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Mr. Michael Joseph Gardner
Mr. Michael Joseph Gardner, 60, of Kodiak, Alaska passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. He was born Aug. 29, 1953 in Huntington, Ind. the son of Mrs. Joanne C. Landrigan Gardner and the late Lt. Col. Jack Otto Gardner. Mike served proudly in the United States Air Force for 10 years and worked tirelessly for the people of the State of Alaska as an Environmental Health Officer for over 30 years before retiring in 2013. ...
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Ahn, Valdez finish second at wrestling tournament
Kodiak picked up a pair of runner-up finishes at the USGWA Girls State Championships Saturday at West Anchorage High School. Jenny Valdez and Yuri Ahn both placed second in the round-robin tournament, which is an unofficial girls state championship. Valdez, a senior, posted a 2-1 record in the 112-pound division with pins over Jadzia Martin and Diana Gaedecke, both of the Popeye Wrestling Club. Valdez’s only loss ...
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KHS opens NLC hoops tourney with matinees
Both of Kodiak’s basketball squads open the Northern Lights Conference Championships with Friday matinees. The No. 1 Kodiak girls (22-0) play at 1:30 p.m. Friday against either No. 4 Wasilla or No. 5 Palmer in a semifinal game at Colony High School. The Kodiak boys (14-9) finished second in the conference and will play a semifinal game at 3:15 p.m. Friday against either No. 3 Wasilla or No. 6 Kenai. All semifinal ...
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Pickett earns national firefighter award
Kodiak may be known as a small place to the outside world, yet big things are known to come out of even the most remote locations. Kodiak resident and volunteer Fire Captain for the Bayside Fire Station, Jim Pickett, can attest to that notion. Pickett will be traveling to Alexander, Va. to receive the Fire Prevention Award from the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) on May 2. Pickett received news of the award...
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Kodiak College continues search for new director
Anyone interested in taking the helm at Kodiak College should have their application in by the end of this week. Barbara Bolson will leave at the end of June after seven years as the school’s director, and the University of Alaska is conducting a nationwide search to find her replacement. “We’re open until it’s filled,” said Kenai Peninsula College director Gary Turner, co-chair of the search committee. So far 26 ...
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Alumni update: Dunbar falls short of second 4-minute mile
Trevor Dunbar fell short of breaking the 4-minute mile barrier for the second time in his career. The University of Oregon senior clocked a 4:04.59 mile at the indoor track and field MPSF Championships Saturday in Seattle, Wash. Dunbar won his heat and finished second overall. During the summer, Dunbar became the first Alaska-born runner to run a mile under 4 minutes. After running Saturday’s mile, Dunbar paced th...
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Daquioag's bail hearing delayed
A bail hearing for a Kodiak man accused of sexually abusing a minor over the course of a year took place at the Kodiak Courthouse on Monday afternoon. However, due to a change of attorneys, the hearing was continued until 2:30 p.m. Friday. Michael J. Daquioag, 56, is accused of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, unlawful exploitation of a minor, and possession of child pornography. The alleged incidents...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter Lakes
This has been a warm winter compared to recent years. Sure Kodiak has had lots of water as usual. But most has come as rain rather than snow. It recently occurred to me that the cold winters forced me out of one of my favorite pursuits. It iced over all the lakes, and I had to give up my winter trout fishing. Ice will come and go on the lakes this winter, but any time you can find open water there’s every reason t...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 4
• Kalsin Terecina Vasquez McGuire was born at 11:06 a.m. Dec. 31, 2013 to William and Nievecitas McGuire. He weighed 7 pounds, 4.8 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Montana and New Mexico and now live in Kodiak. His mother and father both work for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Proud grandparents are Thomas and Mary McGuire from Philipsburg, Mont. And John and Diann ...
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Around Kodiak: March 4
The Kodiak City Council is holding a special meeting at noon today in the Kodiak Island Borough conference room at 710 Mill bay Road. The council is meeting for an executive session to discuss Horizon Lines contract negotiations. The public portion of the meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact the city clerk’s office at 486-8636.
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