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Garden Gate: Less is more in gardening, photography
by Marion Owen
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
I tell people that if given any topic, I can, in a step or two, relate it to gardening. This week I’m going to combine a couple of my favorite topics: gardening and photography. Okay, so this one’s not as difficult as trying to find a common threa...
Fish Factor: Harm from hatchery salmon disputed
by Laine Welch
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow slower and smaller. That’s the claim of a new study by Seattle and British Columbia researc...
Outdoor Kodiak: Whales and eagles but no bears (oh, my!)
by Hank Pennington
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
My wife and I had celebrated a small weather break with a stroll along the top of sea cliffs after dinner. Looking down below us we noticed three sea otters alongside a reef. That wasn’t unusual, because we see them feeding there on almost every v...
It’s time to take ‘stalk’ of your rhubarb
by Marion Owen
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
It was a few Aprils ago: As the Portland-Seattle “Cascades” train rounded a gentle turn between Puyallup and Tacoma, it clicked along the tracks like fingernails strumming a comb. The view through the windows clicked by too, like movie frames: men...
Fish Factor: Hatcheries add to catch throughout state
by Laine Welch
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Each year more than one-third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery. There are 31 hatchery facilities in Alaska: 15 privately owned, 11 state owned, two federal research facilities, one tribal hatchery at Metlakatla, a...
Senior Life
Senior Life: Center services earn high marks in survey
Spring has arrived, though we might still see a bit of snow, and the senior center is planning a spring luncheon at noon Friday, April 17. Come and enjoy a delicious luncheon of baked ham, potatoes, asparagus and a special dessert.Regular soup and...
Apr 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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SENIOR LIFE: Wine tasting, tour at center
It’s March at the center and in addition to all the regular activities going on, there are some special events coming up as well. This Friday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., the center will host a wine tasting party for anyone 60 and older. We thought...
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 44 44 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 | 45 45 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 | 50 50 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 | 33 33 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 | 34 34 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 | 276 276 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 | 546 546 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 | 409 409 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 | 168 168 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 | 129 129 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 | 122 122 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 | 115 115 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 | 143 143 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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