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Boughs of Holly: Garden club hosts wreath workshop
As snow blew outside, a group of Kodiakans got in the mood for Christmas by making holiday wreaths on Saturday. “This is the best turnout we’ve had,” said Patty Holmes, president of the Kodiak Garden Club, which has hosted the event for the past six years. Attendees filled the main room of the Marian Center and overflowed into a second room. In one corner were boxes filled with tree branches and pinecones, while a...
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Hard work of gaming
It may look like all fun and games, but breaking into one of the world’s fastest growing industries takes a “stupid amount of dedication,” according to a visiting expert. Video game producer Josh Clausen told members of the Kodiak Middle School gaming club Monday that they can succeed in the competitive world of game design if they put in the effort to hone their skills, work through a long and sometimes discourag...
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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 24
Twenty years ago: A fire did an estimated $250,000 in damage to a former Kodiak Electric Association power plant structure on Marine Way. The building was being used to store boats and equipment. A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an injured crew member from a Russian freighter 100 miles south of Sand Point. Ten years ago: A newly reassembled Dall’s porpoise skeleton went on display at the Fort Abercrombie St...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Cannon debuts at LCC
After bouncing around two schools, Carissa Cannon has finally found a home. The 5-foot-5 freshman guard debuted for Lower Columbia College, a Northwest Athletic Conference school in Longview, Washington, over the weekend. In three games, Cannon combined to net nine points and eight rebounds, as the Red Devils started the season 2-1. Her biggest game came on Sunday when she dropped six points on 2-of-5 shooting fro...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Game additions to Thanksgiving menu
Our family loves turkey as much as anyone. With all the trimmings, of course! But we had a great turkey dinner with friends a week ago. It’s hard now to work up our enthusiasm for preparing and consuming another so soon. Traditional meals are important and fulfilling, with favorite dishes reaching back generations. But do you have to have turkey for Thanksgiving? Always? If you take a close look at history, there ...
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Three wrestlers place at Lancer
With a skeleton crew of wrestlers, Kodiak placed 19th at the Lancer Smith Memorial, the largest tournament of the season, over the weekend in Palmer. Three of Kodiak’s six wrestlers placed, as the Bears tallied 50 points in the 43-team field. Bryan Gonzalez and Scott Larionoff both finished fourth in their respective weight classes, while Russel Delacruz placed fifth. Gonzalez went 4-2 in the tournament, with both...
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ESS volleyball ends season at regions
The fourth season of Kodiak Emerging Small Schools volleyball came to an end on Saturday at the Denali Conference Championships in Seldovia. The Ravens finished third in the four-team tournament with a 1-2 record. The team lost to Seldovia and beat Fort Yukon in the first match of the consolation bracket. “I think we did well,” first-year ESS coach Danielle Christiansen said. “I’m excited for next year. We still h...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 24
Quinn David Keyse was born at 3:11 a.m. on Nov. 13, 2015, to Matthew Keyse and Molly Marvel. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. His parents are originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, and Juneau and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother owns a business, and the baby’s father works at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Grandparents are Dave and Lynn Marvel from Juneau and Vince and N...
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Icy roads lead to 5 accidents
Rain during the day followed by freezing temperatures Thursday night and Friday morning caused five vehicle accidents in the Kodiak area. No injuries were reported in any of the accidents, and each involved a single vehicle. Kodiak Police Department chief Ronda Wallace told the Mirror the department responded to two of the accidents. One occurred at the “Y” intersection downtown where Rezanof Drive and Mill Bay Ro...
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Man gets 5 years for mailed meth
A man arrested in February for trafficking drugs through the mail from California to Alaska was sentenced last week to five years in prison, according to a release from the U.S. attorney’s Alaska district office. Teodoro Berdan, 55, pleaded guilty in July to possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine. The Daily Mirror reported in February that Ber...
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