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KANA gets ambulatory care accreditation
Kodiak — The Kodiak Area Native Association announced Tuesday that it has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Accreditation distinguishes our local nonprofit health and social services provider from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Status as an ac...
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COVERING COON: City places sod on Coon Field
Coon Field, a Kodiak sports landmark, will have a different look for the upcoming Little League season. The gravel field on the corner of Mill Bay Road and Powell Avenue that has been part of Kodiak since the 1950s is being covered in grass — or at least the infield is. The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation department started laying sod on the historic surface last week. The crew was out in the rain on Wednesday...
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Not digging the gold standard?
Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of “How safe is your money?” Ron Paul said there are two types of fiat currencies: ones that have collapsed and ones that are going to collapse. The average fiat currency lasts 40 years. We have been off the gold standard as a pure fiat currency for 44 years. We should consider ourselves lucky to have our fiat currency outlast the average. However, when you consider th...
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Thanking Mack’s Sport Shop for supporting local nonprofit
Our old safety vests were falling apart. Most of them had pockets ripped off. Mack’s Sport Shop came to the rescue and donated new reflective vests. They even had them embroidered with our logo. The vests are much higher quality than the ones they replaced. Mack’s went all out and even donated enough for our crew and several different sized extras to accommodate our volunteers as well. It is terrific when local bu...
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Playbook: April 15
Thursday, April 16 Baseball: Kodiak vs. West Valley at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m. Track: The Invincible Pentathlon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 4:30 p.m.
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Capitol Report: Legislative session enters final week
Greetings from Juneau. There are just a few days left in this year’s legislative session, which is scheduled to adjourn Sunday, April 19. A lot will happen this week as lawmakers and the administration work on their priority legislation in hopes of completing the session within 90 days. The biggest item still unresolved is the operating budget. Earlier this month, the Senate approved a $4 billion budget for next y...
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Community events: April 15
Send items for inclusion in Community Events to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. Today 6-8 p.m. — Adult improver kayak session, Coast Guard MWR pool, call 907-299-0061. Thursday, April 16 10:30-11:30 a.m. — Coffee and conversation with the director, Kodiak Public Library. Friday, April 17 6:30 p.m. — “St. Vincent,” free movie at Kodiak Public Library. 7 p...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 15
March 31 At 9:49 a.m., a caller reported a rooster crowing too early on Jackson Lane. At 10:12 a.m., police impounded a loose dog on Thurston Lane. At 10:36 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Selief Lane. At 10:42 a.m., police arrested a man on Center Avenue on suspicion of violating conditions of release. At 10:53 a.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Madsen Avenue. It’s under investigation. At 10...
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Alaska Science Forum: Alaska earthworms little known
Under its own power, an earthworm gains about 30 feet of new territory each year. But that does not help explain how worms got to Alaska. “It’s almost geologically slow,” Matt Bowser, said of the earthworm’s locomotion. Bowser, Alaska’s closest thing to an expert on earthworms, is an entomologist with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. He has taken an interest in worms that exist in surprising numbers in southern...
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Troopers arrest Kodiak fugitive believed armed with rifle
After a two-week search, state troopers found and arrested a Kodiak man wanted as a suspect in the assault of a woman on two different days. Bryce Beltran, 20, was arrested in the Spruce Cape area at about 9:26 p.m. Monday after troopers received an anonymous tip about his location. After the alleged assaults took place last month, troopers described Beltran as a dangerous man, possibly armed with a .308 rifle. In...
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