Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Teeing Off: What to watch on TV
It’s 9 p.m. Thursday and I’m finally getting to this space. I almost blew it off and placed a wire story here, but I knew that would have disappointed Gizmo. A cranky dog is no fun to live with. I was easily distracted Thursday at work with baseball playoffs and professional and college football on the television. I did more glancing at the TV then typing. Gotta love this time of the years. My only problem was the...
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Taking Gospel in words and work to Galena
Last summer it was Boston, where kids and chaperones from the Kodiak Bible Chapel youth group helped with church planting and cleaned up messes left by the first tornado in 50 years. This summer the team traveled to the community of Galena on the Yukon River. Its population deflates during the summer when students at the Galena Interior Learning Academy boarding school return to their communities, and subsistence ...
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Laughter is shortest distance between people
I went for an MRI at Providence Hospital early Tuesday morning and was very impressed with Dan, who did the CT scan, and the radiologist whose name I am currently spacing out who injected the contrast dye into my shoulder joint with a very long needle. Both were very upbeat, explained everything very thoroughly, and were thoroughly professional. So when I was escorted to the MRI trailer and met Patrick, the digita...
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Amazing Nature: The Plastic Plight of Seabirds
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 how to discuss them with my students without leaving behind a trail of doom and gloom. This fall, I have a group of High School students preparing for the 2016 Alaska Tsun...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 8
Oct. 7 3:11 a.m. Security Check, Mill Bay Rd 4:16 a.m. Someone found a license plate; owner lives in Trooper Territory. Given to AST. 10:15 a.m. Reports jewelry stolen from her residence; under investigation. Mission Rd 10:46 a.m. Female concerned about a homeless person hanging around the business; GOA. West Marine Way 10:51 a.m. Paperwork served; Simeonoff 1:15 p.m. Confirmed 911 misdial, Thorsheim St 1:35 p.m. ...
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Summer ferry schedule out
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has released their draft summer ferry schedule for 2016 including four to five stops per week in Kodiak and two trips per month in July and August down the Aleutian Chain. The Tustumena will stop in Ouzinkie twice per week, on the way to and from Kodiak in a single day. Port Lions will also receive two to four stops per week, with two stops in a single ...
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Superintendent floats claims after Palmer travel woes
Based on events leading up to Kodiak football’s loss at Palmer on Sept. 26, the Kodiak Island Borough School District is requesting that Palmer vacate the win and reimburse Kodiak for travel costs. A four-page memo from KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald informing school board members on Sept. 30 outlined the reasons why the district is requesting for such actions. Seven people, including McDonald, KIBSD activi...
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Mayor prepares for local health summit
Kodiak City Mayor Pat Branson plans putting teeth into the Monday night forum on drugs. The first step on her agenda is a health summit planned for Nov. 12 through the office of Healthy Tomorrows. “Nothing is going to be forced down anyone’s throat,” said Branson. “We feel it will facilitate discussions. They will choose a topic in which the community can work on. But, after the large turnout during Monday’s forum...
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Poet offers workshop, language film screening
Internationally recognized poet Bob Holman will present his film “Language Matters” Friday at the Kodiak Public Library. Holman will also conduct a free poetry workshop Saturday afternoon at the library as well. “People need to be aware that we are losing languages all the time,” Holman said. “The diversity of languages helps the planet be alive.” Currently there are 6,000 languages in the world. Yet, two language...
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Bachini, Abad take aim at girls’ doubles title
Not many people know that Leah Bachini and Chelsey Abad are cousins. That might explain why they are joined at the hip. They live on the same street, have a class together and make up the girls’ doubles tennis team that will represent Kodiak High School at the state championships that begin Friday in Anchorage. “We are best friends,” Bachini said. Being cousins and friends helps on the court. That showed a few wee...
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