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The scoop about mastodons: Researchers were wrong
A long, long time ago, a hairy elephant stomped the northland, wrecking trees and shrubs as it fed of twigs, leaves and bark. These mastodons left a few scattered teeth and bones in Alaska and the Yukon, reminders of an animal that lived as far south as Honduras. A recent look at those far-north mastodons shows the creatures vanished from the Arctic thousands of years before earlier than researchers had thought. A...
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Teeing Off: Getting to know Kodiak’s newest hoops coach
Krista Hicks hasn’t had any trouble sleeping, lately. Kodiak High School’s new girls basketball coach did have a few restless nights a couple weeks back. “I felt like I had so much to tell them (players) and I would just wake up, grab my phone, jot down all these notes and go back to sleep. It was a bit ridiculous. It was a good thing my husband was out of town, he would have killed me.” Hicks’ husband is a Coast ...
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Playbook: Dec. 17
Thursday, Dec. 18 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Barrow at the T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School, 3 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Service at the T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School, 4:30 p.m.
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Local Results: Dec. 17
City League Basketball Dec. 11 Taco Bell 52, Water of Life B 40 Amy Fogle 24 points, Debbie Rohrer 8, Jen Wilcox 5, Kathrynn Symmes 5, Lisa Frick 4, Joanna Garcia 2, Betsy Lund 2 and Melissa Longgood 2 for Taco Bell. Todd Hiner 13 points, Nick Kesling 13, Jason Foster 6, Ashley Hiner 5, Nick Floyd 2 and Isabelle Hiner 1 for Water of Life. Island Espresso 69, Strangers 49 Juan Ruiz 25 points, Levi Fried 13, Kalen W...
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Stage and Screen: 'Interstellar' and 'The Homesman' — A lesser of two evils
Movie reviewing is a serious undertaking. While there is certainly room for variation in film commentary – many wonder what film a particular reviewer saw when they assigned a “rave review” to a movie which seems second class, at best. Several years ago a movie review exposé highlighted “hired-gun” reviewers who were apparently paid by some production companies to publish rave reviews that could be quoted in promo...
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Actors audition for 'Tarzan'
A crowd of students and adults sang, danced and gamboled around the stage on Friday, all in an effort to get a part in the upcoming Kodiak Arts Council production of the musical “Tarzan.” Lissa Woodbury-Jensen, who has directed a number of other theater productions in Kodiak, is directing and choreographing “Tarzan.” After seeing the kids and adults audition, Woodbury-Jensen said, "I think we have a great mix, and...
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Horn posts double-double in Germany
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Alysa Horn busted out of a mini slump with her first double-double of the year. Horn poured in 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Osnabruck’s 77-69 victory over Lichterfelde in a Bundelisga second division women’s professional basketball game Sunday. The Kodiak High School product was held to single-digit scoring in her two previous games. That wasn’t the case Sunday in the final...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 16
Dec. 5 Around 12:58 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:02 a.m., police arrested a man on Shelikof Street for a warrant. At 8:50 a.m., a 911 caller requested a subject removal on Thorsheim Street. The person left when police asked. At 12:24 p.m., a loose dog was seen on Marine Way. It was gone when police arrived. At 12:54 p.m., police received a report of someone finding a fake $20 on Mill Bay Ro...
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Kodiak greeted with balmy December weather
Kodiak High School’s baseball coach James Arnold and a few of his players were practicing Saturday at Baranof Field. It was a scene fit for summer. Don’t tell them what month it is; they were just taking advantage of Kodiak’s balmy weather. Who said baseball can’t be played in Alaska in December? According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak city has recorded a high temperature of more than 40 degrees in 14 of...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 16
Around Kodiak Volunteer opportunity for Island Trails Network. Eight graders will be helping sort marine debris collected from Near Island on Dec. 19. ITN needs 3-4 volunteers to help out between 9 a.m. and 2-2:30 p.m.
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