Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
NLC POWER RANKINGS: Tournaments fill first week of hoops
The Alaska high school basketball season started in earnest last week, and 10 of the 12 Northern Lights Conference teams joined in on the fun. Most of the NLC teams were involved in four tournaments — the Doc Larson Roundball Classic in Wasilla, the Cougar Tip Off in Anchorage, and the Al Howard/Powerade and the Kenai River Challenge on the Kenai Peninsula. The conference had mixed results as the 10 teams combined...
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Measuring highest peaks in Brooks Range
U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps give you a choice on the height of Mount Isto. Depending on what map scale you choose, the mountain in the Brooks Range is either higher or lower than 9,000 feet. Using a new combination of techniques, an Alaska researcher has crowned Mt. Isto the highest peak in America’s arctic, unseating longtime presumed champion Mt. Chamberlain, listed at 9,020 feet. That scientist, UAF...
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Gov. finds support for tax plan
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker visited Kodiak Monday and presented an outline of his state budgeting approach to a special joint meeting with the city council and borough assembly. On Dec. 9, the administration announced a fiscal plan that includes widespread cuts to agencies, smaller permanent fund dividends and an income tax, all aimed at making up for state revenue shortfalls due to the low price of oil. “It’s as fair...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long-time radio man leaves KVOK
A long-time part of local radio station KVOK is leaving his show. Jack Bennett, who began working at the station almost 20 years ago, will no longer be doing his Sunday morning classic country show. He said he needs to do some traveling to visit family, but he’s not leaving Kodiak, where he and his wife have lived for 40 years. “There’s no better place on the planet during the good months,” Bennett said. He will s...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Gear upkeep shortens long winter nights
I might not be the earliest riser on Kodiak, but I bet I’m somewhere on the list. I go to bed earlier than most, too. We have to have company or a major distraction on TV to keep me up past 9 at night, but in compensation I generally get up between 3:30 and 4 each morning. That can have distinct advantages with the long days of summer, but what about the long nights of winter? I’m generally up with time on my hand...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerry Johnson
Jerry Johnson passed away in Kodiak on Dec. 19 at Bayview Assisted Living. Jerry was born Jan. 8, 1939, in Joliet, Illinois. He had an identical twin brother Jack, and an older brother Roger. His family moved to Kodiak in the late 1940s. The family lived and worked at the Port Wakefield herring reduction plant in Raspberry Straits before they moved into town when Jerry was in second grade. He continued his educati...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 22
Braxton Wade Beltran was born at 6:12 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2015, to Hannah Clark and Bryce Beltran. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak and Old Harbor and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a bartender, and the baby’s father is a fisherman. Also welcoming him to the family is Eli. Grandparents are Robin and Michael Clark from Kodiak, Sabrina Christiansen...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni Roundup: Wandersee starts for first time
For the first time in her young college basketball career, University of Alaska Anchorage’s Hannah Wandersee started for the first time over the weekend. The redshirt freshman forward cracked the starting lineup in both of UAA’s victories in the Seawolf Hoops Classic at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. In Saturday’s classic opener, a 75-45 win over Cedarville, Wandersee hit one of her four shots and scored...
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Local Results: Dec. 22
City League Basketball playoffs Friday, Dec. 18 St. Herman’s Hermits 2, ISA (forfeit) Trail Blazers 2, Net Systems (forfeit) Golden Alaska 76, Naranja Ninjas 53 Andy Shroeder 22 points, Zach Keplinger 21, Jaron Steele 16, Randy Diocares 15 and Charlie Garcia 2 for Golden Alaska. Brennen Bridgeford 17 points, Russell Grizzard 13, Earl McClelland 10, Clark Patterson 6, Will Robertson 5 and Lance Nation 2 for Naranja...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 22
Nov. 5 At 12:21 a.m., someone reported hearing yelling from a neighbor’s residence in the 700 block of East Rezanof Drive. It was quiet when police arrived, and no one answered the door. At 9:18 a.m., police received a report of two loose dogs roaming the street in the 2300 block of Beaver Lake Drive. They were gone when police arrived. At 9:23 a.m., police responded to a minor vehicle accident in the 2900 block o...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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