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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Carwaq - Current
Carwaq - Current Carwaq tukniuq. - The current is strong. Perched on the edge of the continental shelf, the Kodiak Archipelago lies in the path of the Alaska current. Driven by wind and freshwater, this warm oceanic flow courses out of the central Pacific and circulates counterclockwise along the Gulf of Alaska’s coast. This current, and Alaska’s high coastal mountains, shield the gulf from the cold climate of Ala...
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Mentor training program available
Chaplain Jim Duncan, Director of the Department of Corrections Chaplaincy Division, and Brenda Nagunst, Director of Alaska Correctional Ministries, will be keynote presenters in a mentor-training workshop slated July 12 at the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in the Pyramid Room. The schedule includes two identical three-hour sessions, from 9 a.m. to noon and from one to four. The workshop is designed for t...
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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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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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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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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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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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Pittsburgh student studies glowing bacteria in Kodiak
An email to Kelly Hegel’s adviser about a marine microbiology class in Kodiak is what brought Hegel all the way across the country from home to study bioluminescence, or glow-in-the-dark bacteria. Hegel just graduated from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s La Roche College with an undergraduate degree in biology. She decided to come to Kodiak for this class because she loves to travel and hoped it would help her figure o...
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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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