.
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Research team compares prehistoric Kodiak quakes
Sixty years ago, Kalsin Pond was a meadow. Then came the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. On Tuesday afternoon, professor Ian Shennan of Durham University stomped through the marshy edge of the pond on a quest to answer a question: If a severe earthquake strikes Southcentral Alaska again, will it be limited to a small area, or will the shaking spread? The 1964 earthquake started in Prince William Sound, but the shakin...
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Prep baseball: Bears earn South No. 1 seed
Baseball coach James Arnold is determined to keep history from repeating itself at this season’s Southcentral Conference Baseball Tournament, which begins today in Mat-Su. Last year, Kodiak’s season ended with two losses and all-conference hurler Brandon Mahle not even throwing a pitch. Then-Kodiak coach Rick Langfitt was saving Mahle for the championship game, but the Bears never got that far. “I don’t want to se...
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Brief on KHS groundbreaking scheduled
Dignitaries and government officials will gather at 1:30 p.m. today as a groundbreaking ceremony marks the official start of construction for the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The groundbreaking will take place near the school greenhouse, between the borough office building and the school’s office wing. The $80.4 million effort is the most costly construction project in borough history. Cont...
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Around Kodiak: May 23
Alaska Communications and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Alaska are seeking nominations for the “Summer of Heroes” program to recognize local youths making a difference in Alaska communities. Visit the Summer of Heroes website at www.alaskacommunications.com/summerofheroes to fill out a nomination for yourself or someone else. Nominations are open through July 22. The Kodiak City Council holds a regular meeting at 7:...
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Sand Point relies on fishing, too
I would like to make a comment on your recently published article, “Kodiak Acts on Tendering Issue”, dated April 3, 2013, on the local processors’ plea to the Kodiak City Council. Sand Point, like Kodiak, depends heavily on our natural resources. We do not have a diversified economy such as the Coast Guard, tourism, the sport fishing industry, the Kodiak Launch Complex and the luxury of the Alaska Marine Highway S...
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