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Have a soothing Halloween
The end of the year is upon us. That’s right. According to the old Celtic calendar, Saturday night, Oct. 31, is Old Year’s Night, the one night of the year when witches and ghosts find their way into the world of the living and inflict a little horror. The modern definition of “horror” as an “emotion or feeling of disgust or dread” has been around for about 600 years. It’s a French word from the Latin “horror,” wh...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Dribblers a family, community tradition
The sharp whistle stopped every one in action. You could almost hear a pin drop in the gym. The small mob of basketball-playing elementary boys convened in the center by the adults. The unknowns were hanging in the air. For the players, the parents and the coaches. This was the start of  Little dribbler basketball tryouts. With paper numbers pinned on their chests, the boys were split into three groups and sent of...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 29
Oct. 21 At 2:27 a.m., police received a report of a bear digging through a trash bin in the 1300 block of Selief Lane. At 3:07 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1900 block of East At 3:27 a.m., police warned a driver in the East Rezanof Drive and Sharatin Road area for having an unilluminated license plate. At 8:29 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1000 block of East Rezanof Drive for not having headl...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 29
Oct. 21 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted two hunters at a Kodiak residence after receiving a complaint about an elk harvested without a drawing permit on Afognak. They found the first hunter had shot it without a drawing permit but it had been recorded on the second one’s harvest ticket. The first hunter was issued a citation for taking an elk closed season and unlawful possession and transportation of game. The...
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Wrestlers head back to Anchorage
First-year Kodiak wrestling coach Mike Hautala was pleased with his team’s season-opening performance at last week’s West Anchorage Open. The Bears walked away with a fourth-place finish, a champion and two runner-ups. “I was a little worried about how the ferry was going to effect us, it was something new for me,” Hautala said. “We started off slow, but they stepped it up when they needed to.” He liked what he sa...
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Rain flooded roads in Bells Flats, vehicles stuck
By JULIE HERRMANN Mirror Writer Tuesday’s record rains caused water to flow across roads in Bells Flats and vehicles to get stuck. “Our road service people are out there right now, and the state is out there, too,” said George Lee, the Womens Bay Service Area Board chairman. “We’ve had to pull two people out so far because they were going through too fast.” Lee said water coming down Sargent Creek was flooding acr...
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No deaths in fishing for a year
The deadliest catch is getting a lot less deadly. Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard reported to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that for the first time in known history, no one died on the job while commercial fishing in Alaska during the last federal fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. “This is the first year, going back as far as we have records, that we didn’t have what I’ll characterize as an operati...
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KHS swim team off to Valdez
Valdez holds a special place in John Lindquist’s heart. The fishing port with a population of just under 4,000 is where Kodiak’s veteran coach won his first Region III swimming and diving championship. Since winning the first boys title in program history in 2003, the Bear boys have stood on top of the podium in 10 of the last 12 years. The girls have won the past eight titles. Domination. “It is memorable when yo...
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Community orchestra back after long rest
Jenny Stevens has a timely message of encouragement for local musicians this week. “It’s much more fun to play with other people than by yourself,” she said. All string, wind and percussion players of high school age or older will have an opportunity to join forces at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium choral pod, as a Kodiak community orchestra begins rehearsals. Momentum for an orchestra to meet ...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Dunbar races to victory
Kodiak’s own Trevor Dunbar picked up an emotional victory in his return to cross country on Sunday in Boston. Running in honor of his grandmother, Sylvelin Keller, who recently died at the age of 89, Dunbar won the men’s championship 8-kilometer race at the 25th Boston Mayor’s Cup Cross Country meet. “She ran through my mind a few times and it was nice to compete for her,” Dunbar told baa.org. “She’s been in my me...
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