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Middle School runners come to the aid of a fallen teammate
A cross country team time-trial turned into something more for three Kodiak Middle School students on Friday afternoon at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Eighth-graders Brenden Freeman, Michael Bersin and Matthew Neuhaus started the 2-mile course as ordinary students just looking to run fast, but they finished as heroes. Midway through the race, the trio came to the rescue of a fallen teammate who was havi...
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Navy wants towns, fishermen onboard for exercise
Military exercises planned for June 2015 in the Gulf of Alaska will have "minimal impact" on the environment, a U.S. Navy representative told listeners during a Monday presentation at the Kodiak Elks Lodge. "Some local fishermen will actually be part of the exercise," Cmdr. Damon Wenger said. Wenger and eight civilians are on a one-week tour of Alaska coastal towns to talk about the Navy's updated draft supplement...
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We need accurate information about Prop. 1
To the editor: This pertains to the recent election pamphlet for the upcoming October election, in particular the language for Proposition 1, the $10 million bond measure. In reviewing the pamphlet, I saw that the language for this proposition contains some discrepancies as to whether or not these expenses are reimbursable by the state. On page 27, the pamphlet states “…replacement projects which are 70% reimbursa...
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Alaska Science Forum: Ernest Leffingwell, scientist with a fan club
One hundred years ago, a group of men sailed to the northern coast of Alaska to find a land mass rumored to protrude from the Arctic Ocean. They did not find the land. After wintering in the north everyone hurried back to warmer places. Except for Ernest Leffingwell. Leffingwell, a geologist, teacher, and a veteran of the Spanish-American War, stayed behind on Flaxman Island, a sandy wedge of land north of Alaska’...
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Suicide seminar set for Thursday
Participants will learn to recognize danger signs of suicide on how to intervene in a free seminar set for 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the Kodiak High School choral pod. “It’s a very brief three-hour training,” said Kim Slade of Healthy Tomorrows, a local community coalition. Slade and her colleague Jessica Lacy-Wooley will offer the Safetalk program for anyone over 15 years old interested in acquiring potentially life-...
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Lindquist sets another swim record
Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist did it again. A week after breaking a pair of school records in his inaugural high school meet, Kodiak’s freshman swimmer broke another record over the weekend at the Homer Invitational. Lindquist’s winning time of 4 minutes, 46.81 seconds in the 500-yard freestyle broke Michael Smith’s 2012 school record swim of 4:47.61. In only two meets, Lindquist owns the school records in the 100 back...
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Alutiiq mask making
Alutiiq mask artist Perry Eaton is passing along his craft at the U.S. Coast Guard wood hobby shop in a weeklong workshop that started Wednesday. Starting with a square block of wood participants design their own masks and choose a style. A machine then cuts a round or oval shape out of the wood. By Friday, the masks were at the face-carving stage. One artist was already at the point of smoothing the face with san...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 9
Ronan Cooper Macgregor was born at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital at 10:13 a.m. on Aug. 12, 2014 to Alex and Roger Macgregor. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are stationed in Kodiak. The baby’s father works for the U.S. Coast Guard at Air Station Sitka. Also welcoming him to the family is Tristan Liam. Grandparents are Amy and Tim Geer and Ken and Gail MacGregor of Kodiak, and Sharon and...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 9
August 6 • At 1:58 a.m., an officer reported possible bear activity in the 1700 block of Selief Lane because several trash cans had been tipped over and garbage had been strewn about. • Around 2:54 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 4:02 a.m., police warned a driver on Mill Bay Road for driving with his headlights off. • At 6:49 a.m., police warned a driver on East Rezanof Drive for speeding. • A...
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Governor candidates on Kodiak issues
When Alaska's gubernatorial candidates came to town for the annual fisheries debate Aug. 28, the candidates sat down with the Mirror to answer questions about Kodiak priorities. At the time, there were three candidates for governor: incumbent Republican Sean Parnell, Democrat Byron Mallott and Libertarian Bill Walker. Since then, Walker and Mallott have combined their tickets and are now running together on a Libe...
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