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Alutiiq Museum hosts indoor “campout”
Alisha Drabek uses a mixture of old and new activities to keep the stream of authentic Alutiiq culture and knowledge flowing through the present day. “We play a mix of traditional games and modern, Alutiicized games and have fun practicing the language and introducing ourselves,” Alisha Drabek, Alutiiq Museum’s executive director told the Mirror at its second annual campout — a language and cultural Alutiiq immers...
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Murkowski writes letter of support for Karluk Lake enrichment
Senator Lisa Murkowski supports the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association’s push for enriching nutrients in Karluk Lake. Murkowski wrote a letter to Alaska’s Fish and Wildlife Service saying, “Approval of the application will help move this fishery restoration project another step closer toward achieving the ultimate goal of bringing adult sockeye salmon back into the Karluk Lake system.” On the southwestern sid...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 19
June 1, 2014 • Around 1:32 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 1:54 a.m., someone called to report domestic violence on Thorsheim Street. It turned out to be verbal only. • At 2:25 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 10:23 a.m., charges for a man on Mill Bay Road who violated conditions of his release were forwarded. • At 11:43 a.m., someone called 911 to report a dangerous driver o...
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Campers learn laptuuk — the Alutiiq version of baseball
Nick Alokli spent his childhood in Ahkiok playing laptuuk — the Alutiiq version of baseball. Now 78, Alokli’s playing days have passed, but his passion for the sport is still very much alive. He spent part of his Tuesday morning at the Baranof Park ice rink watching a dozen youths and adults — all from the Alutiiq Language Day Camp — enjoying the game he grew up playing. He smiled each time the big inflatable rubb...
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Local photographer leaving Kodiak
With a move approaching, local photographer Sylwia Ok looks forward to continuing her business in Maryland. Her husband is in the Coast Guard, and they’ll be moving to Baltimore, taking the ferry to Bellingham, Washington, and driving from there. “We’re spending six days on the ferry and then doing a cross-country with plenty of stops to photograph,” Ok told the Mirror on Wednesday. Since marrying her husband 11 y...
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Coast Guard to do controlled burns
The Coast Guard said Wednesday it was scheduling controlled burns June 19-20 for firefighter training. “The BASE Kodiak Fire Department will be conducting controlled burns June 19th and 20th (pending favorable weather conditions). You may notice large clouds of rolling black smoke throughout both days. These clouds are not unusual during the burns and you shouldn't become alarmed,” the Coast Guard said in a statem...
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Alaska police chiefs: marijuana ballot will cost taxpayers
Kodiak might get an unwanted financial burden if marijuana gets legalized in the state come November, police warn. The Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police said in a statement Tuesday that taxpayers in Alaska’s small towns and cities could face up to $6 million in unanticipated costs if the marijuana initiative passes this year. The Alaska Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure 2, which would tax and regulate the...
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Kodiak arts orgs join innovation program
A group of arts organizations selected Kodiak Arts Council and the Alutiiq Museum to participate in a program with the goals of innovation and change. The Foraker Group, the Rasmuson Foundation, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and New York-based EmcArts started a free program, New Pathways Alaska, for ten organizations. It will include workshops, consultation and coaching. The Kodiak Arts Council seeks ideas ...
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Dustin Keith Eisenhauer
Dustin Keith Eisenhauer, 23, passed away June 12 of natural causes in Anchorage. He was born January 7, 1991, in Kodiak, where he grew up. Even though Dustin was taken from us too soon, he will always be remembered for his love of the sea, fishing, boats and the outdoors. His passion for all of these started at a very early age and he grew to be a top hand on many Kodiak-based boats in the fishing fleet. He will b...
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Area B&Bs view community, websites as key to bookings
With more than 40 bed and breakfasts on the island, Kodiak’s B&B market can offer a lesson on healthy competition with a generous helping of community enthusiasm. We asked a few bed and breakfasts around town how they competed in a town with so many B&Bs and what it takes to thrive here. Beating the competition was not on the list. Many B&Bs, it turns out, do not see other B&Bs as competitors per se, but more as a...
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