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Kodiak: Wizards of winter light up holiday from different angles


JAMES BROOKS / Kodiak Daily Mirror via Associated Press   
Andy Crawley demonstrates the computer program, called "Light-O-Rama,"
that controls the elaborate display of lights in front of his Kodiak home.

Working separately, Dave Hilty and Andy Crawley have created two of the biggest displays on Kodiak Island this holiday season.

By JAMES BROOKS; Kodiak Daily Mirror By JAMES BROOKS Published: 12/24/11 1:49 pm | Updated: 12/24/11 1:50 pm

KODIAK -- At one end of the city of Kodiak is a gala display -- more than 10,000 lights synchronized with broadcast music by an automated computer program. At the other end is another accomplishment of winter wonder, a 30-foot Christmas tree molded from recycled materials, standing tall in white light above Mission Beach. Meet the wizards of winter. Working separately, Dave Hilty and Andy Crawley have created two of the biggest displays on Kodiak Island this holiday season. Crawley, whose display is on Otmeloi Way, started late. "I saw the technology online (and) was interested in the tech," he said. "We didn't start ordering until the last week of November or so." Though the centerpiece of his display, a series of... http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/12/23/1957615/wizards-of-winter-light-up-holiday.html

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