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OUTDOOR KODIAK: The strange case of this year’s spring halibut
I can use a single word to describe our early season halibut fishing. Weird! We’re not finding the fish in our usual places or when fishing in traditional ways. Yet we’re finding them. In unexpected places using methods that most folks don’t associate with halibut. Our first halibut was a nice, fat 30-pounder that landed flopping on our deck the last week of April. As usual my wife connected with it, and not five ...
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SENIOR LIFE: Seniors’ talents shine in art show
The Annual Senior Art Show is up at the senior center until the end of the month. A reception will be held Friday, May 15 from 5-7 sat the center with artists participating and refreshments being served. This year’s artists are: Ron Chase, Midge Dillon, Lydia Abrigo, Mona Johnson, Nancy Bors, Gary Byers, Sue Byers and Jean Carson. Lots of different media were used by the different artists which makes for an intere...
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Alumni update: Anthony defends GNAC 5,000-meter title
Dylan Anthony defended his 5,000-meter Great Northwest Athletic Conference title Saturday in Monmouth, Oregon. Anthony, a University of Alaska Anchorage senior and former Kodiak High School running star, captured his second straight title with a time of 14 minutes, 39.17 seconds — five seconds slower than last year’s winning time. UAA swept the top three spots in the 5,000 and finished second in the team standings...
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Softball goes 2-2 in Fairbanks
Kodiak softball’s two-day trip to Fairbanks yielded a 2-2 record. The Bears swept Eielson, 16-2 and 14-1, on Friday and lost to Hutchison, 7-4 and 7-6, on Saturday in nonconference games. “(We are) getting better with each game,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt wrote in a text message. “Still a lot of little things we need to work on, but we’re getting there.” In Friday’s first game, Mekia Bushell drove in four and collecte...
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Soldotna sweeps Kodiak soccer
Kodiak soccer lost a coed Northern Lights Conference doubleheader to Soldotna Tuesday at Soldotna High School. The boys fell 6-0, while the girls lost 16-0. The girls dropped to 0-4 in the conference, 0-5-1 overall. “It’s always tough after a loss like that. I’m proud of the girls for keeping their heads up and working on improving their game and being reflective about things we need to work on,” Kodiak coach Kate...
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Community events: May 12
Send items for inclusion in Community Events to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. TODAY 8:30-10 a.m. — Fish work group roundtable discussion, Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Noon — GIS user group meeting, KFRC conference room. 7:30 p.m. — Kodiak City Council work session, Kodiak Public Library multipurpose room. Wednesday, May 13 6-9 p.m. — Sea kayak resc...
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Kodiak college graduates face brighter future
Crossing the stage with smiles on their faces, 32 graduates accepted certificates or degrees at Kodiak College’s commencement ceremony on Saturday. Six of the graduates were the college’s first recipients of an occupational endorsement certificate in Alutiiq, which certifies the holder has an intermediate knowledge of and conservational speaking skills in the language. Several guest graduates from other colleges i...
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Study looks at fishermen’s sleep, health
How much are fishermen affected by long-term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure? A pilot study aims to find out and researchers are using the 500-plus members of the Copper River salmon driftnet fleet as test subjects.  “The Copper River fishing season lasts five months and most of the fleet is very digitally connected, so it seemed a great fit,” said Torie Baker, a Sea Grant ...
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KDM columnist’s words preserved for posterity
I enjoyed the “FDR in Kodiak” article from the Feb. 3 issue, and I sent a copy to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. I think they liked it! FDR and Jimmy Carter are the only presidents to visit Kodiak, as far as I know. — Mat Freeman (EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob Clark, acting director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York, sent a letter dated April 28 to Mr. Freeman. Part of the letter said, “On behal...
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Train your seedlings before transplantation
Now that bedding plants have made a colorful splash at local retail centers, the spring gardening race is officially on, though many local gardeners suggest that Old Man Weather needs a talking to. Wait a second! Before you transplant those tender seedlings into your garden, you need a good talking to as well, because many times over the years I’ve witnessed the following chain of events take place: 1. Clouds part...
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