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Kodiak named one of the healthiest communities in Alaska
Kodiak is among the healthiest communities in Alaska, according to a County Health Rankings report released Tuesday. The fifth annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute listed Juneau and Sitka as the other healthiest places in the state. Western Alaska continues to have the poorest health outcomes, according to the study. “Alaska’s data are br...
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Kodiak baseball begins season with blue/gold game
The Kodiak High School baseball team’s unofficial start to the season is Saturday. The annual blue/gold game begins at 1 p.m. at Baranof Field. The game is scheduled to go a full nine innings – two innings more than a regulation high school game. “I got to get some kids on the mound; I don’t want to short change any of them,” second-year Kodiak coach James Arnold said. Varsity pitchers will be throwing to varsity ...
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Kodiak hoops squads to be honored Saturday
A basketball extravaganza will take place Saturday at Kodiak High School. First, the Kodiak Rotary Club is sponsoring a “Meet the Team” event at 2:30 p.m. The event will give Kodiak residents a chance to celebrate the KHS girls and boys basketball seasons. The girls finished perfect with a 27-0 record and captured the program’s first state title since 1981, while the boys finished tied for seventh with a 16-11 mar...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Paulaq
Paulaq; Peluq – Ash Paulartuu'uq plit'aami. – There are lots of ashes in the stove. The Alutiiq word for ash — paulaq orpeluq — usually refers to wood ash. This is the fine, grey sediment found in the bottom of a fire pit or a wood burning stove after a hot fire. Cleaning the wood ash out of the household stove was a common task in decades past, before Alutiiq families adopted oil burning and electric stoves. Wood...
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Rock Island Rollers prepare for Saturday bout
DAILY MIRROR STAFF The Rock Island Rollers first bout of 2014 is Saturday. The Kodiak roller derby team is splitting into two teams, the Xtratuffs and the Fireweed Honeys, and scrimmaging each other starting at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Middle School gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. A vendor village in the middle school auditorium also begins at 5 p.m., while Island Style Entertainment will provide the music. The bout is divi...
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In the courts: March 28
Driving under the influence • Paul James McCabe, 24, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence or refusal to submit to chemical test. McCabe was sentenced to 90 days in jail (87 days suspended), and was fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended). McCabe will be on probation for two years. • Brandon K. Johnson, 22, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence or refusal to submit to chemical test. Johnson was sentenced t...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 28
Tuesday, March 25 • At 1:27 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 7:28 a.m., a driver on Von Scheele Way was given a verbal warning for speeding. • At 12:53 p.m., a correction officer requested assistance with an unruly inmate. • At 12:59 p.m., an officer was unable to locate a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:08 p.m., a male that passed out in the gazebo in St. Paul Harbor was taken to the hospita...
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What did we learn from Exxon Valdez oil spill?
To the Editor, As we reflect on the recent 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, I wonder what we take away as lessons learned from this event. Following the spill, collectively Alaska’s and the federal government’s resources were totally unprepared to contain the spill, which resulted in massive ecosystem losses from which Alaska likely will not recover in our lifetimes, if ever. And, as a result, vesse...
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Parks and Rec: March 28
EARTH DAY TRIATHLON The Earth Day Triathlon will take place Saturday, April 26, as follows: • 9:20 a.m. Early start for participants who think they need extra time to complete the course. • 9:30 a.m. Pre-race briefing in swimming pool foyer. Course routes will be described, safety concerns addressed, questions answered. • 10 a.m. The first heat begins in the swimming pool; this heat will be for individual men and ...
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Todd Hailey encourages youth to own their faith
If Todd Hailey could pick a theme for his Church of the Nazarene youth group, it would go something like this, “Know your faith and let it shine.” Hailey encourages kids to serve the community in the name of Christ. For the past two years he has led the youth in a Christmas “sock drive” for the Brother Francis Shelter. Hailey got the idea to serve the community in this way while he was hosting his Oldies Show at K...
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