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Evans headed to national rodeo
For the first time, a Kodiakan has qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo. Dakota Evans will head to Gillette, Wyoming, in July to compete in the NHSFR, the world’s largest rodeo. This year, over 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia will battle it out for a world championship title. In addition to bragging rights, $200,000 in prizes and $350,000 in college scholarshi...
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TAPESTRY: Nymeyers packing up after 17-year ministry
The Rev. Mark and Susan Nymeyer came to Kodiak 17 years ago with six kids in tow; the youngest snuggling in her daddy’s arms as they posed for a family picture. In late July the couple will leave the island, their 13th grandchild on the way. Five of their kids are married. “Things have changed in 17 years,” said Mark. The Nymeyers created a niche in a community that they loved serving. But pastors move on to other...
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Kodiak Post 17 entertains Service
Kodiak Post 17 returns to the diamond with a four-game home series against Service Post 28. Today’s nonleague game begins at 6:30 p.m. at Baranof Field. Saturday’s league doubleheader starts with a nine-inning contest at noon and is followed by a seven-inning game at 3 p.m. The series concludes Sunday with a nonleager at noon. Post 17 is coming off a thrilling walk-off 10-9 nonleague win over Dimond, the team’s fi...
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Alaska State Troopers: June 17
Troopers have received multiple reports from communities around the state of phone scammers identifying themselves as Alaska State Troopers. The scammer explains to the victim that a court date was missed or a warrant has been issued for them or a family member, then asks that the person get prepaid debit cards to pay off the required fee. The scammer provides a 1-800 number to contact and leave a message for addi...
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ROCKIN' OUT: Branch into country
Rodney Atkins is an American country music artist and a singer-songwriter. He was born in Tennessee on March 28, 1969. He had his first single on the country charts in 1997. He has had a lot of popular songs and he won Top New Male Vocalist in 2006. I have chosen this country playlist because I don’t listen to it a lot and I like learning about new music. I really like the intro to his songs. I’ll be playing his s...
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GUEST OPINION: Need for SCOK still growing
Recently there was a guest opinion in the Kodiak Daily Mirror providing an opinion to the role of the Kodiak Food Bank and how it differs from other nonprofits in the community. Obviously, Kodiak Food Bank plays an important role in our community in assuring there is food accessibility. Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. collaborates with the Kodiak Food Bank in having their representatives come to the center once a m...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Ouchy deals big and little
Woody Island, June 4, Day 2 of Girl Scout camp. “Ms. Zoya. This bug bite hurts.” Scout Donavyn pulls up her sleeve to show me her red skin and small, white bug bite on her elbow. I can see that Donavyn has been trying hard to not itch, as it isn’t yet scratched raw. A painful bug bite. Ahhh yes. I can fully relate. Those suckers enjoy me for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. The bugs have been particularly thi...
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Town makes fish wish come true
Arriving at the Kodiak airport on Tuesday, 17-year-old Logan was greeted by a crowd of Kodiakans waiving signs and giving gifts. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children aged 2 through 17 who have life-threatening medical conditions. Logan’s wish? To come to Kodiak and fish. Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity McCarthy said she believes it’s the first Make-a-Wish visit to Kodiak ever. Discover ...
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Addiction treatment options expand
The Kodiak Area Native Association is expanding its substance abuse services to include medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, for opioid addiction. Funding for the expansion was secured in March, when the organization got a $325,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. KANA was one of five health centers in Alaska awarded the grant. KANA ...
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Week in Words: Old right angle becomes new normal
We are increasingly being resigned to what is called “the new normal.” Mass shootings (unrelated to organized crime and gang activity) are now, as pundits say, “normal.” Gun violence is normal: More Americans have died as a result of domestic gun violence since the 1960s than have died in war since the War for Independence. What is “normal”? Today, “normal” means “typical” or “common.” The word came to English in ...
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