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Counting down top prep stories of season
Whew. I finally found time to clean my desk. Another high school sports season closed last week, marking an end to 10 months of notes, food wrappers and dog hair — thanks Gizmo and Pepper Jack — on the Daily Mirror sports desk. It’s the annual end-of-the-season-toss-everything-in-the-trash ritual. Rinse and repeat every June. The clean desk shocked coworkers and rumors swirled that I was leaving. Sorry. You get me...
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TAPESTRY: Cracker Jack rings started 50-year marriage
In this unstable era of frequent divorces, casual hook-ups and mass confusion over the roles of husband and wife, 50 years of marriage is an achievement. When they exchanged wedding vows on June 11, 1966, in a small Baptist church in Ballard, Washington, Vern and Betty Wood knew that they were being bound for life. “I told myself that she was going to be the woman I was going to marry,” said Vern. Betty has some f...
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Grantham finalist for ArtPlace fund
Kodiakan Anjuli Grantham is a finalist for ArtPlace America’s 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund, according to a Tuesday announcement from ArtPlace. The program is considering 80 projects for a total of $10.5 million. ArtPlace reviewed 1,361 applications. Grantham proposed working with a multidisciplinary team of artists and community partners to reconsider a portion of Kodiak as an industrial arts district t...
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Post 17 begins fourth American Legion season
Editor’s Note: Mirror writer Derek Clarkston is a coach on Kodiak’s American Legion baseball team. Don’t use the adjective “young” to describe the Kodiak Post 17 American Legion baseball team. The coaching staff doesn’t want to hear it. With only one rising senior on the 14-person roster, the coaches still expect the team to compete when the two-month season gets started today against Dimond Post 21 at Baranof Fie...
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Alutiiq Museum buys 11 paintings
With a $10,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation the Alutiiq Museum has purchased painting by two Alaskan artists, according to a release from the museum. They are “St. Katherine of Karluk,” an oil on canvas by Linda Infante Lyons of Anchorage, and “Kodiak Wildflower Suite,” by Cathy Lee Cordy of Kodiak, a series of paintings featuring Kodiak’s flowering plants. Both purchases are recent creations by Native artis...
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ROCKIN' OUT: Biggest Potter fan
Grace Potter is a singer and songwriter. She was born on June 20, 1983, in Vermont. She has been releasing music since 2002. She also got a Grammy vote for best country duo for “You and Tequila” with Kenny Chesney. She plays a lot of different instruments, too. I think that is so cool! I really like all her different vocal — the high and low notes that she sings. Her music makes me feel excited. My favorite song b...
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AMAZING NATURE: Worms in fish normal, better not eaten
The first wave of herring that came to feast outside of cannery row this spring were big and beautiful. The resident sea lions had their own feast eating those herring and some of the fishermen jigged up the silvery fish for bait. When I was out on a boat trip with a few students from Anchorage and they wanted to see how to dissect and how to filet a fish, I used a couple of those bait herring to show them. One th...
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Jackson residents’ day in court
The first eviction hearing for Jackson Mobile Home Park tenants following the May 2 move-out deadline was held May 18, and five more took place Wednesday. The new owners of the property allege nonpayment of rent in three of the cases and cite change in land use for the other three. The land beneath the homes of Jackson was purchased last year and in late May 2015 tenants received notices to quit. About 300 people ...
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KPD: $70K drug bust at Buskin
The Kodiak Police Department seized $70,000 worth of drugs and arrested and charged a California woman with three felony drug counts in an ongoing investigation, according to a KPD release. Priscilla Ramirez, 27, of Stockton, California, was charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree and two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree. According to t...
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AMHS seeks repair info for Tusty cracks
The Tustumena continues to show its age. The State of Alaska is seeking a structural analysis of cracking that has plagued the ferry Tustumena for almost a decade, and could affect winter trips. For eight to nine years, the Alaska Marine Highway System has managed repeated cracking at welds in structural members under the main deck, the deck above the car deck, according to Jeremy Woodrow, Department of Transporta...
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