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Community events: Feb. 20
Send items for inclusion in the Community Calendar to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. Today 6 p.m. — “Forrest Gump” at Kodiak Public Library Sunday, Feb. 22 2 p.m. — Pianist Scott Withrow, Kodiak Public Library. Monday, Feb. 23 6 p.m. — Presentation about the Kitchen Gardeners Series, Kodiak community gardens and farmers market, at the Kodiak Public Libr...
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Parks and Rec: Feb. 20-27
Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Feb. 20 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 - 1 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 Lap/Aerobics 1:30 - 3 p.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Masters Swim 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 Family 2 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 – 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 20
Jan. 18 At 12:20 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Marine Way. A man was taken into protective custody. At 6:45 a.m., a caller reported criminal trespassing on Center Avenue. A man was banned from the area. At 12:07 p.m., police responded to an assault on Mill Bay Road. It was verbal only. At 12:45 p.m., police arrested a man on Mill Bay Road on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and cited him...
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Don't get too wild about wildlife: Many species in Kodiak not natives
Ubiquitous mammals on Kodiak Island include bear, deer and mountain goats, but only one of those is native to Kodiak. Of all the mammals on Kodiak Island, only about one-third are native, according to Fish and Wildlife Service biologist McCrea Cobb who spoke about introduced wildlife during the first History Speaks lecture organized by the Kodiak Historical Society and Baranov Museum on Wednesday. Some of the earl...
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CHOREOGRAPHED FUN: Player introductions have become entertainment
Salutes. Fist pumps. Elbow bumps. Handshakes. Foot taps. Those are just some of the gestures that basketball players make during pregame introductions, a part of the game that has become choreographed entertainment. The time is gone when a simple a handshake did the job. Now players use the moments before the tip to display their personality in a variety of ways. “I’m not sure what it all means,” Kodiak boys coach...
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Eating Kodiak shellfish 'risky,' PSP specialist warns
Kodiak shellfish have some of the highest levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning in Alaska. Rules of thumb such as don’t eat shellfish in months containing the letter “r” can supposedly help determine if shellfish is safe to eat, but for PSP researcher Julie Matweyou, the issue is not so simple. Shellfish feed on dinoflagellates, which can contain saxitoxin. That saxitoxin then accumulates in the shellfish and ca...
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Have a hip and holy Lent
Remember back in the good ol’ days, when men were men, and priests were men, and even God was scared? You could count on people sitting in the same pews every week, everyone in America was Christian, and prayer in schools wasn’t just expected, but mandatory. Back then, people knew they were sinners, so everyone went to church, and everyone tithed, and everyone gave up chocolate and drinking for Lent. Or do you rem...
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Let every nation know
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge and more.” This excerpt from JFK’s inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961 still rings true to our present day. JFK said, “We dare not tempt them with weakness.” A Democratic presiden...
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TAPESTRY: ‘Dusk’ of an old era, ‘Dawn’ of a new
Kudos to Al Burch for receiving the Walter J. and Ermalee Hickel Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. The award is given to individuals who have made “exceptional contributions to the management of Alaska’s coastal and ocean resources,” says a press release from the SeaLife Center. Al was commended for his part in developing the groundfish industry and federal and international regu...
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Thomet zooms to finals
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet didn’t have any trouble advancing to the 3,200-meter finals at the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho. The senior Thomet recorded the second-fastest time in Thursday’s preliminary heats and safely secured a spot in Saturday’s finals that begin at 1:40 p.m. Alaska time. Thomet won his heat — the second of five — with a time of 9 minutes, 30.37 seconds. Senior Elijah Armstrong, who is from Pocate...
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