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Alaska Science Forum: North Slope crude, burning on water
On a clear day last spring, fire sizzled on water at Poker Flat Research Range in the Chatanika River valley. There, scientists were spilling crude oil in a manmade water basin and torching it from above. A series of similar test burns were part of a team effort between university scientists and researchers with the oil and gas industry. On that April day, an orange flame hissed on the surface of a body of water 3...
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On-air panhandling season
Since there was very little in the way of formal agreement between and betwixt the Kodiak Daily Mirror and myself regarding these little columns I do, (except the mutual respect between old pros that we know the rules), I nevertheless thought I'd try to slip past some shameless self-promotion this week. Well, not so much "self" promotion; more like promotion of the nonprofit organization that I work for. KMXT publ...
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Alutiiq dancers shine at AFN Convention
Two-year-old Aurora Belle Sholl stood stoically on the glistening stage of the Dena’ina Center Thursday night in Anchorage with 13 other Alutiiq dancers. It was Quyana night at the 49th annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention and the event was sold out with 3,000 in the crowd seated before them and television cameras broadcasting young Aurora and the others live. Gracefully, the dance troupe then performed ...
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4-H raises funds at annual pumpkin sale
A line of people stretched from the Kodiak Fairgrounds arena almost to the parking lot when the annual 4-H Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Sale began on Saturday. 4-H program assistant Jen Hagen said the turnout was amazing. “It’s awesome, and we couldn’t ask for better weather,” Hagen said. “We try to make it fun for everyone with pictures, the petting zoo, kids games.” The night before, 30 volunteers spent the day ...
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Health Summit moved back
Mayor Pat Branson’s much anticipated Health Summit has been moved back a month from a proposed November date to a December date. It has also gone through a name change from being called a health summit to being titled Kodiak Strong! Planning Day. The event is now scheduled for Dec. 2 between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Benny Benson building at Kodiak College. “After visiting the Sitka Summit, we found that the coll...
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Crafts, Scandinavian tools at holiday market
The annual Holiday Market is coming up this weekend featuring first-timer to the market Jim Dillard and his traditionally-crafted Scandinavian implements. Dillard, a long-time wood carver, uses old-fashioned tools in his crafting. “Everything is done with the same tools they would have used a century or so ago,” Dillard said. The basic tools are hand-made carving axes, a straight-edge knife called a “sloyd knife” ...
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Guest Column: Educate to solve gun woes
Being a life-long student of English Literature I was fascinated by Jared Griffin’s column “‘Gun’ has only one meaning” (Oct. 8 Kodiak Daily Mirror). Learning the root of the word and the meaning was both enjoyable and educational. I very much appreciate his dedication to the research of the English language and would very much enjoy taking a word origins course, should the college every offer one. There is, howev...
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Jerome "Jerry" Lawrence Tousignant
Jerome "Jerry" Lawrence Tousignant, age 47, died on Oct, 6 at the University of Washington Medical Center Hospital, due to complications related to lung transplantation and infection. He was surrounded by the love and comfort of his wife, daughter and many close family members. Jerry was born in Sudbury Ontario Canada on February 24, 1968 to John Sharpe and Jean Tousignant. At a young age Jerry relocated to the Un...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Tired of silvers? Try taking aim at Dollies
I went for a drive last weekend to enjoy a break in the rain and to see what was happening on the rivers. I came across only one spot with anglers, understandably attracted by great silver fishing. It was a fine day without wind or rain, so I walked upstream on two rivers. In an hour of walking I didn’t see a soul. You can bet I’ll be back at the first opportunity, rod in hand. As much as I enjoyed the solitude, I...
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8 Kodiak players earn all-NLC accolades
Five Kodiak football players were named to the Northern Lights Conference first-team, announced Saturday. Kordell Pillans was selected for both offense and defense, while Shaun Walton, Giovanni Martinez, Tyler Wietfield and Andreas Carros also made the squad. Jacob Yavorsky, Wesley Walker, Jay Miranda and Martinez earned second-team accolades. Pillans, a 6-foot-1, 305-pound senior, anchored Kodiak’s offensive and ...
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