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DISPLAYING HERITAGE: Old Harbor’s Nuniaq Alutiiq dancers share tradition through festival
The Nuniaq Alutiiq dancers from Old Harbor performed at the 2015 Festival of Native Arts, which aims to unite the various cultures of Alaska by sharing their rich cultural heritage through traditional dance, music and arts. With the goal to solidify the Alaska Native identity, the festival on March 5 to 7 at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks also serves to educate the public and to facilitate understanding and...
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Community events: March 10
Send items for inclusion in the Community Calendar to editor@kodiakdailymirror.com or bring them to the Kodiak Daily Mirror office, 1419 Selig St. Thursday, March 12 Noon-9 p.m. — Tax preparation help at the senior center, call 907-562-0335. Friday, March 13 9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Tax preparation help at the food bank. 7 p.m. — “Tarzan,” Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, see www.kodiakartscouncil.org. Saturday, March 14 9 a.m...
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GUEST OPINION: Kodiak as seen through California eyes
I visited Kodiak this past January with a touring performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe that my dear friend Mat Freeman and I had decided to stage together. It was one of those fluke circumstances that later proved serendipitous. I never meant to come to Kodiak — it was just the only time and place where schedules aligned. My fate was decided with a somewhat apocryphal exchange that, despite not bein...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 10
Feb. 11 Around 1:14 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 8:40 a.m., police cited a driver in the Hemlock Street and Mill Bay Road area for having no proof of insurance. At 12:01 p.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Woodland Drive. It was gone when police arrived. At 12:23 p.m., police impounded a loose dog on Harry Neilsen Avenue. At 3:16 p.m., police cited a driver on Mill Bay Road for having no...
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Marvin Heine
Marvin Heine passed away Feb. 27, 2015, at Kodiak Island Hospital, after a long illness. He is preceded in death by his wife, Clara, and son, Michael. Marvin is survived by his brother, Clayton Heine; sister, Delores Cartales; sons, John Heine and John Bahe; grandchildren, Nnekyia, Tristine and Chyian; and many other great-grandkids, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by friends and family for many years to com...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 10
Elin Dorothy Howard was born at 6:38 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, to Sondra Howard and Erik Howard. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Her parents are originally from Seattle, Wash., and now live in Kodiak. Grandparents are John and Marjan Howard of Spokane, Wash., and MaryAnne and Dennis Soderberg of Bellevue, Wash. Maison Alejandro Miranda was born at 3:06 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 201...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Spring tackle boxes
A few weeks ago I wrote about problems with reels that have stored all winter without maintenance. I managed to service all my reels but two before storing them, and I paid the price with the neglected pair. Corrosion, rust and failed lubricants work together to shorten the lifespan of even the most reliable reels. But you haven’t seen anything yet. Wait until you open your tackle box! This early in the season my ...
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Alaska State Troopers: March 10
March 5 At approximately 8:12 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a request for assistance from the USCG police regarding a traffic stop on USCG property. Investigation revealed a 19-year-old woman was operating a vehicle while her driver’s license was revoked. She was issued an Alaska uniform citation to appear in court at a later date and released from the scene.
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Alumni update: Nelson grabs GNAC title
Kodiak’s Jerica Nelson grabbed another basketball title on Saturday in Billings, Montana. Nelson and the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team captured the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championship title with a 71-58 victory over Western Washington. Nelson, a freshman, played only four minutes in the championship game, but made big contributions in a 59-56 semifinal win over Simon Frasier o...
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Brackets released for state hoops tourney
Another girls basketball team has a chance to post a 27-0 record when the 4A state championships begins March 19 at the Sullivan Center in Anchorage. West Valley, the Mid-Alaska champions, head to state perfect with a 24-0 mark. Led by junior standout Ruthy Hebard, the Wolfpack earned the tournament’s No. 1 seed and will face No. 8 Thunder Mountain in the opening round. Last year, Kodiak’s girls posted a 27-0 reco...
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