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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Acupressurist
Caugnga’istaq – Acupressurist Una arnaq caugnga’istaq. – This woman is an acupressurist. Although many people think of acupressure as an Asian science, healers in societies around the world use their hands to restore health to the sick by applying gentle, carefully directed pressure. This pressure promotes blood circulation, stimulates the production of hormones, relieves tension, and reduces pain, helping the bod...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 14
Wednesday, Feb. 12 • At 12:54 a.m., an officer checked on a suspicious vehicle on W. Rezanof Drive. All OK. • At 1:24 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 4:02 a.m., a male was served a permanent criminal trespass notice on Shelikof Street. • At 4:30 a.m., a security check was conducted on Mill Bay Road. • At 7:16 a.m., a caller reported the male in the 4:02 a.m. entry was back. He was gone when off...
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C.G. rescues another mariner in the Bering Sea
For the second time this week an Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew evacuated a sick mariner from a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea Wednesday night. An MH-60 Jayhawk crew stationed in Cold Bay received a call concerning a 25-year-old woman working on the 680-foot catcher-processor Ocean Phoenix. The boat was about 70 miles northwest of Cold Bay and the woman was suffering from chest pain, according to a Coast Gua...
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Anchorage party company will run part of Crab Fest midway
There won’t be a Ferris Wheel at Crab Festival 2014, but there will be a bucking salmon ride, a boxing ring, a 24-foot climbing wall and an event called melt down, where contestants dodge spinning foam obstacles. Late last month the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce reached an agreement with Anchorage-based Tons of Fun Entertainment to be the first of what will hopefully be several venders to provide entertainment at thi...
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Reading to kids is beneficial
To the editor: If you've ever shared a book with a child, you know the joy and excitement this small but meaningful act can bring. But, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, since 1993 only 53 to 58 percent of children ages 3 to 5 received this joy on a daily basis. We can do better! Simply reading daily with a child does require parents, older brothers and sisters, and other caring adults to ...
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Tree cut down at White Sands Beach
Someone cut down a tree at White Sands Beach and left it behind last week. A freshly cut spruce tree was found Feb. 7 at the beach, which is at the end of Monashka Bay Road, according to Kodiak Island Borough Code Enforcement Officer Neil Horn. “KIB views such acts seriously and if caught a $1,000 fine per tree can be imposed,” he said in an email. “Not only is this vandalism, but it ruins the countryside and beac...
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Parks and Rec: Feb. 14-Feb. 21
Feb. 14-Feb. 21 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Feb. 14 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30...
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Seminarians inspired by spiritual renewal in Albania
Anastasios, the vibrant Greek Orthodox archbishop who helped Albania awaken from its spiritual slumber after a long, brutal reign of Communism, is calling on Orthodox believers throughout the world to embrace the missionary zeal that once defined their church. A former St. Herman’s Seminary professor and a current student at the school have heard the archbishop’s call. Dr. Jeffrey Macdonald, who taught Church hist...
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Amazing Nature: Love on the evolutionary mistletoe
Nearing Valentines Day the stores are packed with flowers, cards, red heart balloons, chocolates, and all sorts of gifts that are supposed to signal love to another. While commerce has derailed Valentines into a generel exchange of pleasantries to celebrate all sorts of love, there are profound differences between the love a mother feels towards her baby and the courtship of a potential mate. Obviously, these form...
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Capitol Report: Feb. 14
Hello again. We are almost a third of the way through this year’s legislative session and the pace of work has, as usual, been busy around the Capitol. Two items that seem to be drawing the most attention so far are the school vouchers resolution and the governor’s natural gas pipeline legislation. Education Vouchers This session, I have received a great deal of correspondence on the student vouchers resolution (S...
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