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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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Public safety blotter: June 11
May 26, 2014 • At 12:10 a.m., police received a 911 call reporting a bear and a gun shot on Woody Way Loop. A neighbor said another neighbor had shot the bear. Police are investigating. • At 2:05 a.m., police arrested a man on a warrant on East Rezanof Drive. • At 2:42 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 3:11 a.m., police conducted a security check on East Rezanof Drive. • At 12:11 p.m., police recei...
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Old-growth spruce destroyed at research site
This spring, John Yarie learned of the death of the oldest living things he knew. Since 1988, the silviculture professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks had measured and fertilized a stand of giant spruce trees on a hillside south of Fairbanks. A few weeks ago, forest technicians visited the site and found that one dozen trees had been cut down, possibly by "wood poachers." "I'm just really disappointed some...
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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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Base Kodiak command handed to Jeffrey Westling
During the Coast guard change of command ceremony on Tuesday, Captain Jeffrey C. Westling promised a “nimble” operation as he took the helm of Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Westling expressed amazement with the Coast Guard in all of Alaska for what he called its “proficiency with which you accomplish your mission, your professionalism while serving our shipmates, operational partners, families and community, and your p...
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Dunbar prepares for final NCAA Championships
After missing last year’s NCAA Division I Track and Field Championship because of injuries, Trevor Dunbar is ready to tear up his home track. Five years ago, Dunbar graduated from Kodiak High School as the top runner in Alaska. Now, the University of Oregon senior is hoping to end his college career as one of the top runners in the nation. The NCAA Track and Field Championships begin today at historic Hayward Fiel...
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Summer roadwork rolls on in Kodiak
Planners expect the various road resurfacing projects on the island to finish up in August, although much of the work for the time being is jumping in between projects as pavement cools. The work on Spruce Cape and Island Lake are part of the overall Kodiak Area Roads Preservation Project, a $6.7 million project directed by the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. “Right now we’re cu...
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Alaskan congressional delegation reports research grants
The Alaska Congressional Delegation reported Tuesday that the National Science Foundation gave some $9.2 million in five new grants to Alaskan research organizations. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Mark Begich, and Representative Don Young put out a joint statement listing the bodies receiving the NSF grants. The grants were as follows: • $7,315,833 to the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States for “An Arctic C...
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Maritime workforce plan identifies priority occupations
A recent state and university study reported that Alaska ranks third in the nation in per capita maritime with 70,000 total jobs in Alaska. The maritime industry includes seafood harvesters, processors, marine occupations, support jobs and research, enhancement and management. Maritime industry groups, along with five state agencies and the University of Alaska, worked together for two years to develop a strategic...
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