Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Sega claims Lancer Smith title
Heavyweight Leo Sega emerged as Kodiak’s only champion at Saturday’s Lancer Smith Memorial wrestling tournament in Palmer. Sega, last year’s 4A state heavyweight champion, edged Palmer’s Ben Button 3-2 in the championship match. Button pinned Sega in the third round at last week’s Peninsula Duals. This week, Sega got the best of Palmer’s big man to improve to 10-1 on the season. “For the non-wrestler, it looked li...
Nov 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sen. Begich unveils bill aimed at helping Coast Guardsmen
Sen. Mark Begich has proposed new legislation to boost child care and education benefits for Coast Guardsmen and their dependents. The Coast Guard Quality of Life bill (S.1760) calls for increased oversight of child care centers at Coast Guard bases, provides tuition assistance to the spouses of active-duty Coast Guardsmen, and allows the Coast Guard to spend housing money on child care centers. “With over 42,000 ...
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Education: Field trip to the Coast Guard base
A group of 29 girls from Kodiak High School visited Coast Guard Base Kodiak on Tuesday to learn about career opportunities for women through the Women in Engineering program. The Women in Engineering program promotes education in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM). The trip was financed by a nontraditional occupations grant received by the Kodiak Island Borough School District. A nontraditional occup...
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Education: District enrollment drops slightly
The Kodiak Island Borough School District has fewer students than it did last year. This year, enrollment dropped by 45 students. Final numbers don’t typically come out until the middle of November because the district was dealing with boundary exemption requests for the elementary schools and other movement. The 2013-2014 enrollment is 2,506 students, down from 2,551 students in 2012-2013. This year Kodiak High S...
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Branson back at home
Marlon Branson spent more time in doctors’ offices than on the wrestling mat at the University of Jamestown. So much time, he probably is halfway to obtaining his doctorate. “I learned a lot about the body,” Branson said. Instead, the former Kodiak High School wrestling star got his bachelor’s degree in physical education and has returned to Kodiak as a student teacher. He has also joined the wrestling high school...
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Parks and Rec: Nov. 22-Nov. 29
Turkey Bowl Flag Football Tournament Kodiak’s First Turkey Bowl Classic Flag Football Tournament will be held at Joe Floyd Track and Field starting Nov. 23 and 24. This will be a 7-on-7 flag football single elimination tournament. All teams must register at the Teen Center. All players must sign a waiver before playing. Players on each team must be wearing the same color shirt or jersey, or pennies will be provide...
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Soccer gaining popularity at KHS
The Kodiak High School soccer club is making a push to establish itself as a sanctioned sport. Members and supporters of the club went to the Kodiak Island Borough School District school board on Nov. 4 to start the groundwork for the potential switch from a club to a varsity-level sport at KHS. The club started with five students two years ago and has swelled to as many as 50. Last season, the self-funded club to...
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Norman Russell “Russ” Clentimack
Norman Russell “Russ” Clentimack, born March 12, 1923, died Nov. 19, 2013.
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Kettle
Cainiik - Kettle Cainiik kallaqsiituq. - The kettle didn’t boil yet. Drinking tea, a favorite pastime in Alutiiq households, has ancient roots. Alutiiqs have long steeped medicinal plants in hot water to create healing infusions. In the nineteenth century, Alutiiqs began drinking black tea obtained in trade from Russian colonists. With European tea came a variety of teapots, cups, saucers, and samovars. Samovars a...
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Amazing Nature: Maritime Science class teaches skills for life near ocean
If you were not born in Kodiak, ask yourself why life has placed you here. For most readers, the answer has something to do with Kodiak’s place in the productive North Pacific Ocean. People live in Kodiak because of fishing, seafood processing, fishing management or research, the Coast Guard, or to provide the numerous services required by the people who live here because of the fisheries and the ocean. One such s...
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