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Kodiak girls finish second at Seahawk Classic
After dropping its first game at the Seahawk Classic, Kodiak’s girls basketball team rebounded with two wins to finish second. The Bears took out host Seward, 47-34, on Friday and disposed of Anchorage Christian Schools, 42-14, on Saturday. Kodiak finished 2-1 in the tournament and improved to 10-5 on the season. Sitka finished 3-0 in to claim the tournament title. The Bears lost to Sitka, 47-41, on Thursday. “Our...
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ESS falls to CIA
Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools fell to Cook Inlet Academy, 80-45, in a Peninsula Conference boys basketball game Friday at CIA. Wade Bartelson led ESS with 18 points, while Timmy Smithwick paced CIA with 35 points. ESS trailed 16-11 after the first and 31-16 at halftime. Second-ranked CIA outscored ESS 29-9 in the fourth to put the game away. ESS dropped to 2-1 in the Peninsula Conference. ESS plays Thursday at t...
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Garden Gate: Fantastic fowl thrive on non-GMO corn
To experience thousands of birds lifting off in unison in early morning light is what lured us recently to New Mexico’s Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. “Go to the Crane Ponds down the road an hour before sunrise. That’s where you’ll find them,” said David, a volunteer at the refuge visitor center. The next morning we rose at 5 a.m. and drove to pullout just inside the refuge’s entrance. As we made our ...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 9
Samoan Dancers The public is invited to watch a performance of the Kodiak Samoan Dancers at the Marion Center, at 7:45 p.m. today following the Island Viking Lodge of Sons of Norway. Members and guests are asked to give monetary donations to the dancers during their last number. The money is used to support local charities.
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Part III, Continued from Jan. 30 issue, Page 10 EDITOR’S NOTE: This list includes Kodiak fishing vessels that have disappeared during the past two centuries. Many of the non-Kodiak ships that capsized near Kodiak Island had deckhands who were island residents. Captain Warren Good’s original list includes mapping, locations, GPS coordinates and sources for each entry. Those are not included in the Daily Mirror’s li...
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Searchers find body of missing Kodiak man
The body of a missing Kodiak man has been recovered after two days of search involving troopers and a Coast Guard helicopter, officials said Saturday. Kevin Rogers, 37, was reported missing at around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday. His mother said he was last seen operating a red 2008 Ford Fusion SUV. Alaska Wildlife troopers located his vehicle Thursday near mile 14 of Chiniak Highway, prompting a ground and sea search t...
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Friday hoops roundup
Both the Kodiak boys and girls picked up road victories Friday on the Kenai Peninsula. Jemuel Mangalus dropped 25 poinyts to lead the boys to a 46-34 Northern Lights Conference victory over Kenai. The boys improved to 1-2 in the NLC, 3-12 overall. Ila Hughes drained five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to power the girls past Seward, 47-34, at the Seahawk Classic. The girls improved to 9-4. "The girls worked toget...
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SURVIVING KODIAK: Trooper shares prepping techniques
Trooper Ralf Lysdahl admits he’s a prepper. But he is not preparing for zombies. “I’m a prepper, let me tell you right now,” Lysdahl said. “I’m prepping to keep my ass alive if I get put in a survival situation.” Lysdahl spoke Thursday while at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, teaching local residents a quick course about survival techniques. Lysdahl stood behind a table full of survival kits, i...
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Tapestry: Samoan Dancers share, preserve tradition
Call it what you want — a melting pot, a tossed salad, a smoothie that retains the flavor of its ingredients. Kodiak is a blending of cultures: the Alutiiq, the First People; the Russians, perhaps the first Europeans to step foot on Kodiak Island soil; Scandinavians, Germans, Filipinos, Japanese, Samoans, African Americans. Just about every nationality is represented here. There may be neighborhoods or pockets dom...
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Teeing Off: A Super Bowl therapy session with Gizmo
Surprisingly, the Clarkston household has handled Seattle’s devastating Super Bowl XLIX defeat pretty good. The carton of ice cream I purchased after the game is still half full and Gizmo is starting to get pep in his step. In the seven stages of grief, I’ve zoomed all the way to the last stage of acceptance, while Gizmo is at the fifth stage of upward turn. For those 12s still coping with defeat, the pup and I wi...
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