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Pittsburgh student studies glowing bacteria in Kodiak
An email to Kelly Hegel’s adviser about a marine microbiology class in Kodiak is what brought Hegel all the way across the country from home to study bioluminescence, or glow-in-the-dark bacteria. Hegel just graduated from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s La Roche College with an undergraduate degree in biology. She decided to come to Kodiak for this class because she loves to travel and hoped it would help her figure o...
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KANA receives grant for new clinic
The Kodiak Area Native Association received $750,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation to build a new clinic. According to a Rasmuson Foundation statement, the clinic will provide improved access to behavioral health services as well as serve veterans and active duty military dependents. The grant was part of the Rasmuson Foundation’s Tier 2 grant program. That program provides large grants over $25,000 for large build...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 3
June 16 • Around 1:18 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • Around 1:55 a.m., police conducted security checks on Chichenof and Simeonoff streets. • At 10:30 a.m., a caller reported a parking issue on Woody Way Loop. Officers will contact the owner. • At 3:11 p.m., a caller on West Marine Way reported that someone had taken a swing at him. • At 3:20 p.m., a caller dialed 911 to report an assault on Cen...
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Students produce “Velveteen Rabbit”
A bunch of Kodiak students put on a production of “The Velveteen Rabbit” or “How Toys Become Real” with a unique Alaskan twist. The students rehearsed, performed and gained learning experiences as part of a Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts class. Students rehearsed for just 11 days to put on the one-hour show. Many of the students played more than one role and several doubled as crew. With the exception of director an...
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School board calls for new member
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education is seeking candidates for the board to fill in for Todd Hailey, who resigned from the board to move off-island. Those interested in finishing out Hailey’s term on the board, through October, need to submit letters of interest by July 14 at 5 p.m. Interviews for the school board post will happen at a special work session on July 21 with appointment happen...
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Playbook: July 3
Friday, July 4 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Kenai at Baranof Field, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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Major All-Stars will rely on experience
The only Kodiak Major Little League All-Star baseball team to win a state title was in 1982. Manager George Lee is hoping to end that drought this season with a team loaded with experience. Ten of Kodiak’s 11 players are 12 years old, while seven were on last year’s squad. “It is basically the same team that we had last year, only they are three inches taller and faster and have more experience,” Lee said. Last ye...
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Coast Guard air base celebrates 50th with morale-builder
The Coast Guard’s Air Station Kodiak celebrated 50 years since it gained the air base designation. The base celebrated that in conjunction with a monthly morale-boosting day. The Coast Guard base in Kodiak officially became a designated air station in 1964. “That signified their permanence here in Kodiak,” Coast Guard spokesperson Diane Honings told the Mirror. “This is their 50th anniversary, take two.” It’s “tak...
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Kodiak students can now request retroactive diplomas
Students who did not pass the high school exit exam may be getting a notice soon saying they can request a retroactive diploma. Between 60 and 80 students in the Kodiak Island Borough School District are eligible, according to KIBSD Superintendent Stewart McDonald. The students became eligible under House Bill 278, the education bill, which went into effect Tuesday. Part of the bill repealed the Alaska High School...
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Floating club hits hiccup within days of opening
After a hiccup in his foray into the world of floating adult entertainment, Wild Alaskan owner Darren Byler breathed a sign of relief. “We’re opening Tuesday night at 8 p.m.,” owner Darren Byler told the Mirror. The U.S. Coast Guard temporarily suspended from operations the seaborne adult entertainment charter bar that floats in Dog Bay, accessible to patrons by water taxi, two days after its initial opening. The ...
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