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Stage and Screen: 'Draft Day' quite a good film.
by Bernie Karshimer
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
“Draft Day” (2014) appeared to have all the earmarks of a less-than-good movie. First, it featured the much used, but seldom celebrated, actor Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver, Jr. Costner has won two Oscars (Best Film and Best Director) for “Dances ...
Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started for king salmon
by Hank Pennington
Apr 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The purr of the idling outboard was numbing as we slowly followed the shoreline in search of king salmon. After an hour without a strike on our trailing lines, conversation had died off and we even quit watching our rods. All that changed in an in...
Fish Factor: 2014 salmon catch projected lower than 2013 total
by Laine Welch
Apr 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Alaska’s total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year’s record haul. State fishery managers are calling for an all species harvest of just under 133 million salmon, a 47 percent drop from last year’s whopping 283...
Garden Gate: Avoid blight infestations when shopping for spud seeds
Apr 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
If you want to attract attention at a dinner party, raise your voice a little and say, “Chitting!” And then be ready to explain your outburst. Let me help… Potatoes are one of the easiest things to grow in this whole wide world. For Alaskans, it’s...
Community members reflect on meaning of Easter
by Mike Rostad
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Grief seems to have the final say: the death of loved ones, inspiring community leaders, precious pets; the collapse of vibrant dreams; the assault on life-preserving institutions and sacraments; the pall of war. Amidst the eulogizing, the insatia...
Senior Life
Senior Life: Golden Tones to perform at luncheon
St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon Kodiak Senior Center will host a St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon Monday, March 17 at noon. Come join the Irish fun that day and enjoy corned beef, cabbage and all the trimmings. The Golden Tones will be singing a few Irish so...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Christmas events abound at the Kodiak Senior Center
Kodiak Senior Center will host their holiday dinner for people 60 and older at noon Friday, Dec. 20. A delicious prime rib dinner will be served along with a special dessert, and the Golden Tones will be singing Christmas Carols. The center is dec...
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Holiday events
It is holiday time during November and December at the senior center. We kick off events with the annual “Seniors Serving Seniors” at noon Friday, Nov. 22. Kodiak High School seniors will be at the center that day to serve a delicious Thanksgiving...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Center achieves accreditation
Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. has achieved its third national accreditation through the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC). SCOK staff, its board of directors and more than 25 community members have b...
Oct 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Island Cove Adult Day Program
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. adult day program, Island Cove, has been operating since January 1991 and provides a safe, active environment for people who might need assistance during the day. Delicious lunches, snacks, arts and crafts, exercise...
Aug 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Blogs
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 | 100 100 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 | 138 138 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 | 59 59 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 | 27 27 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 | 22 22 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 | 20 20 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 | 42 42 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...
Friday hoops: Kodiak sweeps Wasilla by Hawks97
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak High School's hoops squad swept Wasilla Friday evening.  The girls snapped an eight-game losing skid to Wasilla with a 50-29 Northern Lights Conference victory at Kodiak High. The boys clinched at least a second seed in the NLC tournament with a victory at Wasilla. Hannah Wandersee led Kod...
Kodiak's Carissa Cannon guards Soldotna's Haley Miller in a girls basketball game Saturday at Kodiak High School. (Derek Clarkston photo) Girls basketball: Kodiak girls make history by Hawks97
Feb 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak set the record for best start in program history with a 45-35 Northern Lights Conference win over Soldotna Saturday afternoon at KHS. Kodiak is 18-0 overall, 6-0 in the NLC. Last year's team had the record with 17 consecutive wins to begin the season. Hannah Wandersee led Kodiak with 15 po...
Kodiak's Jerica Nelson drives to the hoop, while Kodiak's Megan Pyles and Soldotna's Julie Litchfield battle for position during a high school girls basketball game Friday at Kodiak High. (Derek Clarkston photo) Girls basketball: Kodiak improves to 17-0 by Hawks97
Feb 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Kodiak remained undefeated with a 52-31 Northern Lights Conference victory over Soldotna Friday evening at Kodiak High School. The Bears improved to 5-0 in the NLC, 17-0 overall. The 17 straight wins to begin the season matches last year's squad for the best start in program history. Kodiak goes ...
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