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TEEING OFF: Let the baseball fun begin
I interrupt your Week 4 NFL viewing to talk baseball. Sorry, but there is nothing better in the world than playoff baseball. Chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven and surprise licks to the face from Pepper Jack just don’t measure up to baseball in October. The stadium atmosphere is amped up and every pitch counts. The postseason begins Oct. 6 with the American League wild-card game. Before that game is pla...
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Help needed to thoroughly wash away sins
As I sat in the line at the Petro Express car wash waiting to wash the Katmai ash off my car Wednesday, I wondered what spiritual lesson I might be learning. Wouldn’t it be nice to just drive through and have our troubles washed off, safely inside my private bubble, without commitment, without really engaging with others? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some automated machine that could just rid us of our sins? I...
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Kodiak football hosts Barrow in season finale
Joe Floyd Track and Field will have a Hollywood feel to it Saturday afternoon. An NFL Network film crew will be taping Kodiak High School’s 3 p.m. football game against Barrow, a team that is being showcased in the network’s series “Football Town: Barrow, Alaska.” The eight-episode series debuted on Sept. 22, and can be seen every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. on GCI channel 36 (630 HD). Kodiak coach Bill McGuire isn’t wor...
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Stevens may back pipeline buyout
State Senator Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, is leaning towards supporting Gov. Bill Walker’s proposals during the upcoming special legislative session Oct. 24 in Juneau. Walker called the special session to buy out TransCanada’s share in the proposed gas pipeline and to pass a tax on unproduced natural gas reserves still in the ground. Walker contends a new tax on untapped known natural gas reserves would act as a prod ...
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Assembly candidates debate the issues
Candidates for Kodiak Island Borough assembly gave their priorities, and questioned each other at a forum Tuesday night. Five candidates of the six for assembly showed up. Sara Sundsten was the lone person who did not attend. Kyle Crow said he wants to make the public feel confident in their government. He wants to simplify laws and eliminate unnecessary ones and reduce spending. Chris Lynch mentioned ensuring qua...
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Week in Words: Getting at root’s roots
With local elections coming up, and the political rhetoric around the presidential campaigns ubiquitous on our airwaves, I hear much discourse on what it means to be an American, an Alaskan, and even a Kodiakan. I hear people talking about our roots. I figure, what better word — “root” — to take pause and dissect, this being a column about roots, after all. “Root” is the modern spelling of the late Old English “ro...
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City candidates address Near Island, consolidation, tax base
The candidates for Kodiak City Council and city mayor are running unopposed in the Oct. 6 election. The Kodiak Daily Mirror submitted questions to all the candidates and received the following responses. See Friday’s Mirror from candidates in the contested borough assembly race.   City council candidate: Laura Arboleda  What in your background or experience uniquely qualifies you to serve on the council/as mayor? ...
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Volleyball seniors to play in final home matches
Entering high school, Tracy Gatter wanted to play football. However, football interfered with volleyball. “If football wasn’t in the fall, I definitely would have tried it out,” said Gatter, a former Kodiak Football League youth player. Gatter still found a way to be a quarterback. The senior — more on that later — is the setter on Kodiak’s undefeated (8-0 in non-tournament action, 6-0 in the Northern Lights Confe...
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Housing costs driving more away
To the editor: For the first time I read in a Kodiak Daily Mirror the complete story of a serious problem in our town that many must have noticed but no one has really talked about. It was in Liz Simmons’ column on the Religion page in last Friday’s paper. Most of us are aware that Kodiak’s population had not changed since the turn of the century (2000). This is not because we stopped reproducing, but because more...
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Kodiak volleyball looks to stay on top
Kodiak enters its final home volleyball matches of the season aiming to stay perfect in the Northern Lights Conference. The conference-leading Bears (6-0 in the NLC, 8-0 in non-tournament play) hosts Wasilla Friday and Saturday. Friday’s match — a designated Dig Pink Match — begins at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 1:30 p.m. Wasilla is 2-1 in the NLC, with wins over Soldotna and Colony. The Warriors lost to Ke...
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