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Garden Gate: Bumblebees on lookout for new homes
As I left the greenhouse and walked toward the house, I heard a loud puh- hh-HUP behind me. I twisted around and took two steps toward the ocean, just in time to see an orca whale’s dorsal fin disappear below the surface. I’m always humbled by gifts like this; surprise snippets of life. Like this morning when I looked up from doing dishes just in time to see the gibbous moon appear between puffy clouds. My hands p...
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Fish Factor: Wild game could be on the menu
Caribou instead of corn dogs…salmon instead of Trout Treasures… seal meat in place of spaghetti – all could soon be available to more Alaskans if traction continues on a new bipartisan bill before the Alaska legislature. The bill - HB 179 - allows schools, senior centers, hospitals, child care centers and other facilities to accept and serve fish, game, plants and eggs that are donated by subsistence and sport use...
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Thomet sizzles in opener
Kodiak started its track and field season in front of a national audience at the Big C Relays in Anchorage. And Levi Thomet didn’t disappoint. The senior recorded the fastest 3,200-meter time in the nation this season, set a personal-best time in the 1,600, recorded one of the quickest 800 times in state history and anchored the 1,600 relay team to a victory. All of this was streamed onlise by milesplit.com, a tra...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 13
March 30 At 2:04 a.m., a caller reported suspicious circumstances on Rezanof Drive East. Police were unable to locate the described vehicle. At 2:36 a.m., a caller reported suspicious circumstances on Von Scheele Way. A no camping advisement was given. At 7 a.m., police advised a driver on Mill Bay Road about having no taillights. At 1:47 p.m., police cited a driver on Mill Bay Road for having no proof of insuranc...
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Community events: April 13
Today 9:30 a.m. — Military children’s parade, chapel parking lot on base, call 487-5525, ext. 2270. 2:30-4:20 p.m. — Children’s beginner kayak session, Coast Guard MWR pool, call 907-299-0061. Wednesday, April 15 6-8 p.m. — Adult improver kayak session, Coast Guard MWR pool, call 907-299-0061. Friday, April 17 7 p.m. — KIBSD orchestra concert, Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Saturday, April 18 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Boating...
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Brass band promises fun and laughs
A brass quintet from Mexico will bring a wide variety of music and a fun performance with audience interaction and fun. The Metales M5 will perform classical, pop and original pieces on Sunday and Monday, said Katie Oliver, the executive director of the Kodiak Arts Council, which is bringing Metales M5 to Kodiak as part of the council’s Performing Arts Series. Staff members of the arts council found the quintet at...
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INSIDE TOUR: A visit to the Kodiak Launch Complex
Alaska Aerospace Corporation's Mark Greby, senior vice president and chief operating officer, and Chris Sibrel, deputy general manager, spent almost six hours with the Kodiak Daily Mirror on Thursday, giving the local newspaper a full tour of the Kodiak Launch Complex. MORE PHOTOS AND STORY ON MONDAY
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Death becomes life in Orthodox Easter
Christianity is a religion that transforms. Blindness becomes sight; mourning is turned into joy; a self-centered tax collector becomes a generous man; a devout Jew once participating in the murder of Christians becomes their spokesman, writing a significant portion of the New Testament. The most dramatic transformation occurs during the Crucifixion and Resurrection of the God-Man Jesus Christ. The cross — an ugly...
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Harbormaster: boat owners prepare for wind
The City of Kodiak Harbormaster’s Office issued an advisory Friday to boat owners to expect strong winds over the weekend. The office is asking that boat owners or caretakers check their vessels to make sure everything is secure. “Look for worn, split or frayed lines and replace if needed,” the advisory said. Within Chiniak Bay and Marmot Bay, a small craft advisory is in effect today and Saturday, according to th...
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Music students qualify for state, prepare for world premier
Almost three dozen Kodiak music students qualified to head to state during a regional competition, and the students are also preparing for upcoming spring concerts. The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s orchestra, choir and band will be performing during the next three weeks. Kicking off the three-week KIBSD in Concert series is the orchestra, which will be performing a new piece, titled “Thrall,” composed j...
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