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Amazing Nature: Students meet giant pacific octopus at Ocean Science Discovery Lab
Students meet Giant Pacific Octopus at Ocean Science Discovery Lab Spring is an exciting time on land as well as in the ocean and along its shores. It’s a time to bundle up and take the kids out to explore the excitement of the waking of life and the birth of a new summer. Seaweeds, plankton, small boneless animals and fishes, and large marine mammals all are part of this cycle of life, which gets reenergized ever...
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Todd Hailey encourages youth to own their faith
If Todd Hailey could pick a theme for his Church of the Nazarene youth group, it would go something like this, “Know your faith and let it shine.” Hailey encourages kids to serve the community in the name of Christ. For the past two years he has led the youth in a Christmas “sock drive” for the Brother Francis Shelter. Hailey got the idea to serve the community in this way while he was hosting his Oldies Show at K...
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Parks and Rec: March 28
EARTH DAY TRIATHLON The Earth Day Triathlon will take place Saturday, April 26, as follows: • 9:20 a.m. Early start for participants who think they need extra time to complete the course. • 9:30 a.m. Pre-race briefing in swimming pool foyer. Course routes will be described, safety concerns addressed, questions answered. • 10 a.m. The first heat begins in the swimming pool; this heat will be for individual men and ...
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Rock Island Rollers prepare for Saturday bout
DAILY MIRROR STAFF The Rock Island Rollers first bout of 2014 is Saturday. The Kodiak roller derby team is splitting into two teams, the Xtratuffs and the Fireweed Honeys, and scrimmaging each other starting at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Middle School gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. A vendor village in the middle school auditorium also begins at 5 p.m., while Island Style Entertainment will provide the music. The bout is divi...
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Kodiak hoops squads to be honored Saturday
A basketball extravaganza will take place Saturday at Kodiak High School. First, the Kodiak Rotary Club is sponsoring a “Meet the Team” event at 2:30 p.m. The event will give Kodiak residents a chance to celebrate the KHS girls and boys basketball seasons. The girls finished perfect with a 27-0 record and captured the program’s first state title since 1981, while the boys finished tied for seventh with a 16-11 mar...
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What did we learn from Exxon Valdez oil spill?
To the Editor, As we reflect on the recent 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, I wonder what we take away as lessons learned from this event. Following the spill, collectively Alaska’s and the federal government’s resources were totally unprepared to contain the spill, which resulted in massive ecosystem losses from which Alaska likely will not recover in our lifetimes, if ever. And, as a result, vesse...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Paulaq
Paulaq; Peluq – Ash Paulartuu'uq plit'aami. – There are lots of ashes in the stove. The Alutiiq word for ash — paulaq orpeluq — usually refers to wood ash. This is the fine, grey sediment found in the bottom of a fire pit or a wood burning stove after a hot fire. Cleaning the wood ash out of the household stove was a common task in decades past, before Alutiiq families adopted oil burning and electric stoves. Wood...
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Kodiak named one of the healthiest communities in Alaska
Kodiak is among the healthiest communities in Alaska, according to a County Health Rankings report released Tuesday. The fifth annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute listed Juneau and Sitka as the other healthiest places in the state. Western Alaska continues to have the poorest health outcomes, according to the study. “Alaska’s data are br...
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Chamber to end economic development service to governments
Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will end its annual contracts to provide economic development service to local governments on April 30. The chamber sent a letter earlier this month to the Kodiak Island Borough and city of Kodiak invoking the contracts’ early termination clauses, rather than continue to the June 30 end. Chamber executive director Trevor Brown said the chamber board decided on the change at its March 17 ...
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Evacuation run/walk is Saturday
Kodiakans will get an opportunity to follow the evacuation route that was used during the Good Friday Earthquake on Saturday. A run/walk will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. The race begins at the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak building downtown and finishes at the Kodiak Public Library. The course will follow the same evacuation route that people used to reach high ground in 1964. “It will be fun, but also show the se...
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