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Lindquist, Cummiskey win pentathlon
Kodiak swimmers Talon Lindquist and Marina Cummiskey took home individual honors at the 34th SoHi Pentathlon Friday at Soldotna High School. Lindquist, a sophomore, defended his title from a year ago, while Cummiskey, also a sophomore, captured her first title. The Pentathlon consisted of 50 yards of each stroke, plus a 100-yard individual medley. Times are added and a winner is decided. Lindquist won three out of...
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Palmer football runs by Kodiak
First-year Kodiak football coach Bill McGuire was looking for a statement victory against Palmer on Saturday. And after an electrifying second quarter, the Bears were in position to do just that. Palmer, though, had different thoughts. The Moose blanked Kodiak in the second half and picked up a 41-20 Northern Lights Conference victory at Machetanz Field. The Bears dropped to 3-4 overall, and finished NLC play with...
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GARDEN GATE: Simplify, nutrify your salmon chowder
When you cook for the public, be prepared for challenges, especially when it comes to food allergies. For example, prior to a recent dinner cruise, I noticed the guest roster included a person that was lactose intolerant and another one that was a pescetarian, which is a vegetarian that will eat fish. What to do? The evening weather was calling for cooler than normal temps, so I opted for a salmon chowder as the f...
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FISH FACTOR: Crabbers sour on possible shutdown
Bering Sea crabbers are again facing the possibility of a delayed fishery as congressional Republicans threaten to shut down the government, this time over federal funding of Planned Parenthood. A shutdown two years ago stalled the crab opener by two days, costing the fleet more than $5 million in food, fuel and other fees as the boats stood idly by for a week or more awaiting an outcome. “It was a huge mess last ...
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Police body cam policy unclear
At least some Kodiak Police Department officers wear body cameras, but KPD was not available to answer questions about policies for their use and background on the use of the cameras. The Kodiak Daily Mirror called KPD in search of information on general camera use policies and background not related to any specific incident. Through her administrative assistant, Chief Ronda Wallace declined to comment. Police adm...
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Kodiak boys try to win 14th consecutive regional XC title
As a freshman, Keith Osowski saved the Kodiak boys’ cross country regional winning streak. Going in as underdogs, Osowski, normally the Bears’ fourth runner, finished a season-best sixth, which was the deciding factor in a slim three-point victory over Colony that gave Kodiak its 12th straight title. On Saturday in Colony, Kodiak is attempting to stretch its winning streak to 14, and Osowski will once again be a f...
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Family dinners help combat youth substance abuse
September 28 is Family Day which is part of a national movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s children substance free. I am pleased to serve as Alaska’s Honorary Chair. Research at casafamilyday.org shows that children with hands-on, engaged parents are far less likely to smoke, drink or use other substances and that having regular family dinners can go a long way as ...
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Fish waste totes removed due to improper use
People using the public use stations in St. Herman Harbor and at the Kodiak Harbor Spit to filet fish will have to find a new place to deposit the carcasses and guts because the totes that used to be there for fish waste disposal have been removed due to improper dumping. The stations provided a filet area, the totes, and water free of charge for public use. Signs on the totes warned that they were only for fish w...
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KAMP steers wayward in the right direction
Hillary Clinton told us that it takes a village to raise a child. Kodiak Area Mentor Program (KAMP) says that it takes a community to steer the wayward “child” in the right direction. That “child” may be a teenager, a 30-something or a post-50. Pitfalls are scattered along the road of life and age doesn’t seem to matter. What matters to KAMP is that those incarcerated for criminal activities are prepared to be pos...
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PREP PICKS: Jocking for playoff position
With only two weeks left in the regular season, the medium-small school playoff picture is nearly complete. With Soldotna, Kenai and North Pole already clinching a place in postseason, only one spot is up for grabs, and that will be decided next week when Juneau plays Thunder Mountain. The winner of that game will grab the Southeast Conference’s second berth. Also next week, Kenai plays Soldotna in a game that dec...
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