Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Mike Rostad
Tapestry: Tuoi Le’s voyage to freedom and new life came at gun point
It was Tuoi Le’s knowledge of boat engines that got him hired for a job on a Vietnamese fishing vessel and eventually abducted from his home. But the horrendous voyage through Southeast Asia turned out to be a passage to freedom and a prosperous life in America and an escape from chaos, misery an...
Sep 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Virginia horseman brings back cowboy look to Mission
The Kodiak Baptist Mission is getting that cowboy look again. Fences are up. Ponies and horses graze in the pasture; and a guy wearing cowboy boots, Wrangler jeans, Western-style shirt and a cowboy hat, brings the horses out so that kids can ride them for the horsemanship classes in the Mission’s...
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Micah Burnett’s midnight brush will stay with him a long time
Micah Burnett thought it was going to be quick. He had to run outside to retrieve his brother’s skateboard. That’s all. But before he returned to his room that night, he had an encounter that will likely be in his head for a long, long time. And those eyes. He’ll remember them for the rest of his...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Etta Singleton sheds tears as she thinks of leaving
Etta Singleton sheds tears as she thinks of leaving You’ve heard of long distance romances, courtships and even long distance proposals. But long distance marriages – lasting ones that is—are pretty rare. That’s exactly what Etta Singleton and her late husband, Edward Singleton, shared for 20 yea...
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 t...
Aug 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baptist pastor, wife find best of both worlds in Kodiak
Their courtship began in a fish processing plant, and now that Peter and Teresa Sprague have been married 36 years, a fishing community still has a romantic appeal for them. The couple moved to Kodiak from Brooklin, Maine, this spring after Peter was called to be the pastor at Community Baptist C...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Growing the language: elders speak to younger generations
I can still hear her voice in the yurt overlooking Qatani Bay on Afognak Island. Every word was clear and intentional. She wanted to let the young people at Dig Afognak culture camp know what a privilege it was for them to be in a place where they could be exposed to their culture — learning Alut...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. James priest is ‘citizen of the world’
Liz Simmons, St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church pastor, considers herself a citizen of the world, and since moving to Kodiak, her world has gotten bigger. “My soul feels more alive here than any other place I’ve lived,” she said. “I’m loving the diversity of Kodiak.” She also loves Kodiak’s...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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