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Tapestry: OCA chancellor returns to island
He could have been any grubby-looking fisherman, this man in ragged jeans, faded suede jacket and neoprene boots, emerging from the coffee shop across from the boat harbor. But John Jillions has a title that doesn’t seem to fit his appearance. He’s known as “Father John” by the Orthodox faithful or Chancellor, a title given to a top administrator in the Orthodox Church in America. He wears his cross, so that when ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Run
Qecengluni - Run Uswiillraraat cecengtaartut. - Kids are always running around. In classical Alutiiq society, runners passed important news from one village to the next. Elders recall young men running along the beach to carry messages to neighboring communities. When they arrived, a fresh runner would take the message to the next village, and in this way information would travel up the coast from community to com...
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In the Courts: July 19
Dismissals Two counts of third-degree assault against Rebecca Ralston, 27, were dismissed May 30. Reckless Endangerment Rebecca Ralston, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment and was sentenced to 180 days in jail (180 days suspended). She was also fined $1,500 ($1,500 suspended) and will be on probation for three years. Criminal mischief Rebecca Ralston, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-...
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Island Flavor: Harborside Coffee: A constant source of good coffee and company in Kodiak
We arrived in Anchorage on the morning jet, day one of a family medical vacation. My husband is getting medical attention at Providence, compliments of the VA. My daughter will get medical attention at Regional, compliments of Medicaid. I am the escort (pre-authorized and certified) for the two of them. Lucky me. If you’ve ever thought about vacationing in Anchorage during the summer, my advice to you: Reconsider....
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Loduvico Arcangel
A funeral service for Loduvico Arcangel will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kodiak Mortuary, 303 Erskine Ave.
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Amazing Nature: Goblins hide in ocean trenches
This summer, I spent two weeks in the Seattle area. Between some spectacular hikes in the lush Cascade Mountains and visits to various exhibits in the big city I spent a lot of time at an Internet café preparing for my marine science class in the fall. I had just reviewed the special features of sharks when we ventured to the Seattle Aquarium to see if there was anything new and amazing to gawk at. What captured o...
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Smoking ban debate meets anticlimax tonight
A proposed borough-wide smoking ban is dead, and the funeral is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight. That’s when the Kodiak Island Borough assembly will vote on a proposal to bring the ban to voters. Last week, however, one of the ban’s principal supporters, assemblyman Tuck Bonney, announced he was withdrawing his backing. The measure’s other principal sponsor, assemblyman Aaron Griffin, will not be present t...
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State ends subsidized rabies treatment
Two months after a pair of rabid wolves were found in Interior Alaska, the state of Alaska has announced plans to end a subsidized treatment plan for rabies infections. In an email released this week, the state’s section of epidemiology announced that beginning Jan. 1, it will no longer give away “rabies post-expsure prophylaxis,” the medicine used to treat people exposed to rabies. “For decades, the state has jus...
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Kodiak Post 17 sweeps doubleheader against Eagle River
Kodiak Post 17 swept Eagle River in an American Legion A league baseball doubleheader at Kosinski Field in Anchorage Monday. The Bears won 4-1 in the opener and 8-6 in the second game. Kodiak’s pair of wins puts the team at 9-5 in league play, 9-11 overall. Derek Clarkston, a coach for the Bears and a Daily Mirror sports writer, said the victories were big wins in terms of American Legion A division baseball ranki...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 18
Tuesday, July 16 • At 1:58 a.m., a man left a property when an officer asked him to. • At 3:11 a.m., a 911 caller reported her boyfriend choked her during an argument. He was arrested for two counts of violating conditions of release and fourth-degree assault. • At 5:38 a.m., a man turned himself in for a warrant. • At 7:27 a.m., an officer provided traffic control until a woman was able to resecure her kayaks. • ...
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