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Malutin a star on 1949 Kodiak hoops squad
Kodiak lost a sports legend Wednesday morning. Iver Malutin, a member of Kodiak’s first championship basketball team, died at the age of 82 of heart complications at a hospital in Anchorage. Malutin was a star forward on the 1949 Kodiak High School boys basketball team that won the Fur Rendezvous Tournament in Anchorage. It was the first championship in the school’s history and it came 10 years before Alaska becam...
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Discover Kodiak contest to pull community into its promotions
Aspiring photographers have another opportunity to get their work noticed in travel literature through Discover Kodiak’s annual photo contest, beginning now. Winners get into Discover Kodiak’s visitors’ guide and other online materials and some cash prizes. Photos for the contest, which runs through September 5, should have one common theme: Kodiak. “We’re looking for photo submissions of 25 photos per disk per pe...
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Soil and Water offers hoop house help
Hoop houses can grow a huge variety of plants all year round and, thanks to a program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture facilitated by the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District, hoop house builders can get reimbursed. The Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District is offering Wednesday first-come, first-served informational sessions about hoop houses, also known as high tunnels. The walk-in time is fr...
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Stage and screen: Is a picture 'worth a thousand words?'
Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) and Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) are seriously damaged people. They are also honors-level teachers at an upscale private school in the film “Words and Pictures” (2013). Jack, in spite of his out-of-control drinking, and irresponsible teaching style, is revered by his wannabe Ivy League students. Jack has a long and diminishing track record at his school. While once a star teacher and w...
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Playbook: June 26
Friday, June 27 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Eagle River at Baranof Field, 7:30 p.m.
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MTAB mulls new larger and faster Tusty
The Marine Transportation Advisory Board held its quarterly meeting at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center Tuesday, with discussion centering on a larger and faster replacement for the Tustumena. “This is very much of an informational meeting,” MTAB chair Robert Venables told the Mirror on the sidelines of the meeting. “We’re engaging communities and user groups, ridership as well as interacting with the departmen...
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June 5, 2014
• At 12:04 a.m., police received a call regarding a subject removal on Larch Street. There was a verbal argument and the subject was gone when police arrived. • At 12:55 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Selief Lane. • At 1:08 a.m., someone called 911 requesting a welfare check on East Rezanof Drive. The person did not meet protective custody requirements. • Around 1:28 a.m., police conducted three...
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Guardian Flight buys Apollo MT, new plan offered
Guardian Flight and Apollo Medi Trans reunited after five years as separate companies and came with a new plan to service Alaskans. Both companies, once under the same ownership but then split off from each other, provided emergency medical air transportation services to people in Alaska and around the U.S. Guardian Flight offered actual transportation services on airplanes, while Apollo MT provided insurance and ...
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Alaska’s unemployed flat, Kodiak’s sees seasonal bump
Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed unchanged month-to-month at 6.4 percent in May, compared with April. Locally, Kodiak’s unemployment rolls edged slightly higher with its job market remaining stable. Kodiak’s official unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent month-to-month from 4.8 percent in April to 4.9 percent in May. Its monthly unemployment improved on an annual basis — May 2013’s rate was 5....
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Grand Slam hits the one-year mark as book collection grows
Denise Duncan, co-owner of Grand Slam Toys & Books, sees a lot more books on the shelves in the near future. “I definitely want to make our book section a lot bigger. I want a huge book section because we’re lacking that in Kodiak,” Duncan told the Mirror at Grand Slam’s first anniversary event on June 21. A few dozen people attended the store’s first birthday party, or “carnival” as Duncan called it. The event, h...
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