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A steep, grueling sidetrip on way to Boise
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer For his last race in Alaska before leaving for college, Michael Parnell picked a whooper. The recently-graduated Kodiak High School standout runner is competing in the state’s iconic Fourth of July race, the Mount Marathon Race in Seward. Parnell is entered in the...
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Local food co-op explored
Someday soon, shoppers could have another option for groceries – one with local products and community ownership. “I think the ultimate goal is a full-service grocery store that has a focus on purchasing locally-grown produce and locally-caught seafood,” said Tyler Kornelis, one of the co-chairs ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week July 1, 2016
TRipiitsaaq Brick TRipiitsaalitaallriit qikumek. They used to make bricks out of clay. Brick making was one of the industries Russian traders established in Alaska to provide essential supplies to colonies far from European supplies. Russian colonists used bricks to build stoves and ovens, and al...
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Mountain Views: Gentle forces
A little over a month ago, in a window seat of the back row on a RAVN flight, I sobbed as I looked out on the ocean below. The passenger next to me, someone new to me, put his hand on my shoulder out of concern. Earlier that morning, my mom had passed away in Anchorage and I was on my way home to...
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Police Blotter July 1, 2016
May 10 At 12:26 a.m., police cited a driver in the 200 block of East Rezanof Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 1:05 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1200 block of Mill Bay Road for an unilluminated license plate. At 1:26 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 400 block of Thorsh...
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Post 17 takes Eagle River to extra innings
A spirited rally came up short for Post 17 on Wednesday. Kodiak rallied from a 10-run deficit to take a lead into the ninth inning, but ended up losing 20-19 in 10 innings to Eagle River in an American Legion baseball game at Loretta French Field in Chugiak. In a game that lasted four hours, the ...
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State still rolling over for Big Oil
To the editor: Is Alaska a third world country? I watched a program on how the Congo is ripped off by big multinational mining companies — legally done, in deals made between the multinationals and the government officials. I was reminded of ex-Gov. Parnell’s long, shrill battle to put SB21 in pl...
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Kodiak Tapestry: Madsen travels bumpy road to deaconate
That kid had no business being at the prayer service in the chapel at Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island. He was clearly inappropriate, fidgeting with sticks and stones, talking while the overflow on the chapel deck strained to hear what was going on inside. “That kid is always getting into trouble,”...
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