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GARDEN GATE: Growing potatoes on Mars
by Marion Owen
Oct 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When I learned that the new movie “The Martian” featured scenes of growing potatoes on Mars, I knew I had to see it. The gem of the plot, which is based on a best-selling novel by Andy Weir, goes something like this: A manned mission to Mars goes ...
FISH FACTOR: Pollock is Alaska's largest food fishery
by Laine Welch
Oct 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When is Alaska pollock not really Alaska pollock? When it is listed as such by the Food and Drug Administration, which governs what every seafood product will be called in U.S. commerce. For pollock, one of the most widely eaten sea foods in the U...
Amazing Nature: The Plastic Plight of Seabirds
by Switgard Duesterloh
Oct 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
What I love about science and nature is that there is always something new to discover and learn about. Unfortunately, very often the news are not good news. Sometimes, the news seem so sad, the problems so large and overwhelming that I struggle h...
Outdoor Kodiak: Late silvers
by Hank Pennington
Oct 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The crowds of silver salmon anglers have thinned noticeably, even as numbers of fish mount daily. You might already have put your gear away, but those are very good reasons to retrieve it from storage. This has been a really odd year for silvers, ...
TAPESTRY: Local crime is everyone’s business
by Mike Rostad
Oct 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Crime in Kodiak. It’s the talk of the town. It’s on Facebook, in the headlines in the Kodiak Daily Mirror; it’s the topic of daily conversations and prayer chains. No one seems to be immune from its effects. A crime expert said that the summer’s r...
Senior Life
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 | 24 24 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 | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 46 46 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 | 62 62 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 | 74 74 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 | 58 58 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 | 60 60 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 | 308 308 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 | 573 573 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 | 437 437 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 | 195 195 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 | 154 154 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 | 147 147 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 | 140 140 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 | 170 170 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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