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Kodiak wins first NLC title since 1996
Seventeen years ago, Kodiak captured its first volleyball conference championship. There was plenty to celebrate Saturday when a Hannah Wandersee kill earned the Bears their second title, against Palmer at Soldotna High School. “It was reassuring and crazy just knowing that it was finally over an...
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GCI cuts KTUU in Kodiak
To see the peacock, you’ll need a pair of rabbit ears. On Friday, negotiations between cable provider GCI and Anchorage NBC affiliate KTUU-TV failed to meet a GCI-imposed deadline. In response, Alaska’s largest cable television provider cut KTUU signals for 7,000 rural Alaskans, including those i...
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Redicing individual residential energy costs
In Tuesday’s KDM was an article entitled “National Solar Testing Site Being Launched in Vermont.” Relevant points were that this new research facility has major support (e.g., Sandia Laboratories, IBM, DoE, etc.) and the focus of this facility is on cold weather environments (similar to Alaska’s)...
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Garden Gate: A grabbag of questions
Garden columnist Marion Owen answers your questions each Monday in the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Ask your questions at mygarden@alaska.net. Q: Can shredded computer paper be used as mulch in the garden or be added to the compost pile? A: The good news is that many studies have tested the safety and us...
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Fish Factor: New observer program finds many fish tossed overboard
Keeping tabs on how many and what kinds of fish are coming over the rails is a key tool in Alaska’s highly successful fishery management programs. For nearly four decades, that has been the job of fishery observers who track everything that is hauled aboard trawlers, crabbers and most other fishi...
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Charities begin gearing up for holidays
As Christmas approaches, Kodiak’s charities are preparing as much as the most earnest holiday shoppers. The Salvation Army, Kodiak Bible Chapel and other groups are collecting supplies to brighten Christmases around Kodiak and the world. This week, the Salvation Army will open signups for its Tha...
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Visiting lecturer talks Poe to Kodiak audience
Edgar Allen Poe never traveled west of the Appalachian Mountains, but for nine months, he’s a figure close to Kodiak. “You get your power from dark, dammed Terror Lake: Poe is your homeboy,” Louisiana State University professor J. Gerald Kennedy said to laughter and applause Friday night at Kodia...
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Teacher Spotlight: Helping students earn certifications for life after high school
Bill McGuire’s auto shop class at Kodiak High School is a popular one. McGuire is teaching four auto shop classes and two small engines classes this year, and he has close to 100 students in just the auto shop classes alone. McGuire has a background in teaching and working in the oil field. He sp...
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