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Borough population drops below 14,000
A year after the Kodiak borough’s population topped 14,000, migration has pushed the number of Kodiak residents below that significant mark. According to figures released Friday by the Alaska Department of Labor, the population of the Kodiak Island Borough is now 13,824. That’s 291 people fewer than it was a year ago, due to people moving away from the archipelago. “One year won’t make a trend, of course,” said st...
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Achievers: Jan. 23
The Kodiak Elks have named their achievers for the second quarter of the 2013-2014 school year. At Kodiak Middle School, the winners are Lars Hanson, Amal Albaladejo, Sam Chmielarczyk, Sage Alvarez, Mekia Bushell and Hunter Blair. • Lars, a sixth-grader and son of Geoff Smith and Christy Lyle, was selected because of his drive to learn and his cooperative nature. A diligent and conscientious student, Lars strives ...
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An dominating defense
The adage is that defense wins championships. Kodiak’s girls basketball team is playing championship-caliber defense so far this season. The numbers are eye-popping: The team has played five shutout quarters and has held opponents to five points or less in 25 of 44 quarters played. Overall, Kodiak is allowing only 22 points per game for a measly average of 5.5 points per quarter. That has resulted in an 11-0 start...
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Canadian groups try to stop engineered salmon
Canadian environmental groups are suing to stop the production of genetically modified salmon eggs on Prince Edward Island off Canada’s east coast. The eggs, produced by AquaBounty Inc., are the first step toward production of a genetically modified salmon intended for sale in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved the sale or consumption of the modified salmon, but last month Env...
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AT&T increases bandwidth
AT&T has increased its cellphone bandwidth in Kodiak. In an email to the Daily Mirror, AT&T spokesman Andy Colley said the company has upgraded the capacity of its towers. “Capacity refers to the amount of network traffic — both voice and data — at any given time. Meaning we’ve increased the amount of voice and data traffic that our network can manage in Kodiak by 50 percent,” Colley wrote. Modern cellphones conve...
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Tyner rolls perfect game
Steve Tyner reached bowling perfection Tuesday at Tropic Lanes. The longtime bowler rolled his first 300 game in Tuesday night’s co-ed league. A perfect game in bowling is 12 consecutive strikes. He said he was nervous when he let the last ball go. Tyner’s previous high game was a 299. The perfect game propelled him to a 762 series. His second game was a 217 and he finished with a 245. Out of the four leagues, thi...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 23
Friday, Jan. 17 • At 12:07 a.m., a 911 caller reported a dangerous vehicle on Tom Styles Road. Officers caught up with the vehicle and its driver was negative for DUI. • At 2:42 a.m., a 911 caller reported water was coming into his home on Thorsheim Street. Officers assisted the resident in clearing the drain and public works also showed up. • At 3:03 a.m., officers warned a couple of homes on Hemlock Street of th...
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Stage and Screen: A Hollywood hustle competes for the Oscars
“American Hustle” (2013) is a fun film that features two of the most beautiful and most glamorous female actors of the day: Amy Adams (Sydney Prosser) and Jennifer Lawrence (Rosalyn Rosenfeld). Add to that Christian Bale, arguably a male heartthrob himself, beefed-up to play a far less than attractive and corpulent Irving Rosenfeld. Bale sports one of the worst comb-over hairstyles imaginable. In fact, the first f...
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Golden Wheel isn't Crab Fest
To the Editor: I read with some consternation that after 40 years of Golden Wheel Amusements pitching our midway, the Crab Festival will have no rides. But — we’ve had a Crab Festival for more than 50 years! Tug o’war, footraces, survival suit races, bed races, cook-offs, sawdust scrambles, booths selling everything hands can make or happy folks can eat from a paper plate, face painting, henna art, an old-fashione...
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Arts Council requests entries for second altered book show
At last year’s altered book show, McKenzie Barnett modeled a dress made out of book pages. Joy Arneson’s “A Well Read Woman” dress took the people’s choice award and was one of 43 entries in the show. This year, the Kodiak Arts Council and the Kodiak Public Library Association hope to receive even more entries, and encourage people to “think outside the book,” KPLA organizer Natasha Pristas said. The two groups pa...
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