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Bear seen on Mill Bay Road
Another bear was spotted wandering around town early Tuesday. According to a Kodiak bear observation form released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the adult bear was seen on Mill Bay Road at 12:23 a.m. A resident on Murphy Way called the Daily Mirror and said a bear had left tracks in his yard late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. On Saturday, a bear was spotted on Selief Lane. Contact the Daily M...
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Alaska Science Forum: On the track of the wolverine
As I skied on a frozen river, a hairy creature trotted toward me. When the wolverine spotted me, it popped up in the air like an antelope, landed like a cat, and bounced away into the high country of the Wrangell Mountains. Nicknamed the devil bear, woods devil or carcajou, the wolverine has a Latin name, Gulo gulo, that means “glutton.” The Koyukon Indians have a better name, “doyon,” from the Russian “toyon,” wh...
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Business Spotlight: Videographer hopes to go pro with scenes of local life
What began as a septuagenarian’s challenge could become Kodiak’s best travel guide — and it might even go viral. Last fall, art teacher and fisherman Ann Barker found herself approaching 70 and confronted an inner need to diversify a fish-centered career. She opted to turn a hobby videotaping her and husband Bill Barker’s fishing expeditions into a community service and, she hopes, a business. “I started Kodiak Vi...
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Frick returns to state
Austin Frick is going to finish his Kodiak High School basketball career at the same place it started — the 4A state championships. After playing at state his freshman year, Frick didn’t think it would take until his senior year for him to be making a return trip to Sullivan Arena. “With our teams, I pretty much expected it, but we had a couple struggles at the end of the year,” Frick said. Kodiak did not struggle...
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Fried brings state experience to the hardwood
Kodiak’s Levi Fried is used to competing on the big stage. Last year, the junior won the 800-meter state title and was part of the Bears’ state championship track and field team. Fried has also competed at the state cross country and wrestling championships. He is set to add another sport to his state championship credentials. Fried is a backup guard on the Kodiak boys basketball team that opens the 4A state tourn...
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Playbook: March 18
Thursday, March 20 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. West Anchorage at the 4A state championships at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, 5:15 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Dimond at the 4A state championships at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, 8:45 p.m.
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The boys state basketball field
No. 1 West Anchorage Key wins — Lathrop, Service (three times), East Anchorage, Thunder Mountain. Losses — Monroe Catholic (twice), Anchorage Christian, Dimond and East Anchorage. No. 2 Lathrop Key wins — East Anchorage, Kodiak, West Valley, Colony Losses — West Anchorage, Monroe, West Valley. No.3 Service Key wins — Kodiak, East Anchorage (twice), Thunder Mountain Losses — Thunder Mountain, Monroe, West Anchorage...
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Michael J. Winegarden
Former Kenai/Soldotna area resident Michael J. Winegarden, 43, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home in Redmond, Wash. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kenai.  Bishop Matthew Quiner will officiate.  Burial will be in the Kenai City Cemetery immediately following the funeral. Mike was born June 27, 1970 in Fairbanks, Alaska.  He moved with h...
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Alumni update: Dunbar’s Oregon Ducks claim national indoor track title
Trevor Dunbar can now add NCAA national champion to his already impressive resume. On Saturday, Dunbar’s University of Oregon Ducks hoisted the men’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field championship trophy in Albuquerque, N.M. The Ducks amassed 62 points, eight points ahead of runner-up Arkansas. Dunbar played a big role in helping Oregon seal its first title since 2009. The senior from Kodiak ran the final leg on Oregon’...
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Austerman files for father’s House seat
Current Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Carol Austerman announced her candidacy as a Republican for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 seat on Monday. Under the recently enacted redistricting plan, District 32 will be the district including Kodiak, which is now in District 35. Austerman aims to succeed her father, Alan Austerman, as the representative for Kodiak, Yakutat and other Gulf of Alaska...
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