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Cliff fall survivor may be discharged next week
A Kodiak teen injured in a fall from a cliff near White Sands Beach is on the mend in Anchorage and may return home to Kodiak soon. Brenda Finley reports that her son Nathan, 14, slipped on a mossy trail heading towards a beach near White Sands on July 5, resulting in a significant fall. Estimates of the fall were between 20 and 30 feet. “He lost his footing on the moss… He slipped and he fell and he went sliding....
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Little League all-star games postponed
Both the Kodiak Major and Junior all-star squads got an unexpected day off Thursday. Both teams’ District I pool play games in Anchorage were canceled because of unplayable field conditions. That makes two consecutive days without games for the Majors, Kodiak’s 11- and 12-year-old all-star team. Kodiak was supposed to play Anchorage-Military. The Majors stand at 1-1 and in third-place in the five-team pool. Knik i...
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Post 17 finishes home season against Bartlett
Kodiak Post 17 concludes its home season with a four-game series against Bartlett beginning at 6:30 p.m. today at Baranof Field. Today’s and Sunday’s series finale at 11 a.m. are both nonleague games. Saturday’s doubleheader that begins at 12:30 p.m. consists of two league games. Kodiak stands at 5-5 in the league play (7-10 overall) and is in sixth-place in the National Division with 25 points. Bartlett is 8-3 in...
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Playbook: July 11
Friday, July 11 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Bartlett at Baranof Field, 6:30 p.m. Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Palmer at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, July 12 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Bartlett at Baranof Field, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Polar at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Bartlett at Baranof Field, 11 ...
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Kodiak High to work with NASA on earthquake predictions
A global initiative led by NASA to develop ways to better predict earthquakes will soon get legs in Kodiak. And some of its data crunchers will be Kodiak High School students. “We will have some NASA interns coming here this fall,” Kodiak Island Borough School District Stewart McDonald told the Mirror. “They’re going to be installing the earthquake sensors that talk to the satellites. They will be installed right ...
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Kodiak junior all-stars loaded with experience
Coach Dave Smith isn’t concerned about carrying only 10 players on the Kodiak Junior Little League All-Star team. He feels what the team lacks in numbers it makes up for with experience. The team of 13-and 14-year-olds has seven returning starters from last year’s squad that went 5-4 and bowed out of the District I Finals tournament in the quarterfinals. “That helps,” Smith said. Kodiak started District I pool pla...
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Kodiak cost of living data: expensive haircuts, cheap movies
Kodiak has one of the highest costs of living compared with other locales in the U.S., — especially when it comes to haircuts and rentals. Alaska’s cost of living bumped up over in the last year while Kodiak is still ranks as one the most expensive cities in the U.S. to live. According to a report from the Alaska Department of Labor and Economic Development, Alaska was the fourth costliest state in the country, be...
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Alaskan youth nominated as heroes
This summer, Alaskan youth are being nominated as heroes for making a difference in their community. It’s for the Summer of Heroes program by Boys and Girls Clubs-Alaska and Alaska Communications. The program recognizes five youths between ages 6 and 18 and one child of an Alaska Communications employee who have made a difference in their community. This can be through volunteering or fundraising work for a cause,...
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Borough seeks funding for Womens Bay emergency shelter
The borough began accepting public comments related to funding an emergency shelter in Womens Bay. A notice from the Kodiak Island Borough said that the project would have no significant impact on the environment and intending to request funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The borough requested and will be receiving $475,000 for the shelter from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...
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Oil taxes and corruption: Why vote YES to repeal SB21?
One compelling factor is the despicable politics of how SB21 came to be. Two employees of ConocoPhillips (Senator Meyer and Senator Micciche) voted to pass SB21, giving their employer huge tax breaks. That’s clearly a conflict of interest, folks: It’s a symptom of corruption. Legislators said, “Hey, we followed the rules.” That’s a big, big problem. Had those ConocoPhillips employees not voted, SB21 would have fai...
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