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Robin Hervey Tourney starts today
Kodiak coach Pat Costello says the Robin Hervey Tournament is Alaska’s longest-running high school tournament. The 35-year-old tournament is named after Robin Hervey, who lived in Kodiak for two years. He was instrumental in starting the Kodiak Kids Wrestling Club before his death in 1976. Hervey moved to Kodiak in 1974 with his wife. Before that, he wrestled for Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. The to...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Nov. 30
KaRmauniaq (N), KaRmuuniaq (S) : Accordion_ Nick kaRmuuniartaartuq. : Nick (habitually) plays the accordion. In the mid-twentieth century, dances were popular events in Alutiiq communities, and many villages held weekly dances. Fridays were sock hop nights, because Saturday evenings were reserved for religious services. Other dances might be scheduled around community events. During the Second World War, for examp...
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Ranney receives All-American half-marathon accolades
Kodiak has a new All-American runner. Cecil Ranney, 72, earned USA Track and Field All-American accolades for his performance in the half-marathon portion of last week’s Seattle Marathon. He finished second in his age group (70-74) with a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 1 second. The All-American qualifying time for that age group is 2:04. “I snuck in,” Ranney said. Ranney, a former Kodiak Daily Mirror editor, did not...
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Playbook: Nov. 30
Today Wrestling: Kodiak, Chugiak and Palmer at the Robin Hervey Tournament at Kodiak High School. Chugiak vs. Palmer, 4 p.m.; Kodiak vs. Chugiak, 6 p.m.; Kodiak vs. Palmer, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 Wrestling: Kodiak, Chugiak and Palmer at the Robin Hervey Tournament at Kodiak High School, 11 a.m.
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Parks and Rec schedule: Nov. 30-Dec. 7
Nov. 30-Dec. 7 CITY LEAGUE BASKETBALL TEAMS: Following are the 25 teams currently scheduled for play: Open Division: Icicle Seafoods, Petro Marine, Ocean Beauty A Division: Kodiak Island Storage, RC Enterpries, Camai, Airstation, St. Innocents Academy, Team Galindo, Scotts Heating & Plumbing, Nets Sytems, Inspiration B Division: Era Alaska, Lighthouse Baptist, Loose Cannons, Team Enriquez, Associated Island Broker...
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Stewart bowling tourney Sunday
The Ab and Gladene Stewart Memorial Mixed Doubles Tournament is Sunday at Tropic Lanes. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. with mixed doubles and continues at 3:30 p.m. with a team event. The Stewarts moved to Kodiak from Oklahoma in 1950 and played a cornerstone role in starting the island’s youth bowling organization. The tournament started in 1995 after Ab died at age 84 while bowling in a tournament on the Kenai ...
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Borough continues debates about contracting regulations
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly continued to progress on a long-awaited revision to borough contracting guidelines during its meeting Thursday night, but at least one of those changes could cause a conflict with the U.S. Constitution, attorney Cheryl Brooking warned. Brooking submitted written comments to the assembly, which discussed her opinions during a regularly scheduled Thursday work session. In one comme...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 29
Friday, Nov. 23 • At 1:27 a.m., a caller reported an argument was going on for more than an hour. Both parties were given disorderly conduct warnings. • At 3:17 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 8:02 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle was driving recklessly on Center Avenue, was driving on the curb, and almost crashed into a business. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived, but there were ...
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'Fiscal cliff' decisions will have impact on Kodiak
Kodiak is more than 5,000 miles from Washington, D.C., but Congressional debates happening now will have a big impact on the island in the coming year. As Congress debates an oncoming “fiscal cliff,” the decisions it makes will have an impact on everything from the taxes Kodiak workers pay to the jobs they work and the health care they enjoy. “I think there would be some impact to virtually every agency even if th...
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Senior Life: Holidays at the Center
The Kodiak Senior Center will be buzzing with holiday activities during December. It begins with carols and holiday decorating at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The Golden Tones rehearse that day and will be singing carols and helping decorate the center. Come and have some fun singing as well as putting your decorative touch to the dining room that day. Book Club meets noon Dec. 7, and that is the same day we will have a bi...
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