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Coastal Forager: Our friend moss, from tea to diapers
The recent deluge of rain led me to contemplate the lives of those who made their home on Kodiak before my time. Imagine the Rock before planes and barges supplied us with grapefruit, soap, tarps, bullets, socks, dishes and toys. Imagine life before oil heating. And woe of all woes, imagine living here without your Patagonia-TheNorthFace-Grundens-Columbia clothing fastened like armor around your body against the r...
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Learning through names
How did Heitman Mountain get its name? How about Three Saints Bay? Tiffany Brunson, executive director of the Baranov Museum, told attendees at a talk on Thursday about the history of some of the names of Kodiak places. “We can track the history of a place through the names that are recorded for it,” Brunson said. “We can understand what people lived there, what they thought was important, what was worth naming, a...
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Bears’ schedule packed to the brim
For years Kodiak High School’s baseball team wouldn’t play a game until late April. That is a thing of the past. For the second straight season, Kodiak will open its baseball season the first week of April. The Bears host South Anchorage, Chugiak and Dimond for the inaugural Red Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament. The four-day tournament begins Wednesday at Baranof Field. The tournament is named after Rex Mat...
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Kodiak baseball focused on improving
Former Kodiak baseball coach Rick Langfitt preached defense more than any other thing during his nine-year run at the helm of the Bears. Third-year coach James Arnold is taking a page from Kodiak’s most successful coach. “The No. 1 thing I’m looking for, and I’m going to quote coach Langfitt, is defense,” Arnold said. “We have to have a solid defense this year.” Langfitt’s defensive wizardry earned him a state cha...
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Conquest of death has meaning in any place, era
Sometimes humanity forgets what is promised to us. Sometimes we forget our hope. Sometimes we forget the reality of our future. Easter is our pleasant reminder. As Holy Week concludes the liturgical season of Lent, churchgoers will be reminded of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We will be retold of the plot against his life. It will be recounted to us the love and encouragement that Jesus entrusted to his ...
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Amazing Nature: Real-life sea dragons worthy of fantasy
I have recently taken up a new hobby. I had a collection of plain wooden stools, chairs and a small table, and had the idea to paint them each with the image of a sea creature. Around the legs of the stools I usually paint ranking seaweeds and the top is the canvas for whatever sea creature I have a mind to imagine there. I am not that good an artist that I could paint anything just from memory, so I look for a pi...
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Groups seek to cut in salmon bycatch
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Tribal organizations and fishing groups in Alaska are urging federal fishery managers to drastically reduce the number of king salmon allowed to be inadvertently caught by commercial pollock trawlers each year. The coalition wants the allowable caps of chinook salmon cut by 60 percent in western Alaska rivers during times of weak runs. The groups say scores of Alaska Native subsistence fis...
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Community events: April 3
Send items for inclusion in Community Events to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. Today 5 p.m. — Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival submission deadline, see islandtrails.org/film. 5-7 p.m. — First Friday Art Walk. Monday, April 6 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Foot clinic at senior center. 1 p.m. — “American Graffiti,” movie at senior center. 7 p.m. — “Chuitna: More Tha...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 3
March 24 At 7:58 a.m., a caller requested a patrol of Powell Avenue. Patrolling officers were advised. At 12:38 p.m., a caller reported larceny on Mission Road. It’s under investigation. At 1 p.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of the Monashka area. At 1:39 p.m., police arrested a man on West Marine Way for having an open container. At 1:49 p.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of Bells Flats. ...
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In the Courts: April 3
J. Adolfo M. Navarro pleaded guilty to having an open container. Navarro was sentenced to one day in jail and ordered to complete 20 hours of community work service. Michael Rabago pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Rabago was sentenced to 45 days in jail (42 suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and ordered to comply with recommendations of alcohol/substance abuse screening and had his licens...
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