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Ice rink to shut down earlier than usual
Kodiak’s skating season is coming to an end next week. The city of Kodiak Parks and Recreation Department will close the Baranof Park Ice Rink on March 24, a week before the normal closing, parks and recreation director Charlie Powers said Monday. “We had projected it to close based on our budget,” Powers said. This season, the rink opened on Nov. 1, two weeks before it usually opens. A petition to extend the clos...
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Bear seen on Selief
An adult bear was spotted on Selief Lane Saturday According to an observation form released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the bear was seen roaming in bushes at 2 p.m. The caller requested an officer check the area. The bear was gone when the officer arrived. Saturday’s bear sighting is the first reported in the city since Feb. 25. Contact the newsroom at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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Anderson, Fogle named 4A Coaches of the Year honors
Both of Kodiak High School’s head basketball coaches received major awards over the weekend. Boys coach David Anderson and girls coach Amy Fogle were both named 4A Coach of the Year on the Alaska Roof Coatings/Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches all-state basketball teams, released Saturday. In his fourth season, Anderson led Kodiak (16-9) to its first Northern Lights Conference boys crown since 2001 and its ...
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Walters upbeat on launch complex
In the shadow of across-the-board cuts in state spending, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation Board of Directors held a quarterly meeting in Juneau Thursday to discuss the future of the state-owned company that operates the Kodiak Launch Complex. “We’re not worried,” said board member and Kodiak resident Tom Walters, who took part in the meeting by telephone. Over the weekend the Alaska House of Representatives passe...
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KHS activities director may drop to part-time
For more than a week, Bryan Ferris thought his time as Kodiak High School activities director would end after this school year. Ferris said KHS principal Phil Johnson told him the Kodiak Island Borough School District was abandoning the AD position in favor of a districtwide athletic administrator and that the district had offered him a teaching position for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Stewart McDonald...
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Garden Gate: Gardening in the 1800s a recreational activity for ladies
Between 1750 and 1850, dedicated plant hunters fanned out across the world, looking for plants they could sell. They found wondrous new species by the score: the azalea, aster, rhododendron, and wild cherry, as well as many types of ferns, shrubs, trees, and vines. It was a risky business, fraught with dangers. If it wasn’t malaria or yellow fever, one could succumb to starvation or get trampled by a wild bull. On...
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Fish Factor: Food specialist turns pollock skins into pet treats
Co-products is the big new buzz word in the seafood industry as more companies move towards “head-to-tails’ usages for fish. “For instance, the oils we are producing now from pollock livers has become so valuable in capsules and other human nutraceutical products, it makes no sense to call the livers a ‘byproduct’ of the fillets or surimi. All of it is important in the puzzle of how to maximize the value of each f...
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Capitol Report: Budget hearings to start this week
Hello again from Juneau. With a little over a month remaining in this year’s session, the capitol has been a busy place of late, and more active days are ahead of us as the Senate and House work toward April 20 adjournment. Final decisions on major matters such as the operating and capital budgets, the natural gas pipeline legislation and education funding are likely to come late in the session, but you will see n...
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Four vie for KEA board
Four candidates are vying for three Kodiak Electric Association board of directors seats. According to a release from KEA, incumbents Ron Acarregui, Ben Millstein and Cecil Ranney and newcomer Clifford Ford are battling for the three three-year open seats. The four candidates will appear on the ballot to be mailed to KEA members on March 27. Completed ballots will be due by April 18 and results will be announced a...
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Kodiak High School brothers share love for hoops
Tyler Canete-Hall is amazed with what his little brother, Alec, can do with a basketball. “If you watch me in games or even during practice, after every move Alec does, you will see me look away and just laugh and shake my head at the same time,” Tyler said. “It is so cool what he does.” Alec, a sophomore, is a slick operator on the court, while Tyler, a senior, is a bruiser. Together, the brothers make up 20 perc...
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