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Garden Gate: Give plants a pick-me-up
by Marion Owen
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
After shutting down the boat engine we leaned against the railing to watch two humpback whales feed close to the surface. Winding slowly through the kelp bed, they created small whirlpools with their pectoral fins and tails, like a barista would u...
Kodiak Tapestry: Junior Cross: Always a fisherman at heart
by MIKE ROSTAD
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Junior Cross has fished just about every kind there is. As a young man he trolled salmon up and down the coast from Neah Bay, Washington, to San Francisco. He fished Dungeness crab. He dragged for shrimp, purse-seined salmon and herring. He pionee...
Outdoor Kodiak: Changing tactics to keep up with ocean
by HANK PENNINGTON
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
For most of my 40 years on Kodiak, great halibut fishing was almost a sure thing, with lots of fish and big fish if you wanted them. With the decline in halibut populations throughout their range in recent years, that has all changed. You have to ...
GARDEN GATE: Radishes might shine in surprising places
by Marion Owen
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
I’m often asked by dinner cruise guests how I plan my meals. “Every night is different,” I say, “and it depends on what’s happening in the garden.” This time of year the garden is producing strawberries and radishes at the same time. The strawberr...
FISH FACTOR: Use of bycatch for food banks spreading
by Laine Welch
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The decades-old bycatch to food banks program has grown far beyond its original Alaska beginnings. Today, only 10 percent of the fish going to hunger relief programs is bycatch of primarily halibut and salmon taken accidentally in other fisheries....
Senior Life
Senior Life: Come for the art, stay for the picnic
Kodiak has many talented senior artists in our community and the Kodiak Senior Center annually has an art show to display their talents. This year during May we have 10 artists showing 26 pieces of fine art from watercolors, baskets, and Chinese b...
May 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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SENIOR LIFE: Center celebrates wearin’ of the green
Kodiak Senior Center will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at noon Thursday, March 17. The party of green will feature the usual St. Pat’s menu of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots, Irish soda bread and Irish apple cake. Be sure to wear you...
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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SENIOR LIFE: Valentine’s shindig set for Feb. 12
Kodiak Senior Center will host its annual Valentine’s Day Party at noon Friday, Feb. 12, at the center. The event honors all Kodiak seniors 80 and older. This year we have 197 people 80 and older on Kodiak Island and that number, I am happy to say...
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior Life: Getting ready for membership meeting
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. will hold its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the senior center. A delicious prime rib dinner will be served and there will be lots of door prizes, entertainment and a brief business meeting. ...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 D...
May 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 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 | 136 136 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 | 138 138 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 | 405 405 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 | 652 652 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 | 517 517 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 | 274 274 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 | 233 233 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 | 227 227 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 | 219 219 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 | 249 249 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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