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Kodiak heads to Wasilla
Kodiak returns to Northern Lights Conference volleyball play this weekend at Wasilla. Tonight’s match begins at 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 12:30 p.m. The Bears are tied with Palmer for first in the conference with 5-1 records, while the Warriors are 3-3 and coming off a four-set victory over Kenai. Kodiak coach Amy Willis isn’t sure what to expect from Wasilla other than it has a new coach. “We were bot...
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Prep picks: Dreaming of baseball
The MLB baseball playoffs sure have been something. All of the extra-inning games and the dramatics of the Kansas City Royals have sure made it difficult for me to get any work done. The play of the Royals has captivated the nation and the Daily Mirror newsroom — K.C. is publisher Richard Harris’ favorite team. This is Kansas City’s first World Series appearance since 1985 — I was only 3-years-old at the time and ...
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Election results certified, new assembly members sworn in
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved the Oct. 7 local election results, and the borough’s three new assembly members were sworn in at Thursday’s assembly meeting. Borough clerk Nova Javier administered the oath of office to Dan Rohrer, Larry LeDoux and Rebecca Skinner. After the oath, mayor Jerrol Friend gave presentations to each of the outgoing assembly members Tuck Bonney, Dave Kaplan and Mel Stephens. A...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 17
Oct. 5 • Around 1:27 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 1:46 a.m., police asked a man to leave the Marine Way area. • At 2:07 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 2:12 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Center Avenue and Marine Way area. • Around 3:29 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 4:20 a.m., patrolling officers were advised of a drunk on licensed pre...
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Thank you for not using bleach
To the Editor, Not long ago I went to a place where it was bleached. I explained to them that when I smell bleach I become asthmatic, and in time become dizzy. I explained what they could do and asked if they could use other stuff. Not long after I was back to the place for an important meeting but it was so bleached that I had to stay outside and listen through a window, and still at times I had to step away from...
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Begich is the right candidate
I’m voting for Mark Begich for U.S. Senator because: He’s committed to our fisheries. He opposes the Pebble Mine, oil and gas development in Bristol Bay and genetically modified salmon. He’s chairman of the Senate Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcomittee, a position that has benefited our fishing community and the Coast Guard. He’s fiscally conservative, voting against an Obama budget that would have raised o...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Tuma; Tumet - Footprint
Tuma; Tumet - Footprint Taqukaraat tumait ang’ut. - The bears' footprints are large. Like animal tracks, human footprints are a common part of the Kodiak environment. Today Kodiak’s muddy shores capture the tread of sneakers and rubber boots, but in the past, they recorded the passage of bare feet. Kodiak Alutiiq people seldom wore shoes, saving hand-sewn footwear of salmon skins and sea mammal hide for the coldes...
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Tapestery: Jack Bennett found his voice on radio
“I’ve always had a big voice and needed an audience, so becoming a DJ was a natural,” said Jack Bennett, a familiar face and voice in Kodiak for more than 35 years. His relaxed, amiable voice has interacted with pleasant and irate (and irritable) callers on KVOK’s Hotline and talk shows; and has introduced songs that the older generations love to dance to in his oldies show. Although Bennett has retired several ti...
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Local results: Oct. 17
Bowling Tuesday co-ed Oct. 7 Men: Scratch game — Philip Obas, 268; Matt Kiefer, 257; Stefan Macahilas, 247. Scratch series — Stefan Macahilas, 726; Matt Kiefer, 700; Jeff Kiefer, 674. Handicap game — Bill Hentges, 289; Stefan Macahilas, 271; Alvin Arboleda, 268. Handicap series — Bill Hentges, 747; Jeff Kiefer, 734; Alvin Arboleda, 725. Women: Scratch game — Ruth Hentges, 214; Rhubie Pasion, 205; Mona Johnson, 201...
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School safety increases according to survey
Overall, school climate and connectedness at Kodiak Island Borough School District schools has increased over the last five years, according to the most recent School Climate and Connectedness Survey. The SCCS was developed by the American Institutes for Research for the Association of Alaska School Boards. Students in grades fifth through 12th and staff at schools statewide take the survey, which began in 2005. K...
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