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Women in Business: A healer’s musical hands
On a summer day, the sound of musical instruments echoes across Rezanof Drive and the Kodiak High School parking lot. Follow the sound, and you won’t be led to the high school’s band room or a music studio; you’ll end up in the office of Dr. Laura Creighton. Creighton, the sole chiropractor listed in the Kodiak phone book, lets her healing hands occasionally roam across a marimba, a xylophone-like instrument that ...
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Another Day in Paradise: Following the right path
We are follower people. It’s in our nature. And once we find a path, we follow it. If it gets us where we are going, we rejoice. If it leads us astray, we look back and talk about how much promise that trail had. It looked so good. It appeared to be going where we wanted it to. And even though it didn’t get us where we expected to be or where we wanted to go, we will use it again, because it is now a familiar trai...
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KHS volleyball aims to rebound at Service/Dimond tourney
Kodiak’s volleyball team is at the Service/Dimond Tournament today and Saturday. The tournament features 20 of the best teams from around the state. In Friday’s pool play, Kodiak will play 3A classification schools Nikiski and Eielson and 4A schools East Anchorage and Dimond. “It’s not necessarily an easy pool,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “East is really strong. We saw them at West (Spiketacular) this year. I w...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Oct. 19
Oct. 15 Coast Guard Station Valdez responded to a report of the fishing vessel Lucky taking on water in Valdez Arm Monday. The station's 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew towed the vessel safely to Valdez. The master of the 28-foot vessel called the Coast Guard and reported that the vessel had struck submerged object and lost steering. They were disabled and adrift but did not take on any water. The Sector Anchora...
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Women in Business: Myrick balances time between two jobs
Adelia Myrick works in two different fields — one is dominated by men and the other is dominated by women. Myrick spends most of the year working at Kodiak College as the adult basic education coordinator, but she spends her summers working as a fisherman at a set net site. Myrick started fishing at a young age with her family in Kodiak. She knew she wanted to keep fishing in the summer months after she graduated ...
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Kodiak real estate agent featured in new TV show
TV shows have burned hours of video recording Alaska fishermen, Troopers, Coast Guardsmen and outdoorsmen. Now, one new TV series is turning a lens on an unusual subject — Alaska’s real estate agents. “It’s nothing like a ‘Gold Rush’ type of show or even a ‘Deadliest Catch.’ It’s something more relatable,” said Fay Yu, executive producer of “Selling Alaska”, which debuts Sunday on Destination America (GCI Channel ...
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High School football picks: Final week of high school football
The final week of high school football in Alaska is upon us. Last week, Eielson and Soldotna each won state titles in the small and medium school classifications. I picked both of them to win and neither game was close, just as I predicted. I went 3-1 last week to run my season-long total to 63-12. The only game I missed on was South Anchorage’s victory over previously undefeated Palmer in a large-school semifinal...
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KIBSD strategic planning meetings come to an end
Community engagement was a top priority for the committee of Kodiak citizens who participated in the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s strategic planning meetings. The district uses strategic planning sessions to develop education goals based on community priorities and input. The final meeting wrapped up on Wednesday night, and a document outlining the plan for 2013-2014 will soon go to the school board for...
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Playbook: Oct. 19
Today Volleyball: Kodiak at the Service/Dimond Tournament in Anchorage, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Football: Kodiak Football League all-stars vs. Chugiak at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Cubs, 11 a.m.; Grizzlies, 1 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak at the Service/Dimond Tournament in Anchorage, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 Special Olympics: Local Special Olympics fall games at Tropic Lanes, 1 p.m.
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Three Kodiakans honored at AFN
Alisha Drabek decided to learn the Alutiiq language because of her close relationship with her grandmother. This week, Drabek will be awarded for that decision as she accepts the Eileen Panigeo MacLean Education award at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage. "It's an amazing honor because it comes from the Native community in the whole state," Drabek said. Drabek was one of three people ...
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