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Garden Gate: Growing vegetables from seed
by Marion Owen
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Primroses are blooming and garlic bulbs are sprouting. Sounds lovely, but it’s January, not May. Because my crystal ball is a little dusty, I don’t dare predict what February and March will bring. Some things don’t change, though. Like seed starti...
Fish Factor: Fisheries Team compiles top priorities
by Laine Welch
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group also stated that “fish and fishermen in Alaska are viewed as barriers to development,” and that...
Tapestry: Schactler recalls trapping days
by Mike Rostad
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTOS: BRUCE SCHACTLER as a young trapper (Photo Courtesy Bruce Schactler) Last December an old friend made a comment that I’ll never forget: “Something’s missing. Kodiak doesn’t have the vibrancy and pizazz it once had.” I had to agree. Although...
Stage and Screen: 'The Imitation Game' is the real thing
by Bernie Karshmer
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Imitation Game” (2014) — so much to say — so little space in which to say it. Most films offer only one, perhaps two, layers of storyline. By my count there are at least five layers of storyline imbedded in this remarkable motion picture. The...
The demise of Scotch Cap lighthouse
by Ned Rozell
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
In spring of 1946, five men stationed at the Scotch Cap lighthouse had reasons to be happy. World War II was over. They had survived. Their lonely Coast Guard assignment on Unimak Island would be over in a few months. But the lighthouse tenders wo...
Senior Life
Senior Life: Ringing in the New Year
Kodiak Senior Center will be hosting a happy hour to ring in 2015 on Tuesday, Dec 30 at 3 p.m. Since the center will be closing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 31, the international appetizer event will be held on Tuesday. Come join your friends to taste...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Center prepares for Turkey Day
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Center The senior center will be hosting its annual “Seniors Serving Seniors” Thanksgiving dinner at noon Friday, Nov 21st. Kodiak High School seniors will serve their elders that day. This is an event that has gone on i...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Center prepares for Halloween
The senior center has a number of activities and special events coming up: the fun of Halloween is no different for the older set than the younger set. We are having a costume party Friday, Oct. 31, and a picnic to go along with it. Come to the ce...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Sept. is National Senior Center month
September is here and the Senior Center has lots of new activities happening as it is National Senior Center month. Check out your newsletter or our agency’s website www.kodiakseniorcenter.org to see which activities are new, ongoing and in which ...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lots to do this summer for Kodiak seniors
Activities may be a bit different at the center this summer but there are still a number from which to choose. Our yoga instructor, Veronica Costa-Bolton, is taking off this summer but we do have video yoga on Mondays at 9:30. Veronica will return...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Blogs
High school students will soon choose career fair options by Nicole_Klauss
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
  By NICOLE KLAUSS Mirror Writer When Kodiak High School students return from winter break, they will have to make some decisions. Students in grades nine through twelve will be asked to choose different career presentations or college presentations to attend during the high school’s annual caree...
Caption/Description: Hunter and Talon Simeonoff from Old Harbor (ages 8 and 6) participated in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, reading a total of 2,045 minutes during the summer. Old Harbor School received the award this month. (Photo courtesy of Kodiak Island Borough School District) Old Harbor students win award for reading most in state by Nicole_Klauss
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
  By NICOLE KLAUSS Mirror Writer Two Old Harbor students racked up enough reading minutes this summer to take home the “Best in State: Alaska” distinction in the worldwide Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. “It’s a free program that helps encourage summer reading,” Old Harbor School teacher Jen...
Kodiak softball stays alive at state by Hawks97
Jun 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak High School's softball team went 1-1 on the first day of the small-school state championships Friday at Cartee Fields in Anchorage. Kodiak lost its first game to Ketchikan, 9-1, then stayed alive with a 10-0 win over Hutchison. The Bears play Northern Lights Conference rival Homer in a los...
Senior Austin Frick covers his head with his shirt after the Bears' 80-64 loss to Thunder Mountain in a loser-out contest at the 4A state championships Friday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. (Derek Clarkston photo) Friday hoops: Kodiak boys finish season with loss to Thunder Mt. by Hawks97
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 517 517 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak's boys couldn't overcome a rough first half and fell to Thunder Mountain, 80-64, in a loser-out contest at the 4A state championships Friday morning at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.  The Bears whittled a 22-point deficit down to nine points in the fourth quarter, but couldn't get any closer...
Kodiak girls claim first regional title since 1985 by Hawks97
Mar 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 380 380 recommendations | email to a friend
Note: Kodiak's last regional title was in 1985, not in 1983 as reported earlier. A dominant scoring spree paved the way for Kodiak’s first regional title in more than two decades. Down by eight points, the Bears closed the first half on a 17-2 run and never looked back, earning a 64-43 victory ov...
Kodiak boys claim region crown by Hawks97
Mar 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time since the 2001 undefeated season, Kodiak’s boys are Northern Lights Conference champions. The Bears won the title with an entertaining 56-50 win over top-seeded Colony Saturday at Colony High School. Four players scored in double figures for Kodiak with sophomore guard Alec Can...
GIrls Hoops: Kodiak earns spot in NLC title game by Hawks97
Mar 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak is headed to the Northern Lights Conference Championship game for the second consecutive season. The Bears rallied from a nine-point deficit to earn a 55-47 win over Wasilla in an NLC semifinal game Friday at Colony High School. Top-seeded Kodiak improved to 23-0 and advanced to Saturday’s...
Boys Hoops: Kodiak punches ticket to state by Hawks97
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak is headed to the 4A State Championships for the first time since 2011. The Bears punched their ticket to the big dance with a 58-42 win over Wasilla in a Northern Lights Conference semifinal game Friday afternoon at Colony High School. Kodiak (15-9) will play for its first NLC title since ...
Thursday NLC Tourney scores by Hawks97
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Girls Thursday’s Games Wasilla 45, Palmer 33 Colony 52, Kenai 21   Friday’s Games Consolation Palmer vs. Kenai, 10 a.m. Semifinals Kodiak vs. Wasilla, 1:15 p.m. Soldotna vs. Colony, 5 p.m.    Saturday’s Games Third-place, noon Championship, 3:30 p.m.  Boys Thursday’s Games Wasilla 70, Kenai 59, O...
Saturday hoops: Kodiak splits with Wasilla by Hawks97
Mar 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak's girls ended a perfect regular season with a 62-46 Northern Lights Conference victory over Wasilla Saturday at Kodiak High. The Bears finished 22-0, 10-0 in the NLC. Four Kodiak players reached double figures in scoring with Jerica Nelson leading the way with 21 points. Carissa Cannon add...
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