Alutiiq Word of the Week: Feb. 15 Wainiik : Steam Bath Switch
Taaringa wainiimek. : Switch me with the steam batch switch.
Switching is a common practice in Alutiiq steam baths. In the soothing, wet heat, people slap themselves with flexible branches to promote good health. This practice improves circulation, relieves aches and pains and can be used to treat illness and prepare a pregnant woman for delivery.
Pneumonia, difficulty urinating, and c...
Around Kodiak: Feb. 15 The A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library will hold its first live videoconference at 6 p.m. tonight. The presentation of “Living in the Ring of Fire” is from the Seward Sea Life Center and will discuss the impact that volcanic activity has on communities such as Kodiak that are within the Ring of Fire. Community organizations are welcome to schedule their own videoconferences utilizing the public library’s equipment...
Borough assembly asks nonprofits for more info ahead of annual request A plan to alter the way the Kodiak Island Borough distributes money to nonprofits met intense criticism during a regular Thursday night meeting of the borough assembly.
A subcommittee led by assemblywoman Carol Austerman has drafted a new six-page application for nonprofit funding, but a handful of speakers firmly said the application is long, complicated, and too difficult to complete, particularly for small grou...
Couple finds ‘good life’ in doing God’s will amongst ‘least of these’
Married in August last year, Tom and Hailey Davis have tickets to travel to Cambodia. It’s not a deferred honeymoon or a tourist adventure, but a mission.
The couple will be representing Jesus Christ in Phnom Penh’s seamy red light district where the sex trafficking industry has spiritually, physically and mentally wrecked destitute children and adults who feel trapped in a hellish lifestyle.
Hailey will be worki...
In the Courts: Feb. 15 Dismissals
• One charge of fourth-degree drugs misconduct against Dennis Vargas, 38, was dismissed Jan. 10.
• One charge of fourth-degree assault against Joseph Denato, 46, was dismissed Jan. 30.
• Charges of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and driving with an invalid license against Gregory Anderson, 38, were dismissed Jan. 30.
• One charge of fourth-degree assault against David Willman, ...
Benny Benson was deserving of airport name We wouldn’t rename Barometer Mountain “Bill’s Hill.”
Why are we still having debates over Denali?
This month, Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill into the U.S. Senate that would officially give Mount McKinley the name Alaskans already use — Denali.
The bill renaming McKinley is a perennial product of Alaska’s Congressional delegation because Ohioans reject the idea that Alaskans might want the state’s most promi...
Another Day in Paradise: Redefining family One of the joys my wife and I have is redefining our family. Not changing what our family members look or act like, but adding members who — though not actually part of our biological family, are very much a part of our family.
On Monday, we were in the Anchorage airport, enroute to a conference, and bumped into a member of our Kodiak family. Perry had left Kodiak last Wednesday to go help his wife, Gail, as she ...
Parks and Rec schedule: Feb. 15-Feb. 22 Feb.15-Feb. 22
BARANOF ICE RINK
Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations.
Broomball is a game similar to ice hockey in which the players, not wearing skates, use “broom sticks” instead of hockey sticks to shoot a sm...
City still searching for Parks and Recreation director Nearly six months have passed since Ian Fulp retired as the City of Kodiak’s Parks and Recreation director, and his old office at Baranof Park remains empty.
Despite the vacancy, Parks and Recreation has a heartbeat.
On any given night in Kodiak, skaters populate the ice rink, school gymnasiums are overflowing with basketball and volleyball enthusiasts, and the swimming pool is flooded with swimmers.
“Parks and ...
Feb 15, 2013 | 0 | 4 |
Derek Clarkston / email@example.comKodiak Daily Mirror
Researcher talks coldwater coral in lunchtime lesson Deep-sea cold-water coral are difficult to identify, and not much is known about the different species.
In a Thursday brown bag lunch science lecture, Art Schultz discussed how he got involved in researching coral, and explained why it’s difficult to find any information about the mysterious deep-sea species.
“It’s a very fuzzy subject,” he said.
Schultz, a commercial fisherman, has been researching deep-sea cora...
Feb 15, 2013 | 0 | 3 |
Nicole Klauss / firstname.lastname@example.orgKodiak Daily Mirror