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4A state begins today
Kodiak’s reign as the defending 4A girls basketball state champions is about to come to an end. With the Bears not qualifying for this year’s state tournament, a new champion will be crowned Saturday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Eight teams will take aim to grab that crown when the opening round begins today. Leading the way is undefeated West Valley (24-0), which opens against Thunder Mountain at 8 a.m. The Wo...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo dances into March Madness
I never thought the day would come when Gizmo would turn down a doggie treat. But after three intense days of picking March Madness games, Gizmo is drunk on biscuits. Who knew the pooch could only fit so many bacons into his 10-pound frame? Certainly not me — I’ve seen how he inhales his dinner, and it isn’t pretty. Being induced into a food coma was well worth it, as Gizmo joined the madness that is the NCAA Divi...
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School board approves additional hands-on projects
The Kodiak Island Borough School District School Board approved the purchase of additional project-based learning from Trillium Learning for homeschool students. The two additional projects will have Kodiak students monitoring tsunami debris and learning how to use unmanned aerial vehicles. “Earlier this evening, we approved the use of grant funds to expand the projects through Alaska Teach, which is our homeschoo...
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Alaska Science Forum: Northern trails sponging up winter rainfall
As he contemplates another long snowmachine journey, Matthew Sturm might consider packing a raincoat. Rain fell in Interior Alaska a few weeks before his trip, glazing supercooled highways and forming a crust on the snowpack. "You remember all the jokes about how climate change is going to be good for (Alaskans)?" said Sturm, a snow scientist with UAF's Geophysical Institute. "Now it's like the joke's on us. Rain ...
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Refuting bar owner’s letter to the editor
To the editor, In the Thursday, March 12 edition of the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Mr. (George) Gatter made several points against the passage of SB-1 with misinformation that I will proceed to refute — one by one. 1) Sen. Peter Micciche no doubt has a personal mission to protect individuals from tobacco smoke because of the death of his father and other family members. The senator does have a passion for this topic alo...
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Committee opens downtown survey
The Downtown Revitalization Committee has a new survey out to get public input on revitalizing the downtown area of Kodiak. The City of Kodiak’s committee already has a long list of items to improve downtown Kodiak that range from adding informative signs to adding a small children’s park to painting over graffiti. The subcommittee wants, “to get feedback from residents and business as to what they may want change...
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David Wayne Heitman
David Wayne Heitman of Kodiak, Alaska, passed away on March 7, 2015, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. He was 50 years old. He was born to Patrick and Carolyn Heitman on Oct. 31, 1964, in Reno, Nevada, near Stead Air Force Base, where his father was stationed. It was Nevada Centennial Day. In 1968, the family moved back to Kodiak, Patrick’s hometown, where David grew up. David was a natural...
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The day Kodiak bid final farewell to 5 fishermen
When the Rev. Debra Vanover spoke about the lives lost after the sinking of the fishing vessel Lin-J in 1999, she talked about how the tentacles of anguish gripped Kodiak’s tight-knit community. Exactly 16 years ago to this day, more than 700 people crowded into the auditorium to pay their final respects to Lin-J skipper Blake Kinnear, 49; Jason Conlon, 24; Marc “Shayne” Hill, 45; John McKerley, 39; and Aaron Mill...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 18
Feb. 15 Around 12:53 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 2:12 a.m., police gave a no camping advisement on Mill Bay Road. At 5:14 a.m., a 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident and malicious mischief on Selief Lane. A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief in the fourth degree and disorderly conduct. At 11:33 a.m., police placed a wallet found on Rezanof Drive into evidence for sa...
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Kodiak hospital gets award
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center received an award for high-quality care from a Medicare quality improvement organization, according to a Tuesday release. PKIMC received the 2014 Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. “Mountain-Pacific recognizes hospitals throughout Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, and Hawaii that are outstanding in their dedication to quality care, especially in the clin...
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