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Bears stomp Colony 65-41 for title
ANCHORAGE — In the final seconds of the girls 4A state championship game, Kodiak assistant coach Nick Billings turned to the Kodiak crowd inside Sullivan Arena and raised both his arms. The nearly 300 blue and gold faithful in attendance responded with an ear-piercing ovation. Moments later, the Kodiak girls capped a perfect season with a dominating 65-41 victory over Colony Saturday evening in Anchorage. The Bear...
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Thunder Mountain ends boys’ tournament run
ANCHORAGE — A season that started during the summer in Washington state ended Friday morning at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Kodiak’s boys couldn’t overcome a sluggish opening half and concluded their season with an 80-64 loss to Thunder Mountain in the consolation round of the 4A state basketball championships. The Northern Lights Conference champions finished with a 16-11 record and have now lost 12 consecutive ...
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Borough, chamber end relationship
The Kodiak Borough Assembly passed its strategic plan at its regular meeting Thursday while its economic development partnership with the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce formally ended earlier in the day. The assembly voted 5-0 to pass its 2014-18 strategic development plan, laying out the assembly’s vision in terms of restructuring the budgeting process, islandwide transportation, a military facility zone and economic...
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Kodiak girls advance to state title game
Nearly 20 minutes after clobbering West Valley, 57-21, in Friday's 4A state semifinal game, Kodiak's Megan Pyles was dancing in a basement hallway of the Sullivan Arena. Pyles and her teammates had plenty to celebrate. The Bears' victory clinched a spot in Saturday's championship match, a place Kodiak hasn't been since the team won it all in 1981. "I never thought we would make it this far when we were younger, bu...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Eprirturluni, P’rirca’iluni
Eprirturluni, P’rirca’iluni — Clean; Cleanse Plit’aaq p’rirca’iru. — Clean the stove. In classical Alutiiq society, house cleaning was both a daily activity and a scheduled spring event. Historic sources and the accounts of Elders indicate that people swept their sod houses with brooms made of eagle wings and covered their floors with clean, dry grass. Alutiiqs also restuffed their mattresses with dry grass, organ...
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Dad, daughter recall happy challenge of life
Fourteen years ago, John Cannon’s life changed forever. He broke up with the mother of his only child and became a single father raising a 4-year-old daughter. “When I took her on initially, I didn’t know what the future held,” John said. “I was terrified, scared to death. Looking back at the way everything went, I can breathe easy.” This weekend, John and her mother, Raejean, will both be in attendance at the Sul...
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Diver helps raise sunken boat after tsunami
At about this time a half a century ago, Kodiak was ready for spring. Fishermen and cannery workers geared up for the upcoming salmon season. Kids looked forward to their three-month respite from school. Good Friday services pointed to a glorious Easter Sunday. Then the earth shook, water violently transcended coastal boundaries in deadly, humongous waves; all hell broke loose. How could a day that began with joyf...
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Gear foes struggle to find common ground
By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer The latest phase of the long-standing tension between trawl fishermen and their small-boat colleagues is playing out in Kodiak over a paragraph in a letter. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Kodiak City Council plan to send a letter to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council before NPFMC’s April meeting. NPFMC will again take up the problem of how to limit unwanted bycatc...
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Girls trounce Dimond
ANCHORAGE — With all-state players Hannah Wandersee and Jerica Nelson in foul trouble, Megan Pyles came through when the Bears needed her the most. Pyles erupted for a career-high 25 points to help the top-seeded Bears escape with a 54-40 victory over No. 8 Dimond in a 4A girls basketball state championship quarterfinal game Thursday night at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. “The team really needed it,” said Kodia...
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Outdoor film fest set for tonight
The doors of the Kadiak Harbor Convention Center open at 5 p.m. today for Island Trails Network’s fifth annual Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival, the organization’s main fundraising event. According to a release from ITN, this year’s festival includes 18 locally produced short films, a silent auction, a no-host bar, and pizza and salad from Big Al’s. The screenings begin at 6:20 p.m. All films are all family-friendly. ...
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