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Baldwin honored for service to nation, Kodiak community
Kodiak celebrated the career of a man committed to a “home team” army Thursday night. Sgt. Jay Baldwin, who retired from the Alaska Army National Guard in October, served as administrator at the Kodiak Armory for 21 of his 27-year career, during a time when “homesteading,” or being allowed to serve in one place was unusual. At a ceremony at the American Legion he got to take turns with his former soldiers telling ...
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Gov. Parnell's Kodiak visit canceled for weather
Update: The governor's trip has been canceled due to weather. He plans to reschedule, but has not yet set a date. Governor Sean Parnell will make a visit to the Emerald Isle today. The governor arrives this morning and plans to attend college/career day at Kodiak High School, according to his spokeswoman Sharon Leighow. His itinerary also includes a meeting with city and borough mayors. The purpose of the meetings...
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Kodiak ESS hosts hoops tournament
The Kodiak Emerging Small School’s basketball team is hosting a three-day tournament that begins Monday at Kodiak Middle School. Joining ESS is the ESS junior varsity, the Kodiak High School boys C squad and Nanwalek. The round-robin tournament features five games — two games on both Monday and Tuesday and one on Wednesday. Games begin at 6 p.m. each day. Kodiak ESS is comprised of students from Akhiok, Old Harbor...
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GCI, KTUU reach deal
Kodiak’s cable NBC programing is coming back just in time for tonight’s Olympic opening ceremonies. Cable provider GCI and Anchorage NBC affiliate KTUU announced Thursday morning that they’ve resolved a contract dispute that has left some 7,000 rural Alaskan cable customers without NBC television programing since November. The resolution is a multi-year agreement, not a short-term truce for the Sochi 2014 Winter O...
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Providence care center open house Saturday
After years of planning and construction, a new home for Kodiak’s elders opens Saturday. An open house and ribbon cutting for the new Providence Chiniak Bay Elder House will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday. The facility, which is located on Chichenof Street on the hill above the hospital, will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tours. For more information, call 486-9210. Contact the Daily Mirror newsr...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Pingayun
Pingayun – Three Pingayunek carliangq’rtua. – I have three children. Counting is a skill that children around the world learn at a very young age, and although quantifying objects comes naturally to humans, the world’s societies count in many different ways. Counting systems reflect the mathematical concepts of a culture, which are influenced by language, social practices, worldviews, and even subsistence activiti...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 7
Wednesday, Feb. 5 • 2:20 p.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 2:57 p.m., a 911 caller reported suspicious circumstances at Research Court. All was Ok. • 3:02 p.m., an officer found a suspicious vehicle on Trident Basin Road. All was Ok. • 6:30 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Thorsheim Street. The person left upon request. • 10:13 a.m., officer served papers. • 10:14 a.m., a bicycle was...
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Parks and Rec: Feb. 7-Feb. 14
Feb. 7-Feb. 14 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Feb. 7 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 KKF Meet 9 – 1 p.m. Water Aerobics 1:30 – 3 p.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Mon...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 7
ART WALK The First Friday Art Walk begins at 5 p.m. today. Displays are at the Kodiak Public Library, Dead Humpy Studio and Gallery, Fly-By, Northern Exposure Gallery, Alutiiq Museum and The Frame Shop. For more information, call 486-5291. GALLEY TABLES Galley Tables begins at 7 p.m. tonight at the Kodiak High School drama pod. The galley is stories of the fish, the girl and the guy that got away. MARITIME MUSEUM ...
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Tapestry: Pat Szabo finds balance between directing and acting
Indisputably, Pat Szabo is an actress. She walked the tight rope between annoying and adorable in the quirky "Mrs. Mannerly’s School of Manners" and made the poet Emily Dickinson refreshingly human in "The Belle of Amherst." When I sat down with Pat at a local coffee shop the other day, I told her that one of my favorite Pat Szabo performances was at a Sons of Norway meeting, when she and her husband, Nick, talked...
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