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Brett William Wagner
Former Kodiak resident Brett William Wagner, passed away on September 27 at Saint Paul, Alaska. Tiny, as he was known to friends, was a giant of a man in stature and personality. His sense of humor always was abundant, and his bright blue eyes lit up every room. He was the 4th child born to the late Fred R. Wagner and Glora Reese, on July 21, 1959 in Seattle, Washington. Known as ‘Brat’ to his siblings , he was a ...
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GARDEN GATE: Growing potatoes on Mars
When I learned that the new movie “The Martian” featured scenes of growing potatoes on Mars, I knew I had to see it. The gem of the plot, which is based on a best-selling novel by Andy Weir, goes something like this: A manned mission to Mars goes haywire. Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alon...
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KHS tennis winless at state
Kodiak High School’s duo of Leah Bachini and Chelsey Abad dropped both their matches at the state tennis championships over the weekend in Anchorage. The girls’ doubles team lost a close 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 decision to Dimond’s Roslyn McCormack and Piper Laudon in Friday’s opening round. Bachini and Abad then dropped an 8-5 set to Lathrop’s Anna Kardash and Amara Hackett in a Saturday consolation game. Kodiak coach Stev...
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FISH FACTOR: Pollock is Alaska's largest food fishery
When is Alaska pollock not really Alaska pollock? When it is listed as such by the Food and Drug Administration, which governs what every seafood product will be called in U.S. commerce. For pollock, one of the most widely eaten sea foods in the U.S., the FDA applies the “Alaska” moniker to all fish of that species on its market list, regardless of where it is caught. “So if the fish is caught in Korea or Japan or...
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Grantham takes on historic cannery count
Amjuli Grantham returned to Kodiak from the Alaska Historical Society’s annual meeting in Cordova with a daunting task: document all the historical canneries in Alaska, and in particular, Kodiak. “Just in Uyak and Uganik bays alone there are 11 abandoned canneries and that doesn’t even include Karluk,” said Grantham who serves both as Project Director for the Alaska Historical Society and as Curator of Collection ...
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MSBSD responds to allegations regarding Kodiak football trip to Palmer
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District said it is willing to pay for the hotel accommodations for the Kodiak football team during its recent trip to Palmer, but would not vacate the win or recuperate any other travel expenses. MSBSD assistant superintendent Gene Stone told the Kodiak Daily Mirror Thursday that his district is willing to reimburse the Kodiak Island Borough School District $1,200 for the foot...
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New org. aims to combine small donations into something bigger
A recently formed organization in Kodiak plans to combine the donations of 100 or more women to give a large one-time donation to a local non-profit and then do it again four times per year. Lynnette Anderson Wood, who grew up in Kodiak and now is an Anchorage resident, and Jennie Schauff of Kodiak, have started a local chapter of the international organization 100 Who Care. Locally called 100+Women Who Care, the ...
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Kodiak parks could close if budget is cut
If budget cuts at the state level continue this year, Kodiak’s state parks could close with the staff members laid off. Preston Kroes, the chief park ranger in Kodiak, said Valdez and Sitka have already seen cuts and staff laid off, and Kodiak appears to be next on the chopping block. The park system in Kodiak employs Kroes to fill the lone permanent year-round position. The parks in Kodiak also have four seasonal...
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Millstein returns for senior season
Elinore Millstein, the final piece left to Kodiak’s 2012 girls swimming and diving state championship team, will be making her final home appearance this weekend. Millstein, a freshman on the 2012 team, swam the butterfly leg on the 200-yard medley relay team, the first event at the state meet. The team disqualified, but Kodiak still ended up defending its state title. “It was fun and a good experience,” said the ...
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Twisting ‘intolerance’
In the book “1984” George Orwell illustrated extremely well how totalitarian states manipulate language to control the masses. In the book, Orwell develop terms like “groupthink,” “Newspeak,” “Freedom is Slavery,” etc., to show how language can program people into believing a positive is a negative and a negative is a positive.  Today, the meaning of the term “tolerance” has been twisted, distorted and propagandiz...
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