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2013 was deadliest year since 1997 in Alaska aviation
When Tyler Polum swam away from his sunken plane at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park this summer, he was the victim of grim luck. Polum and his passenger were unhurt. Thirty-five others died in Alaska aircraft accidents this year, according to statistics kept by the National Transportation Safety Board. That’s the most in a year since 1997, when 51 people died. According to the NTSB, there were 89 aircraft a...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 31
Tuesday, Dec. 24 • At 12:24 a.m., a 911 caller reported a large bear was standing near the dumpsters on the 2800 block of Woody Way Loop. It appeared the bear took a lot of trash into the woods. • At 2:28 a.m., a caller reported a man stole his cell phone. • At 5:50 a.m., a caller reported a man was sleeping next to a building on Kashevaroff Avenue. He was gone when officers arrived. • At 7:28 a.m., a caller repor...
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Horn adjusts to life in Germany
After Alysa Horn got adjusted to her new country, she didn’t slow down. The former Kodiak High School and University of Alaska Anchorage star is mowing down the competition in her first professional women’s basketball season in Germany. Horn plays for TSV Viernheim of the Bundelisga second division. Through the first half of the season, Horn leads her team with 18.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest. The forward...
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Predictions for 2014
Last year, the Daily Mirror predicted more construction, a break in the Coast Guard murders and big changes in Alaska fisheries. Those all came true in 2013, so we’re back to offer a few humble projections for 2014: • Fewer salmon. After a banner year in 2013, Kodiak’s salmon harvest will fall to average-below average levels. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has predicted a return to normal year, but we’re o...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Best wishes for New Years
Lots of folks approach New Year’s Day filled with resolve for big changes: Lose weight. Save money. Be a better person. While those are worthy goals, I shy away from the big ones in favor of smaller goals that are easier to achieve. I like to break my resolutions down to smaller bites so I can measure my progress a little better. Call it an incremental approach. I take encouragement from small gains. Take for exam...
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NLC power rankings: Colony takes Arizona tourney
There was not much hardwood action over the holiday weekend. Colony and Wasilla’s boys took trips to the Lower 48, while Kenai’s squads played endowment games against Nikiski. With so few games, there were not many changes in the Kodiak Daily Mirror Northern Lights Conference power rankings. Kodiak stayed on top of the girls rankings, while Colony remained as the top boys team. The rankings could look different ne...
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Local Results: Dec. 31
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Thursday, Dec. 26 Pacific Seafood 55, Island Espresso 43 Pete Oskolkoff 20, Adam Ross 13, Josh Olson 7, Joriah Barnett 6, Seth McCain 4, Jairom Barnett 3 and Elijah Patterson 2 points for Pacific Seafood. Juan Ruiz 17, Brandan Pickett 16, Noah Koller 4, Kalen Willis 2, Edmil Balila 2 and Brandon Ensley 2 points for Island Espresso. Ocean Beauty 102, ISA 87 Doug Frick 26,...
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Final fun run of 2013
The final fun run of 2013 is Tuesday. The Last Chance 5K Fun Run begins at noon on New Year’s Eve day at Kodiak High School. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. The course starts and finishes in the high school parking lot. In between, runners navigate Near Island. The race fee is $5, with all proceeds going to the Kodiak High School cross country team. Last year, Levi Thomet conquered a field of 28 runners in 16 min...
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8-year-old donates hair to kids in need
Hanna Moody may look like your average eight-year-old girl, but to some unknowing child in the world, she’s a hero. Moody made the decision to cut off all her hair in order to donate it to Locks of Love, a nonprofit that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged kids suffering from hair loss. The donations are intended to help their self-esteem and confidence. On Dec. 21, Hanna and her mom Kathy went to Viz...
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Garden Gate: Gardener's almanac is a gem
A delightful little book called “The Curious Gardener’s Almanac” found its way onto my desk a couple weeks before Christmas, a gift from a dear friend. As I read the paragraph on the inside flap, I knew I’d been given a gem. “A garden is not merely a haven of peace and tranquility, or a simple plot of land for vegetables, fruit, and flowers — it is a living encyclopedia of curious and fascinating knowledge, the ro...
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