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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cimiyuq - Trade; Exchange
Cimigiuq; Cimiyuq - Trade; Exchange Suuget cimiutut. - People are trading. Alutiiq communities obtained resources and formed alliances by exchanging foods and raw materials. In good weather, people traveled by skin boat to neighboring communities to share their surplus goods and barter for items. Trade with the Alaska mainland was particularly important. Here, Kodiak Islanders could obtain resources not locally av...
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Knik falls in regional semifinal
A spirited rally fell just short for the Alaska’s state champion Major Little League All-Star team. Knik fell, 7-6, to Bend, Oregon in a Northwest Regional baseball semifinal game Thursday afternoon in San Bernadino, California. Knik’s season ends just two wins shy of reaching the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania. Oregon opened the game with four runs in the first and led 7-0 before Alaska mounted its co...
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LeDoux to run for Borough Assembly
DAILY MIRROR STAFF A former Kodiak Island Borough School District superintendent is running for the Borough Assembly. Larry LeDoux filed his paperwork Thursday to run for one of the three seats up for grabs during the Oct. 7 election. Incumbent assembly member David Kaplan is the only other person to file. The filing period ends at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 15. The other assembly members up for re-election are Tuck Bonney...
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Boat catches fire in harbor
DAILY MIRROR STAFF A Kodiak Firefighter suffered minor injuries while responding to a fire onboard a boat in St. Herman Harbor Thursday morning. The 32-foot fishing vessel Kahuna, owned by Steven Mathieu, was berthed on the main float near the bottom of Ramp 2 when a fire broke out at a heating stove in its cabin. Mathieu reported the fire to the Kodiak Harbormaster Office by VHF radio shortly after 10 a.m. The Ko...
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Kiwanis’ annual kids Pink Derby coming up
The Kodiak Kiwanis Club will be holding their annual Kids Pink Salmon Derby on the Buskin River this weekend. The derby has been around for over 20 years, according to Astrid Rose, a Kiwanis Club member who is helping with the event. “It’s a really great event because kids come with their families and learn how to fish,” Rose said. It’s open to children under 15 and there’s a $1 entry fee. That covers a free lure ...
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Tennis team practices on new surface
Kodiak High School’s tennis team started practice this week with a sparkling new surface to play on. One of the two courts at Baranof Park was recently resurfaced and painted as part of the Baranof Park Improvement Project, a multimillion-dollar project that also included a new track and artificial turf on the football and baseball fields Due to time constraints, the second court will be resurfaced next summer. “W...
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KEA chief mechanic helps electrical consumers in South Sudan
The American visitor did not know the words of the songs, and, because of a speech defect, the Sudanese boy could not sing them. So they hummed the hymns, as they sat in the hot parking lot that Sunday morning. Randy Erickson, the American, was so moved by the experience that, if he had learned that the only reason he was meant to travel to South Sudan was to meet the boy, he would have gone home satisfied. But on...
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In the Courts: Aug. 8
Daniel P. Gonzalez pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Gonzalez was sentenced to 33 days in jail (30 suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 days and ordered to use an ignition interlock device for six months after getting his license back and ordered to comply with recommendations for alcohol/substance abuse screening and placed on probation for one year. Dwayn...
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Parks and Rec: Aug. 8 – Aug. 15
Aug. 8 – Aug. 15 Co-Ed Slowpitch softball Sunday, Aug. 10 Baranof 3 p.m. — Revoloters v. Walks of Shame 4 p.m. — L-Throw v. Revolters 5:15 p.m. — The Brewers v. Saved by the Balls Monday, Aug. 11 Baranof 6 p.m. — Revolters v. Ball Busters 7:15 p.m. — Walks of Shame v. St Innocents Tuesday, Aug. 12 Baranof 6 p.m. — Play Ball v. Saved by the Balls 7:15 p.m. — St Innocents v. Saved by the Balls Wednesday, Aug. 13 Bar...
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Knowledge is precious
To the Editor, Has anyone else noticed that our salmon berries look deformed? A friend mentioned this. In fact, the last time I picked enough for a snack, I wondered, “Is this the last time?” At our annual picnic, a fisherman from Quzinke, said that about 80 percent of the salmon berries looked like that. He said that the fish have sores, with patches and chunks missing. Also there are crecos cleaning our beaches....
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