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Stage and Screen: 'Black or White' falls short
by Bernie Karshmer
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
"Black or White" (2014) falls short in important ways - interesting concept, but a poorly directed film and Kevin Costner’s acting doesn’t help either. I’ll elaborate. The backstory: A teenage white girl has a baby fathered by crack smoking 23 yea...
Alaska Science Forum: A yearly flood into the Gulf of Alaska
by Ned Rozell
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Satellite data has confirmed that the amount of freshwater released into the Gulf of Alaska from streams and rivers in Alaska and northern Canada is about 1.5 times what the Mississippi River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico each year. That astoundin...
Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started for halibut
Feb 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the taste of fresh halibut. Sweet, succulent, perhaps even faintly nutty. It’s hard to beat that first bite of the first fresh halibut of the year. Frozen halibut is terrific, and in fact it’s notable becau...
Garden Gate: Hybrids expand carrots’ shape, color options
by Marion Owen
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Can you imagine digging up a carrot from your garden and finding out that it weighs 19 pounds? That’s what John Evans of Palmer, Alaska, discovered in 1998. His carrot was verified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s heaviest carrot, we...
Fish Factor: Indicators point to low salmon prices
by Laine Welch
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. “I was really happy to see such a good mix of permits we were selling – it wasn’t just one thing,” said Olivia ...
Senior Life
Senior Life: Ringing in the New Year
Kodiak Senior Center will be hosting a happy hour to ring in 2015 on Tuesday, Dec 30 at 3 p.m. Since the center will be closing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 31, the international appetizer event will be held on Tuesday. Come join your friends to taste...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Center prepares for Turkey Day
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Center The senior center will be hosting its annual “Seniors Serving Seniors” Thanksgiving dinner at noon Friday, Nov 21st. Kodiak High School seniors will serve their elders that day. This is an event that has gone on i...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Center prepares for Halloween
The senior center has a number of activities and special events coming up: the fun of Halloween is no different for the older set than the younger set. We are having a costume party Friday, Oct. 31, and a picnic to go along with it. Come to the ce...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Sept. is National Senior Center month
September is here and the Senior Center has lots of new activities happening as it is National Senior Center month. Check out your newsletter or our agency’s website www.kodiakseniorcenter.org to see which activities are new, ongoing and in which ...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lots to do this summer for Kodiak seniors
Activities may be a bit different at the center this summer but there are still a number from which to choose. Our yoga instructor, Veronica Costa-Bolton, is taking off this summer but we do have video yoga on Mondays at 9:30. Veronica will return...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Blogs
High school students will soon choose career fair options by Nicole_Klauss
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
  By NICOLE KLAUSS Mirror Writer When Kodiak High School students return from winter break, they will have to make some decisions. Students in grades nine through twelve will be asked to choose different career presentations or college presentations to attend during the high school’s annual caree...
Caption/Description: Hunter and Talon Simeonoff from Old Harbor (ages 8 and 6) participated in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, reading a total of 2,045 minutes during the summer. Old Harbor School received the award this month. (Photo courtesy of Kodiak Island Borough School District) Old Harbor students win award for reading most in state by Nicole_Klauss
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
  By NICOLE KLAUSS Mirror Writer Two Old Harbor students racked up enough reading minutes this summer to take home the “Best in State: Alaska” distinction in the worldwide Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. “It’s a free program that helps encourage summer reading,” Old Harbor School teacher Jen...
Kodiak softball stays alive at state by Hawks97
Jun 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak High School's softball team went 1-1 on the first day of the small-school state championships Friday at Cartee Fields in Anchorage. Kodiak lost its first game to Ketchikan, 9-1, then stayed alive with a 10-0 win over Hutchison. The Bears play Northern Lights Conference rival Homer in a los...
Senior Austin Frick covers his head with his shirt after the Bears' 80-64 loss to Thunder Mountain in a loser-out contest at the 4A state championships Friday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. (Derek Clarkston photo) Friday hoops: Kodiak boys finish season with loss to Thunder Mt. by Hawks97
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 525 525 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak's boys couldn't overcome a rough first half and fell to Thunder Mountain, 80-64, in a loser-out contest at the 4A state championships Friday morning at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.  The Bears whittled a 22-point deficit down to nine points in the fourth quarter, but couldn't get any closer...
Kodiak girls claim first regional title since 1985 by Hawks97
Mar 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 388 388 recommendations | email to a friend
Note: Kodiak's last regional title was in 1985, not in 1983 as reported earlier. A dominant scoring spree paved the way for Kodiak’s first regional title in more than two decades. Down by eight points, the Bears closed the first half on a 17-2 run and never looked back, earning a 64-43 victory ov...
Kodiak boys claim region crown by Hawks97
Mar 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time since the 2001 undefeated season, Kodiak’s boys are Northern Lights Conference champions. The Bears won the title with an entertaining 56-50 win over top-seeded Colony Saturday at Colony High School. Four players scored in double figures for Kodiak with sophomore guard Alec Can...
GIrls Hoops: Kodiak earns spot in NLC title game by Hawks97
Mar 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak is headed to the Northern Lights Conference Championship game for the second consecutive season. The Bears rallied from a nine-point deficit to earn a 55-47 win over Wasilla in an NLC semifinal game Friday at Colony High School. Top-seeded Kodiak improved to 23-0 and advanced to Saturday’s...
Boys Hoops: Kodiak punches ticket to state by Hawks97
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak is headed to the 4A State Championships for the first time since 2011. The Bears punched their ticket to the big dance with a 58-42 win over Wasilla in a Northern Lights Conference semifinal game Friday afternoon at Colony High School. Kodiak (15-9) will play for its first NLC title since ...
Thursday NLC Tourney scores by Hawks97
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Girls Thursday’s Games Wasilla 45, Palmer 33 Colony 52, Kenai 21   Friday’s Games Consolation Palmer vs. Kenai, 10 a.m. Semifinals Kodiak vs. Wasilla, 1:15 p.m. Soldotna vs. Colony, 5 p.m.    Saturday’s Games Third-place, noon Championship, 3:30 p.m.  Boys Thursday’s Games Wasilla 70, Kenai 59, O...
Saturday hoops: Kodiak splits with Wasilla by Hawks97
Mar 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak's girls ended a perfect regular season with a 62-46 Northern Lights Conference victory over Wasilla Saturday at Kodiak High. The Bears finished 22-0, 10-0 in the NLC. Four Kodiak players reached double figures in scoring with Jerica Nelson leading the way with 21 points. Carissa Cannon add...
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