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Veterans get quilts
On Veterans Day, local quilters gave a dozen quilts to local veterans. It’s the first in planned regular presentations to veterans by the local Quilts of Valor group. Quilts of Valor groups across the nation sew quilts, typically in a red, white and blue scheme, to give to veterans as a “tangible token of appreciation that unequivocally says, ‘Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor,’” according to the Qui...
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Council approves economic analysis, snow dump contracts
An economic analysis contract to study the effects of possible regulations on Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch got an endorsement from the Kodiak City Council Thursday, including enough funds to both cover their commitment and a possible shortfall. It still faces final approval from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, the party issuing the contract. The Fisheries Work Group came up with a $30,000 cost estimate and the...
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Kodiak volleyball finishes fifth at state
Beating a team four times in a season is tough. Kodiak found that out the hard way Friday evening at the 4A state tournament. The Bears’ season came to a sudden end with a 27-25, 20-25, 12-25, 25-19, 15-9 loss to Wasilla in a loser-out match at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. Kodiak had beaten Wasilla three times this season, which included a four-set victory in the Northern Lights Conference championship...
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SENIOR LIFE: Save a seat for holiday treat
The holidays are in full swing at the senior center with activities lined up for the end of November and throughout December. The annual Seniors Serving Seniors will take place at noon Friday, Nov. 20. This event, which has been going on for more than 35 years, has the Kodiak High School senior class coming to the Kodiak Senior Center and serving Thanksgiving dinner. Come early to get a good seat, as this is one o...
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GARDEN GATE: Record rainfall hurts pumpkin season
In preparation of each Friday’s circuit workout at the Kodiak Athletic Club, owner Lindsay Knight declares the T-shirt color we’re supposed to wear. This last week, it was pumpkin orange. Folks arrived in every shade of orange imaginable, from vivid, Day-Glo orange to a muted orange-brown. “Your shirt gets the pumpkin pie award for its color,” I said to Joan, a fellow gym-rat, as she did sets of curls with a pair ...
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Wrestlers third at Peninsula Duals
Kodiak wrestling grabbed a third-place finish at the Peninsula Duals, Saturday at Nikiski High School. Behind victories from Eian Valdez (106), Krystal Fabricante (113), Russel Dela Cruz (120), Shaun Walton, (126), Josh Nummer (132), Scott Larionoff (138), Gabe Nummer (152) and Hunter Bigley (220), the Bears defeated Houston, 43-35, in the third-place match. Kodiak opened the tournament with victories over Colony ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 16
Oct. 27 At 2:17 a.m., police received a request for assistance in removing a man that refused to leave the 400 block of West Marine Way. He was gone when police arrived. At 2:10 p.m., a woman reported someone threw something at her window in the 1300 block of Larch Street, but she didn’t see who did it. Police found the wind had blown a piece of siding into the window. At 2:53 p.m., police received a report of a l...
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Parnell misses goal at Nike
Kodiak’s Michael Parnell finished 184th at the Nike Cross Northwest Regional cross country race, Saturday in Idaho. Parnell, a fourth-place finisher at the Alaska state championships, clocked a 5-kilometer time of 18 minutes, 25.4 seconds in the boys championship race that featured 189 runners from Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and Hawaii. The Kodiak senior placed 113th at last year’s race in...
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City to allow mobile homes outside of parks
Mobile homes can be placed on lots within city limits other than mobile home parks, after the Kodiak City Council passed an ordinance Thursday changing city code. After a public hearing in which two community members spoke, both in support of the ordinance, the council unanimously passed the ordinance. That section of code could have resulted in a legal challenge, because the city does not have planning and zoning...
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Investigator mum about Pletinikoff case probe
The investigator hired by the city of Kodiak to investigate a Sept. 16 incident that left an autistic man injured and pepper sprayed is not commenting on the case. Greg Russell, who heads Soldotna-based Russell Consulting, said Thursday that any information about his inquiry would have to come from the city. The Daily Mirror has received no response to questions about the case sent on Nov. 4 to city attorneys and ...
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