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Dad, daughter recall happy challenge of life
Fourteen years ago, John Cannon’s life changed forever. He broke up with the mother of his only child and became a single father raising a 4-year-old daughter. “When I took her on initially, I didn’t know what the future held,” John said. “I was terrified, scared to death. Looking back at the way everything went, I can breathe easy.” This weekend, John and her mother, Raejean, will both be in attendance at the Sul...
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Diver helps raise sunken boat after tsunami
At about this time a half a century ago, Kodiak was ready for spring. Fishermen and cannery workers geared up for the upcoming salmon season. Kids looked forward to their three-month respite from school. Good Friday services pointed to a glorious Easter Sunday. Then the earth shook, water violently transcended coastal boundaries in deadly, humongous waves; all hell broke loose. How could a day that began with joyf...
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Gear foes struggle to find common ground
By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer The latest phase of the long-standing tension between trawl fishermen and their small-boat colleagues is playing out in Kodiak over a paragraph in a letter. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Kodiak City Council plan to send a letter to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council before NPFMC’s April meeting. NPFMC will again take up the problem of how to limit unwanted bycatc...
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Girls trounce Dimond
ANCHORAGE — With all-state players Hannah Wandersee and Jerica Nelson in foul trouble, Megan Pyles came through when the Bears needed her the most. Pyles erupted for a career-high 25 points to help the top-seeded Bears escape with a 54-40 victory over No. 8 Dimond in a 4A girls basketball state championship quarterfinal game Thursday night at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. “The team really needed it,” said Kodia...
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Outdoor film fest set for tonight
The doors of the Kadiak Harbor Convention Center open at 5 p.m. today for Island Trails Network’s fifth annual Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival, the organization’s main fundraising event. According to a release from ITN, this year’s festival includes 18 locally produced short films, a silent auction, a no-host bar, and pizza and salad from Big Al’s. The screenings begin at 6:20 p.m. All films are all family-friendly. ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys topped in opener
ANCHORAGE — As the final seconds ticked off the game clock, several Kodiak players glanced at the scoreboard inside Sullivan Arena and knew their dreams of winning a state title were over. The eighth-seeded Bears let one slip away against top-seeded West Anchorage in the opening round of the 4A boys basketball state championships Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Leading at halftime, a fourth-quarter offens...
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Kodiak heads to state with a 24-0 record
Before reaching high school, Kodiak’s current crop of seniors dreamed of winning a basketball state championship. “In middle school, I remember us saying, ‘What if we could win state,”’ senior Hannah Wandersee said. “Back in middle school it was such a big deal; it is still a big deal. We never thought we would be this close.” The girls are three victories away from making that dream a reality. For the first time ...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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McKechnie enjoying return to basketball
At the end of nearly every Kodiak girls basketball home game this season, the chant “put Summer in” echoes through the gymnasium. The yelling comes from three high school boys: Jakob Arnold, Jonas Anderson and Sam Kirchenschlager. “They are hilarious,” said senior Summer McKechnie, who is the object of their chant. The trio even painted “put Summer in” on their stomachs during one of Kodiak’s home games this seaso...
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‘Hotel’ is grand, quirky, wonderful
Can you say farcical, frantic, wild, frenzied, hectic, feverish, mad, manic, hyperactive, energetic, intense, amped-up, fast, breakneck, turbulent, and tumultuous? Well, if you can’t, you’d better practice using these adjectives in rapid-fire, successive sentences before you sit down in your local art house theater to see “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” In addition to a quirky, whimsical tale and a star-studded cast t...
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Yakutsk delegation enjoys local warmth
As international rumblings continue between the Russian Federation and the United States over Ukraine, a delegation from the far eastern Russian city of Yakutsk visited Kodiak this week to toast religious brotherhood with their Alaskan neighbors. While some may associate Yakutsk with the board game Risk, Kodiakans learned about the Yakutians’ devotion to St. Innocent and St. Herman, their fondness for horses and t...
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