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Microbeads in toothpaste and skin care entering ocean food chains
While caring citizens may know not to leave trash and plastics behind in nature, what they probably don’t know is that using toothpaste may actually add to plastics pollution in the ocean. The reason? Most toothpastes and many skin care products contain microbeads. Microbeads are so small that they pass through the filters in the sewage treatment plants and because they are made of polymer plastic, there are no ba...
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Playbook: July 4
Friday, July 4 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Kenai at Baranof Field, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Running: Fourth of July 10K Run and Walk at the Coast Guard base entrance, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Kenai at Baranof Field, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 7 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Nunaka Valley-City at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:1...
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Booster Club golf results
The foursome of Tyler Heffner, Rick Kalil, James Glenn and Pete Maloney captured the “Tee off for Kids” golf tournament Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Jim Horn, Tom Kanoke, Mark Gladu and Leon Ruotsalainen finished second, while the team of John Shank, Wesley Lewis, Dustin Roberson and Tom Trosvig placed third. The Red Lantern Award went to the team of Shannon Woods, Annie Looman, Brodie Dunn and Jake Ca...
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State to grant $890K to school district for distance learning
The Alaska Dept. of Education announced a teaching initiative grant for Kodiak schools to help them expand virtual learning programs and partner with other school districts in the state. “The Kodiak Island Borough School District will receive an $890,260 grant and is partnering with the Pribilof, Lower Kuskokwim, Lower Yukon, Northwest Arctic, Lake and Peninsula, Nome, St. Mary’s, and Annette Island school distric...
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Troopers stress safety, dry boating around Fourth
Alaska Wildlife Troopers will maintain a strong presence around the state during the Fourth of July weekend as part of its safety awareness program Operation Dry Water. “We don’t want to dampen anyone’s weekend,” said trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen. “We just want to make sure people are out and stay safe.” Operation Dry Water is an initiative to help raise awareness about boating safety and reduce alcohol and drug...
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Kodiak to get absentee in-person voting
A Native leadership team dedicated to increasing Alaskan voter turnout announced said on Thursday it helped 176 villages sign up as absentee in-person voting sites for upcoming primary and general elections. Kodiak has three locales on board — Kodiak, Larsen Bay and Port Lions. “Those three villages are new absentee in-person voting sites. There are three other villages — Akhiok, Ouzinkie and Old Harbor — that are...
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Running on the Fourth
Before fireworks light up the night’s sky, runners will take center stage in Kodiak’s annual July Fourth 10K Run and Walk. The 6.2-mile race begins at the Coast Guard base entrance at 9:30 a.m. Friday and ends at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation organized race has been a Kodiak tradition since 1980. The course is in honor of longtime Kodiak city pool manager Steve King, ...
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Thanks for paying attention
To the editor, Around 1:30 p.m. on June 29, I almost caused an accident at Benny Benson and Mission roads. I am truly sorry. And I want to thank you, sir, for being the one to pay attention. Elizabeth West
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Holiday weather outlook bright
The skies should be bright and breezy for July 3-4, followed by a slow-coming change to the wetter, the National Weather Service told the Mirror Wednesday. “Friday looks like we’re going to be nice and sunny just like Wednesday and Thursday — nice stretch here,” said Craig Eckert, station chief of the National Weather Service in Kodiak. Wednesday’s warmth — at 73 degrees Fahrenheit — was 10 degrees lower than the ...
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Students produce “Velveteen Rabbit”
A bunch of Kodiak students put on a production of “The Velveteen Rabbit” or “How Toys Become Real” with a unique Alaskan twist. The students rehearsed, performed and gained learning experiences as part of a Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts class. Students rehearsed for just 11 days to put on the one-hour show. Many of the students played more than one role and several doubled as crew. With the exception of director an...
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