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TEEING OFF: Time to be balanced
I’ve been accused of not being balanced in this space — I’m not giving enough love to the other pets that live in the Clarkston apartment. I’m sorry. I’ll try to do better in the coming months. In truth, I’m one-sided when it comes to writing about the NFL. I have been challenged to breakdown this week’s four divisional games and not just focus on the Seahawks. In order to be more balanced, I will give the reader(...
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Kodiak ESS drops first game of season
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team fell to Seldovia, 83-30, in a season-opening game Thursday in Seldovia. Kodiak ESS is comprised of rural students and has only practiced twice this season, second-year coach Ross Elvehjem said. The team plays in the 1A Peninsula Conference. The team returned only two players who played significant minutes on last year’s 3-11 team — Ouzinkie’s Damian Bennett-Me...
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Stage and Screen: ‘Danish Girl’ delivers on disquieting story
“The Danish Girl” (2015) is a sensitive portrayal of the life of Danish painter Lili Elbe and is based on David Ebershoff’s book of the same name. The strengths of the film lie in remarkable acting and beautiful cinematography. This is neither an action film nor a cliff-hanger - it is two hours of disquietude. While the subjects of gender dysphoria, cross-dressing and gender reassignment are not new to modern cult...
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City celebrates new pier and crane
The City of Kodiak along with elected officials and visiting dignitaries held a ribbon cutting at Pier 3 on Wednesday, marking the near completion of what mayor Pat Branson said was the largest capital project the city has ever taken on. Pier 3 and the new Matson crane, the largest crane in Alaska, will begin use within a few weeks as further tweaks to the crane are needed before its ready to move containers. Mats...
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Scam season: Beware requests from ‘relatives’
A new year may mean new scams for Kodiak residents. Sgt. Tim Putney of the Kodiak Police Department said reports of scams tend to go in cycles, with the first few months of the year seeing especially high numbers. Many scammers claim to be a representative from the Internal Revenue Service at this time of year, he said. Consumer Federation of America warns of the “grandparent scheme,” in which a caller claims to b...
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Nonprofits gain from pick, click gifts
Kodiakans seeking to give away part of their Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend have a host of local organizations to pick from. Through the Pick.Click.Give charitable contributions program, Alaskans have given more than $645,000 to organizations with a Kodiak connection since funds were first distributed in 2009. According to the Pick.Click.Give website, 17 organizations either based in Kodiak or with operations in K...
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Hoops: Girls head to Nikiski, boys West Valley
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer The Kodiak girls continue a string of facing 3A competition at the Nikiski Tip Off Tournament that starts today at Nikiski High School. The Bears face three 3A schools during the three-day tournament. Kodiak plays host Nikiski at 5:45 p.m. today, Bethel at 2:45 p.m. Friday and Homer at noon Saturday. At the conclusion of this tournament, five of Kodiak’s eight games this season wil...
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Week in Words: Tilting and turning at legislation
For many Kodiakans, the Joe Floyd Tournament signals the start of a new year, a new basketball season, a new school semester. But I have always seen it as a fitting beacon of the start of the annual legislative session. Think about it: Two teams sprinting at breakneck speed, trying to force an object through a small hoop. What better metaphor for a quick 90-day session where our representatives employ whatever tri...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 14
Jan. 3 At approximately 1:39 a.m., Alaska state troopers stopped to conduct a welfare check and begin a crash investigation on an occupied vehicle disabled in a ditch. Investigation revealed a 16-year-old female had crashed the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Investigation also revealed an 18-year-old passenger had been consuming alcohol. The passenger was issued an Alaska uniform citation for minor ...
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City league co-ed hockey debuts tonight
The puck is going to drop on a new city league sport today. At 7:30 p.m., the inaugural city league hockey game will begin at the Baranof Ice Rink. The co-ed league is the brainchild of Tim McGuyer, the rink’s manager. “We are trying to get a little more organization with our local hockey here,” he said. There will still be pickup games for men and women four nights a week, but league play will take over the ice f...
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