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U.S. Senate may consider Kodiak as radar spot in missile test program
The Kodiak Missile Launch Complex may be considered as an eventual radar location for a missile-testing program described by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency as “absolutely vital.” In a hearing by the U.S. Senate appropriations subcommittee trying to find funding for a missile-test system seeking to go into operation in 2020, U.S. Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski questioned Vice Admiral James Syring, head of the ...
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Dunbar 5th in 10,000
Trevor Dunbar’s final NCAA Division I National Track and Field Championships started in spectacular fashion. The University of Oregon senior and former Kodiak High School star scored a fifth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run Wednesday evening at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Dunbar clocked a time of 28 minutes, 53.81 seconds, which secured a top-five spot by four seconds. Dunbar was third after the ...
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Former pro player returns home to coach
Cliff Anderson remembers the exact moment when his childhood dream became a reality. He had just completed his senior year at Chapman University (California) and was sitting by the phone in his apartment when a scout from the Los Angeles Dodgers called Anderson to tell him he had been selected in the 39th round of the 1992 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. The news transported Anderson back to playing on Coon F...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 12
May 27, 2014 • Around 1:07 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. • At 8:44 a.m., police responded to a parking violation on West Marine Way. The owner will move the vehicle. • At 8:48 a.m., police red-tagged an illegally parked vehicle on West Rezanof Drive. • At 9:16 a.m., police served arrest warrants to two inmates at the Kodiak jail. • At 10:26 a.m., police received a call reporting reckless drivin...
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We need leadership that stands up for fisheries
To the editor: I fish commercially in Cook Inlet to support my family, and I know people from across the state who do the same. That’s why I was so disappointed in Dan Sullivan when he ran the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Sullivan routinely put the interests of outside corporations above the interests of Alaskans. For example, he has boasted about a ruling he made that found a Cook Inlet salmon stream w...
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Stage and Screen: Could baseball become India’s new pastime?
J.B. Bernstein (John Hamm of TV series “Mad Men” fame) is down on his luck sports agent. This year’s Disney sports biopic “Million Dollar Arm” tells the amusing and touching story of how Bernstein’s imagination, creativity and chutzpah triggered a cultural revolution in American baseball and life in India. As the film opens J.B.’s clientele has aged, retired and not been replaced. He and his partner Aash (Assif Ma...
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Soil and water organization offers poster contest
The Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District invited elementary and high school students to design posters about earth. That’s ground earth, not Planet Earth. Posters should be on the theme of Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil. The poster can be created with colored pencils, paint, stickers, charcoal, paper or any other medium so long as it is two-dimensional. Entries must be between 8.5-by-11 inches and 20-by-...
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Special Olympics athletes medal in Anchorage
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Kodiak’s Special Olympics athletes displayed their strength at the state summer games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. The island’s five-person powerlifting team combined to win 12 gold medals at the games that bring athletes together from all over the state. Amy Canavan, Christopher Kavanaugh and Brittany Tregarthen all captured gold medals in bench press, squat, dead lift and combination — ...
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Alfredo Polanco
Alfredo Polanco January 1, 1955 - May 21, 2014 Alfredo was a great friend to many since arriving to Kodiak from Los Angeles, California. Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, he was always ready and willing to lend a hand to friends in need. He worked in various canneries throughout the years. He was a great support to his family in El Salvador. His children were the loves of his life to whom he was dedicated. He was a ...
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Students improvise in creative hilarity
“Theatre really helps kids find the confidence within themselves,” said instructor Michelle Griffin at the beginning of the performance, “An Afternoon of Improv.” That confidence was on display as 12 Kodiak students took part in the performance as the culmination of the weeklong Sum’Arts class by the Kodiak Arts Council. The students were divided into two teams, the Rainbow Turtles and the Flaming Bald Watermelons...
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