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Three Kodiak hunters get citations on suspicion of game violations
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Three local hunters received citations in separate incidents for alleged hunting violations, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers said Sunday. AWT said 27-year-old Jason Brennick was contacted by troopers ...
Zoellner, rape suspect, faces sentencing today
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak resident Robert Zoellner Jr., who pleaded guilty in January to coercion and attempted assault in the first degree after being accused of rape, will be sentenced today. Zoellner, 34, faces up...
Fish Factor: Hatcheries add to catch throughout state
by Laine Welch
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Each year more than one-third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery. There are 31 hatchery facilities in Alaska: 15 privately owned, 11 state owned, two federal researc...
Bears erase 2-0 deficit for inaugural soccer win
by Derek Clarkston
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Jose Cortez sprang into the air with a what-just-happened look on his face. Seconds later he was in the middle of a celebration, soaking up the moment with his Kodiak High School boys soccer teamma...
It’s time to take ‘stalk’ of your rhubarb
by Marion Owen
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
It was a few Aprils ago: As the Portland-Seattle “Cascades” train rounded a gentle turn between Puyallup and Tacoma, it clicked along the tracks like fingernails strumming a comb. The view through ...
GRIZZLY SECRETS: Biologist discovers where brown bears den in the North Slope oilfield region
by Dick Shideler and Riley Woodford
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In the early 1990s when ADFG wildlife biologist Dick Shideler began research on grizzly bears living in the North Slope oilfield region, he wondered where the bears denned. Looking around at the re...
Coombs, Beltran net first KHS soccer goals
by Derek Clarkston
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Abi Coombs and Daniel Beltran are now an answer to a trivia question. The two scored the first goals in the history of Kodiak High School’s varsity soccer program in Friday matches against Nikiski ...
KHS girls fall to Nikiski in conference match
by Derek Clarkston
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
After topping Kodiak 3-1 in Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference match, Nikiski’s girls soccer coach Troy Zimmerman walked away impressed with the Bears’ first-year program. “They put on a great g...
Fundraiser benefits McCarthy brothers
by Derek Clarkston
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
On good days, James McCarthy spends time hitting golf balls at an Anchorage driving range. Despite battling pancreatic cancer, he still has his picturesque swing that guides the club to the ball — ...
Bullying, body image and the afterlife
by Julie Herrmann
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kodiak High School drama club’s spring performances are a more serious matter this year with two plays that focus on bullying and body image and looking back over life decisions. “Tracks” has a...
Family has grave moment with beloved pet
by ZOYA SALTONSTALL
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
As I stood on the edge of the gravesite in progress, I was suddenly grateful that my husband, Patrick, is an archaeologist and so at ease with digging large holes. Skilled with a shovel, Patrick st...
Isle Bells to ring in spring with world premiere
by Julie Herrmann
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak’s hand bell choir will be ringing in the spring season on Sunday with the world premiere of a piece of music composed just for them plus a mixture of old and new favorites. Isle Bells brand ...
A BASEBALL LIFE: Game balls don’t have a long career
by Derek Clarkston
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A baseball doesn’t always end its career as a hero. The lucky ones head to Cooperstown, a lot of them end up as souvenirs and the rest go to the baseball graveyard. The lifespan of a baseball was a...
Yes, God loves dorks
by Liz Simmons
Apr 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Observations about Kodiakans No. 24 and 25: Kodiak residents are very proud of their town, and wear clothing proudly displaying the name Kodiak, or next best, Alaska the 49th state founded in 1959....
Leisnoi prepping to log Chiniak Lake and Lagoon
by Peter T. Hanley
Apr 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Adding insult to environmental injury to the unique Chiniak Sitka Spruce forest, A-1 Timber Consultants (A-1), according to my information, is doing preparatory work for clear-cut logging around Ch...
Fagan disregards Economics 101
by Stan Sargent
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
I have been reading the rants of Mr. (Jamie) Fagan for a while now and have generally been able to ignore the simplistic arguments that he propounds. His latest pronouncements on the Gold Standard ...
Kodiak’s caring people show faith at work
by Mike Rostad
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
“You must help the weak,” said the Apostle Paul as he bid farewell to his beloved Ephesians, “and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to rec...
Kodiak baseball begins SCC games
by Derek Clarkston
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
After starting the season with six nonconference games, Kodiak’s baseball team will finally play a game that counts today against Soldotna. The Southcentral Conference opener for both teams begins ...
Kodiak marks National ALS Awareness Month in May
by DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neuromuscular, progressive neurodegenerative disease. Its cause is still a mystery and a cure is still the elusive butterfly. It was first described i...
Public Safety Blotter: April 24
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
April 9 At 8:30 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive and cited them for having no proof of insurance. At 9:02 a.m., a caller reported a disturbance on Thorsheim Street. It was ver...