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Fish Factor: Prince William Sound top region for salmon
Prince William Sound topped all other Alaska regions for salmon catches last year – but not by much. Fishermen in the Sound squeaked by their colleagues in the Panhandle by just 44 fish to get the No. 1 ranking for the 2012 season. The tally: 34,390,000 salmon crossed the docks at PWS compared to 34,346,000 for Southeast. For the second year running, Southeast Alaska beat out Bristol Bay for the most valuable salm...
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City council meets with Legislative delegation ahead of session
The Kodiak city council needs to look at long-term infrastructure plans as the state continues to tighten its budget, Rep. Alan Austerman told the council during a work session on Friday. Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens met with city councilors Friday to review the Kodiak’s capital improvement list. The "wish list" identifies and ranks the city's funding requests for the Alaska Legislature. "We have prepared our c...
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Girls Joe Floyd Tournament results
Friday’s results Juneau 42, North Pole 33 Kodiak 51, Kotzebue 26 Saturday’s schedule Juneau 57, Kotzebue 33 Kodiak 41, North Pole 33 Standings 1. Kodiak 3-0; 2. Juneau 2-1; 3. North Pole 1-2; 4. Kotzebue 03. All-Tournament team MVP — Jerica Nelson, Kodiak. Hannah Wandersee, Kodiak; Carissa Cannon, Kodiak; Reagan Smothers, North Pole; Collen Synder, Kotzebue; Gabe Fenumiai, Juneau. Free-throw contest Hannah Wanders...
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Kodiak girls win first Joe Floyd title since 2006
After Kodiak’s girls clinched the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball tournament title with a 41-33 win over North Pole, Carissa Cannon turned to Jerica Nelson and made a bet that Nelson would be named the tournament’s most valuable player.  Nelson took the $5 bet and placed her money on a teammate. It was the easiest $5 Cannon has ever earned.  Nelson was named the tourney’s most valuable player Satu...
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KHS girls hold on to defeat Juneau
In need of a spark, Kodiak’s girls received it in the form of Jerica Nelson. After Juneau-Douglas had closed to within one in the early stages of the second quarter, Nelson threaded the needle on a pair of pinpoint passes to a streaking Sarah Ng for back-to-back layins. That sequence kickstarted the Bears to a 49-40 victory over the Crimson Bears on Thursday at the 46th Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basket...
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KHS boys overpower North Pole 63-27
Kodiak’s boys put on a dazzling display of defense on the first night of the 46th Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Classic Basketball Tournament. Sparked by pesky hands, the hometown Bears held North Pole to single-digit points in every quarter to cruise to a 63-27 victory at an overcrowded Kodiak High School gym Thursday evening. The second quarter was the big turning point in the game. Kodiak forced 11 second-quarter turn...
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First baby of the year born
Amber Anderson spent more than 33 hours at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center before she gave birth to the first Kodiak baby of 2013. Aspen Marie Anderson was born at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday, the daughter of Amber and Noah Anderson. Aspen was born 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. She was born with a full head of black hair. The Andersons’ baby is the winner of this year’s Kodiak Daily Mirror first baby co...
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Shell denies Kulluk set sail for tax reasons
Improving weather has revealed damage to the Kulluk’s upper deck and emergency generators, but almost 150,000 gallons of diesel remains safely contained in the rig’s fuel tanks. Meanwhile, hard questions are being asked about why Shell chose to move the Kulluk across the Gulf of Alaska in the middle of winter, when hurricane-force storms are common. In a story Thursday, the Dutch Harbor Fisherman newspaper stated ...
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Amazing Nature: Drill ship
T’was a dark and stormy night in Kodiak as the old year 2012 yielded to the new 2013. I was surprised to wake up at midnight to see fireworks lighting my window. Who out there was actually able to even get a rocket fuse lit with winds and rain ripping mercilessly? As I lay and wondered, a frightened neighborhood dog yowled and the shadows of branches swung wildly across my room. The storm had been raging for a few...
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Another Day in Paradise: New year, new opportunities
I sometimes wonder whether the media’s fascination with a new year and resolutions is because writers are actually interested, because they want the starting point of marking failures, or whether they are like so many and are just stuck in a rut. I think it’s probably the latter. I remember listening to a great speaker once who stated that a rut was “just another grave with both ends open.” It’s an apt description...
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