Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
KHS boys hoops play on Boxing Day
The Kodiak High School boys basketball team will be boxing out opponents on Boxing Day. The Bears are playing a pair of “unofficial” games on Saturday, the day after Christmas, which is also known as Boxing Day, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the KHS gym. The Blue and Gold game, an intrasquad scrimmag...
Dec 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Christmas recognizes tough holidays
It’s a cold, slushy day in Kodiak this Thursday morning, but cozy and warm in Monk’s Rock, where the sense of hospitality is as thick as the fog outside. I usually don’t get into the Christmas spirit until after the fourth Sunday of Lent, but this year it has come quicker, because I have had the ...
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Week in Words: Putting the chi back in Christmas
Xmas is legit. I grew up hearing, and still hear today, about how wrong “x-mas” is, how it “takes the Christ out of Christmas.” It appears that we have been using “xmas” as long as we have been saying “Christmas.” “Christmas,” as the one-word version of the Old English “Christes maesse” (referrin...
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Trial continues in Wild Alaskan case
The trial of the owners of a controversial floating strip club formerly in the Kodiak harbor began two weeks ago in federal court in Anchorage and continues this week. Darren Byler and Kimberly Riedel-Byler, who are married and ran a floating bar and strip club aboard the former crabber vessel Wi...
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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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/...
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Count day down, count week up due to weather
The bad weather on Saturday resulted in a lower than normal average number of species spotted by the local Audubon chapter during the annual Christmas bird count, but the number of species spotted during the days before and after is higher than usual. “Species diversity was down, and also, I’m no...
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Foundation finishes annual month of giving grants
The Kodiak Community Foundation has given their last grant during the 2015 Month of Giving for a total of $5,900 given during 2015, according to a release from the foundation. Over the month, the foundation gave grants to the Kodiak Girl Scouts, Baranov Museum, Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, Kodiak Are...
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We will all have to face fiscal pain
To the editor: My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the governor’s reception this past Monday evening on Near Island. The event was both impressive and enjoyable, and certainly the organizers, sponsors, and kitchen staff deserve a “well done” for their efforts. One hour of the event was de...
Dec 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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